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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

“Kitchen Tune-Up People Are Eager to Face New Challenges”

After years of waking before dawn to start an hour-long slog to his office, Michael Stratton was ready to leave his job. “The night I said goodbye to the corporate world, I set the alarm clock for something different. I turned to my wife and said, ‘I am never getting up at 4:30 again!’” he recalled.

Michael’s delight was about much more than just the chance to grab some extra shuteye. His…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Embracing Virtual Training in Arvada, CO

When AJ Taylor and Judy Dawson-Taylor joined the Kitchen Tune-Up family with a franchise in Arvada, CO, they initially considered postponing their Kitchen Tune-Up training. The pandemic meant that new owners’ training was all online. The Taylors thought about waiting until they could train in person at the Home Office in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Now the Taylors say they’re glad they gave the…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: RecognitionInformational

Welcoming Fenton, MI to the Kitchen Tune-Up Family

Coming soon to Fenton, MI: Kitchen Tune-Up’s new face, Cindy Frohriep, will launch her franchise.

Cindy’s path to the Kitchen Tune-Up family is an unusual one that truly keeps “family” at the center of the Kitchen Tune-Up experience.

Her brother, Mike Juneac, opened his own franchise last October in Hoover, AL. Mike was so sold on the company that when Cindy began searching for a new career…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

Entrepreneurship in Streetsboro, OH

Keeping busy is never a problem for Scott Deevers.  Kitchen Tune-Up’s new owner in Streetsboro, OH, already had plenty on his plate before becoming a Tunie.

Scott describes himself as father to “an exciting family” with active involvement in their community, school, and soccer. Rescued pets happily dash around their home. The family hosts soccer coaches from around the world who come to Ohio to…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Recognition

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

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