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September 2015 - Veteran of Influence

We were proud and excited to share with everyone that Justin was notified that he was selected as a "Veteran of Influence" by the Orlando Business Journal for their annual Veterans of Influence Award. Justin, and all of us here are honored and humbled by this award. He is quick to point out that the real credit goes to those still serving, to those we will never forget and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

June 2015 - 2015 Best of Orlando Award

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Orlando Award Program Honors the Achievement

ORLANDO June 4, 2015 -- Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems has been selected for the 2015 Best of Orlando Award in the Office Cleaning category by the Orlando Award Program.

Each year, the Orlando Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Orlando area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Orlando Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Orlando Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Orlando Award Program

The Orlando Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Orlando area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.


Selected as a Top 100 Global Franchise by Entrepreneur, Jan-Pro Takes Its Place as a Franchise World Leader, with Strong International Presence in 11 Countries


In today’s worldwide franchise industry, Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. has established itself as a global leader. The international growth of the Jan-Pro brand is impressive, having established a vital presence in the United States, Canada, Australia, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

Alpharetta, GA June 11, 2013 — Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), an established global franchise leader in advanced commercial cleaning, today was recognized in being selected as a Top 100 Global Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Over the past 10 years, Jan-Pro has aggressively expanded internationally, establishing what today has proved to be a dominant global footprint, operating offices in no less than 11 countries. Familiar leading franchise brands have become very much a part of the international business lexicon. In the global business marketplace, Jan-Pro has taken the impressive position as a global leader in commercial cleaning.

“We are delighted that Jan-Pro has been recognized as a leading franchise worldwide,” said Rich Kissane, President & CEO of Jan-Pro. “Being a global leader means solving commercial cleaning problems in markets all over the world. The fact that the Jan-Pro Brand is established globally makes us very proud of our systems, our products, and of course, our international team of professionals.”

“Even if people in China or India or Brazil aren’t familiar with the word ‘franchise,’ it’s a sure bet they’re familiar with McDonald’s, Subway, KFC and hundreds of other U.S. and Canada-based franchises that have international appeal,” claims Entrepreneur Magazine, franchise industry expert.

In the past 10 years, commercial cleaning has grown significantly worldwide, becoming a $160 billion industry. Most economists agree that it is a recession-resistant industry, with the demand expected to grow to $175 billion over the next three years. Business owners and entrepreneurs recognize this strong appeal as a new business opportunity.

For over 20 years, Jan-Pro has been the preferred choice for franchisees seeking a leader in the commercial cleaning category. With over 10,000 franchise owners worldwide, Jan-Pro feels that today there is a difference in commercial cleaning franchises, one that is truly recognized by the professionals in the industry.

“Jan-Pro’s emphasis on customer service has been vital to establishing our business and our reputation in Australia,” said Riaz Rafiq, owner of Jan-Pro of Australia and New Zealand. Consistently recognized by industry experts as a commercial cleaning leader, Jan-Pro was recently selected as the #1 commercial cleaning industry’s 2013 Top Franchise, by Entrepreneur Magazine. With a record of excellence unsurpassed by others in their category, the Jan-Pro Brand was honored as a top 2013 franchise by several additional media experts, including Franchise Business Review, and Start Your Own Business, among others.

“The international stage is a major proving ground for any brand,” continued Kissane. “It is a distinct honor to be included among such a strong group of international leaders as the Top 100 Global Franchises.”

About Jan-Pro International, Inc.
Jan-Pro was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the Jan-Pro team is comprised of business leaders with experience from around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, the international company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro regularly receives inquiries and accolades nationally as well as internationally.


Jan-Pro Achieves Prestigious #1 Ranking in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Home Based Franchises for 2013 - Leadership Honors Awarded to Master and Unit Franchisees From Over 10,000 Jan-Pro Franchisees


Jan-Pro, Entrepreneur Magazine’s #1 ranked 2013 Commercial Cleaning franchise, is quickly becoming known as a top global franchise. With the opening of the new Jan-Pro Mexico operation, the Jan-Pro business model is currently fully represented in 11 countries worldwide and growing.

Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., a trusted name in the commercial cleaning industry, continues its leadership reputation, receiving the coveted #1 Ranking on Entrepreneur’s 2013 Top 100 Home Based Franchises List. Jan-Pro recognized outstanding achievements by presenting awards to Jan-Pro Master Owners and Unit Franchisees.

Alpharetta, GA March 28, 2013 — Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), an established global leader and top brand in advanced commercial cleaning, today graciously accepted the #1 Top Ranking on the list of the Top 100 Homebased Franchises for 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine. In recognizing the efforts of its entire operation of over 11,000 franchisees, the company announced it was saluting Jan-Pro Master Owners, as well as Unit Franchisees for their 2013 achievements.

In its recently released 34th Annual Franchise Ranking List, Entrepreneur Magazine saluted the industries poised for growth. Winners were selected based on financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Important factors also include number of years of being in business, the length of time the company has been franchising, startup costs, percentage of terminations, and if financing is provided. With over 20 years experience, and having a strong system of over 10,000 franchisees, Jan-Pro met all qualifications, and was selected as the #1 Home Based Franchise of the Year.

“We are honored to be named #1 in this prestigious list of leading franchises for 2013,” said Rich Kissane, Jan-Pro President & CEO. “Being named the best is an achievement we share with each and every one of our 11,000 franchisees. They are what makes the Jan-Pro brand what it is today.”

To that end, Jan-Pro recognized outstanding franchisees and their achievements with top honors. Three Jan-Pro Master Office of the Year Awards were awarded, based on market size, for performance, while 6 Unit franchisees were honored for their business growth and unmatched representation of Jan-Pro’s ideals. Among the winners were:

  1. 2013 “Franny” Winner, to Robert and Doris Woods, Jan-Pro of the South Carolina Coast (Charleston, SC), master owners since 2006. The Franny Award is the top honor within Jan-Pro, awarded annually to the owner who gives back to the system in every way, helps other Master Owners to grow, promotes the system, committed to staff development, and gives back to their local community.
  2. 2013 Jan-Pro Master Owner of the Year honors were awarded to three exemplary master owners. One of the three, Kevin Johnson, Jan-Pro of Minneapolis, joined Jan-Pro in 2004. This Award is presented to the Jan-Pro office with strong leadership, and is based on billing volume, compliance in reporting and royalty payment, franchise sales/packages sold, net gain growth, and following the Jan-Pro operating system.
  3. 2013 International Master Owner of the Year, to Jean Roberge, Jan-Pro Canada, a country master since 2003. This Award is presented to the Jan-Pro Country Master demonstrating strong leadership in developing regional offices, growth in franchise sales, net gain growth, customer billing volume, and compliance with the Jan-Pro model and reporting.
  4. One of the six 2013 Unit Franchisees of the Year is Charity Stephens, Atlanta, GA. Nominated by Brad Rush, Master Owner Jan-Pro of Atlanta, the Award recognizes the tremendous growth Charity has achieved with her business, through a proactive approach to providing the services needed by her clients, a tremendous hiring record, and on time paperwork.

“Charity is extremely unselfish with her time, and always doing what she can to assist other franchise owners in the growth of their business,” said Brad Rush. “Charity is not only passionate about her business, but about Jan-Pro of Atlanta, and Jan-Pro International.”

Recognized year after year as a leader in commercial cleaning, the Jan-Pro brand has repeatedly received the honor of being named a Top Ten Global Franchise by Entrepreneur. The company is familiar with receiving such a premier leadership status among cleaning franchises, as in the past 2 years alone, Jan-Pro has been recognized with franchise honors from USA Today, Franchise Business Review, PODER Magazine, Start Your Own Business Magazine, Black Enterprise and GI Jobs among others.

“Maintaining a reputation as a franchise leader takes hard work on the part of our entire Jan-Pro organization around the world,” continued Kissane. “I thank each and every one in our Jan-Pro family for this accomplishment!”

About Jan-Pro International, Inc.
Jan-Pro was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the Jan-Pro team is comprised of business leaders with experience from around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, the international company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro regularly receives inquiries and accolades nationally as well as internationally.

To learn more, visit the Jan-Pro website at www.jan-pro.com.


Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems Continues Unprecedented International Growth with Opening of Jan-Pro Mexico


Jan-Pro, Entrepreneur Magazine’s #1 ranked 2013 Commercial Cleaning franchise, is quickly becoming known as a top global franchise. With the opening of the new Jan-Pro Mexico operation, the Jan-Pro business model is currently fully represented in 11 countries worldwide and growing.

Alpharetta, GA February 12, 2013 — Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), an established global leader and top brand in advanced commercial cleaning, today announced the opening of the Master Franchise Jan-Pro Mexico, the newest international Jan-Pro franchise in the system.
Owned and operated by entrepreneurial family, the Barnetches, Jan-Pro Mexico will be managed by Jorge Barnetche, and his two sons, Otman and Youssef. Jorge, a successful entrepreneur, has headed a profitable real estate business for over 19 years, as well as developing companies serving the both the oil and plastic-injection molding industries. Jorge’s sons, Otman and Youssef, both industrial engineers, bring experience in business analysis and quality assurance to the new Jan-Pro Mexico operation.
“Our goal for Jan-Pro Mexico is to break even by the end of 2013, and continue our rapid growth by opening regional franchise offices throughout Mexico,” said Jorge. “Jan-Pro’s model will provide Mexican businesses with a level of professionalism and a quality of service that is unparalleled in the commercial cleaning industry.”
As is their pattern, the Barnetches are looking forward to creating opportunities for hundreds of fellow Mexicans to become independent business owners. The team feels that choosing to operate as the Jan-Pro Master Franchisee for Mexico will give them that ability.
“Our main objective is to create, build, and cultivate successful businesses for our franchise owners,” concurred Otman Barnetche. “In making this happen, we believe it will result in very happy clients.”
The Jan-Pro brand has received the honor of being named a Top Ten Global Franchise by Entrepreneur several years, and also ranked as a Top 25 Franchise for Hispanics by Poder two consecutive years.  Jan-Pro management is very pleased to add Mexico as the newest international location to expand the Jan-Pro system.
“The emerging business economy in Mexico makes this a tremendous time to open Jan-Pro Mexico,” said Rich Kissane, President & CEO of Jan-Pro. “We are very pleased to see the acceptance and growth of the Jan-Pro brand, as well as our products and sytems, in countries all around the globe. As we continue to make international growth one of our top priorities, we welcome Jorge and his team to the Jan-Pro family.”
Officially opened for business in late December 2012, Jan-Pro Mexico has already signed and is servicing many new accounts. The Barnetches feel that their country is perfect for the development and expansion of the Jan-Pro concept. To that end, the team is building their business offering Mexican customers the same consistent delivery of high-quality service for which Jan-Pro is known.
“The Barnetches have ambitious  business goals for the Jan-Pro Brand in Mexico,” continued Kissane. “Their launch of Jan-Pro Mexico has been a successful one, and we are confident they will very quickly become one of our leading international Master Franchisees!”

Jan-Pro Receives Double Honor in Prestigious 2013 Entrepreneur Franchise Rankings: Cited as #1 Commercial Cleaning Franchise Overall, and Recognized #1 Fastest-Growing


Jan-Pro, Entrepreneur Magazine’s #1 ranked 2013 Commercial Cleaning franchise, is quickly becoming known as a top global franchise. With the opening of the new Jan-Pro Mexico operation, the Jan-Pro business model is currently fully represented in 11 countries worldwide and growing.
Jan-Pro continues to maintain its leadership position in commercial cleaning, as the 2013 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Rankings are released, and the Jan-Pro Brand is given a blockbuster double honor as the #1 commercial cleaning franchise.

Alpharetta, GA December 18, 2012 — Jan-Pro International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), a global leader in commercial cleaning, has been named the #1 Commercial Cleaning Franchise overall, as well as recognized as the #1 fastest-growing franchise in commercial cleaning, in the newly-released, highly-acclaimed Franchise 500 Rankings by Entrepreneur Magazine.

The company is familiar with receiving such a premier leadership status among cleaning franchises. In the past 2 years alone, Jan-Pro has been recognized with franchise honors from USA Today, Franchise Business Review, PODER Magazine, Start Your Own Business Magazine, Black Enterprise and GI Jobs.

“In today’s franchise business economy, it is important to provide strong systems, products and support to entrepreneurs and executives looking to start their own business. Being the best means doing all these things on a regular basis,” said Rich Kissane, President & CEO of Jan-Pro. “Everyday we are committed to making sure the Jan-Pro Brand is a trusted leader.”

Unique product introductions and a history of firsts define the leadership character of the Jan-Pro Brand. A few recent examples include the expansion of Jan-Pro’s National Account Program offering clients unique 6-Star Service, the Jan-Pro VetConnection Program, the first of its kind, cleaning franchise opportunity specially designed for veterans, and the JP MedMetrix Program, the company’s first branded medical cleaning program offering compliance with federal, state and private agencies.

To be recognized as a top franchise in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Rankings is a prestigious honor, as the selection process has been perfected over 31 years. All companies are judged by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of the franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Entrepreneur also considers the number of years a company has been in business, the length of time it has been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. Industry experts consider it the most comprehensive franchise ranking system in the world.

“We know that products, programs and relentless pursuit of excellence are what produces a leader in any business,” continued Kissane. “Our entire Jan-Pro team, including each of our over 10,000 franchisees worldwide subscribe to this thinking.”

About Jan-Pro International, Inc.
Jan-Pro was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the Jan-Pro team is comprised of business leaders with experience around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro regularly receives inquiries and accolades from around the world.

To learn more, visit the Jan-Pro website at www.jan-pro.com.

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