HOODZ President Nathan Willard Talks Brand’s Huge Potential
Recurring revenue is just one of the many differentiators this commercial exhaust cleaning franchise opportunity offers to entrepreneurs
When Nathan Willard talks to potential HOODZ franchise owners, they tend to take note. That’s because in addition to being the brand’s president, he also spent six years as a business coach, so he knows how to address business challenges — and maximize opportunities.
These days, he’s talking to entrepreneurs who are looking to launch a small business and get in on the expanding U.S. economy. They have a lot of options, which is why he leads with the many ways that a HOODZ commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning franchise is the way to go. And he tends to lead with how this business is designed to capture ongoing, predictable revenue.
Unique model allows for recurring revenue
“Owning a HOODZ franchise means that you’re interacting with businesses who have to meet local and state fire codes, which in turn means they have a certain cleaning frequency,” he explains. “No matter what kind of kitchen exhaust that might be, it falls into our scope of work.”
“Some might think that work dried up during the pandemic. They would be wrong,” Willard says, noting that “a lot of restaurants did slow down, but they still had to have their exhaust cleaning done. “Even with the challenges that were faced during the pandemic, our model showed that the possibility of recurring revenue is strong during uncertain times. A great example of this is our pizza oven cleanings…”
Training, support and reputation make all the difference
“HOODZ franchise owners also benefited from being part of the BELFOR Franchise Group. From best-in-class onboarding and training for owners and techs to ongoing support and mentoring, they are prepared to operate a successful, dependable business from day one. That made a lot of difference during an economically challenging time,” Willard says.
“We were able to continue training online during the shutdown, so people could get their franchise up and running, and know they were doing things the right way,” he says. “Then they could tap into the local community, get into those kitchens and do great work, and then suddenly they were filling up their appointment books with monthly, quarterly and other regular cleanings. With HOODZ, you can build a book of business quickly, and know that you have all the support you need to serve those clients, and over time grow to more trucks and techs as your business expands.”
Owning a successful restaurant hood cleaning business doesn’t have to break the bank. HOODZ is one of the most affordable franchise opportunities in the booming $838 billion restaurant industry. The total investment to begin operations for a new HOODZ franchise ranges from $74,221 to $179,840. Not only do we offer in-house financing for 50% of the franchise fee, but we also have third-party relationships to help you finance any additional business needs. We also proudly offer veterans who are interested in joining our franchise family a discount.