Press Releases

Orlando Sears Garage Solutions Teams With "Home At Last" to Help Veterans in Need

(ORLANDO, Fla., June 19, 2018) – The locally owned Sears Garage Solutions franchise today announced a new collaboration with Home at Last Project, Inc. to help veterans in need of affordable housing.

Keith Fogarty, co-owner, Sears Garage Solutions said the franchise will donate a portion of all July garage door sales to Home at Last, which builds mortgage free homes for combat disabled veterans and their families.


Sears Home & Business Franchises Teams with American Pet Association For New National Partnership

(COLUMBUS, OHIO, MAY 15, 2018) - May is National Pet Month and Sears Home & Business Franchises and the American Pet Association (APA) are announcing a new national partnership aimed at helping pet owners get family and pet friendly carpet, air duct and upholstery cleanings.

Jeff Pepperney, Vice President of Operations of Sears Home & Business Franchises, said “We are the only carpet cleaning company in the country to earn the APA’s prestigious 5-star approval rating. This means the APA highly recommends Sears carpet, air duct and upholstery cleaning services to all pet owners. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), four out of every five households own a dog and/or cat; therefore, an estimated 100 million households in the U.S. can benefit from this new partnership. Pets are an important part of the family,” said Pepperney. “To earn this highly coveted honor proves Sears will do what it takes to provide the cleanest and safest experience possible for families and pets.”


Virginia Beach Sears Franchise Owner Wins First Ever Sears Brand Ambassador of the Year

(COLUMBUS, OHIO, April 6, 2018) A Virginia Beach Sears franchise owner recently won the first Sears Brand Ambassador of the Year award.

Dave and Carol Konze recently received earned the award during an annual meeting of Sears franchise owners.


Sears Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning Partners With “Come to Me” Food Pantry to Help Families Fight Food Insecurity in Indianapolis

(COLUMBUS, OHIO, March 29, 2018) Central Indiana residents will have a chance to help families in need and check an item off their spring “to-do” list in one single step.

Sears Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning, 9331 Castlegate Drive, Indianapolis, now offers a free hall cleaning or a free room of carpet protector application with the donation of five or more non-perishable food items.


Sears Franchise Owner Teams With Future Farmers of America to Help Next Generation of Farmers

(FRESNO, March 22, 2018) - For Leslie Troxel, family and community go hand in hand.

Troxel opened a Sears Garage Solutions franchise in 2009 with her husband. At the time, her son was first getting involved in the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Nearly a decade later, Troxel's children are in college, out of school or working with the family business, but the commitment to helping the farmers of tomorrow still resonates for the Troxel family today.


Sears Franchise Owner Teams With Habity for Humanity to Donate Garage Doors to First-Time Home Owners

(GREEN BAY, Wis. March 22, 2018) - A Sears Garage Solutions franchise recently celebrated a milestone with the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity.

For the last four years, franchise owners Janet and Dan Bernetzke collaborated with Habitat, providing garage doors, garage door openers and installation for new Habitat for Humanity homes across the region. The Bernetzkes recently installed their 40th garage door unit at a home in Green Bay.


Sears Franchise Owner Teams With Salvation Army to Help Families in Need With Project Bundle-Up Campaign

(PITTSBURGH, February 13, 2018) - Greg Heibert knows how generous the people of Pittsburgh can be.

"We lost everything in a flood back in 2004 and then lost everything in a fire 10 years later," Heibert said. "The community was there for my family in our time of need, and I want to make sure we continue to pay it forward."


Queens Sears Maid Services Franchise and \"Cleaning for a Reason\" Team Up to Help Cancer Patients With Free Home Cleaning

(Queens, NY - January 22, 2018) - Kelvin Walter Jr. knows the story of cancer far too well.

Walter Jr. and his father, Kelvin Walter Sr., dreamed of becoming business partners, with the goal of opening a cleaning service and a home for disabled veterans.

Pancreatic cancer changed that, taking Kelvin Walter Sr.'s life four years ago.


Five Sears Maid Franchises Team Up With "Cleaning For a Reason" to Provide Free Home Cleaning for Cancer Patients

(COLUMBUS, OHIO, December 18, 2017) - Kim Graham knows the story of cancer far too well.

Despite brave battles, Graham lost her uncle, brother, and mother-in-law to the disease. Now the branch manager of a Sears Maid Franchise in Lewis Center, Ohio, Graham is helping serve women with cancer.

Graham is one of five Sears Maid franchises affiliated with "Cleaning for a Reason", an international non-profit that donates one free home cleaning to women battling cancer. The Sears franchises serve families in Ohio, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania.


Sears Home & Business Franchise, Inc. Supports the Northfield Township Food Pantry to Help Feed the Community This Holiday Season

November 30, 2017

Throughout the month of December, a Sears Home & Business Franchises, Inc. franchisee will donate a portion of the sales of each new garage door to the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

Feeding the hungry is an issue close to the heart of Chicagoland franchise owner Barry Brownstone.


Sears Home & Business Franchises Helping Veterans Find Their American Dream

Columbus, OH November 9, 2017 - William Devoss learned how to become a business owner in a way few MBA students could ever understand.

Devoss spent 11 years serving in the United States Air Force, spending time in Okinawa, Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan. After earning nine military decorations, including a Bronze Star, for his service, Devoss was looking for a new way to support his family.