Buzz Franchise Brands Hires New Vice President of Franchise Development
Buzz Franchise Brands has grown extensively since its beginnings in 2012. The franchisor, which just celebrated its 10-year anniversary, has grown several of its brands into widely successful businesses. With all the scaling efforts implemented within the Buzz Franchise Brands family, the company has made sure there is suitable corporate support for owners. Recently hired Chris Davenport, new vice president of franchise development, is a major part of
Davenport brings many years of experience in the franchise industry to the table. He worked with Pak Mail Centers of America, made conversion franchise sales for Direct Energy, and has most recently been the vice president of franchise development for Mathnasium and GYMGUYZ.
“A recruiter contacted me, and in talking to them, I knew immediately what the opportunity represented. It was a no-brainer for me. This is absolutely where I wanted to go,” said Davenport of being hired by Buzz Franchise Brands. “I love what the company represents and the history and the track record they have built. I am very excited to be here.”
Davenport started the role in June and is focused on helping the franchisor with scaling its three subsidiaries. Home Clean Heroes, a 12-unit residential cleaning franchise; Pool Scouts, a 110-plus-unit pool maintenance brand; and British Swim School, a 150-plus-unit swimming lesson brand, have been a part of Buzz since 2015, 2017 and 2019, respectively.
“Buzz has done a fantastic job developing healthy, strong, recognized franchise firms with British Swim School and Pool Scouts, and my role is to continue the growth of both those brands, as well as Home Clean Heroes,” said Davenport, who said the goal is to grow Home Clean Heroes to also have a triple-digit number of territories. “They have very lofty goals, and I'm excited to be an integral part of that growth and positioning the brand for that kind of success.”
“I find it very rewarding when somebody comes to Buzz Franchise Brands. We have the ability to find a fit across any one of our franchise lines. If a territory is unavailable for one brand, we can quickly pivot and look to find another business in our family of brands that might be a good fit for them and the area,” he said.
Davenport is grateful to be a part of a franchise system that has seen phenomenal success in its first decade of operations and that has an excellent corporate team to back its brands’ franchisees.
“Buzz has a reputation in the industry of being a leader in the franchise world from a leadership structure to an employee involvement standpoint. Kevin [Wilson, CEO] and Brian [Garrison, president and COO] have done an absolutely phenomenal job of building a company that supports their teams, employees and franchise partners. They go out of their way to be a franchisor of note that people should pay attention to,” he added.
ABOUT BUZZ FRANCHISE BRANDS
Founded in 2012 and based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Buzz Franchise Brands is a fast-growing multi-brand franchising organization that builds companies that get people talking. The organization's first brand, Mosquito Joe, was sold to Neighborly in late 2018 after growing to almost 300 locations. Buzz Franchise Brands currently operates pool cleaning and maintenance company Pool Scouts, residential cleaning company Home Clean Heroes and swim lesson
company British Swim School. The company has been named among the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies as well as Inc's Best Workplaces list for several years in a row. For more information about Buzz Franchise Brands, visit https://www.buzzfranchisebrands.com