Benjamin Franklin once said two things in life are certain: death and taxes. At Mosquito Joe we agree with that, but we also know depending where you live, mosquitoes are pretty certain, too. About the time you mail off those tax forms when the April 15 deadline approaches, it is also the time warmer temperatures and mosquito hatchings have arrived. As you’re gearing up, tax professionals are wrapping up, but not all tax businesses are ready to see their stream of business or customers end.
We have always known how well our business opportunity complemented other seasonal businesses, and we have seen some amazing growth in our franchisees that own tax businesses! As tax season draws to a close we’re excited to introduce you to three of our Mosquito Joe owners who also happen to own tax businesses.
Chad Armstrong: Mosquito Joe of East Texas
There’s no doubt Chad Armstrong has the entrepreneurial bug. (Pun intended.) After graduating from the University of Texas in 1995, he worked for the Farmers Insurance Group for 12 years until he realized that he wanted to have more of a voice in the work he did. In 1997 he started his own insurance agency and then opened nine Liberty Tax locations. When asked why he went into the mosquito business, he replied, “I was looking for ways to keep my employees working year-round. Tax is a seasonal business and I wanted to provide them with a full time job, and mosquito season happens to occur outside of the tax business period.” After three years in business in East Texas, we have a feeling the mosquitoes aren’t missed around their parts.
Brooke Thompson: Mosquito Joe of West Houston
As the manager of Liberty Tax and a hard money lending business for residential real estate investors, Brooke jokes that he continues to “gravitate to messy industries.” We think mosquitoes are messy too (more so when you smack them) which is why we’re glad he’s in the Mosquito Joe family to make sure West Houston and Galveston, TX has less swatting and more enjoying. He was born and bred in Houston, and he even has his Juris Doctor. He loves that Mosquito Joe gives him a steady flow of business year round, but it was the catchy colors and slogans along with our dedication to customer service that sealed the deal. “I chose Mosquito Joe because they’ve got good branding and they have great customer service scores.” With a high focus on customer service, we know Brooke is always taking great care of his Mosquito Joe customers. Best of luck this season, Brooke!
Trey Powell: Mosquito Joe of Lake Murray, SC
Three years ago, Trey and his wife Cindy, built their dream home on Lake Carolina in northeast Columbia, SC. The first night they moved in they were welcomed to the lake by billions of pesky bugs and mosquitoes covering the windows and outside of their house. After a year of trying different things to get rid of the insects, Trey and his wife asked Mosquito Joe to come out and spray their yard and home. Trey was so impressed with the service, he became very interested in the brand and a month later he decided to buy his first territory in Lexington. From customer to franchisee, that’s an endorsement we love to see (and Trey’s not the only one in that category). Trey worked with Liberty Tax Service for several years and had developed franchises in Virginia that he sold 12 years ago to move to South Carolina. He then developed over 100 Liberty Tax Stores in the state and is still currently working as an area developer for the brand.
Mosquito Joe Franchise Opportunities
Mosquito Joe gives you a great franchise opportunity in a fast-growing industry, providing a service that continues to help you benefit your community and makes you feel good about the service you’re providing. Owning a Mosquito Joe provides the independence of running your own business with a strong foundation of guidance and support from an established corporate office. Our leadership includes over 80 years combined in franchise knowledge, marketing and operations support, and a team that is always on your side. For more information on why Mosquito Joe, visit our website or contact us to learn how you can become a Mosquito Joe franchise partner.