Dun & Bradstreet subsidiary AllBusiness.com names Clockwork Home Services brand among top 300 franchise opportunities


[April 14, 2009] – Clockwork Home Services, Inc. (Clockwork) today announced that One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® was ranked #101 among the nation’s top 300 franchise opportunities by AllBusiness.com, a subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet.

AllBusiness.com analyzed more than 700 franchise systems to compile its first list of AllBusiness AllStar Franchises. Criteria for the rankings were franchise unit growth rate, financial strength, system size, years in business, years franchising, availability of financing, and Web (brand) visibility. More information on the ranking is available at www.AllBusiness.com.

“Clockwork Home Services is proud to have its brands recognized by AllBusiness.com as AllStar Franchises,” said Tab Hunter, president of franchise operations at Clockwork Home Services, Inc.  “We are particularly gratified that the judges recognized not only the growth of our brands, but also our focus on quality customer service and emphasis on building strong national brands to support our franchisees.”

According to the AllBusiness.com editors, “One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning’s parent company, Clockwork Home Services, owns two other home services franchises and is focused on building strong brands and expanding them nationwide. The strategy is working for One Hour, which shines in growth, adding nearly 100 U.S. franchise locations between 2006 and 2008.

“The company converts existing heating and air conditioning companies to franchises, making them part of a national franchise network that has instant name recognition. It also prides itself on outstanding customer service. In a slow economy, these are crucial success factors for any home services entrepreneur.”

Clockwork’s other home services franchises also made the list: Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® ranked #130 and Mister Sparky America’s On-time Electrician® ranked #160. By the end of 2008, Clockwork’s franchises served 574 territories. One Hour served 245; Benjamin Franklin served 249 and Mister Sparky served 80.

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 2008, Clockwork was ranked #933 on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5,000® list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.   For more information, visit www.clockworkhomeservices.com.