Knoxville is a rapidly growing area with lots of new construction. It is also home to world class research facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which draw in a lot of manufacturers – particularly those working with advanced materials and robotics. In addition, the surrounding areas are home to large auto parts manufacturing plants. These thriving industries have encouraged the opening of a new PIRTEK location: PIRTEK Knoxville.
This industrial diversity encouraged new Franchise Owners Drew Roschli & Kyle Roschli to seek out business opportunities in the area. While the two brothers grew up in Knoxville, they had each spent their professional careers elsewhere.
“We were looking for a business to bring us back home to Tennessee,” said Kyle Roschli. “Drew found PIRTEK on the Entrepreneur Top Franchises list and liked the business. He presented it to me, knowing I’d had positive experiences working with PIRTEK in the past.”
The only franchise brand of its kind in the United States, PIRTEK USA specializes in hydraulic and industrial hose services through its locations throughout the country. PIRTEK team members are available 24/7 to provide onsite repairs to hydraulic and industrial hoses, thanks to the company’s specially equipped Mobile Service Vehicles.
“One of the most attractive parts of the PIRTEK franchise structure is the two-tier system, which allows franchisees like ourselves to get into the system more easily,” said Drew. “The Tier 2 franchise, which is mobile only, drastically lowers the barriers to entry.”
PIRTEK’s Tier 2 mobile-only option enables entrepreneurs to start a franchise at a lower point of entry.