Home Franchise Concepts’ Franchisees Awarded Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association

February 23, 2024

Irvine, Calif. (February 21, 2024)Home Franchise Concepts, a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, announced today that six of its brands’ franchisees were awarded the “2023 Franchisee of the Year” by the International Franchise Association. These individuals were honored at the 64th IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., for being outstanding franchise establishment owner-operators. 

“Franchisees of the Year exemplify what franchising is all about – providing opportunity, serving others, and fulfilling the American Dream,” said Matthew Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “We are proud to recognize multiple Home Franchise Concepts franchisees from Two Maids, Kitchen Tune-Up, Concrete Craft, Bath Tune-Up, Budget Blinds and AdvantaClean with the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and I have no doubt their work is changing lives and making a lasting community impact.” 

The Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their involvement in their communities, embodying the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering a strong and healthy culture with their workforce, and assisting their fellow franchisees when called upon. The IFA recognizes the below Home Franchise Concepts’ franchisees as 2023 Franchisees of the Year:  

  • Noah Gross, Two Maids, Spokane, WA & Green Bay, WI 
  • Craig Smith, Kitchen Tune-Up, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, New Kent County, VA 
  • David and Lesly Lytle, Concrete Craft, Northern Indianapolis & Hamilton County, IN 
  • Dan Parlin, Budget Blinds, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, & North Raliegh, NC 
  • Matt Skellan, Bath Tune-Up, Columbus North, OH 
  • Sari Papazian, AdvantaClean, Norcross & Buford, GA 

“It is great to see six Home Franchise Concepts’ franchisees recognized as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year. This honor displays the outstanding contributions that passionate franchisees continue to bring to each of our brands,” said Jonathan Thiessen, Chief Development Officer of Home Franchise Concepts. “At Home Franchise Concepts, we remain focused on being a leader in franchisee-franchisor relationships and providing support to franchisees in growing businesses and building communities.” 

There are approximately 806,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing over 8.7 million direct jobs and generating over $858 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.   

To learn more about Home Franchise Concepts and franchise development opportunities, visit https://www.homefranchiseconcepts.com/.  

About Home Franchise Concepts 

Home Franchise Concepts® , is one of the world's largest franchising systems in the home improvement goods and services space, among the world's largest franchise businesses and a recognized leader in franchisee-franchisor relationships. Home Franchise Concepts’ brands including Budget Blinds®, The Tailored Closet®, PremierGarage®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Lightspeed Restoration, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up®, Two Maids® and Aussie Pet Mobile®, are supported by more than 2,600 franchise territories in the U.S., and Canada. For information on franchise opportunities, please visit homefranciseconcepts.com.  

About JM Family Enterprises 

JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services, franchising and specialty distribution industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), JM Lexus, Home Franchise Concepts, Futura Title & Escrow and Rollease Acmeda. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.  

About the International Franchise Association 

Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 806,270 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.7 million direct jobs, $858.5 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.