When it comes to the makeup of The Glass Guru’s franchise owners across the brand’s North American locations, you’d find that most of the company’s franchisees come from outside the glass industry, and often the home improvement industry in general. Instead, The Glass Guru has made a business of creating a franchise vehicle where ordinary business people looking to reap the opportunities offered in the home improvement category can do so, even without any industry experience. However when Journeymen level glass professionals and glass & window executives began looking at The Glass Guru as a great opportunity early in the franchise brand’s evolution, it was a powerful validation of the brand’s business model.
Such is the case with the company’s newest “Guru” in Ft. Collins, CO, Mr. Chad Kegans. This franchisee comes to The Glass Guru with over 25 years of glass industry experience, and a passion for all things glass, window, and doors. Kegans is a “fenestration” expert, simply meaning he’s an expert in any planned openings in the “building envelope”. This means windows, doors, and of course glass. Lots, and lots of Glass. In addition to the success he’s built in the fenestration industry, Kegans also holds a degree in Marketing / Management from Texas A&M University School of Commerce.
When it comes to the opportunity he sees in partnering with The Glass Guru, Kegans is optimistic.
“I’m most excited about owning my own business. I do have concerns of course, a perpetuating strong economy, and also ensuring I can offer great opportunities for all team members. The franchise training I received was great. What I like most about the initial franchise training process was learning and the interaction with The Glass Guru’s leadership and support team. I see this business growing and thriving for years to come”
Chad Kegans | Franchise Owner
The Glass Guru of Fort Collins, CO
Chad completed the Initial Franchise Training with The Glass Guru at the nationally recognized brand’s Roseville, CA location on August 27, 2021. It was the culmination of months of work in collaboration with The Glass Guru’s franchise support team. Since that time, he’s hit the ground running, with the business already seeing demand. He is now bringing his years of experience to bear for the benefit of his own customers. He is in the glass business for himself, but not by himself.
“When we continue to see experienced trade professionals take a serious look at our franchise opportunity, as well as having franchise owners like Chad Kegans jump at the opportunity, we could not be more pleased. It’s a tremendous valuation for our brand and the franchise opportunity in general. It means we’re delivering value as a franchisor, even to those with years of trade experience. The Glass Guru franchise model is much more than just a means of breaking the barrier to entry into the fenestration industry for business-savvy professionals without trade experience.”
Dan Frey | Founder & President
The Glass Guru Enterprises, Inc.
The Glass Guru of Fort Collins, CO serves Fort Collins, Wellington, Larimer County, Timnath, Severance, Loveland, Windsor, Masonville, Greeley, Campion, Berthoud, Welty, Johnstown, Milliken, Kelim, and Buda, CO.