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One Hour Franchise Recognized By Inc Magazine

08/03/09

ONE HOUR AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING ACKNOWLEDGED FOR IMPRESSIVE GROWTH BY INC. MAGAZINE

Arizona franchise business ranks No. 4,949 in nation on the Inc. 5000 list

SARASOTA, FL, – Pitzer’s One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Lake Havasu City, AZ, has been ranked No. 4,949 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. A franchise of the national One Hour brand, the company’s sales growth was 42.2% from 2004 to 2007.

“We are excited to be recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies,”. “The One Hour brand stands for punctuality, high ethical standards and overall excellence in customer service. These fundamentals are at the core of our business growth.”

Pitzer’s has been in operation since 1969 and became a One Hour franchise.

The Inc. 5000 also recognized Clockwork Home Services, Inc., which awards and supports One Hour franchises, as well as Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Mister Sparky America’s On-time Electrician. Clockwork was ranked No. 933 on the list, while placing 49th in the top 100 consumer products companies and 96th in the top 100 companies by gross dollars of growth. Clockwork’s sales growth was 390.5% from 2004 to 2007.

“We are thrilled to learn that Clockwork and two of its franchisees have been recognized by Inc. as some of the fastest growing companies in the nation, and attribute this success to our intense focus on customer service,” said Jim Abrams, CEO, Clockwork Home Services, Inc.  “We are committed to providing our customers superior quality and service through all of our plumbing, electrical and air conditioning and heating franchises and recognize that our portfolio’s continued growth relies on this dedication.”

The 2008 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007.  To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2007, and had to have at least $200,000 in revenue in 2004, and $2 million in 2007.

“Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism,” said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. “The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth.”

The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent.  Most important, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region, can be found at www.inc5000.com.

About One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning ranks #1 as the nation’s fastest-growing franchise according to Franchise Times® magazine’s “Fast 55” list (2007) and ranks #5 on Entrepreneur magazine’s list of Top New Franchises (2008). A customer’s time is the No. 1 priority for One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. The franchise offers customers on-time service, replacement and repairs done right the first time with courtesy, convenience, cleanliness, competence and character. The company is owned by Clockwork Home Services Inc. in Sarasota, Florida. For more information about One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning franchising or to locate a franchise in your area, visit www.onehourair.com or call 866-370-8302.

 

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