One Hour Franchises Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine 2010


Entrepreneur Magazine January 2010 Franchise 500 Edition available now on newsstands

SARASOTA, FL January 18, 2010 ‐ Clockwork Home Services, Inc. (Clockwork) today announced that One Hour Air Conditioning  &  Heating® is ranked among the nation’s top 500 franchises for 2010, according to Entrepreneur’s 31st  annual “Franchise 500®.” One Hour Air Conditioning  &  Heating® ranked #171 in this prestigious listing , which is published in the January 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating® took the #1 spot in the HVAC category

“We’re thrilled to be recognized on the Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, which is considered the world’s best and most comprehensive franchise ranking,” said Denise Swafford, Vice President of Innovation for Clockwork Home Services, Inc.  “We take great pride in our pursuit of excellence.  This is a significant recognition that will help propel us forward while improving the value we deliver to contractors in the home services industry.”

Entrepreneur Magazine compiles its list based on companies’ financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. Other considerations include the number of years in business and length of time franchising, startup costs, low employee turnover and whether the company provided financing.

All franchisors are given the opportunity to supply pertinent information associated with their franchise offering toEntrepreneur Magazine. This data, collected from hundreds of franchisors, is placed with an independent auditor for evaluation, ensuring that no franchisor has the ability to gain an unfair advantage. When the data crunch is completed, the results are published for all potential franchise buyers to evaluate.

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