Fast-growing Massage and Facial Service Franchise Recognizes Top-performing Franchisees and Retreats at Annual International Conference in Southern California.
Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, recently named Jen Burlington, a San Antonio-based franchisee for more than eight years, its 2015 Franchisee of the Year during its annual international conference in Southern California. Currently, Massage Heights has more than 70 franchisees that own and operate 140 locations across North America.
Additionally, Burlington was the recipient of The Pinnacle Award, an annual recognition given to the highest-grossing Retreat inthe United States. Burlington’s Leon Springs location in San Antonio reported more than $1.68 million in revenue last year and was recognized as the only Retreat in 2015 to have more than 2,000 members at the single location.
Franchisees Ken Carter and Doug McNabb, of Calgary, Alberta, also received The Pinnacle Award for being the top-grossing international Retreat in 2015 with more than $1.71 million in revenue, in addition to touching the most lives — performing more than 27,000 massage and facial services — across the entire system last year.
“We’re thrilled to have so many high-performing franchisees in our system,” said Shane Evans, founder and president of Massage Heights. “It’s because of their hard work and commitment to the success of the brand that Massage Heights experienced such incredible growth in 2015, including $86.4 million in revenue, and an 82-percent growth rate over the last three years.”
Massage Heights is on target to open 40 locations this year and aims to have 300 Retreats open by the end of 2018. As part of its accelerated growth strategy, the brand plans to develop franchised locations in cities like Denver, Kansas City, Tampa-St. Petersburg, San Diego, Nashville, Knoxville and Las Vegas in 2016. Additionally, Massage Heights is seeking area developers to grow the brand in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Northern Virginia, Nashville, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Salt Lake City.
As part of its nationwide expansion plans, Massage Heights is seeking qualified franchisees and area developers to join its growing brand. Prospective single- and multi-unit franchisees should have $175,000 in liquid assets and minimum $400,000 net worth per location, as well as experience in sales or retail management and managing hourly wage employees. Prospective area representatives should have $375,000 in liquid assets and minimum $600,000 net worth, as well as previous experience in franchising, sales, marketing and operating multiple sites, preferably in the retail, restaurant, hospitality or customer services industries.
In March 2016, Massage Heights announced it established a new brand management and development company, Elevated Brands. In addition to managing and developing Massage Heights, Elevated Brands formed a relationship with the first ultra-premium men’s grooming and lifestyle club, The Gents Place, to grow the brand nationally through franchising.