Award Winners

Empower Brands, a multi-brand franchisor of premium commercial and residential services, recently announced the winners of the company’s Franchisee of the Year awards during its 2024 annual meeting held in Las Vegas.

"This year's convention theme was 'upping the ante,' which was perfectly suited to our Las Vegas setting and the year of achievements from our franchisees, teams and dedicated partners,” says Scott Zide, CEO of Empower Brands. "The enthusiasm and ‘all-in’ mentality was unparalleled as we convened, blending the expertise of both new and seasoned brands and franchisees to exchange insights, discuss brand evolution and most importantly, to honor the phenomenal achievements of our people. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to our award recipients. Their successes this year are a reflection of the power of an empowered mindset, and I’m eager to see their continued growth."

Empower Brands’ Franchisee of the Year awards highlight the accomplishments of owners who not only excel in sales but have a passion for the business and their customers. Recipients are true representatives of the brand's core values and serve as gold-standard examples to their peers and fellow owners.

This year’s award winners include:

2023 Archadeck Outdoor Living Franchisee of the Year:

• Steve and Jane Habib - Seattle Eastside, Washington 

2023 Conserva Irrigation Franchisee of the Year:

• Vanesa Ellis - Northeast Florida

2023 FRSTeam Franchisee of the Year:

• Jeff and Shelly Waters - Tulsa, Oklahoma

2023 JanPro Franchisee of the Year:

• Robert Burns - Western Carolinas

2023 Koala Insulation Franchisee of the Year:

• Jeramie and Nicole Snelling - West Florida

2023 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchisee of the Year:

• Rick and Margie Popio - Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia

2023 Superior Fence and Rail Franchisee of the Year:

• Gary and Andrea Locke - Southwest Florida

"This year, our franchisees have not only exceeded expectations but also redefined excellence in our industry,” says Tom Welter, president of Empower Brands. “Their dedication and innovation are the driving forces behind our network's growth and success. As we celebrate their achievements, we remain committed to supporting their journey toward new heights of success. I'm thrilled to see how we'll continue to elevate our collective performance in the coming year."