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Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® ‐ Dallas and Mister Sparky® ‐ Sarasota Rank among the Top 50000 Fastest Growing Companies

09/12/12

For more than 30 years, Inc. Magazine has celebrated the fastest growing private companies in America. To be honored this year is a particularly notable achievement for Benjamin Franklin Plumbing – Dallas and Mister Sparky ‐ Sarasota. The companies selected for the award had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has endured.

“Success in such times is testimony to the creativity, resilience and tenacity of the Benjamin Franklin Plumbing ‐ Dallas and Mister Sparky‐ Sarasota teams,” said Scott Boose, president of Clockwork Home Services, parent company of both franchises. The company achieved a three year sales growth of more than 116 percent and ranked as 1704 out of 5000 companies nationwide.

As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing now shares a pedigree with many other major companies in North America.

“We are very honored to be included on the Inc. 5000 list,” said Keresa Richardson, president of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing – Dallas. “Our team members work hard to make each customer experience positive,” said Richardson.

Locally owned Mister Sparky – Sarasota was also recognized and ranked 883. In the last three years, the franchise has grown 375 percent.

“The Mister Sparky Sarasota team did an incredible job in achieving this great award,” said Patrick Kennedy, Mister Sparky – Sarasota president. “This is our third time being listed in Inc.’s list of the fastest growing privately held companies and it is a true testament to the heavy lifting the team has done over the last year.”

About Clockwork Home Services Sarasota, Florida based, Clockwork Home Services 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 franchises include Mister Sparky®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating®, and its affiliates, BuyMax®, Plumbers' Success International®, Electricians' Success International®, AirTime 500™, Roofers' Success International®, Success Academy®, AirTime Canada™, and SuccessWare®. Clockwork Home Services is a whollyowned subsidiary of Direct Energy® and Centrica plc. For more information, visit www.clockworkhomeservices.com.

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