Zach Conord counts himself as lucky: he gets to work with his wife, Sarah, and his father, Albert (A.T.), a retired marine colonel aviator, almost every day. Zach and A.T. co-own the Office Pride franchise in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Sarah is the office manager; the Conord’s could not be happier about the family business arrangement.
The Conord’s’ family business is one of many that fuel the American economy. In fact, family businesses generate more than 50 percent of the U.S. Gross National Product. So while the Conord’s’ case might not be very unique, their association with Office Pride is what makes it thrive.
Office Pride’s faith-based values are a perfect fit for families who are looking for work-life balance and to create a legacy business that can be passed down generations. At a time when working for large corporations can feel fruitless, an Office Pride franchise business provides nourishment for both body and soul. Office Pride is a firm believer in family values—Office Pride’s CEO, Todd Hopkins and Area Developer, Troy Hopkins, are brothers—and encourages families to build the business together.
Why build a legacy franchise business? First, family members form a reliable network of people you can count on to staff and grow your business. Just ask Daniel and Kelly Eckels, Office Pride franchisees in Delaware. Their daughter, Julie, who is a teacher, helps the business in the summers. Second, you get to work with the people you love. Working 9-5 away from home takes you away from loved ones and working and playing together makes for easier work-life balance. Equally important, investing in a franchising business model means families can leverage the franchisor’s expertise and brand recognition in the industry to scale up their own business quickly.
As many Office Pride franchisees including the Conords and the Eckels have discovered, crafting a family business can be rewarding in many ways especially when the parent company’s values match yours closely.
Visit Office Pride to discover how you can build a legacy business that aligns with your family values.