The Grout Medic Franchisees Empower Hispanic Community with Kids-Lift Program

Serving the Community is a Blessing for the Barrios Family

The Barrios Family Shares Their Inspiring Journey of Service and Success

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Since 2006, Harold and Tania Barrios and son Jesus have served their Denver community as The Grout Medic franchisees. Not only do they offer a great service for homeowners, businesses, and property managers, but the franchise makes it easy for them to give back. As immigrants from Venezuela, elevating the Hispanic community has always been important to them. With the support of The Grout Medic’s parent company, Premium Service Brands, and its Kids-Lift Program, they can partner with Spanish-speaking schools and make a real difference for children through a variety of service projects. Here’s what Harold and Tania have to say about the benefits and challenges of running the grout cleaning, sealing and repairing franchise.

The Grout Medic franchisees

What Attracted You to The Grout Medic?

We wanted to find a way to help homeowners, business owners, hotels and property managers have a nice alternative to full tile replacement. At The Grout Medic, we are able to take old, dirty tile and grout and make it look like new in one day for a fraction of the cost! We help our clients save money.

What Did You Do Prior to The Grout Medic?

We owned a janitorial company since 1992. Our son, Jesus, worked with us, learning to clean and be a hard worker like his parents! Growing up, Jesus didn’t want to be part of the family business but realized it is a joy and blessing to work with people he loves and trusts – mom and dad!

How do You Give Back to Your Community Through the Business?

We have always appreciated giving back to our community through food and toy drives. Because we are immigrants from Venezuela who moved to Colorado in 1982, we really feel a sense of responsibility to give back to the Hispanic community here in the Denver area.

How Does Premium Service Brands and the Kids-Lift Program Empower You to Give Back?

Having the support of Premium Service Brands and now initiating the Kids-Lift Program here in the Denver area is invaluable. We plan to partner with schools with Spanish-speaking students and give back.

What have been the Best Part and Biggest Challenges of Franchise Ownership with The Grout Medic?

The best part of franchise ownership with Grout Medic is seeing our business grow. We started in 2006 with just ourselves. Now we have 12 technicians and even our original technicians’ children working together. You are always worried if your risk of buying a franchise will work out. We are thankful that we made the right decision and have many blessings! The biggest challenge of franchise ownership is the constant worry of making the best decisions about marketing, supplies and hiring the right technicians. Although these can be challenging, it is nice to have the opportunity to market them as a business owners.

Premium Service Brands

The Grout Medic 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, ProLift Garage Doors, 360 ̊ Painting, RooterMan, Maid Right, Window Gang, and Rubbish Works Junk Removal. Franchisees benefit from being part of the $506 billion home services industry.

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A Variety of Services

From grout cleaning and color sealing to tile and water damage repair, The Grout Medic offers a variety of home and commercial services. Customers appreciate the brand’s proprietary green grout cleaning technology. According to a study on corporate social responsibility, 87% of respondents positively view companies that support social or environmental issues.

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