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Remedy’s 2019 Franchise Conference: Celebrating Growth

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Our staffing agency franchise had such a good year, our ‘best of’ awards were tougher than ever to win

Remedy President Steve Mills, left, with award-winning franchisees Jay and Stephanie Pichard.
Remedy President Steve Mills, left, with award-winning franchisees Jay and Stephanie Pichard.

The award winners from our annual 2019 Franchise Conference can feel extra proud of themselves this year, because those top prizes were harder than ever to come by. We just came off a year of extraordinary growth at Remedy Intelligent Staffing franchise, and it’s pretty clear that all our franchisees are winners.

“In a year when 32 of our 39 franchisees grew, this was a tough category to win,” says Remedy President Steve Mills. “Franchisees that might have easily won in prior years had more competition than ever this year from their fellow owners. If the early signs are anything to go by, we’re going to have another great year in 2019.”

We’re glad that our staffing agency franchise is in such a good position to honor the hard-working franchisees. Here’s a list of our very deserving honorees:

Franchise regions had their best ever year in 2018

These franchisees were recognized for surpassing their previous revenue records. Many saw significant increases in year-over-year sales to achieve their record-breaking revenues, with one franchisee enjoying a 50% sales increase over the previous year.

  • Kristi Yanagihara from Hawaii
  • Larry Caldarera from Louisiana
  • Mike Lillemo from Minnesota
  • Kemp Mobley from Florida
  • Jim and Erin Eckensberger from Texas
  • Jay and Stephanie Pichard, with offices in Alabama and Florida
  • Brigitte and Kevin Mills from Ohio
  • Jim Holwerda from Wisconsin
  • Jeff Weber, with offices in NY and PA
  • Brian and Diane Rose, with offices in Florida, Kansas & Georgia

Franchisees recognized for top growth in their regions

  • Michelle Edmunds from Montana
  • David and Mary Mills from Florida
  • Beverly and John Brooks from Ohio
  • Silvia and John Caravella from New Jersey
  • Larry Caldarera from Louisiana
  • Mike Lillemo from Minnesota
  • Jay and Stephanie Pichard, with offices in Alabama and Florida
  • Lynn Braker from Kentucky
  • Margaret and Irwin Much from South Carolina
  • Brian and Diane Rose, with offices in Florida, Georgia and Kansas
  • Jeff Weber, with offices in New York and Pennsylvania
  • Brigitte and Kevin Mills from Ohio
Three-time Top Producer award-winner Brandyn Jacob.
Three-time Top Producer award-winner Brandyn Jacob.

Remedy also honored a number of highly successful sales professionals throughout the country who contributed tremendously to the growth of the business in 2018. Most notably, the Top Producer Award, which went for the third time in 5 years to Brandyn Jacob from the Weber franchise in New York and Pennsylvania. Pam Lafferty was honored with the Franchise President’s Award.

“This award is my chance every year to say thank you to someone very special,” Mills told the crowd at the awards ceremony. “I was looking for someone who’s gone above and beyond to help me and our entire franchise community. Pam has excelled for 25 years and is a worthy winner of this recognition.”

The most prestigious award of the event went to franchisees Jay & Stephanie Pichard from Florida and Alabama. They were recognized for not only a great year, but the outstanding work they did in supporting their local community in Florida, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October 2018. The standing ovation they received from almost 300 delegates showed the tremendous respect and affection they command from their peers.

Franchisees and their teams were also singled out for outstanding performance in direct-hire growth; risk mitigation, leading to an OSHA award for the company; payroll cost reduction; recruitment; Net Promoter Score; on-site management; leadership; and more.

Why Remedy is winning

There’s a reason Remedy was named a 2019 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review, which bases its rankings on franchisee satisfaction scores. We’re in a booming, $161 billion industry, and we’re backed by 50 years of experience with our parent company EmployBridge, the No. 1 industrial staffing provider in the U.S.

We offer extensive operational support for our franchisees, continuous monitoring to help them meet their objectives, and access to national accounts. Remedy handles payroll processing, W-2s, reporting, billing and collections, while our brand-name recognition helps with client acquisition.

Learn more

Would you like to attend next year’s conference? To find out more about what Remedy Intelligent Staffing agency franchise has to offer, please explore our research pages. You can also download our free franchise information ebook or fill out the form on this page to start a conversation.


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