How THE PATCH BOYS Franchise’s Simple Business Model Helped a Professional Realize His Dreams of Business Ownership
Before Bill Weber became a franchise owner with THE PATCH BOYS, he owned and operated both a bath remodeling and consulting company for several years. He hadn’t thought about investing in another business opportunity until he saw an advertisement for THE PATCH BOYS franchise.
“I thought it was a wonderful concept, but I felt I’d be way too busy,” says Weber. “I’ve always worked in the home improvement industry, so I knew it could potentially take off fast because there would be a high demand for the drywall repair services THE PATCH BOYS provided. Drywall damage is a common occurrence in homes. Whether it’s from kids playing around, water damage, or people who try do-it-yourself projects, repairing drywall is not as easy as it looks. Additionally, drywall contractors don’t want to be bothered with the small work.”
As a result, Weber decided that it wouldn’t hurt to learn more about THE PATCH BOYS franchise. After doing his due diligence, he found that our proven business model was much simpler to own and operate than he originally thought.
Five years after opening his first location in the Chicagoland area serving the counties of DuPage and Will, Weber says his sales have increased by double digits year-after-year – a trend that continues despite the pandemic.
“Here we are in 2020, the year of the coronavirus and shutdowns, and my business in my territories will have grown by another 20 to 25 percent,” he says.
We recently sat down with Weber to discuss his journey as a franchise owner with THE PATCH BOYS.
How does THE PATCH BOYS stand out from the competition?
Weber: THE PATCH BOYS stands out because we were created to do the small jobs. Franchise owners with our drywall repair franchise also pride themselves on our professionalism, fast, and transparent communication with the customer, as well as our standardized quoting to ensure everyone is treated as fairly as possible.
Now that THE PATCH BOYS is part of The BELFOR Franchise Group, owners have access to exceptional support and people who exist to help them excel in business. How important is this to your business?
Weber: It’s exciting. It’s more than advantageous to have the leading name in restoration and service franchise opportunities to assist you with everything from training to marketing to reduced costs. Franchise owners also benefit from unmatched brand recognition and world-class training and support. Ultimately, being connected to BELFOR Franchise Group helps us create more business.
Would you recommend THE PATCH BOYS as a business opportunity for entrepreneurs who have no experience in this industry?
Weber: Absolutely. The single most difficult thing any business owner has to do — whether it’s a restauranteur, a home improvement person, or a manufacturer — is hire, train, and retain good people. Our training with BELFOR Franchise Group is exceptional, so you won’t have to worry about that. Additionally, THE PATCH BOYS is a prime opportunity because our business model is simple, which makes ownership less stressful. All you have to be concerned about is ensuring those cracks and holes are repaired correctly. And, of course, providing phenomenal customer service.
Why is now a good time to invest in THE PATCH BOYS franchise?
Weber: Now is a good time to invest in THE PATCH BOYS because it has a much lower initial investment, giving you the ability to make a profit potentially faster and pay your investments off. What I have discovered in almost 48 years in the industry is that any time you’re doing an improvement that is centered around repair and remodel, you are going to do well — even in severe downturns on the economy. I’ve lived through three recessions and although the business dropped a bit, we still made a profit when other companies weren’t.
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