We all know that one of the main reasons to join a franchise is the level of support you will receive as you begin. At Archadeck Outdoor Living, initial and ongoing to support of our franchisees is our main goal and objective. In addition to the usual marketing, accounting and drafting and design services we provide it is our field support that really sets us apart from our competitors.
You may recall reading about Chris and AJ Purvis (Archadeck of Cape Fear) in one of our earlier blogs. Chris is a retired Air Force Captain and Pilot. Chris and AJ were looking for a new adventure to embark on that would also give them the opportunity to relocate to live nearer to friends and family. They officially opened their Archadeck Outdoor Living location in Wilmington in August of last year. Over the past few months the couple has spent time visiting and networking with area professionals and implementing their launch marketing plan.
Their marketing tactics have helped create a buzz in the Wilmington market and as a result Chris has had several proposal visits with area clients; which is what lead our Director of Field Support, Spencer Monroe to travel from Richmond down to Wilmington last week. Spencer had the pleasure of spending two days on site with Chris and AJ to review and assist them with some of the key aspects of their operations.
Spencer reviewed and discussed the local building codes and the Archadeck drafting information sheet with Chris in great detail. The Archadeck drafting information sheet is something we require all franchisees to fill out in order to ensure that our drafting department has all of the proper building requirements on file. This also ensures that any drafting and design services completed by the drafting department in Richmond will be drafted properly with both the Archadeck Outdoor Living and local requirements met.
Afterwards, Spencer and Chris had a chance to review a proposal for a very important client in the Wilmington area. Spencer was able to offer Chris sales tips and techniques and serve as a sounding board before heading out to meet with Chris’s potential client.
The visit went extremely well and Chris even had a chance to show off his newly acquired skills operating the SoftPlan software the Archadeck franchise system utilizes.
If you are looking for a new adventure similar to Chris and AJ please do not hesitate to call or email us anytime. We are always happy to discuss how an Archadeck franchise could help you achieve your personal professional goals in the years to come!