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Finance website recognizes ‘six entrepreneurs giving back in a big way’

One of the things that makes the DreamMaker remodeling franchise special is that franchisees truly care about their communities. We look for franchise partners who have the desire to give back, so we were thrilled when the website decided to feature Denise Borkowski in an article titled “6 Entrepreneurs Giving Back in a Big Way.”

Denise owns DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Orland Park, Illinois, with her husband, Glen, and she was named DreamMaker’s Woman of the Year at this year’s annual reunion for franchisees. Here’s what said about her:

Glen and Denise Borkowski Glen and Denise Borkowski

Crisis Hotline for Women and Children Affected by Domestic Violence

Who: Denise Borkowski, a former public school teacher, and her husband own the DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen remodeling franchise in suburban Chicago.

What: Eleven years ago, Borkowski began volunteering at a crisis hotline for women and children affected by domestic violence. She takes calls from people who are looking for a safe place to receive counseling and sometimes shelter. Once a woman is approved for shelter, Borkowski shepherds them through the process of joining the shelter household, providing a tour of the premises, helping them settle into their bedroom space, and familiarizing them with the services available.

Recently, using her remodeling expertise from the business, Borkowski helped to remodel the local women’s crisis shelter, including providing replacement cabinetry for the accessible bedroom at cost.

Why: “Not a week goes by that I don’t realize the incredible complexity of the domestic violence issue, the resilience of these women under terribly trying circumstances, the remarkable courage they exhibit, and how blessed I am to be able to provide a few hours of support to such a worthy cause,” Borkowski says.

Giving back to the community

DreamMaker franchisees give back in a lot of ways. Some support mission trips. Others volunteer. Others make financial donations to support charities in their communities. DreamMaker’s headquarters team in Waco, Texas, supports an organization called Mission Waco, which works to support and expand opportunities for poor and marginalized people in Waco and around the world.

Why is it so important? It goes back to our core values, which are based upon biblical principles that we use to guide our business decisions. We believe that by living our values both inside and outside our businesses, we can make a real and lasting impact on the lives around us. One of our foundational values is, “We believe in the untapped potential of every human being. Every person we help achieve their potential fulfills our mission.” That’s true of the way our franchisees treat their employees, the way we work with franchisees and the way franchisees work with each other.

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You can learn more about our Code of Values here. The more success you enjoy in business, the more you are able to give to your community. DreamMaker franchisees achieved average franchise growth of 23% in 2013. To learn about the systems, training and support that help our franchisees grow, fill out a form to download our free franchise report and start a conversation. We look forward to talking with you!

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