Anytime an entrepreneur sets out to start their own business, one important consideration must be taken into account. What is your exit strategy going to be? For, unless you plan to pass your business on to somebody close to you, generally speaking you start a business to eventually sell that business. And for Duane Johnson, owner of Kitchen Solvers of Des Moines, the time to sell his business is now.
Duane purchased Kitchen Solvers of Des Moines in 2006 as an already established business in Des Moines. Duane worked tirelessly over the last 10 years building a reputation around great products, quality craftsmanship, and superior customer service. Just ask any of his hundreds of customers. After 10 years of dedicated service to the Des Moines area, Duane Johnson has decided to hang up his hat in order to join on with the Small Business Development Center at Iowa State University in an attempt to help other small businesses achieve success like his own. When asked about this transition, Duane stated, “My previous background was in finance, and with the years of experience I gained operating my own small business, I felt that I could do a lot of good with this opportunity.” Even outside of his business, Duane is committed to helping and serving others in his community.
Now is a great time to get into the kitchen and bath remodeling industry. Zach Nolte, Chief Development Officer of the Kitchen Solvers Franchise, states, “The remodeling industry as a whole is as healthy as it has ever been. In most areas across the country we are seeing revenues surpassing pre-recession levels”. According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing study, the kitchen and bath sector of the remodeling industry is estimated at $75 billion annually, and this is expected to continue to see steady increases.
Franchise opportunities like Kitchen Solvers present a great business model for those looking to break into the industry, but may need the systems, support, and experience that the franchisor can offer. When asked about what kind of person makes a good candidate for a Kitchen Solvers Franchise, Nolte said, “A good candidate does not necessarily need a construction background to be successful with Kitchen Solvers. What we really look for is somebody that is motivated and experienced in the sales and marketing of their business. We have the systems and training in place to get somebody up to speed as far as products and installation are concerned, but we want people that are motivated to grow their business.” As a franchisor, Kitchen Solvers provides an intensive initial training program as well as on-going training and support any time a franchisee may need it. Kitchen Solvers also has excellent vendor management programs in place, as well as, proprietary quoting and pricing tools, and state-of-the-art sales and marketing platforms.
For anyone that may be interested in an opportunity to own a Kitchen Solvers in the Des Moines area please contact David Johnson from The Business Brokers Inc. at (515) 491-3160.Back