Strong Growth for Home Services Franchise Brands

The first part of 2016 brings 70 new franchise territories for Direct Energy brands

Sarasota, FL (September 8, 2016) – If you’re hot, clogged up or in the dark, the home services brands of Direct Energy® can help. More customers across the United States are calling One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® and Mister Sparky® electric than ever before. That growth has led to new locations being opened and to current locations expanding. Between January and August of 2016, 70 new franchise territories have been added. The three brands now have more than 700 franchise territories across North America.

“Large home services companies are joining our brands because they recognize there is power in numbers. We also have our longtime franchise owners expanding and renewing their service areas. Our advertising campaign with Mike Rowe plus the trusted service, quality and protection we offer our customers really sets us apart from the rest,” said Mark Baker, President of Franchise.

In 2016, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning was ranked the number one HVAC franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, Mister Sparky was also ranked the number one electrical franchise and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing ranked second in the plumbing franchise category.

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About Direct Energy Direct Energy is a leading energy and energy-related services provider with nearly five million residential and commercial customers in North America. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit www.directenergy.com

*Source: Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500, 2016. ©2016 Clockwork IP, LLC