Jan-Pro, a leader in the commercial cleaning industry, has announced that Charity Stephens, of the company’s Atlanta office, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Unit Franchisee of the Year award from over 10,000 franchisees around the world.
Brad Rush, president and CEO of Jan-Pro of Atlanta, nominated Charity Stephens for this national award.
“Charity epitomizes what an ideal business owner is all about. She develops and nurtures tremendous relationships with her clients,” says Rush. “The confidence and trust she is able to establish with her clients through her interactions is the model we try to get other franchise owners to emulate.”
In 2006 Stephens and her family moved to Atlanta from Philadelphia. “I always wanted to pursue business ownership, but I knew I needed the backing, support and brand of an established company,” she said. She joined the Jan-Pro Atlanta office in 2007. She discovered that the Atlanta market was much different than her Northern roots and the opportunity for growth was tremendous.
Six years later, from a small part-time beginning, Stephens now has a thriving full-time business and has increased monthly billing by 166 percent. “My business has not only been a blessing to my household, but also to the families I am able to employ and the customers I serve,” she said.
With more than 90 offices worldwide, Jan-Pro was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine 2013 as the #1 Commercial Cleaning Franchise and the Fastest-Growing in the world today.