ABM Franchising Group celebrated 40 years of providing clients with unparalleled service during its largest Continuing Education Conference on February 7-9, 2019, when more than 1,200 Linc Service and TEGG franchise employees, and ABM employees came to the Hyatt Regency Atlanta for educational sessions, awards and an opportunity to network with vendors.
The annual conference, which was themed Building on Four Decades of Excellence, offered more than 90 educational courses, dozens of roundtable discussions and the Vendor Showcase, which featured more than 90 industry vendors – the largest in the history of the event. The event's Signature Sponsors included Carrier Enterprise, Nu Flow Technologies, Sunbelt Rentals and Viega. View a complete list of industry vendors who participated here.
"It's hard to believe that our franchising network is celebrating 40 years, but we are proud to have been providing excellent service to our clients for four decades," said Bruce Phibbs, Senior Vice President of ABM Franchising Group. "It has been truly outstanding to watch ABM Franchising Group grow from its humble beginnings to the international network that it has become."
ABM Franchising Group hosts the annual conference to provide educational and networking opportunities for its franchises, Linc Service and TEGG contractors. The 2019 event included a motivational speech from Alan Stein, Jr., an experienced performance coach, consultant, speaker and author, who has spent more than 15 years working with the world's highest performing basketball players.
During the conference's Award Presentation, Anthony Mechanical Services, Inc., a Linc Service franchise since 1982 from Midland, Texas,, was named the Linc Service Contractor of the Year.
The Contractor of the Year Award is presented annually by ABM Franchising Group to the most outstanding Linc Service contractor. Criteria for achieving the award is based on, but not limited to, implementation of the Linc Service system and overall sales activity and performance.
"Anthony Mechanical Services' implementation of the Linc Service System is very evident, and we would discuss this every month," said Linc Service Area Vice President Carlos Lozano. "This monthly look into their business allowed them to be immediately proactive to making changes, versus reacting. They were able to adapt to the changing landscape of opportunities, and drive expectations from everyone on their team. This award is the culmination of many years of hard work by every individual in this organization."
ABM Franchising Group is committed to providing Linc Service and TEGG franchisees the resources they need to be able to create opportunities for their business to succeed.
The 2020 Continuing Education Conference and Vendor Showcase is scheduled for January 23-25, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga.