The Glass Guru, one of the hottest home services brands in North America, added another location in the booming state of Florida. Franchise Owner Marcos Calvert Barba completed his initial franchise training after spending the week with seasoned franchise owner Erik Hilger at his Charleston, SC location back in April 2021. Marcos Calvert Barba comes to The Glass Guru with a long history as a savvy business person and entrepreneur. Marcos is experienced in the hospitality industry, having owned his own bar. He also previously owned an environmental company specializing in hazardous waste. Calvert Barba had an extensive tenor with Safety-Kleen, the largest re-refiner of used oil and provider of parts cleaning services in North America. He worked with Safety-Kleen opening branches in Mexico, became a Branch Manager, and eventually a Project Manager for the company. Marcos also has experience in the Payroll & HR services industry.
What led me to considering The Glass Guru as a franchise opportunity was the growth of this industry. I’ve always liked anything that has to do with home improvement, as well as the desire to have economic independence, and more time with my family. I’m really excited about the challenge of this fresh-start, making my own mark on this industry, and building a business exactly the way I want it to be.” Marcos Calvert Barba | Franchise Owner – The Glass Guru of SE Orlando, FL
The entire leadership team at The Glass Guru is bullish on their expectations for Marcos, and the Orlando market. The Company now has two locations in the Florida metro and plans on significant growth in the state of Florida over the coming 2-3 years. Marcos already has plans to grow the business and make the same kinds of transitions many of The Glass Guru’s established owners have. “In two years the business should be stable with an experienced staff that will allow me to move out of the field and into that full-time strategic and leadership role more.” says Calvert Barba. Marcos Calvert Barba is just the latest of the “new breed” of franchise owners that have been attracted to The Glass Guru franchise opportunity. After Covid, home services is an extremely in-demand sector, and The Glass Guru’s record-setting economics during the pandemic and beyond have attracted a diverse array of entrepreneurs from different professional backgrounds. As a franchisor, the company focuses on creating opportunities for business people to get into the lucrative trade, which is normally closed off to those without industry experience.