Window Hero Founder Tyler Kirk is on a Mission to Empower Others
All superheroes have amazing powers. Some can fly, turn invisible or lift entire buildings. But that’s just in the movies. In the real world, those powers don’t exist, but heroes certainly do. Everyday heroes still have great powers, but the human kind. For Window Hero founder Tyler Kirk, his superpower is resilience and hard work.
Kirk lost his hearing as a child and was always determined to be “normal.” Even though his impairment made communication and learning more difficult, he found success by working harder than anyone else and eventually earned a scholarship to play collegiate tennis. After college, Kirk couldn’t find a job he loved and decided to go into business for himself cleaning windows in 2005.
Within two years, he had three trucks and six employees servicing homes full time. By 2008, several friends from college were impressed by Kirk’s endeavor and wanted to copy what he’d done in their hometowns.
“This is where the idea of potentially adding locations in other cities came to fruition,” he says. “From there, we grew exponentially in our Charlotte location and began franchising in 2013.”
Fast forward to today and Window Hero has expanded throughout the Southeast and continues to grow. The window cleaning franchise also offers power washing and gutter cleaning services.
Building Confidence in Franchise Owners
As a leader, Kirk’s strategy is to empower the people around him. “I strive to build confidence in our franchise owners. It’s exciting to see others realize they can run their businesses well and be rewarded,” he says.
He also looks for leadership skills in his franchise owners. “Our ideal owner is someone who is influential, humble, teachable, values commitment to relationships, and has great communication skills,” he says.
Window Hero hosts adventure-driven activities to build engagement and a team environment. “An engaged franchisee is more likely to be successful. This allows owners to get to know each other better, which helps create a willingness for them to collaborate toward each of their successes,” he says.
The Window Hero Franchise Opportunity
Team building is a big part of Window Hero’s culture. The company holds face-to-face meetings around fun, outdoor activities and events such as whitewater rafting and zip-lining where franchise owners can discuss challenges, swap ideas and solutions, and expand professional development. The company works hard to build camaraderie, so franchise owners feel like part of something much bigger than just their businesses. Here are the qualities of an ideal franchise owner.
• Motivated to start something new
• Loves to learn, lead and grow
• Has sufficient capital for a lasting commitment
• Faces challenges with tenacity and positivity
• Enjoys being active and has a sense of humor
Window Hero has an in-house scheduling center, which takes all the calls and leads on behalf of franchise owners, allowing them to focus on the customer and their teams to produce quality work. Services include:
• Window Cleaning
• Pressure Washing
• Gutter Cleaning
• Gutter Guards
For more information about the Window Hero franchise, visit https://windowhero.com/franchise.