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

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(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.

“As a team we discussed having an award for a Franchise Partner who epitomizes what it takes to be successful in the Garage Solutions brand,” said John Rae, director, franchise operations, Sears Garage Solutions. “It is the combination of their total efforts, hard work and determination that made the decision very easy. The Konze’s set the bar very high for next year’s recipient,” Rae added.

Rae said there were several criteria for the award:

  • Increased number of jobs completed
  • Higher response rate
  • New service offerings
  • Community involvement

“Sears has helped us grow our business by double digits over much of the last decade,” Dave Konze said.

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