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Mister Sparky Ranked As An Allstar Franchise

04/14/09

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

SARASOTA, FL  [April 14, 2009] – Clockwork Home Services, Inc. (Clockwork) today announced that Mister Sparky America’s On-time Electrician® was ranked #160 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, “Mister Sparky is the newest member of the Clockwork Home Services company, which has been in the franchising business since 2001 and owns two other home services franchise companies. Mister Sparky helps electrical contractors either start their own franchise or convert their existing companies to be part of this national chain. 

“Building a strong national brand and presence is a priority for Mister Sparky, which recently launched a major marketing campaign to increase consumer awareness of the brand. The company has impressive growth, having more than tripled its number of U.S. franchise locations between 2006 and 2008.”

Clockwork’s other home services franchises also made the list: One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® ranked #101 and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® ranked #130. By the end of 2008, Clockwork’s franchises served 574 territories. Mister Sparky served 80; Benjamin Franklin served 249; and One Hour served 245.

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.

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