Franchisee Luke Chapa Channels His BBQ Love Into a Cleaning Franchise Business Opportunity
Ventura County, Calif., Bar-B-Clean franchise owner Luke Chapa sings the praises of this low investment franchise he started with his wife, Lisa.
Why did you choose Bar-B-Clean cleaning business for sale?
I chose Bar-B-Clean for a few reasons. First, it was a good match for me considering I love barbecuing and even more, barbecuing on a clean grill. Also, I knew there was a need for this business in Ventura County, Calif., where I’m from.
Also, I liked the professional branding of this cleaning franchise business opportunity. It’s not a glamorous business, but we are providing a great service. I like that Bar-B-Clean’s standards for how we conduct our business make us stand out above our competitors.
Finally, the low start-up costs made it more appealing. I’ve always wanted to have my own business, and since Bar-B-Clean is a low investment franchise, I didn’t have to invest my entire savings to start one.
What is the best part of your day?
The best part of my workday is seeing a satisfied customer. I’ve cleaned grills that have never been cleaned and some that haven’t been cleaned in over 10 years. But when I’m done and see a customer’s positive expression with the end result, it makes it all worth the hard work I put into it.
What support have you received after starting your cleaning franchise business opportunity?
Bar-B-Clean founder Bryan Weinstein supports his franchisees. Being this was our first year in the business, we had a lot of questions that he answered for us when we needed him. Another source of support has been my fellow franchisees. We call each other to bounce ideas and find solutions to issues we come across. I have made some great friends in this business.
What personal benefits are you enjoying with your Bar-B-Clean cleaning franchise business opportunity?
One big benefit is being able to employ my brother who is my lead technician and my wife, Lisa, who is my office manager. Having people work for you whom you can trust is a great benefit in my opinion.
What advice would you give to someone considering a Bar-B-Clean low investment franchise?
First, make sure it’s a good fit for you. It’s labor intensive to clean grills, but the rewards are awesome. Do your homework and ask a lot of questions. Talk to other franchisees. Keep in mind that you are starting a business so you need to learn all aspects like marketing, business taxes and licenses, etc.