One Hour Awarded Top Honors


Winners Exemplify High Standards in Residential HVAC Service

SARASOTA, FL, November 26, 2008 ‐‐ Clockwork Home Services, Inc. (Clockwork) recently honored several One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (One Hour) franchisees for their outstanding achievements as part of the company’s 2008 Congress.

The annual event, held this year on Oct. 15‐17 in Washington, DC, brought together over 600 contractors and business owners from Clockwork’s various franchised brands to learn best practices for consistency in operations and performance and the systems and tools necessary to take each franchise to the next level of success. An awards event capped off a highly successful year by honoring top performers in Clockwork’s Mister Sparky America’s On‐time Electrician, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchises. Paul Bigham of Santa Rosa, CA, won the top honor of “One Hour Franchisee of the Year,” for best demonstrating the ability to run his business at an exceptionally high level and for significant growth in annual sales. Bigham’s revenues grew $1.4 million over the previous year and his business maintained 15.8% profitability.

The “One Hour Fastest Growing Franchise” is owned by David Cox in Daytona Beach, FL. In the first seven months of 2008, Cox grew revenues to more than $1 million and maintained double-digit profitability.

Gary Schneider of Butler, PA, won the “One Hour Transformation Award” for greatest business improvement over 12 months. Schneider’s business achieved 82% growth over the previous year and double‐digit profitability.

The “One Hour Employer of Choice” award went to John Poniewozik of Monroe, MI. Employee satisfaction and retention are among Clockwork’s tenets for best business practices, and the company recognizes franchisees that provide additional or exceptional incentives to their employees. Examples of such benefits include paid training, tool reimbursement programs, company vehicle availability and supplemented childcare programs. Poniewozik’s employees noted his perseverance in developing employees’ skills through training and his dedication to customer satisfaction. Noted one employee, “…

[Poniewozik] does what it takes to keep the customer happy, which means we will be around next year and [for] many years to come.”

Donna Lanier of Huntsville, AL, received the “One Hour Spirit Award” for outstanding community service and corporate spirit.

“One Hour and Clockwork continue to experience stellar growth because the men and women in our franchise community demonstrate the value of the system, tools and core values of our brand,” said Tab Hunter, Clockwork’s president of franchise operations. “We are committed to empowering business owners to excel, and when they do so, we want to recognize their dedication to Clockwork’s fundamental mission of providing high quality, on‐time service. Our high standards are what set Clockwork apart and these awards applaud our franchisees’ high level of commitment to our brand.”

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’stime 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 or call 866‐370‐8302.

About Clockwork Home Services

Clockwork Home Services, Inc. is dedicated to improving the operations, efficiency, customer service and profitability of contractors in the home services industry in North America through affinity group membership and nationally branded franchises. Its companies include Mister Sparky® Franchising, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® Franchising, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® Franchising, BuyMax®, Plumbers’ Success International®, Electricians’ Success International®, AirTime 500™, Roofers’ Success International®, Success Academy®, AirTime Canada™ ULC, SuccessWare, Inc.® and company‐owned One Hour® operations in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and throughout Canada; company‐owned Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® operations in California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee; and company owned Mister Sparky® operations in Colorado, Georgia and Indiana. In 2007, Clockwork was ranked #822 on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5,000® list of fastest‐growing private companies in the United States. For more information, visit