Buzz Franchise Brands Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Launch of New Brand and Addition of New Vice President of Franchise Development
In the 10 years since Buzz Franchise Brands was founded, the home services franchisor has scaled from a five-employee operation to a powerhouse in the service industry with four brands and more than 270 franchise units combined. To support and champion the company’s continued growth, Buzz Franchise Brands recently welcomed Chris Davenport as the new vice president of franchise development.
Davenport’s position will be invaluable, guiding the Buzz development team to further accelerate the growth of its portfolio. Buzz Franchise Brands currently has four home service franchise opportunities in high-demand segments, and has been steadily growing each brand over the years, now serving 34 states plus the District of Columbia.
“Buzz has done a fantastic job developing healthy and strong, recognized franchise concepts, and my role is to continue the growth of all brands, while helping those with a smaller footprint scale in a successful and streamlined manner,” explained Davenport, who joined Buzz in June. “This company has very lofty goals, and I’m excited to be an integral part of that growth and positioning the Company and each brand for that kind of success.”
Davenport will oversee franchise development efforts for Pool Scouts, the 110-plus-unit pool maintenance brand that launched in 2016; Home Clean Heroes, the 30-unit residential cleaning business that began franchising in 2018; and British Swim School, the 215-plus-unit swimming lesson brand that Buzz acquired in 2019.
In addition to its existing brands, Buzz Franchise Brands recently announced the launch of Grand Illuminations, a holiday lighting installation concept which is expected to kick off this winter with 10 franchise units already operating – a huge accomplishment for a new brand’s first season. Buzz Franchise Brands COO Brian Garrison will serve as Grand Illumination’s president to start, supported heavily by Davenport as the brand prepares to fully launch its franchise development efforts.
“Buzz has done a fantastic job of launching and scaling proven franchise brands in the home services industry over the last ten years,” said Garrison. “The emergence of Grand Illuminations will be a key part of continuing that trajectory of success in this space. I’m excited to be an integral part of that growth and positioning the brand for success with Buzz.”
If the impressive growth of the multi-brand franchise company isn’t enough to convince prospective franchisee candidates to invest, the amazing performance and future prospects for the home services industry should seal the deal.
The global home services industry is currently generating over $500 billion in revenue annually, and is forecasted to increase to over 35% by 2026. Buzz Franchise Brand and its subsidiaries are in a prime position to reap the advantages and benefits of the highly needed service segments of pool maintenance, swimming lessons, residential cleaning and holiday lights and decor installation. And Davenport is ready to guide each of the brands’ franchise development efforts to success.
Home Clean Heroes
Home Clean Heroes has begun to really make a name for itself in the franchise community, appearing on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New and Emerging Franchises in 2022 list. The company has grown its customer base by 71% year-to-date, and revenue is up 88% year-to-date.
The brand recently closed out its “Charter League” of initial owners, with the signing of the tenth franchisee. Davenport is working with new franchise candidates to continue building the brand, which is offering a summer signing incentive with savings of $30,000 for those who commit between now and September 5, 2022.
Home Clean Heroes also recently launched its Heroes First Initiative, partnering with philanthropic organization First Responders Children’s Foundation to donate scholarships, grants and cleanings to families and children of first responders in need. The program has generated over $10,000 to cover bereavement costs and financial assistance grants for over a dozen families.
“Pool Scouts is also enjoying great success in 2022, with high double digit percentage growth in revenue compared to 2021, which was already the company’s best year ever.” The brand has already recruited 10 new franchisees and opened 21 new locations so far this year. This impressive growth is bringing Pool Scouts to eight new markets in six new states, something Davenport and the rest of the team at Buzz Franchise Brands are incredibly excited about.
The brand was also recognized on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list and had big success in partnering with the Hope Floats Foundation to promote water safety. During the month of May, the franchise was able to raise more than $16,000 to provide 800-plus swim lessons for children in need in the United States.
British Swim School
British Swim School has been around for over 40 years, providing swimming lessons and teaching water safety to those who could benefit from it. Buzz’s largest brand, franchisees with British Swim School serve over 215 territories in the United States and Canada.
The demand for these services has remained strong and sales have been steadfast despite economic challenges in the last few years.The demand for these services has remained strong and sales have been steadfast despite economic challenges in the last few years. “Emerging from the pandemic, the brand tripled its revenue in 2021, and British Swim School’s revenue is up more than 75%…”. year-over-year so far in 2022.
As Buzz Franchise Brands celebrates its ten-year anniversary, the team spirit within the company is high, as evidenced by the Company’s selection as the 2022 Top Workplace by Inside Business Hampton Roads. They are dedicated to continuing to grow each of its brands into strong franchise systems with a network of support.
“It’s been an incredible decade full of growth for our brands and franchisees. To see the team and culture we’ve built over the past decade, knowing that we started in 2012 with only five people, is truly inspiring. I have no doubt the next 10 years will be even better, especially with Chris Davenport guiding our franchise development efforts” said CEO Kevin Wilson.
ABOUT BUZZ FRANCHISE BRANDS
In 2015, the Buzz Franchise Brands multi-brand vision was established. Shortly after their family grew from one brand to two brands, and in 2017 they added their third, each with a primary focus on providing quality services to the home. While Mosquito Joe found a new home in late 2018, Buzz continues to own and operate pool cleaning and maintenance provider Pool Scouts, and Home Clean Heroes, a residential cleaning brand bringing a fresh perspective to a dated industry. Most recently, in April 2019, the Company welcomed its newest brand to the family: British Swim School, providing world class swim lessons and water survival skills.