Three years ago, the PIRTEK USA team set a goal to reach 100 locations by the end of 2020, and today we are proud to announce that we’ve accomplished just that. It was a real buzzer-beater; nevertheless, PIRTEK’s 100th franchise agreement was signed in December of 2020. Today, we want to celebrate this milestone by getting to know the PIRTEK franchisee who helped make this happen and why he chose our mobile franchise from the very start.
Getting to Know Tom Fechter
What excites us most about our 100th franchise agreement is that it was all made possible thanks to an existing franchisee! Tom Fechter of PIRTEK Racine, Wisconsin, is a textbook definition of a brand ambassador. Back in 2015, Tom came to us with 32 years of experience working with hydraulic farming equipment and a dream of starting his own business with the help of our franchise training and support. What makes our announcement even more significant is that when Tom joined us, he signed as our 50th location in the Milwaukee area: so having him open the 100th shows how dedicated our partners are to growing our business. He will be opening his new territory in an untapped and growing market nearby that’s showing incredible promise.
We want to take this time to thank Tom for believing in our concept from the beginning and for building his business the right way. Starting one mobile franchise takes hard work and dedication – we firmly believe that the future looks bright for Tom and his new venture!
Start a Mobile Franchise with an Iconic Brand
PIRTEK has revolutionized the hydraulic hose repair industry, and for 40 years, we have provided an unparalleled quality of service to our clients. Today, our international brand operates in over 20 countries with more than 430 locations. The COVID-19 pandemic might have slowed some franchise brands down, but not us. Over the summer months, PIRTEK USA signed seven new franchise agreements and kept our doors open as an essential business. Our customers rely on our 24/7 onsite services to keep them up and running – as we continue to grow, who knows what else the future has in store.
“Our franchise owners, our corporate employees, and our customers here in the U.S. contributed to the brand being ranked as the third-fastest growing franchise brand in the world by Franchise Times last year. The shared goal of the PIRTEK USA network is to continue our part in expanding and strengthening the brand. Each time we add a location, we make our one-hour ETA and 24/7 services available to our regional and national customers as well as potential new customers. In addition, we are consistently expanding our product base in order to satisfy the needs of customers. All of these initiatives in synchronicity will result in the consistent growth of our owner’s businesses and the PIRTEK brand overall.”
– Kim Gubera, President and CEO of PIRTEK USA.
If you’ve been thinking about launching your own business and might have some relevant experience to help you get underway, get in touch with us. Our franchisees love our hydraulic hose repair business model because new owners can start their mobile franchise with a smaller initial investment and scale accordingly. PIRTEK is in the business of helping people move forward faster, so let us help you jumpstart your business ownership dreams.
If you have any questions about PIRTEK: our franchise training and support or our tiered investment model, please feel free to contact us today.
Director of Franchise Development
In the Director of Franchise Development role, Nick leads the franchise sales, marketing, and compliance functions within the organization. He has been with PIRTEK USA for five years and during that time, he and his team have significantly contributed to the substantial growth that PIRTEK USA has achieved .