JM Family Enterprises Subsidiary Home Franchise Concepts Adds Kitchen Tune-Up to its Family of Brands

December 17, 2020

JM Family Enterprises Subsidiary Home Franchise Concepts Adds Kitchen Tune-Up to its Family of Brands

Home Franchise Concepts, a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, has entered into an agreement to acquire Kitchen Tune-Up, an impressive and growing franchise company specializing in affordable kitchen updates through its network of 135 individual franchisees in 202 territories across the U.S.

JM Family and Home Franchise Concepts are focused on empowering the experienced team at Kitchen Tune-Up to continue to grow and provide value to its franchise network. This sale will provide Kitchen Tune-Up with additional resources such as expanded operational, technology and marketing support to continue to grow its reach while surpassing customer expectations.

Kitchen Tune-Up becomes the fifth brand in the Home Franchise Concepts portfolio, joining Budget Blinds, Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage, Concrete Craft and AdvantaClean.

“In adding Kitchen Tune-Up to our portfolio, we are strategically leveraging the strong culture and core competencies we’ve developed in our 50-year history working directly with the franchise model,” said Brent Burns, president and CEO, JM Family. “We feel there is great synergy between our companies and look forward to utilizing our combined talents to ensure continued success and growth for the franchisees.”

Founded in 1988 by David and Cindy Haglund in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Kitchen Tune-Up is a family-operated business with Haglund currently in the role of chairman and his daughter Heidi Morrissey as president since 2017. Morrissey, who was named one of Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s “Woman of Wonder” in 2019 and 2020, will retain her role as president following the acquisition.

Morrisey said they pride themselves on listening and understanding the needs of franchisees and ensuring that “fun is part of every remodel. Homeowners generally don’t think remodeling a kitchen is fun, so our franchisees do what they can to make the experience enjoyable for customers and one they will want to tell their friends about.”

About Kitchen Tune-Up
Founded in 1988, Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in five ways to update kitchens and cabinetry. Services include its signature 1 Day Tune-Up, cabinet painting, cabinet refacing, cabinet redooring, and new cabinets. With 202 franchised territories nationwide, Kitchen Tune-Up was named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list in 2020. Kitchen Tune-Up offers personalized service and incredible results that are structured around customer service Trustpoints to ensure a hassle-free experience from start to finish. For more information about Kitchen Tune-Up, visit www.kitchentuneup.com. To inquire about franchise opportunities, visit www.ktufranchise.com.

About Home Franchise Concepts
Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is one of the world’s largest franchising systems in the home improvement goods and services space and among the world’s largest franchise businesses. HFC’s five brands, including Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean® and Kitchen Tune-Up, are consistently rated at the top of their categories and supported by more than 1,700 franchise territories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,200 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida’s leading Lexus dealers; DataScan, a provider of solutions for wholesale asset financing and inventory risk management; and Home Franchise Concepts, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up® and Bath Tune-Up™.

JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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