Miramar, FL – January 10, 2011 – Granite Transformations, a division of Trend USA that has facilities and showrooms around the world, announces the addition of six Granite Transformations’ locations in the first two quarters of 2011. The new locations will further expand the company’s reach into Tulsa, Okla., Indianapolis, Ind., Frisco, TX, Madison, Wis., Torrance, Calif., as well as South Alberta in Canada.
“In 2010, we saw great success in our franchise system and are looking forward to the expansion of the concept in 2011,” says Mark Johnson, CEO of Granite Transformations. “Not only are we looking to add new franchisees, but we are making a concentrated effort to help our current franchisees expand their existing locations and add additional territories to their business portfolios.”
Granite Transformations Sees Strength in Existing Franchisees
Committed franchisees not only fuel franchise growth, but also showcase a franchise system that has confidence in the brand. Since opening its first North American franchise location in 2001, Granite Transformations has focused on the importance of supporting the current franchise system by developing their locations with the goal of future expansion. Proof of franchisee dedication, five of the six new locations will be opened by existing franchisees.
“Granite Transformations has a history for attracting dedicated franchisees and this trend continues with our future into 2011,” says Johnson. “We are encouraged that some of our most dedicated franchisees have chosen to expand into new territories, and we look forward to supporting them as they grow their businesses.”
Franchisee Greg DeWitt adds, “I currently own a Granite Transformations’ showroom in Grand Rapids, Mich., and have also owned several Subway franchises in the past, so it’s important to me that the franchise concept I own offers exceptional products and customer service. I am opening a new showroom in Indianapolis because I have had great support from Granite Transformations’ corporate team with my first location and believe, with their support, that the concept will be successful in a market that is showing exponential growth.”
With the addition of these five new showrooms, Granite Transformations will have nearly 90 locations in North America and 160 worldwide. For more information, including franchising information, visit www.granitetransformations.com.