Former PIRTEK Regional Manager acquires mobile-only location, plans to upgrade quickly into full Tier 1 store
Most PIRTEK franchisees come from outside the company and become immersed in the brand through PIRTEK’s pre-launch training. Others, such as Jeff Brilliott, come from within – they’re already familiar with the business, firsthand.
“I’ve traveled to a lot of centers around the country,” said Brilliott, former PIRTEK Regional Sales Manager and the new Owner of PIRTEK Riverside in Austin, TX. “There aren’t a lot of them I haven’t been to. In a market that is already doing well, this just seemed too good to pass up.”
PIRTEK provides hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services to industries including construction, marine, manufacturing, and equipment rental. There are now 92 PIRTEK franchises and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the country. Globally, PIRTEK has more than 400 locations and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries.
Brilliott worked more than two years in his Regional Sales Manager position, overseeing the Texas, Louisiana, and Colorado regions. Before that, he had a sales career in lawn, landscaping and pest control industries.
The Austin-based PIRTEK opened in 2017 as a Tier 2, mobile-only location. Brilliott acquired the franchise this month and plans to upgrade to a brick-and-mortar location as soon as possible. “You get a little more exposure with a Tier 1, clearly,” he said. “It’s one of my goals to get into a building rather quickly.”
The mobile-only, Tier 2 model allows the franchisee to reduce startup costs by keeping the inventory in a small warehouse or storage facility and leasing two vehicles. In three years, Tier 2 owners typically transition the business into Tier 1, a fully staffed Service and Supply Center location.
Brilliott and his wife, Glenda, a military veteran, will operate PIRTEK Riverside, one of 11 PIRTEK locations in the Lone Star State. The others are in the Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston metro areas.
“It’s exciting, it’s a great opportunity, the company is growing,” Brilliott said. “PIRTEK is on the right path. The more franchises we can open, the better our exposure, the better the name awareness that we’ll all have – it benefits all of us.”
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