Spend five minutes on the phone with Thomas Scott, and you will want to run out and change the world — and scoop up a few franchise concepts along the way. Scott is the CEO and Co-Founder of Home Run Franchises. He has assembled a team of young and experienced operations and marketing staff who understand franchising. Their approach is disruptive and they are writing their own playbook on how to win the franchise game. Thomas lives and breathes franchising and his enthusiasm is infectious.
Home Run Franchises is the umbrella brand over a collection of home service brands that include: Up Closets, The Lighting Squad, Dryer Vent Superheroes, and Lifestyle Window Films.
The brands have been experiencing impressive growth, and it is no wonder.
Scott is a firm believer that, “if you want to maximize your personal value and receive the maximum benefit you can for your time and work, owning a franchise offers you the fastest path to accomplish this goal.”
He is a self-admitted franchise enthusiast on a mission to help people become business owners. He is also the first one to tell you that he doesn’t mind challenging the conventional thinking about how to grow successful franchise concepts with happy and profitable franchise owners.
Franchising is a regulated industry and it provides a legal structure designed to protect franchisees and franchisors alike. That’s a good thing. Scott’s approach to franchise recruitment is unconventional – he sees his role as a talent recruiter more than a franchise salesperson. Scott looks for character, drive, motivation and culture fit before he looks at net worth or financial ability. In fact, financial ability is the last qualifier he considers.
“It’s one of the reasons we are growing,” he said. “I’ve franchised 9 concepts and have worked with hundreds of brands as a franchise consultant. I felt that some of our pack mentality thinking about growth was just wrong. I look for that spark of passion, for people who really want to be a business owner, for people who are really hungry to be successful. For people that the industry might dismiss or see as unqualified but that really deserve a chance. If I can see that, that they want to do it, I’m going to give them a chance. We’ll figure out how to make it happen.”
The Home Run Franchises business is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Scott’s time spent in the franchising industry. To him, franchising is the industry, the brands within it are just vehicles to help people get to where they want to go in life.
“We are in the franchise business, recruiting people, developing them the whole time,” Scott said. “At its best we allow people to make an impact around them and be a change agent for good. The right franchise can be a lifeline for someone to change. It’s one of the most important value propositions a franchise system can offer today – buying a franchise is a professional development path for young and experienced entrepreneurs alike.”
Scott practices what he preaches. The franchise owners in his network are a diverse, very inclusive group. He spends a lot of time creating entrepreneur experiences for young people, most recently a person from Ukraine whose entire family has been affected by recent events. “Franchising, especially in the home services industry, is one of the greatest American business models there is. If you have the skills and the passion to build a business, then you can do this.”
When it comes to working with Spadea Lignana Franchise Attorneys, Scott says “It’s a great legal partner. It’s a challenge to find an attorney such as Tom Spadea, who has actual franchise development experience and brings a practical view of risk management while still keeping you safe and compliant.”
All of the Home Run Franchise brands are members of the Spadea Lignana CORE Program. This enables Thomas and his team to be in touch with their legal team anytime needed at one monthly price rather than hourly billing. The Home Run Franchise team also utilizes the Spadea Lignana CAP software, their proprietary cloud-based system where clients can effectively and efficiently manage FDD Disclosures and Franchise Agreement executions.
The Spadea Lignana group congratulates Thomas and the rest of the Home Run Franchises team on their remarkable growth.
If you would like to learn more about franchise ownership with Home Run Franchises, reach out to them via their website.