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PatchMaster Franchise Owner Expanding to Las Vegas

Before Eddy Zite became a founding franchisee and partner in PatchMaster, he had his doubts about the drywall repair specialty concept.

“Frankly, I didn’t think it had any legs as I didn’t see the need for smaller drywall repair jobs,” said Zite, a longtime contractor and large-scale production framing expert. “I was definitely proven wrong.”

After less than 18 months in business, working along with his partner Kevin, Zite now has five full-time techs in vans serving his market.

“We’re so far ahead of schedule that we’re already planning our expansion into Las Vegas, another one of our target growth markets,” Zite added. “Simply put, the strong economics of the business and demand for the service has more than exceeded my expectations.”

Come Nov. 1, PatchMaster vans will be up and running in and around the City that Never Sleeps. Zite and his team will be ready to fill a void in the niche small drywall repair market of Las Vegas and surrounding suburbs.

PatchMaster’s business model is simple: offer customers a fast, professional solution for drywall repairs. It seems obvious, but most busy handymen, large drywall companies or contractors don’t want to perform small drywall repairs. Service professionals like plumbers and electricians often don’t have the resources to fix holes they leave behind.

PatchMaster specializes in fixing holes caused by renters, plumbing leaks and DIY projects that just can’t seem to get finished. Zite has also found a lot of business through disaster cleanup and restoration companies. In most cases, PatchMaster can complete the job in one visit.

Kathleen Kuhn, CFE, President and CEO of HouseMaster and PatchMaster, is excited about Zite’s progress and PatchMaster’s expansion thus far.

“Eddy embodies who we’re looking for in franchise owners and operators — he is dedicated to customer service and constantly improving how his franchise functions,” Kuhn said. “What’s been so rewarding for me is to observe how easy it has been to scale this business and how fast franchisees like Eddy are hitting profitability.”

The opportunity is a great fit for executives seeking to invest in the home services industry. No drywall experience is required for owners – PatchMaster provides all the training, and resources to learn the model and run the business. It’s also great for individuals with limited funds who desire to own a business and seek a low investment, home-based business opportunity.

The initial franchise fee for a PatchMaster franchise territory, which consists of a population up to 250,000, is $19,500. Ongoing fees include a technology fee and a downward sliding scale for royalties starting at 9 percent. Franchisees attend a week-long training program at the company’s headquarters in Somerville, New Jersey. They also have ongoing support for marketing, including digital marketing and social media, job pricing, hiring, managing technicians and financial management.

Currently, PatchMaster has more than 19 franchises signed in 46 territories with 10 franchises opened and operating. The franchise has growth opportunities across the nation, targeting states like California, Arizona, Florida and North Carolina; franchise territories are also available across Canada.

PatchMaster comes with the backing of Master Home Services, parent company of HouseMaster. With more than 315 franchise areas across North America, HouseMaster holds a Net Promoter Score of 92 (a customer satisfaction ranking higher than Apple and Ritz-Carlton). Franchise Business Review has named HouseMaster a top franchise brand in its franchise owner satisfaction category since 2009. Additionally, HouseMaster’s average gross sales are the highest in the home inspection franchise market.

For more information on this growing home services franchise, visit Patchmaster.com.

About PatchMaster

Headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey, PatchMaster is a home services franchise brand offering customers a fast and professional solution for drywall repairs. The company provides high quality drywall services for small holes, dings and dents, typically finishing jobs in one visit. Launched only months ago, PatchMaster already has more than 19 franchises signed in 46 territories with 10 franchises opened and operating. Backed by Master Home Services, the parent company of HouseMaster, the original home inspection franchise with more than 300 locations across North America, PatchMaster is positioned to revolutionize the home services industry as a pioneering drywall franchise.

Visit patchmaster.com or call 1-844-PATCHMASTER to learn more.

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