Franchise Network Goes International
May 15, 1997
[Clearwater]---DUCTBUSTERS®, the nation's largest franchisor of duct cleaning businesses to HVAC contractors, recently sold three franchises within the country of India. Mark Engineers, a leading HVAC engineering and construction company based in Bombay, purchased the franchises on May 15, 1997. The purchase gives Mark Engineers exclusive territorial control within the cities of Bombay, Madras and Delhi.
Mark Engineers employs a dozen engineers and over 80 technicians involving work in fabrication, welding, sheet metal and plumbing. Mr. Muthiah Pillai is managing director of the Bombay based corporation and says of the new relationship, "We look forward to a long, healthy and mutually beneficial association with DUCTBUSTERS®."
Mark Engineers will send 10 representatives of its sales, management and production staff for training to the DUCTBUSTERS® headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. Training will consist of a 15 day course involving classroom and practical applications.
In October, Tom Yacobellis, President and CEO of DUCTBUSTERS®, will tour the three Indian cities to lecture on technical aspects of indoor air quality. During his stay, Tom will also be involved in the introduction of an international IAQ standards organization to the country of India. He states, "We are extremely excited about becoming an international company. We never expected the amount of attention we are getting overseas. Last month alone we had inquiries from Japan, Korea, Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands. Most countries are rapidly coming into the marketplace and want to eliminate the learning curve with established systems. We see this to be a very strong market for our future growth."
While DUCTBUSTERS® continues to expand its presence in the United States, India represents their first international venture. DUCTBUSTERS®' Vice President of Operations, Bill Heyser, states "We are seeing a dramatic increase in interest and awareness for indoor air quality throughout the world. Recent legislation in many countries has opened up whole new markets. It is our aim to provide the industry, in both domestic and foreign markets, with the most advanced training and cleaning methods available. "
Buster Enterprises Inc. is the franchisor of DUCTBUSTERS®, the indoor air quality, remediation and diagnostic network. The leader in IAQ franchises, they offer training, support, patented remediation methods, a clearly recognizable name and logo, and the most advanced and effective business management system of its kind.
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