Best of the Best in Residential HVAC & Electric Services

One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, Mister Sparky Electric Named to Best of the Best Franchises List

Top Home Services Franchises Selected by EntrepreneurMagazine’s 2017 List

HOUSTON (May 3, 2017) – Just as the nation celebrates Small Business Week, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating ® and Mister Sparky® electric were recently included in Entrepreneur magazine’s Best of the Best Franchises list, which recognizes the 105 companies that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500® ranking. The brands are part of the Direct Energy family of brands with independently owned and operated locations throughout North America,

“Investing in our franchise brands obviously has great benefits. Our growth trajectory for both One Hour and Mister Sparky reflects what we see in the Best of the Best Franchises list, and we aim to continue significant growth in the future,” said Mark Baker, President of Franchise, Direct Energy. “As an industry leader, it is very fulfilling to have this external validation about the value of our brands.”

“Prospective franchisees often already know what type of franchise they want to own,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “So by distilling our Franchise 500 list down to the No. 1 company in each category, we help them decide exactly where to start their search.”

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 rankings are based on a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. One Hour and Mister Sparky’s position at the top of their categories proves that they are leaders leader within their industry. One Hour was ranked #30 overall on the Franchise 500 list.

To view One Hour and Mister Sparky in the full listing, visit www.entrepreneur.com/article/292717. The list can also be seen in the May issue of Entrepreneur, available now on newsstands.

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About One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® is currently ranked as the #1 HVAC franchise in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 (January 2017). One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning puts an emphasis on trust, customer service and courtesy. Our work is completed in a prompt, accurate, and efficient manner. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is part of the Direct Energy family of brands. ©2017 Clockwork IP, LLC

About Mister Sparky®

Mister Sparky® electric is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 500 franchise companies (#175) and ranked #1 franchise in the Electrical Services category since 2014. The brand has an impeccable record for delivering fast, on-time service, accurate upfront pricing, and an overall pleasant experience for customers. Mister Sparky is part of the Direct Energy family of brands.© 2017 Clockwork IP, LLC

About Direct Energy

Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with nearly five million residential and commercial customers. 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 4 provinces in Canada.

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