When Mike Brown was ready to retire, he and his wife Dawn were on the same page. “We both knew we wanted to do something to serve our community,” Dawn says. “We also knew we wanted to work for ourselves, not someone else.”
Their goals were in place, but what venture would meet those goals? The Browns found Kitchen Tune-Up, and discovered that the company’s emphasis on family, community and entrepreneurship fit their dreams. Now the Browns are the new owners of Kitchen Tune-Up of Chattanooga.
Like many Tunies, they joined Kitchen Tune-Up without specific career experience in home renovations or kitchen remodeling. Mike was in law enforcement. Dawn notes that they realized they would need to find an opportunity with strong support to get them started.
“We both wanted to ‘own’ our own business but knew we needed help and guidance,” Dawn recalls. “We chose Kitchen Tune-Up because we felt like there would always be a need for the service, and we were immediately drawn to the culture of Kitchen Tune-Up.”
Kitchen Tune-Up’s extensive, focused training and mentoring programs keep owners like the Browns informed and supported all the time—not just when they first become Kitchen Tune-Up franchisees.
Working with homeowners to help them choose the right materials and designs comes readily to the outgoing Browns. “We love updating people’s kitchens because we love helping people,” Dawn says. For their Chattanooga mission statement, they want customers to know, “We are relationship builders and want to be an integral part of the community that we call home. We are here to bring families together one kitchen at a time.”
With four grown children, three grandchildren and a new grandchild on the way, the Browns are busy grandparents as well as busy Tunies. They also love animals—their 12-acre farm boasts chickens, donkeys, and a dog.
Kitchen Tune-Up of Chattanooga not only serves Chattanooga, but also eight nearby communities, offering the full range of Kitchen Tune-Up services. Whether you need the original Tune-Up to refresh existing cabinets’ look, or you want entirely new custom cabinets, or anything in between, Mike and Dawn, and their team will work with you to turn your kitchen dreams into realities. Visit their website today to find out what they can do for you.