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STOP Franchisee To Open In Raleigh, North Carolina

The STOP Service Team of Professionals Franchise system has opened three new locations this month. The latest opening is in Raleigh, North Carolina and is being opened by Paula Becht. Paula has a strong background in marketing and project management.
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STOP Attends 2017 International Franchise Association (IFA) Convention

STOP’s Daren Clark joined 4000 others for the IFA Convention in Las Vegas this January. The 57th Annual Convention allowed franchisors, franchisees and over 300 suppliers to meet and network.

STOP Attends 2017 International Franchise Association (IFA) Convention

The event, featuring expert speakers, educational sessions and roundtables, allowed everyone to learn about emerging trends, best practices and critical information in the areas of franchise relations. The experience and relationships formed with other leaders in the franchise industry were priceless. Takeaways from this IFA convention will add real bottom line benefit to STOP franchisees… well worth Daren’s trip to Vegas!

2017 International Franchise Association Convention

2016 Annual Kick-off Training and Awards Ceremony

Each year, STOP Corporate honors select franchise owners for their outstanding contributions, growth and application of the franchise model. This past December, our franchisees packed their bags for San Diego to attend the 2016 Annual Kick-off Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Franchise owners spent two days in training, but also found some time to enjoy and explore the city with their families. During our last evening together, we celebrated with dinner, awards and dancing.

“Congratulations to STOP’s 2016 Award Winners! Pictured from left to right: Mack Clark, Brian Clark, award winner Kegan Stephens, award winner Howie Magers, award winner Eric Blackburn, award winner Tom Keene, award winner Kevin Kaczka (not pictured), and award winners Nick & Chelsea Lyon (not pictured), with special recognition to Lead Technical Advisor Scott Tarpley, and Daren Clark.”

STOP 2016 Award Winners

2016 Franchise Business Review Survey

Service Team of Professionals (STOP) franchise owners recently completed a 3rd party survey conducted by Franchise Business Review Magazine. This report contains a detailed breakdown of STOP and covers the critical areas of training, support, marketing, operations, communication, franchisee/franchisor relations, financial opportunity, and general overall satisfaction. Let’s see the results!


STOP Wins Franchise Business Review Satisfaction Award 2 Years in a Row!

The Service Team of Professionals (STOP) is proud to announce that we’ve made the 2016 Franchise Business Review’s list of top franchises.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction. FBR invites every franchisee to respond, not just a select group.

FBR’s Top Franchises are important, because they measure and examine the most critical aspects of the franchise system. Some of these aspects include financial opportunity, franchisor/franchisee relations, operations, training and support.

To compile their list each year, FBR surveys thousands of franchise owners across United States. They then publish a ranking of the top franchise opportunities, based exclusively on owner satisfaction and performance. And unlike some other reports, FBR’s studies deliver unbiased facts about the overall health of a franchise system direct from franchise owners.

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New Franchisees Enjoy Brand-New Training Facility

The new 3000 sq. ft. facility serves as a perfect environment to build one’s comfort level and skills in operating all the equipment necessary to service both residential and commercial properties.

STOP Training Center

STOP’s Lead Technical Consultant, Scott Tarpley, introduces new franchisees to the hands on experiences offered in STOP’s Flood Room. Various training bays offer realistic scenes from the field and allow new and existing franchisees to gain valuable experience on hardwood, vinyl, and carpet flooring. STOP owners are now able to soak drywall, drill holes in walls, and do some demo for fun!

STOP Training Center