December 7

Hassle Free Home Services, Inc. Named Finalist In The Great Emerging Franchise Challenge


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Jim Vagonis 240.832.7159


Local Company Gains National Recognition for Unique Model

POTOMAC, MD – December 7, 2010 – Hassle Free Home Services, Inc. (Hassle Free) was named one of seven finalists and ultimately voted runner up in The Great Emerging Franchise Challenge. The Challenge, which was created by a group of experts in the franchising industry, looks at franchise business ideas from across the country and then selects the ones that hold the greatest potential for success.

Hassle Free announced in November that it would be partnering with Franchise Foundry of Orem, Utah to create a joint venture to franchise Hassle Free’s unique home maintenance service offering across the United States and Canada. The new company expects to start selling Hassle Free franchises beginning in early 2011.

“We feel that the recognition we received from the Challenge validates the approach we have taken since starting this company more than seven years ago,” said company founder and co-owner Jim Vagonis. “We wanted to change the way home maintenance and repair businesses operated by shifting from a project-to-project model to one where there is a trusting, ongoing relationship between contractor and client. We think that is what makes it so attractive as a franchising opportunity.”

Hassle Free has been providing comprehensive home management services to homeowners in Montgomery County, MD and neighboring areas since 2003. The company’s signature Home Ownership Made Easy (H.O.M.E.) program relieves customers of the burden of caring for their most valuable asset by handling everything from routine preventive maintenance to minor handyman repairs and even full scale remodeling work.

“From day one we have heard from homeowners about what a great concept we have, but I think this competition has also highlighted the fact that our business model should be compelling for other individuals or companies interested in investing in the home services sector,” said company co-owner and VP of operations Andrew Balfour. “By providing services year round as well as stressing the importance of the long-term relationship with the customer, the Hassle Free model provides for a more consistent, recurring revenue stream than do traditional handyman companies.”

About Hassle Free Home Services, Inc.

Hassle Free Home Services, Inc. was launched with the goal of providing homeowners with a single source for all their home maintenance and repair needs. The company has brought the concept of home management, which was once limited to the wealthiest of households, to a much broader audience. Hassle Free’s core service offering consists of a monthly maintenance program. In addition, the company delivers a comprehensive list of services through trusted service partners to address all of their customers’ home management needs. For more information, please visit or call 301-294-9444.

About The Great Emerging Franchise Challenge

The idea behind “The Great Emerging Franchise Challenge” (Challenge) is to help organizations get started by putting together a group of franchise professional who have “Been there and done that”, to help the new franchisor get started, without draining them of their capital. The Challenge utilizes their expertise and relationships to help these new companies get started quickly and efficiently.

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