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San Antonio Business Owner Receives PIRTEKs National Franchise of the Year Award

Business owners in Illinois, Florida, California, Massachusetts and Texas recognized for high achievements as part of PIRTEKs annual, two-day conference
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Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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For Immediate Release



San Antonio Business Owner Receives PIRTEKs National Franchise of the Year Award


Business owners in Illinois, Florida, California, Massachusetts and Texas
recognized for high achievements as part of PIRTEKs annual, two-day conference



Rockledge, FL, USA April 12, 2017 PIRTEK Broadway in San Antonio, TX, was named PIRTEK USAs National Franchise of the Year for 2016. Owners Dean and Lisa Akin received the award in March during PIRTEKs annual conference in Orlando. The award honors superior performance and franchise operation, as well as personal commitment and brand enthusiasm.

We worked very hard and its so nice to have that effort recognized with an award like this, said Akin, who in addition to operating a Service & Supply Center in San Antonio also recently opened a mobile-only Tier 2 PIRTEK in Austin, TX. Our team is truly outstanding industrious and committed to the work. This Franchise of the Year award is a great tribute to everyone, something we can all take a lot of pride in.

In addition to earning the overall Franchise of the Year award, PIRTEK Broadway also received honors as the 2016 Southwest Region Franchise of the Year.

Nearly 70 PIRTEK franchise owners from across the United States came to the annual conference for opportunities in education, networking, strategy-sharing and business development.

Among the franchisees honored at the conference was Ken Adair, National Top Sales Award recipient for 2016. Adair owns PIRTEK OHare in Elk Grove Village, IL, along with three other PIRTEK franchises. PIRTEK OHare also won the Midwest Regional Franchise of the Year award.

Other award winners included Steve Goulette at PIRTEK Phillips Highway in Jacksonville, FL, recognized as the Southeasts top performer. Daniel Currid of PIRTEK San Leandro in San Leandro, CA, took home the West Region Franchise of the Year award. PIRTEK Avons owners, Mark Rudnik and Michael Dello Russo, were honored with the Northeast Region Franchise of the Year Award for their franchise in Avon, MA.

In addition, PIRTEKs Rookie of the Year award went to John and Alison Abercrombie, owners of PIRTEK Gulfgate in Houston, TX, who relocated from Australia to start a franchise in the United States.

Its been a year of great change at PIRTEK, a lot of new things happening, said Glenn Duncan, chief executive officer of PIRTEK USA. When I addressed the conference attendees this year, I presented them with our companys new mission statement and core values. They include such things as integrity, embracing change, being personally accountable and the importance of community involvement all things we consider important aspects of who we are. We plan to emphasize these things heavily within the organization.

One of the major changes during 2016 was the rollout of the Tier 2 program. Under this new, mobile-only option, a franchisee can lease two vehicles and keep inventory in a storage facility. The new program allows for PIRTEK ownership at a significantly lower point of entry than the traditional Tier 1 model, which includes a Service & Supply Center along with the Mobile Service Vehicles.

PIRTEK is the only franchise of its kind in the United States providing hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services. There are 65 PIRTEK franchises and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the United States. Globally, PIRTEK has more than 400 locations and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries. The company encourages U.S. veteran participation by offering them a discount off of the initial franchise fee when they set up a new PIRTEK location.

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About PIRTEK
PIRTEK is the fluid transfer solutions leader in sales and service and the only franchise of its kind in the United States. PIRTEK boasts more than 400 Service & Supply Centers in 23 countries around the world, and has more than 30 years of experience in the hydraulic and industrial hose replacement field. Powered by an industry-leading approach to sales and service and backed by a corporate center passionate about its franchisees and customers, PIRTEK offers unmatched service and logistics. For additional information about PIRTEK USA, visit http://www.pirtekusa.com.

Media Contact:
Ken Zeszutko, Zeszutko Corp.-PR on behalf of PIRTEK USA
321-213-1818 zeszutko@zcorp-pr.com

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