Multi-unit franchise owners are widespread in the 101 Mobility® System. “Minimal overhead was required with the second (and additional) territories in comparison to our initial location,” says Gordon Raney, Dallas, TX franchisee. “For us, if we think that we can make a reasonable profit, then why not expand?”
Our philosophy is never to compete solely based on price. 101 Mobility® businesses provide customers with quality mobility solutions at an affordable price point due to fantastic economies of scale with excellent customer service every step of the way. 101 Mobility® franchisees send professional in-house service technician(s) to greet customers at their home or business, perform on-site evaluations, and return to install solutions according to safety standards and permitting regulations. Post-installation, clients can have peace of mind with a 1-year warranty and repair services available. In short, the 101 Mobility® brand is a leader in the industry.
At 101 Mobility, we’ve found that certain performance indicators tend to be most compatible with our franchise system. Mike Gardner, Manager of Franchise Development, outlined five important attributes that, in his opinion, point to a mutually beneficial match. [Spoiler Alert: If you can play nice in the sandbox, one fifth of the battle is already won!]
Robert Murdock is the first 101 Mobility franchisee to convert from a pre-existing DME business. He and his sons, Justin and Jason Murdock, made the leap in early 2014. The Murdocks now offer full-service mobility solutions, installations, and repairs in Huntington, Charleston, and Lexington, West Virginia. Justin Murdock explains what inspired the conversion, how it changed business, and what’s next.
Once you’ve decided to buy a franchise, the options are endless. If you have narrowed it down to a business focused on health and/or aging markets, then you should consider a 101 Mobility franchise. We may be a bit biased, but here’s why we think 101 Mobility should be at the top of your list.
Baby boomers belong to an 80 million strong cohort, double that of the previous generation. The 65+ age group is the fastest growing in the United States. Making up 13.7% of the country’s population in 2012, retirement-aged Americans are projected to make up 20.1% of the population by 2030 when all baby boomers have reached the 65 year mark. According to the US Census, in just fifteen years, there will be roughly the same number of children as there will be elderly.