Low Start-Up Costs and In-Demand Services Attracted this Former Corporate Employee to the Home Services Franchise
After years of enduring the corporate grind, David Manley decided that working long hours for someone else just didn’t fit with what he wanted anymore. The Texas native worked as a supply chain manager for a manufacturing company before establishing ProLift Garage Doors of Amarillo and Canyon in September 2022.
When he decided to make the move from employee to entrepreneur, he enlisted the help of a Franchise Consultant who opened his eyes to the many opportunities and support that franchising offered. Prior to that, Manley had a narrow view of franchising. “I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there were so many options with low startup costs and low overhead,” he says. Manley was excited when he found the ProLift opportunity and liked many things about it: the business model, the value proposition and the in-demand services. He also loved the idea of being part of Premium Services Brands. “The company has a great culture of philanthropy and offers amazing support. Plus, it opens the door to investing in additional brands that complement my ProLift business,” he says.
Manley and his wife, Natascha, run the business together. Natascha works part time while he focuses on daily operations and managing the workflow for his technicians. Manley enjoys his new-found flexibility and having control over the decisions that impact his future.
It’s extremely important to care about your neighbors and help wherever you can.
The Manleys love helping the community with their business. In addition to supporting local sports teams (David officiates high school football), they coordinate food drives for Fill With Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides care packages with healthy snack items to elementary, intermediate and high school students. They also participate in community events like the local “trunk or treat” and homecoming parade events. “I believe it’s extremely important to give back to the local community, care about your neighbors and help wherever we can,” Manley says.
Premium Service Brands
ProLift Garage Doors is a franchise with Premium Service Brands (PSB), a leading franchisor of home services brands. Since its inception, PSB has grown to a network of more than 1,100 locations across North America. Other franchises under the PSB umbrella include House Doctors, Rubbish Works Junk Removal, 360 ̊ Painting, RooterMan, Maid Right, The Grout Medic, and Window Gang. Franchisees benefit from being part of the $506 billion home services industry.
For more information about the ProLift Garage Doors franchise, go to https://www.premiumservicebrands.com/prolift-garage-doors/.
Why ProLift Garage Doors?
ProLift Garage Doors repairs and replaces overhead garage doors and more for residential and commercial clients. Franchisees benefit from the flexibility of semi-absentee ownership and multiple revenue streams from the variety of services listed below.
- Door Installation: For homeowners with dated garages, or those building new homes, ProLift installs garage doors that elevate the look of the property.
- Repairs: When a homeowner’s garage door breaks down, ProLift services and repairs all makes and models.
- Garage Door Tune-Up: Like cars, garage doors need tune-ups to prevent breakdowns. ProLift offers a 21-point safety inspection, lubrication and garage door tune-up.
- Truck Repair and Replacement: When a garage door goes off its track or bends, ProLift can fix it within a few hours.
- Spring Replacement: Springs are one of the most common parts to break on a garage door. ProLift replaces the springs for all makes and models of garage doors.
The Garage Door Installation Market Size
According to IBISWorld, the garage door installation industry was valued at $327.2 million in 2022. The market size has grown 1.4% per year on average between 2017 and 2022 and has increased faster than the consumer goods and services sector overall.