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Kitchen Tune-Up’s Annual National Reunion Embodies Theme of “One Tuniverse”

Kitchen Tune-Up hosted its annual convention and awards ceremony last month from September 21-23. Embodying the theme of “One Tuniverse,” hundreds of attendees, including franchisees, home office team members, and suppliers came together for the event virtually.

Encompassing the theme of “One Tuniverse,” this year’s convention motivated franchisees to “tunify” their professional development and…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Kitchen Tune-Up’s Heidi Morrissey Honored as “Woman of Wonder” in Franchising

Kitchen Tune-Up President, Heidi Morrissey, is one of Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s 50 Women of Wonder for the second consecutive year. The award honors women franchisors who break barriers and create paths into business ownership for others to follow.

The award citation notes that her “steadfast leadership and encouragement keep her team laser-focused and her franchise family moving forward.”…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Home Improvement is (Still) On the Rise

With more time on their hands, more money in their pockets, and a craving for space, people kept home by the pandemic are driving the already booming home improvement market even higher.

Remodelers specializing in kitchens are seeing business grow:

• Kitchen and bath remodeling professionals saw a 40 percent increase in demand during June 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Informational

The Official Kitchen Tune-Up Dictionary

Businesses often have their own unique dictionaries, usually with company specific abbreviations or shorthand. What most businesses don’t have though, is an entire array of nouns and verbs that play off their name. At Kitchen Tune-Up, our franchise owners named themselves “Tunies” over three decades ago and even designated new and seasoned franchise owners as “Baby Tunies” and “Tuneasaurases.”…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Informational

How to Support Your Spouse’s Franchise Dreams

You’re enthusiastic about owning your own business. You want your spouse or partner to have your back and share your enthusiasm. As you’re starting down the path toward business success, how can you make it easier for your spouse to support your Kitchen Tune-Up dreams?

Start With Yourself

Before you talk to your spouse about how to support you, pause and take a look at yourself. Be sure you’re…

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Owner Spotlight: Looking for Adventure in Louisiana

People join the Kitchen Tune-Up family in many ways. Some are retiring but want a new challenge. Others are mid-career and need a change. Not many have direct experience with kitchen renovation as a business.

Then there’s Shane Yarbrough. Shane comes to Kitchen Tune-Up by an unusual route: He worked as a sales representative for one of Kitchen Tune-Up’s suppliers.

When Shane and his wife Renee…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Building Success in Sugar Land, TX

Joe Boyd wasn’t really looking to own a franchise at first. And once he started thinking about ownership, Kitchen Tune-Up wasn’t the first franchise he investigated.

Now Joe and Amanda Boyd are the enthusiastic new owners of Kitchen Tune-Up Sugar Land, TX, all thanks to one class Joe took in grad school.

Joe spent 13 years in sales and marketing for the oil and gas service industry. Amanda was…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Carrying on the Kitchen Tune-Up Tradition in Virginia

In historic Williamsburg, VA, residents can be pretty house-proud—after all, they live in one of early America’s most treasured areas, and they love their homes. Kitchen Tune-Up already has years of experience making kitchens here more beautiful and functional. With new owner Craig Smith taking over Kitchen Tune-Up of Hampton Roads, more homeowners are going to have the chance to see how special…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Owner Spotlight: Embracing Community in Avon, IN

Greg Mirise recalls his most memorable kitchen renovation—his own.

Long before Greg joined Kitchen Tune-Up, he and wife Jill got their kitchen remodeled, a six-week “gut job” that included lots of demolition. For Greg, weeks of cooking in a makeshift kitchen upstairs were ultimately worthwhile because his home’s renovated kitchen is so important to his family: “To this day, it remains the heart…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Kitchen Tune-Up Opens in Mission Viejo, CA

Kitchen Tune-Up has opened its doors in Mission Viejo, CA. New franchisee Yashar Hooshvar is ready to bring beautiful kitchen upgrades to customers all over southern Orange County.

Yashar comes from a career in contracting and construction management. He started investigating franchises when he realized he wanted the financial independence and control of working for himself. Kitchen Tune-Up was…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

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