Franchising Today - Summer 2016 - 70
Advanced Maintenance is a rare
opportunity where franchisees
work with the founders.
Advanced Maintenance is headquartered in its original start up city of
Wilmington, N.C. Janet and Chris Holman are the sole owners of the affiliate
and franchise system. "Janis Rogers,
the original queen of service, decided
as we grew she did not need to work
this hard anymore, but without her we
did not get here," Chris Holman adds.
The company completed its training and service center in 2011. There,
franchise owners train hands-on in a
fully operational Advanced Maintenance shop, as well as do all the administration and business functions
of an owner.
"The pride we feel as our owners
place trust and confidence in us to
help them reach the rewards of being
self-employed, the growth of our collective buying agreements, along with
the success of our employees is beyond expression," Janet Holman says.
Advanced Maintenance has several more cities coming in its pipeline,
including Huntsville, Ala.; Phoenix;
Coatesville, Pa.; Miami; and another
area developer agreement for the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area. "We
grow with what we can handle to set
our new owners up in the best position to succeed," Chris Holman says.
"Any good franchise system knows
their success is our success."
Advanced Maintenance is one of the
rare opportunities where franchisees
can still work with the founders/owners of the system. "One day as we grow
and increase staff, we expect to still be
active with our owners and value not
only the business, but the friendships
established," Chris Holman says.
Advanced Maintenance gives regularly to charitable organizations, including Carolina Canines. "We have been
involved over the years with providing service dogs with disabled veterans," Holman says.
The company also gives regularly
to Hospice of Wilmington. "Janet and
I have lost adult parents who were
cared for at hospices," he adds, noting that the company also works with
various veteran causes, including the
Veterans of Foreign Wars.