Firemans Contractors Signs New Franchisee
Growing Pavement and Parking Lot Maintenance Franchisor Makes Timely Expansion in Southwest
FORT WORTH, TX, Dec 04, 2012 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --A new Firemans Contractors, Inc. (otcqb:FRCN) franchise is openingin Texas, the company announced today. The new business adds toFiremans' growing brand as a model of integrity and reliability inthe pavement and parking lot marking and maintenance industry.
Renee Gilmore, chief executive officer of Firemans Contractors, saidJeremy and Melissa Ellis of North, Texas, purchased the franchise forFiremans Station 2, the latest independent entrepreneurs to takeadvantage of Firemans' relatively low startup cost and reputation forhigh-quality service.
Jeremy Ellis, a father of two with twelve years of experience owningand operating successful small business ventures, said, "We have beenpraying for an opportunity like this; it's something we are proud tobe a part of. The most attractive part of this franchise for us isall the support and training we get and the ability to tap into aproven system."
A Good Time to Enter a Recession-Resistant Business
"We applaud their timing and entrepreneurial spirit," said CEOGilmore. "This is a good time for this recession-resistant business.Mr. and Mrs. Ellis are entering the pavement and parking lotmaintenance business as governments and businesses are turning theirattention to needed highway and parking lot improvements."
Gilmore added, "Our first franchise, Firemans Station 1, opened inthe Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in July, and within just two monthsof operation had earned more than three-fourths of the franchisecost."
"The new franchise owners will have the benefit of Firemans' trustedbrand and operating system, a training program, and the support ofthe experienced Firemans team," said Gilmore.
Firemans Station 2 began its operations this month in North Texaswith a ribbon-cutting ceremony to occur mid January, said Gilmore.The contract was official on Nov. 28.
About Firemans Contractors -- "Contractors You Can Trust"
Firemans Contractors, a publicly-traded company founded by afirefighter in 2009, provides road and pavement improvement,maintenance, and repair services to commercial and government clientsin Texas and across the country. The franchisor benefits fromsignificant repeat business from large property-management companiesand Fortune 500 clients. Firemans recently landed contracts with amajor client leading the industry in acquiring parking assets andmanaging more than 2 billion worth of public and private parkingfacilities.
Firemans Contractors' services include Road Improvements, PavementMaintenance, Seal Coating, Parking Lot Striping, Pavement Marking,Asphalt Maintenance and Repair, and Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) compliance.
The company, a member of the International Franchise Association, isa partner in the Veteran Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran)assisting veterans interested in small business ownership. Firemanssupports firefighters by donating a portion of its profits to localfire departments.
Learn more about the Firemans business-to-business franchise programathttp://www.firemans-contractors.com/franchise/firemans-contractors-franchise/
This press release contains forward-looking statements within themeaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21Eof the Securities Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements arebased largely on the expectations or forecasts of future events, canbe affected by inaccurate assumptions, and are subject to variousbusiness risks and known and unknown uncertainties, a number of whichare beyond the control of management. Therefore, actual results coulddiffer materially from the forward-looking statements contained inthis press release. Additional information respecting the factorsthat could materially affect the Company and its operations arecontained in its annual report on Form 10K and Form 10-Q as filedwith the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakesno obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-lookingstatement.
For more information or an interview contact:
Chief Executive Office
Fireman's Contractors, Inc.
2406 Gravel Road
Fort Worth, TX 76118
1 (800) 475-1479
1 (888) 899-5957 Fax
SOURCE: Firemans Contractors, Inc.
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