Mosquito Joe Named a 2019 Top Multi-Unit Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Independent Survey Shows Multi-Unit Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with our Performance

Mosquito Joe was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2019 Top Multi-Unit Franchises Report.

Franchise Business Review (FBR), a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only 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 special reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers. Our technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to one thing: getting rid of mosquitoes so that you can enjoy being outside again. Outfitted with the latest gear and backed by the coordination and expertise of a top-notch support staff, our technicians in the field get the job done swiftly, thoroughly and professionally.

Mosquito Joe was among nearly 250 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Our franchisees were surveyed between September 2017 and February 2019 on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including financial opportunity, leadership, training & support, operations and product development, core values (honesty and integrity of franchisor), general satisfaction, and the franchisee community.

“There are many factors to consider when investing in any franchise: business model: profitability, growth opportunity, long-term industry trends, brand innovation, company culture, training and ongoing support, and more,” says Eric Stites, CEO & Managing Director of Franchise Business Review. “These factors are especially important if you are considering multi-unit franchise ownership. The award-winning companies identified on this year’s list of the Top Multi-Unit Franchises excel in these areas according to the people who know firsthand – their franchise owners.”

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of the 2019 Top Multi-Unit Franchises.

Interested in the Mosquito Joe business opportunity? Request more information here and the Director of Franchise Development will be in touch!

 

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Mosquito Joe Named a 2019 Top Low-Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Independent Research Data Shows Franchisees Are Highly Satisfied with Their Investment in their Mosquito Joe Franchise.

Mosquito Joe was identified by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 97 franchises to qualify for its 2019 Top Low-Cost Franchises list. Brands on the list had to have high franchisee satisfaction and an investment of under $100,000 at the time their franchisees participated in Franchise Business Review’s survey.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only 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.

Thousands of franchisees representing over 150 low-cost brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between September 2017 and February 2019.

Mosquito Joe 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.

“One of the most common myths around buying a franchise is that it’s too expensive. What most people don’t realize is that there are many low-cost opportunities available that can provide the satisfaction and perks of business ownership, without requiring a huge financial investment,” says Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “The low-cost franchises that made this year’s list have all been rated highly by their franchisees and are excellent options for entrepreneurs considering franchise ownership.”

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of 2019 Top Franchises.

If Mosquito Joe sounds like it could be the right fit for you and your family, request more information here, and our Franchise Development Director will be in touch!

 

 

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Mosquito Joe Named a 2019 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Mosquito Joe’s Performance

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

Mosquito Joe was recently named a top franchise for 2019 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 14th annual ranking of the top 200 award-winning franchise opportunities. The list is available at https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/top-franchises/.

Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers. Our technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to one thing: getting rid of mosquitoes so that you can enjoy being outside again. Outfitted with the latest gear and backed by the coordination and expertise of a top-notch support staff, our technicians in the field get the job done swiftly, thoroughly and professionally.

Mosquito Joe was among 310 franchise brands, representing over 30,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Mosquito Joe 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.

“Melissa and I loved the branding, the business model, and the team. Everything was in place from day one and we knew there would be a need in our hometown. With Mosquito Joe, we’re making a living and changing the lives of people who could never enjoy the outside.”

– Kurt and Melissa Godwin, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owners & Million Dollar Club Members –  Baltimore and Annapolis.

“There are thousands of different franchise opportunities available to prospective business owners today, with more popping up every day. It’s a great time to ‘be your own boss’ but it’s also important to do your homework to find the right fit,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Our independent research of franchisee satisfaction helps entrepreneurs discover the top franchise opportunities in every industry category – including fitness, travel, food, services, and retail. This year’s Franchisee Satisfaction Award winners truly are the best-of-the-best.”

You’re interested in us. We’re interested in you. Now let’s begin our mutual evaluation process where you’ll learn more about us and we’ll get to know more about you. Request more info today!

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full description of the 2019 Top Franchises.

 

 

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The Mosquito Joe Million Dollar Club: Paul VanWagner

 

Mosquito Joe continues to be a leading brand in the mosquito control industry. We now have franchisees who’ve made over $1M and some approaching $2M in gross revenue this year! Once a franchisee reaches this milestone, they’re officially part of an elite group known as the Million Dollar Club (MDC). Mosquito Joe rewards franchisees for this exceptional achievement by coming together in Napa Valley, CA for a little R&R! Over the course of two days, franchisees collaborate amongst themselves, sharing best practices and success stories. It’s truly admirable to witness the knowledge shared and relationships built throughout the duration of this event. These franchisees have earned national recognition and deserve to be rewarded for the hard work they put into their businesses day in and day out. Congratulations to our 2018 Million Dollar Club members!

We could talk all day about what it takes to join this club, but who better to describe their journeys than the members themselves? Our blog series The Mosquito Joe Million Dollar Club visits with different franchise owners to talk about their franchising story. This week, we talked with Paul Van Wagner, owner of Mosquito Joe of Montgomery County. Paul joined Mosquito Joe in 2015. He currently owns 4 territories and is joining the Million Dollar Club for the first time this year. Check out our conversation with him below!

1) Why did you start looking into franchising, and why did you ultimately choose Mosquito Joe?  

I was looking for a business for my son to get into that he could operate and grow with. And we wanted to find a business where we could help our community. Eliminating annoying, disease carrying insects helps everyone and our MoJo customers can make outside fun again!

2) What do you enjoy most about being a franchise owner?

I have been self-employed since I was 22 years old, so it’s in my blood. But the MoJo Franchise was highly recommended by a good friend and MoJo Zee, Kurt Godwin, and he was right on, as the Corporate support and culture of everyone in the company have been over the top. MoJo only uses the highest quality products and our customer service and communication with our customers is the best in our industry.

3) Who are the primary employees in your business and how do they contribute to your success?

The first season in 2015, my son, John, and I ran the business with one part time office staff and 4 techs. It was a real challenge as the business did much better than expected. I wanted to pull my hair out by September that first season. But it was a great way to learn the entire business and I would not change a thing now.

4) Describe your current business operation: how many employees, how many trucks, how many territories? 

We hired an awesome office manager in 2016, Bari.  She runs the office and office staff. John is the operations manager and oversees the techs and support for all operations. We had 5 office staff and 21 techs for the 2018 season running 9 vans. We own 4 territories. We will always be fully staffed so we can offer the customer service our community deserves and expects.

5) What is one piece of advice you would offer to first year Mosquito Joe franchisees?

Learn it from the ground up. Learn everything you can so you will be the person training and teaching the staff the way you want them trained. The Corporate office can provide excellent training, but you may want to tweak some of that to fit your needs. Franchisees and all their staff should go to the training the Corporate office provides and reach out to existing zees for advice. Why reinvent the wheel! Much of our success is due to the support and advice we received from our good friends and MoJo Zees, Kurt and Melissa Godwin.

6) What is one piece of advice you would offer to someone just beginning their search for a franchise opportunity?

I cannot stress enough how important it was for us to have the support from the MoJo Corporate office and from other experienced MoJo Zees. This was invaluable to us. For anyone looking for a franchise opportunity, the MoJo brand is new/young enough to have exceptional growth opportunity, but old enough to also be the “Best/Top” brand in the outdoor pest control industry. I think MoJo is close to surpassing our top competitor who has been in business almost twice as long.

7) How did you feel becoming a member of the Million Dollar Club?

Making the MDC was awesome, it’s a goal we had set for our 3rd year and we just missed that, but we surpassed it in 2018 and the next goal will be 2 million in the next few years.

 8) Where do you see your Mosquito Joe business in the next 2-3 years?

We opened our last (4th ) territory in 2018 (we will only service our local community, Montgomery County, MD, so we can always provide exceptional customer service). I feel like MoJo is the “go-to” vendor for outdoor pest control in our area due to all the reasons that make us the best. We anticipate to continue our year over year growth and believe we will hit the 2 million mark in the year 2020. John and Bari will have more control of the business moving forward. The goal when we purchased the business was to provide an opportunity for our son to get into a business he could operate and help grow. It has turned into more than that, as it will also provide us with a supplement income over the coming years.

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Strike Gold with Mosquito Joe in Colorado!

Why is Mosquito Joe a great franchise opportunity?

With beautiful mountainous scenery and 300 days of sunshine a year, Colorado is one the most picturesque areas in the United States. While goldmining used to be the big draw for visitors to Colorado, it is now outdoor experiences. From white-water rafting, zip-lining, and hiking this state is always buzzing with activity. The capitol itself is brimming with outdoor attractions; Denver, C.O. has the largest city park system in the U.S. with 205 parks. Colorado is making outside fun again, and so are we. The “Centennial State” is a great place for a Mosquito Joe franchise.

If you’re looking for a franchise opportunity in Colorado and need some additional convincing to join the Mosquito Joe family, we’ve got you covered! Check out these reasons why Colorado is a great market for the mosquito control industry:

  • The seasonality of our business is perfect for people who are looking for time off throughout the year to focus on other work or for free time. A short season also means that residents will take advantage of the warm weather by spending the summer months outdoors in their yards. This guarantees the need for mosquito control.
  • Citizens in areas like Colorado Springs and Denver are ideal Mosquito Joe customers: single family homeowners, parents, pet-owners, and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Colorado’s vibrant outdoor culture allows residents to spend their free time outside. You can help them do that itch-free! There are also a lot of outdoor-oriented businesses in need of mosquito control services to prevent their customers from getting bitten.
  • With Air Force bases in Aurora and Denver, we know that Colorado holds their servicemen and women in high regard. To show our commitment to our heroes, we offer a special discount for veterans looking to open a franchise.
  • Mosquito Joe is one of the fastest growing franchises in the industry because of the recurring revenue model and expansion across the country. It is also one of the lowest priced franchises in the outdoor services industry.
  • You will be a member of a franchise that exceeds industry averages. Mosquito Joe is known for high satisfaction rates. Nothing feels better than knowing that you’re making a difference and that your customers are happy with the work you’ve done.

So, what’s in it for you?

  • You will finally know what it feels like to become a trusted partner of a business. You get to better the community, heighten summer fun, and help make outside fun again.
  • You will have the privilege of working outside and serving the community instead of being stuck behind a desk during the summer.
  • Join a team of good-natured people and a feel-good environment. We like to have fun and make people smile here at Mosquito Joe.
  • Low investment means limited staff and no necessary storefront. You can run your business out of your home like many franchisees do.
  • Our team of experts at corporate provides constant support and training in marketing, customer service, operations and finance. In other words, prior experience is not required! We will teach you everything you need to know to be successful.

When you decide to become a member of the Mosquito Joe family, you will be welcomed to the corporate headquarters located in Virginia Beach, V.A., where you can get your questions answered, meet the corporate staff, tour the office, and get to know us as we get to know you. From there, you will attend MoJo University (our comprehensive training program), which will prepare you for all facets of your business prior to launch.

If you are interested in franchising with Mosquito Joe, in Colorado or elsewhere, please visit our Franchise Information webpage and contact our team today for more information! We’d love to get you on the road to joining the MoJo family!

 

Become a member of Mosquito Joe and make outside fun again!

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Mosquito Joe Makes Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchise List for 2018

Mosquito Joe was recognized by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm Franchise Business Review as being 1 of 50 franchises to qualify for its Top Franchise List for 2018. This list is a result of surveys sent to the system that gauges franchisee satisfaction and gives performance reviews. Franchise Business Review surveyed around 30,000 franchise owners, representing 334 franchise brands, to determine the Top 50 Franchises in four size classes. Mosquito Joe falls within the “large” class size with 288 locations.

“Our Mosquito Joe business opportunity provides a simple, low-cost, seasonal business that can allow you more time to spend with your family and the freedom of working for yourself,” said Lou Schager, President of Mosquito Joe.  “Our extensive corporate support system and recurring revenue model means you can thrive as a business owner in a high-growth market.  Homeowners and businesses alike are realizing the necessity of mosquito, tick and flea control services, so our operators can also feel good about serving their community while making outside fun again.”

The 50 brands that made the 2018 Top Franchise List did so as a result of their franchisees rating high satisfaction within their systems. Visit the Franchise Business Review website to see the full list of 2018 Top Franchise Opportunities and check out Mosquito Joe’s Franchise Business Review Profile here.

“Melissa and I loved the branding, the business model, and the team. Everything was in place from day one and we knew there would be a need in our hometown. With Mosquito Joe, we’re making a living and changing the lives of people who could never enjoy the outside.” – Kurt and Melissa Godwin, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owners & Million Dollar Club Members – Baltimore- Annapolis.

If you have a dream to own your own business, we can help you make that a reality. Not only can you improve your quality of life, but you can also make outside fun again for your community by becoming a Mosquito Joe franchise partner. The mosquito control industry is a high growth market, and Mosquito Joe has emerged as an industry leader with strong branding, best-in-class systems, unparalleled corporate support, and the ability to grow rapidly nationwide. There’s never been a better time to become the hero in your area and start your own Mosquito Joe franchise than right now!

If the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity sounds like the one for you, check out our Franchise Information Page and contact our franchise development team today for more information.

 

 

 

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Franchisee Training

One of the most important parts of finding the right franchise for you is evaluating the training programs the franchisor has in place. At Mosquito Joe we make it a priority to support our franchisees at every level with training that begins the moment you sign your name and become a part of the MoJo family! To ensure your success within our system, we take special care to provide support and guidance on a number of essential aspects of your business.

Initial Training at MoJo Headquarters

Before your business launches, you’ll complete an extensive 5-day training program at Mosquito Joe headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA. During your time at MoJo University, you’ll meet with members of our Corporate team and have personal sessions focused on all aspects of the business. The education is unique and comprehensive, providing you with the opportunity to absorb valuable insight and ask questions specific to your region.

Business Operations

In most cases, buying a franchise is a new endeavor. For this reason, our Franchise Business Coaches are here to assist you with all of your business questions. Beginning with a Business Startup Checklist, your dedicated coach will guide you through all the things you’ll need to have in place before your first spray. These include: business incorporation, licenses, systems access, ordering equipment, reviewing your budget, hiring employees and more!

Marketing Support

Our brand is what sells our services and keeping it fresh and relevant is something we’re passionate about. Because we know that our franchisees aren’t all marketing geniuses, we have an in-house team guaranteed to make promoting your business as easy as pie. In addition to providing things such as graphic design, planning strategies and system software support, we also walk you through the basics of local, digital and email marketing. With a large team of experts specializing in various marketing avenues, we’ve got you covered from local grassroots efforts to national campaigns.

Customer Service

A large part of our success can be attributed to our commitment to customer satisfaction. During your initial training you’ll develop the skills to deliver a strong sales pitch that addresses customer concerns in a friendly manner and become more familiar with the Mosquito Joe guarantee that we swear by. We value our customers and pride ourselves on providing consistent, effective customer service that goes above and beyond. Don’t believe us? Click here to check out some of our recent accolades and read what our customers have to say.

 

With Mosquito Joe, the possibilities are endless. Our training and support allows you to feel confident in being an expert on mosquito control and an asset to your community. Your success is our success, so we work hard to create an environment that helps your business flourish. If you’re a fun, motivated individual looking to join a family-oriented team, please click here!

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It’s Never Too Early to Plan for 2019!

Summer is just around the corner, making this the perfect time to start planning to open your Mosquito Joe franchise for the 2019 season! Starting a business is a big decision and getting prepared can be overwhelming, but we have a couple of tips to make sure your planning is a breeze!

Franchisee Checklist

Step 1: Tour Our Website!

Learn more about our brand by browsing our website! You can find lots of information on our services, community involvement, and our guarantee.

Step 2: Learn More About Our Franchise Opportunity!

Click here to find out more about the unique opportunity that we provide – investment costs, what markets are available and even special discounts that may apply to you!

Step 3: Request Information

During this mutual evaluation process, you’ll get to learn more about our background, operations, and the extensive training and support that we provide to our franchisees.

Step 4: Talk to Our Franchisees!

For many of our franchisees, having the opportunity to speak with current franchisees helped them seal the deal! We promote a family environment that provides support at every level.

Step 5: Come Visit!

It’s time to meet the parents! Visit our home office and speak with members of our executive team to see how our exciting brand and commitment to customer satisfaction starts from the top.

Business ownership can be very rewarding. Mosquito Joe provides a chance for budding business owners to take control of their careers, give back to their communities, and the flexibility to enjoy life. To join our team and be trained and open in time for the 2019 season, click here for more details. One of our qualified franchise representatives will guide you through the evaluation process, step by step, so you can make outside fun again in your community.

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Entrepreneur’s Best of the Best Franchises List

Mosquito Joe was recently included in Entrepreneur magazine’s Best of the Best Franchises list, which recognizes 110 companies who ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 ranking. Mosquito Joe ranked #1 in the Pest Control industry and we are absolutely thrilled to be leading the pack in 2018!

The mosquito control industry is a high growth market, and Mosquito Joe has emerged as an industry leader with our strong branding, best-in-class systems, unparalleled Corporate support, and the ability to grow rapidly throughout the country.

“Melissa and I loved the branding, the business model, and the team. Everything was in place from day one and we knew there would be a need in our hometown. With Mosquito Joe, we’re making a living and changing the lives of people who could never enjoy the outside.” – Kurt and Melissa Godwin, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owners (Million Dollar Club Members) – Baltimore-Annapolis, MD

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 rankings are based on a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Mosquito Joe ranking at the top of our category, and #42 overall, confirms our status as an industry leader.

“More than 1,000 companies applied for this year’s Franchise 500, making it one of our most competitive rankings ever,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief. “So, for these companies to not only rank but land at the top of their respective categories is quite an achievement.”

To view us in the full listing, click here for Franchises List. The list can also be seen in the May issue of Entrepreneur, available now on newsstands.

There’s never been a better time to start thinking about becoming the hero in your area with your own Mosquito Joe franchise.

IS MOSQUITO JOE THE FRANCHISE FOR YOU?

Virginia Beach, VA-based Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers in areas across the nation. Technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to getting rid of mosquitoes so people can enjoy being outside again. While each Mosquito Joe is an independently owned franchise that offers customers reliable and effective service from a trusted community member, it is also backed by a strong network of technical expertise. For more information or franchising opportunities, visit our franchising website.

 

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Lou Schager Comes on Board as New Chief Operating Officer of Mosquito Joe

Development has been a primary focus for us since Mosquito Joe began franchising in 2012, aiming to become the top mosquito prevention franchise in the nation. By growing strategically in target growth markets where our unique service was in high demand and sparking further development with our high customer satisfaction, we now proudly have 234 Mosquito Joe locations in operation.

Amidst one of our most successful development years in the brand’s five-year history, we hired new Chief Operating Officer Lou Schager. Lou joins the franchise with more than 26 years of naval experience, overseeing operations, logistics, safety and security for more than 16,000 personnel across three bases as the Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Oceana.

“I gained great insight through my leadership opportunities while serving in the Navy,” said Lou. “Placing as much emphasis on building relationships as on making informed, strategic decisions led to high-level operational performance. When I was transitioning out of the military, I wanted to find an organization I could connect with on a personal level. Mosquito Joe fits both of those so well for me because our brand helps families enjoy their outdoors while also making entrepreneurial dreams come true for our franchisees.”

Through exposure to the brand as a loyal customer, Lou understood the unique opportunity Mosquito Joe offers to both consumers and franchisees with its unmatched concept. By joining the team, Lou looks to improve the training process for franchisees across the board – whether just joining the team or looking at multi-unit expansion opportunities. This streamlined approach will help maximize our efficiency and quality of services, and expand future growth opportunities.

“As a company goes through a normal life cycle from a start up to an established franchisor, leaders like Lou are critical to creating strong organizational systems designed to support rapid growth,” said CEO Kevin Wilson. “It’s important for us to continue providing the best support in the industry to coach our existing franchisees toward operational excellence as we continue to expand into new markets nationwide.”

We’ve celebrated three strong quarters of development in 2017, with 67 new territory openings so far this year– expanding presence in both new and existing markets nationwide. Now, we are focused on development opportunities in Chicago, Denver and in key markets throughout the Northeast and California. With Lou onboard, we are well-positioned to get these new locations up and running quickly.

Welcome to the team, Lou!

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