#FAN2016 – Jeremiah Bates Accepts the IFA Franchisee of the Year Award in Washington D.C.
Congratulations to Jeremiah Bates, 2015 Coverall Franchised Business Owner of the Year, for being recognized by the International Franchise Association (IFA) at the 2016 Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.
Like many new franchisees, Jeremiah Bates, owner of Emerald Cleaning Service, LLC started his business without any commercial cleaning experience. Eager to take control of his future, Bates accepted an invitation from a friend who was also a Coverall Franchised Business Owner to learn about the Coverall franchised business opportunity firsthand. Soon after, Bates returned to Pittsburgh where he made the decision to start his franchised business with the Coverall® System.
In less than three years, Bates’ business expanded, providing service to customers in six counties, many of which he secured himself through networking skills and brand promotion. He also turned to the Chambers of Commerce in each county where he had customers and introduced his Franchised Business to the local community. Soon after, his reputation for delivering high-quality, dependable service spread, and business blossomed.
As his business grew, so did the need for employees. He managed to find a powerful niche in local placement agencies for people with disabilities. Today, half of Bates’ employees are sourced through his partnerships with these agencies.
“I employ people with disabilities and utilize all the resources I can from the Coverall Support Center to provide them with one-on-one training so they can enjoy the satisfaction and benefits that come from working hard.”
Jeremiah Bates was recently honored at the 2016 Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., where he was recognized by the International Franchise Association for being named Coverall’s 2015 Franchised Business of the Year, Large Category.
Coverall is one of the largest franchisors of commercial cleaning business in the world with a global network of over 8,000 Franchised Business Owners servicing more than 40,000 customers.