VetFran recognizes PIRTEK’s support of military vets, programs that help them become franchise owners
The new ranking marks PIRTEK’s rise from a “1 Star Franchisor Member” all the way up to the program’s highest level in only one year.
“We’re very happy with this new designation by VetFran, because it’s consistent with our strong commitment to those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces,” said Kim Gubera, PIRTEK USA’s CEO. “PIRTEK will continue to help veterans become franchisees in our network. This new ranking shows us we’re moving in the right direction.”
The only franchise brand of its kind in the United States, PIRTEK USA specializes in hydraulic and industrial hose services through its locations throughout the country. PIRTEK USA team members are available 24/7 to provide onsite repairs to hydraulic and industrial hoses, thanks to the company’s specially equipped Mobile Service Vehicles. PIRTEK boasts more than 400 franchise locations in 23 countries around the world, including 91 in the United States.
To qualify for VetFran’s five stars, a business needs to fulfill several criteria, including a minimum 20-percent veterans’ discount on the initial franchise fee. VetFran is an initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.
This is one of several recognitions PIRTEK has received recently for its support of veterans. Earlier this year, Entrepreneur magazine ranked PIRTEK at No. 30 on its Top Franchises for Veterans list — an increase of three places over the previous year’s standing.
PIRTEK USA offers veterans franchising discounts from $5,000 to $15,000. The company also donates to several causes that help support and encourage veterans.
Among the veterans’ organizations that receive PIRTEK support is the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, established by Taya Kyle, wife of the famed American Sniper. The foundation offers military and first-responder couples an opportunity to relax and escape their daily stress for a weekend together. Couples receive counseling during these Revitalization Retreats. PIRTEK also supports the Chris Kyle Legendary Classic Golf Tournament, an annual fundraiser for the organization.
In connection with its sponsorship of AMSOIL Championship Snocross Powered by RAM, PIRTEK is supporting Operation Vet NOW, Inc., a nonprofit veterans organization that focuses on health and wellness issues. PIRTEK’s title race, the PIRTEK Snocross National Presented by Country Cat will feature Operation Vet NOW’s Vet Village during the competition that runs Jan. 3-4, 2020. Vet Village is an opportunity for military veterans to get information about a variety of mental health, career, and other military-to-civilian transition programs. PIRTEK will feature its career and franchise ownership opportunities at the event.
Another program that PIRTEK sponsors each year is Take a Vet Fishing, an outing in which PIRTEK-branded boats take veterans out for a relaxing day of fishing on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake.
About PIRTEK USA PIRTEK USA provides the fastest hydraulic hose replacement and industrial hose repair service with onsite mobile and service centers throughout the United States. Our ETA 1-hour on-site hose service, available 24/7, is a simple solution that minimizes equipment downtime and eliminates the need for our customers to leave their job site or facility to locate new hydraulic hoses and hydraulic fittings. We’ll Keep You Operating! pirtekfranchise.com