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Franchise Spotlight: Toni Amenrud, Owner of Kitchen Tune-Up St. Paul Northeast

Toni Amenrud joined the Kitchen Tune-Up family in St. Paul, MN, this year because, she says, she wanted to own her destiny.

After more than 20 years in marketing, Toni found herself looking for a new opportunity. She explored franchises. Toni initially wanted an ice cream business but learned that food franchises’ survival can prove tricky.

Toughest of all, Toni’s search for her new career…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Choosing a Proven Business Model

Julio Penaranda wanted to run his own business—after all, he’d spent 20 years supporting others as they achieved their business goals. “I was tired of helping other people become successful entrepreneurs and finally took the plunge” into hunting for his own venture, he recalls.

The idea of a franchise held strong appeal. “I knew I wanted to buy into a franchise system, as franchises have a…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Focusing on Family Business in Franklin, IN

Tim Caswell was ready to leave the automotive industry, where he had built a career managing product development. But Tim wasn’t looking to retire—he craved a new challenge and wanted his own business. After about a year of investigating franchises, he’d come close to committing a few times, “but just didn’t feel it was the right fit for our family,” he says.

The key word there: Family. For Tim…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Continuing the Kitchen Tune-Up Legacy in Downers Grove, Illinois

JC Davila has recently joined the Kitchen Tune-Up family with his location in Downers Grove, Illinois. Open and already servicing the area, JC’s Kitchen Tune-Up has started 2020 strong and only looks to be growing thanks to JC’s dedicated team and business savvy. 

But JC’s Kitchen Tune-Up story actually begins a quarter century ago, when Kitchen Tune-Up Downers Grove originally opened.

Why I…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Owner Spotlight: Ready for Business in Winston-Salem

Kitchen Tune-Up continues to grow, and in January 2020, the Kitchen Tune-Up family welcomed another premiere location to our lineup. Peter Mahoney has set up shop in Winston-Salem, NC and has been diligently serving the area ever since.

From construction to cabinetry

Peter comes from a long career in the construction industry, managing the renovation of high rise buildings and luxury…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Kitchen Tune-Up Denver, CO: Open For Business

The Kitchen Tune-Up family is ever-growing, and this past January, we welcomed another Tunie to our team! Paul and Kathryn Jost opened their very own Kitchen Tune-Up location in Denver, Colorado and have been busily serving the area ever since.

“We loved the idea of being the master of our own identity as business owners”

Paul and Kathryn Jost weren’t strangers to the world of business. Paul had…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Why I Bought A Franchise: A Fast Way to Build a Solid Business

Kitchen Tune-Ups dot a lot of the U.S. map, and we’re excited to say one of those dots has settled in Rogers, Arkansas. Ryan Bennet and his wife, Alex have taken the lead as the premiere kitchen remodeling team of northwestern Arkansas.

Ryan Bennet was no stranger to home makeovers. Both he and Alex brought years of home construction experience to the table. In fact, before coming to Kitchen…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Day in the Life- Never Missing a Beat

Terry Wojcickij retired in the spring of 2019 but quickly grew restless so he and his wife, Cheryl, began looking into franchising. They looked at dozens and dozens of franchise brands and were not able to find the right fit until they finally attended a presentation by Kitchen Tune-Up’s President, Heidi Morrissey. Within 2 minutes, they knew they had found the perfect opportunity and Terry took…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Informational

Day in the Life - Collaborating for Success

Chase Vincent may be new to franchising, but he’s been around a business block or two. Chase and his wife Elizabeth work every day to make sure their Kitchen Tune-Up helps not just their Louisville customers, but their fellow KTU franchisees, as well.

Chase reserves time each day to step back from his busy schedule and do something to help a Kitchen Tune-Up family member grow their branch of…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: RecognitionInformational

Tired of Getting Laid-off?

Just the possibility of getting laid off is enough to make anyone a nervous wreck. In fact, many American workers are literally sick from the stresses of job insecurity. With everything else going on in the world right now, the last thing anyone needs is to worry about whether or not they’ll be let go to bolster someone else’s bottom line.

Be your own boss

What if you could take your career…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Informational

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