DreamMaker franchisee Steve Betts of Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, interviewed by Franchise Business Review
DreamMaker franchisee Steve Betts is featured in this year’s Top 200 Franchise Companies List compiled by Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm. DreamMaker made the top 200 as a home service industry.
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is a full-service interior remodeling franchise that helps existing remodelers take their operations to the next level by providing training, systems and support; those same resources have helped entrepreneurs without a remodeling background launch businesses that are among our top performers.
DreamMaker helps franchise owners potentially earn higher profits while also improving their quality of life. Our franchise owners enjoy much stronger margins than most remodelers — and their customers report much, much higher satisfaction. Our business practices are guided by biblical principles of service, respect and integrity — and are key to our success.
Franchise Business Review asked Steve questions ranging from “Why did you decide to buy a franchise?” to “What advice do you have for prospective franchise buyers?”
Steve told FBR he decided to buy a franchise because he wanted to own his own business. DreamMaker, he said, has a great reputation, and he heard good things about the company from another franchisee.
Steve, a former banker, was asked by FBR to describe in one word what he likes best about being a franchisor. Steve responded that one word couldn’t describe it. Instead he used five: “The sky is the limit.” Steve went on to say he wouldn’t have made half the money he made last year had he not taken the opportunity to work with DreamMaker.
That success, he said, comes from applying what his DreamMaker partners in management taught him.
He advises prospective franchisees to do the same, and to take the time to learn about the companies they’re investigating. “Focus on the values and culture of the franchisor and franchisees by spending time with each,” Steve says. “Owning a franchise is a long-term commitment, and there will be things you like and dislike along the way. You need to ultimately believe in the direction and character of the franchisor in order to build a successful venture.”
As far as what he likes best about his career, Steve enjoys “transforming spaces into customers’ visions and seeing the joy of their faces upon completion.”
Steve, a former banker, also was featured in Entrepreneur magazine due to a successful career shift into home remodeling, and we at DreamMaker named Steve as Franchisee of the Year.