13. Can my son/daughter do this for more than one year? Are there other opportunities with your company?
Approximately one third of our franchise managers continue with College Pro for at least another year as a franchisee. Some of our managers decide that they got out of College Pro what they wanted after one year, and some graduate and get full-time jobs.
We also look to hire all of our full-time General Managers from our franchisees. We are always looking for qualified people to move up into the GM role. The GM position builds on many of the same skills that the franchisee learns, but brings it to another level as our GMs usually oversee approximately 20 franchisees. They are responsible for the selection, teaching, coaching and consulting of these people running their own business.
Our parent company, FS Brands (FirstService), owns and operates a number of other franchise businesses. Today these brands include College Pro Painters and College Pro Window Cleaning, Paul Davis Restoration, California Closets, CertaPro Painters, Pillar To Post Home Inspection, Floor Coverings International, Handyman Connection, BrandPoint Services and TLS.
The President of FS Brands was a College Pro Franchise Manager, General Manager and Vice President. FS Brands realizes the skills that College Pro franchisees obtain are very special, and they try to have opportunities for College Pro franchisees in our other franchise businesses.
We welcome the parents of our students to ask any question of us, at any time, about the entire College Pro experience. We look forward to hearing from you.