Kitchen Solvers Announces New Vice President, Director Of Franchise Operations

LACROSSE, WI | Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Kitchen Solvers, a full-service kitchen and bath remodeling franchise headquartered in LaCrosse, Wisc., with more than 140 locations in the United States and Canada, is pleased to announce the addition of Rick McGarry as vice president, director of franchise operations to its corporate staff. The appointment, effective immediately, was announced by Kitchen Solvers’ president Jason Baldner.

In his new role, McGarry is responsible for developing processes and systems at the corporate level that will serve as the foundation for the growth and support of all Kitchen Solvers franchises. His first major project is to analyze and upgrade Kitchen Solvers’ Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. Improvements to the CRM program will enhance franchisees’ capabilities to efficiently track leads, sales and customers. The new system will also include business/franchisee business management features.

“Rick’s knowledge of enterprise systems and business technology will prove to be a valuable asset to the growth and development of Kitchen Solvers,” Baldner said. “His experience combined with his professionalism and progressive outlook will help us achieve our long term growth objectives”.

McGarry previously held the position of vice president of Sleeping Giant Studios, a high-end web design and engineering company. His responsibilities included sales and creative development processes. Prior to his employment with Sleeping Giant Studios, McGarry specialized in developing and implementing numerous enterprise systems while working for the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial HVAC products, Trane Company, a division of American Standard.

“I am looking forward to helping build an infrastructure that will allow all of our franchisees to take their businesses to the next level. This is a critical ingredient in stimulating rapid and consistent growth of our franchise system,” McGarry said. “In today’s business culture, effective systems are the foundation for success and a necessity to create efficiencies that drive down costs and increase profit. I am looking forward to collaborating with our franchisees to achieve these goals.” About Kitchen Solvers Based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Kitchen Solvers is a full-service kitchen and bath remodeling franchise specializing in cabinet refacing, new cabinets, solid surface countertops, glueless laminate flooring, bath liners and wall surrounds, and closet organizers. Entrepreneur magazine ranked Kitchen Solvers # 224 on their “Top 500” franchise list in 2004, up 49 positions from 2003. Kitchen Solvers has more than 140 franchise locations in 32 U.S. states and Canada.

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301 4th St. South
LaCrosse, WI

Phone: (608)791-5518
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