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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

“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

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