Franchising For The Long Haul – WilmingtonBiz

Published on: March 16, 2015

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BY NEIL COTIAUX, POSTED MAR 13, 2015

For Chris and Janet Holman, taking the on-ramp to franchising has proved to be a sweet ride.

Fifteen years ago, the retired military couple turned the key on Advanced Maintenance, a go-to-you preventive maintenance and emergency road service for commercial truck fleets, and they’ve never looked back.

Starting with just two service vans, Advanced Maintenance now uses an expanding network of franchises to drive sales. With company-owned offices in Wilmington and Jacksonville and 11 franchise locations at Dec. 31, system sales last year reached more than $10 million, with franchising generating about two-thirds of that amount.

Year over year, “We are up 25 percent across the board,” co-founder Chris Holman said.

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