SARASOTA, FL – Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, known for their Punctual Plumber promise and for its drug-tested and background-checked employees, announced today that Keresa Richardson has been selected to serve a second consecutive term as Brand President. Ms. Richardson was re-elected by Benjamin Franklin franchise owners from across the US following a competitive election process. Her second term will begin in January of 2012.
“It’s truly an honor for my fellow franchise owners to have chosen me to serve in this role for another term,” Ms. Richardson said. “I have enjoyed my time as Brand President, and I’m proud of the things we’ve accomplished. There has been tremendous progress my first term started in January of 2010, and I look forward to building on that in my second term.”
Ms. Richardson and her husband J.R. were among the pioneers of Benjamin Franklin franchisees. They started their business in 2000 with zero employees, zero customers and zero trucks; today, they have several locations throughout Texas, employing 58 and generating more than $10 million in sales. Ms. Richardson has also been a keynote speaker at several events, discussing topics ranging from marketing to women in the plumbing industry.
“Benjamin Franklin franchisees have chosen a great leader and someone who has a strong vision for the Benjamin Franklin brand,” Clockwork Inc.’s President Scott Boose said of Richardson. “The Richardson’s Texas operations have served as prototypes for other Benjamin Franklin’s for years. I have every confidence that Keresa’s extensive experience and unquestioned success will serve as a valuable resource for our franchisees and the brand as a whole.”