Pro Energy Consultants Nearly Triples Number of Franchisees in Just Two Months
CLEVELAND – May 13, 2009 – Pro Energy Consultants announced today it has almost tripled its number of franchisees in the past two months. Nine new franchisees will offer residential energy audits in the following markets: Austin, Texas; Birmingham, Ala.; Chapel Hill/Durham, N.C.; Charlotte (north), N.C.; Middlesex County, N.J.; Pittsburgh, Penn; plus three Michigan markets: Ann Arbor, Howell and Lansing/Battle Creek.
Pro Energy Consultants is the nation’s first home energy audit franchise that provides homeowners with standardized, comprehensive energy audits designed to maximize the home’s energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.
All three Michigan markets, Birmingham, Pittsburgh and Middlesex County will open for business in June. The Austin, Chapel Hill/Durham and Charlotte franchises will begin operations later this summer. Pro Energy currently has franchises operating in Cleveland, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Evansville, Charlotte (south), and Albuquerque.
“We’re thrilled with our rapid expansion, and we‘re excited to welcome nine new franchisees to the Pro Energy family,” said Pro Energy Consultants Managing Partner Derek Sola. “Pro Energy not only presents a great opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in starting their own home-based business, but it takes advantage of one of the most significant trends today—the ‘greening’ of America.”
According to Sola, as oil, gas and electric prices have skyrocketed; the American public has become more energy conscious than ever before. For example, several states are beginning to subsidize and reward homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. Nevada has passed legislation making energy audits mandatory in the near future, and many more states are considering similar legislation. In addition, many states will receive millions of dollars this year in stimulus grants for energy-efficient projects, including weatherization of homes.
“This trend has pundits predicting that energy and environmental businesses have a promising future with potential for significant growth,” added Sola.
In response to the nation’s focus on fiscal responsibility and energy conservation, Pro Energy has embarked on an aggressive growth campaign. The company plans to add at least 40 new franchisees this year.
Pro Energy Consultants offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to join its franchise network and provide their respective communities with professional, standardized energy auditing. The company uses state-of-the-art infrared imaging and blower-door testing to determine wasteful energy use in a home or facility. The process begins when a blower door is installed to the home’s front door frame. The blower door acts like a giant fan and blows air out of the home, exaggerating the airflow and pressurization of the house and making energy leakage far more detectable. Pro Energy Consultants then uses the latest in infrared technology to scan the structure and systems in the home.
The company was founded in 2008 by a team of nationally renowned energy, construction and business experts with more than 14 years of residential energy auditing and franchising experience. Given the current economic conditions, the company’s managing partners feel Pro Energy represents the ideal “green franchise” opportunity because it provides interested franchisees with a low-cost of entry. According to Sola, the total initial investment, including the franchisee fee, is $35,000.
Pro Energy provides franchisees comprehensive technical, operational and marketing support, as well as training from Master Trainer Mark Cannella, one of the nation’s leading energy auditors and instructors.
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About Pro Energy Consultants
Pro Energy Consultants, founded in 2008, is the first national franchise in residential energy auditing. Its mission is to provide standardized, comprehensive energy audits designed to maximize the home’s energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. Given the current economic conditions, it represents the ideal “green franchise” opportunity by providing franchisees a high-demand business with a low-cost of entry. The company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, currently has 22 franchises nationwide. For more information, call 888.9PROENERGY or visit www.proenergyconsultants.com.