Ex-Corporate Executives in Franchising

Scott & BJ Young

After years of working in corporate America the Youngs knew they needed a change of pace, and that change came when they made the decision to run their own business. For 20 years Scott Young was at the Senior Vice President level with Coca-Cola, and then went on to work for Procter and Gamble, Hallmark, Freudenberg, and Monsanto. BJ Young worked as a marketing director in the commercial real estate industry and several non-profits including American Red Cross, Goodwill Industries, and Harvesters. Through their careers they learned the ins and outs of corporate America and how to utilize these skills into their own business.

The Youngs were drawn to the structure and corporate culture of The Cleaning Authority. The values and ideals of TCA matched the Youngs and pushed them to owning a business that truly impacts the community as well as their team working together towards the same goal. Although they knew they wanted to own their own business, the Youngs did not make any hasty decisions.

Before fully committing to The Cleaning Authority team, Scott and BJ talked with 20 franchise owners. They made them feel comfortable and confident while giving them the professional advice and support they needed to know they made the correct ownership decision. They were extremely excited to start their new journey in La Grange with The Cleaning Authority and create change in their community.

Meet our Franchisees: Scott and BJ Young (thecleaningauthority.com)

Rod Yacovetta

Going from providing IT support and real estate property management to owning a swimming pool franchise can seem like a big leap for some, but not for Rod Yacovetta. After spending 20 years in computer support for large companies and then the last 10 years working mostly in real estate and property management sectors, Yacovetta knew he needed a change. After extensive research about America’s Swimming Pool Company he knew that the swimming pool franchise would be his next great business venture.

Many of his real estate clients ask about pool companies they could use after purchasing property, and Yacovetta realized why would he push business elsewhere. He has been able to experience ASP’s unparallel support. He says that from the beginning ASP has provided support, answered all questions, and Yacovetta knows that if he has more questions or help they will always be there for the company.

Yacovetta saw an opportunity in Scottsdale, Arizona due to the warm weather and maximum customer potential. The need for pool services such as maintenance, equipment repair, regular cleaning, and renovations is in great demand and he was going to take advantage of it. Yacovetta is a true believer that the customer is always right, and positive relationships with his clients are built on strong communication. All these factors combined give Yacovetta a lead against his competitors.

Not only does Yacovetta value his clients, but he cares about the community. He and his family help out and work with the Arizona Center for the Blind. They also volunteer at the Miracle League of Arizona, which is an organization that gives kids and young adults the chance to play baseball, regardless of challenges, disabilities, or special needs. Yacovetta encourages his team members to get involved, saying that while running a pool business is busy nothing will compare to the joy that comes with volunteering.

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