Kudos! – April 19, 2013

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Local Jan-Pro franchise named best in the world

Yong and Charlie Werner, owners of a Colorado Springs Jan-Pro franchise, have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Unit Franchisee of the Year award, from more than 10,000 franchisees around the world.

The Werners became owners of Jan-Pro, a commercial cleaning company, in 2002. Despite the roller coaster economy of the past decade, the Werners have steadily grown their business and now have 18 employees.

“One of the keys to their success has been their customer service responsiveness,” said Bob Posch, owner and president of Jan-Pro of Southern Colorado, who nominated the Werners for the annual award. “Their pleasant personalities can handle difficult situations and criticisms and effectively diffuse any volatility. Our office is extremely fortunate to have them onboard.”

McCloskey named Quality Dealer of the Year

Joe McCloskey, owner and operator of McCloskey Motors in Colorado Springs, has been named Quality Dealer of the Year by the Colorado Independent Auto Dealers Association.

Established in 1941, CIADA is one of the oldest organizations of its type and represents a membership of more than 900 Colorado dealers in a variety of support roles.

McCloskey is the only dealer to win “Quality Dealer of the Year” twice, the first time in 1994. Winning “Quality Dealer of the Year” also qualifies him for the National Independent Auto Dealer Association “Quality Dealer Award.”