One of North-America’s leading home service franchises, The Glass Guru, has been named by Franchise Business Review (FBR) as a top recession-proof franchise. The Glass Guru was one of just 100 franchise brands to be identified as a Top Recession-Proof Franchise award winner and be featured on FBR’s list of the best recession-proof businesses to start. The Glass Guru is no stranger to this type of recognition. The company has consistently been named as a top low-cost franchise opportunity by leading business publications. The company began franchising on the precipice of The Great Recession. More recently, the Plano, TX-based franchisor posted record numbers throughout the pandemic, with many individual franchise locations also recording high watermark numbers. These factors, along with the company’s ever increasing franchise owner satisfaction are what makes The Glass Guru one of the best. FBR only provides rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. FBR publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors. More than 31,000 franchisees representing nearly 300 franchise brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between July 2019 and February 2021. From the research, The Glass Guru was one of just 100 franchise brands to be identified as a Top Recession-Proof Franchise award winner and be featured on the list of the best recession-proof businesses to start. The Glass Guru franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity. “From our perspective, franchisee satisfaction is one of the most important factors to consider before investing in any franchise opportunity,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Franchising has historically performed well in a recession, and for people seeking to be their own boss, the recession-proof businesses we identified this year not only have outstanding satisfaction among their owners, but we feel they hold a strong advantage to outperform their competitors in the years ahead.”
This is a really big deal, getting this kind of validation right now. As we come out of the pandemic, we’re still in uncharted waters. Individual investors are eager to take advantage of the opportunities that they know do in fact exist in the current marketplace. At the same time, folks who are seeking franchise opportunities are still exercising caution… they want to know it’s the right investment for them, and for the times. We feel very confident in our franchise offering. Our products and services are at an all-time high in terms of demand, and the home services sector continues to lead the charge, seeing positive growth fueled by homeowners and investment buyers pursuing home improvement and energy efficiency upgrades for their properties.” Dan Frey | President & Founder The Glass Guru Enterprises, Inc.
This is another feather in the cap for The Glass Guru. While the organization is regularly recognized for top honors in the franchise area and in the trades, The Glass Guru is not taking a rest. The company leadership team continues to drive the programs and initiatives that allowed the company to grow to where it is today. That, along with the tireless efforts of The Glass Guru franchisees delivering on the promise of the brand, is a strong indication of great future success for this franchise organization. Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of the Top 200 Franchises of 2021.