Local Entrepreneurs Announce New Business

(NORMAL, IL – AUGUST 31, 2007) Brian and Judith Kirkton are excited to announce the upcoming grand opening of their new business venture, a locally owned and operated full-service Mr. Electric® franchise which will be known as Mr. Electric of Central Illinois.

Brian and Judith will celebrate this exciting new phase of their professional and personal life with a grand opening 11 AM – 1 PM Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the Normal, IL Home Depot (795 Veterans Parkway).

Those attending the grand opening celebration can expect hot dogs, cold soft drinks and water and special prize drawings, including a $100 Home Depot gift card.

“The Mr. Electric concept of courteous and professional service intrigued us,” said Brian. “We believe the key to business success lies in more than just doing a job for the customer. We think building relationships with our customers, in addition to providing top-notch service, is the secret to long-term professional prosperity.”

“We also believe this philosophy flows over into and enhances our personal lives as we treat others the same way we would like to be treated,” added Judith.

“We attended a comprehensive Mr. Electric training program at the franchise headquarters in Waco, Texas, where we learned to provide superior customer service through an in-depth study of professional management, financial and marketing training,” continued Brian. “We’re excited to bring this new concept to our area.”

Mr. Electric of Central Illinois serves all McLean, Woodford and Tazewell county residents and businesses including the cities of Bloomington, Normal, Metamora, Eureka, Pekin, East Peoria, Washington and Morton.

“Brian and Judith Kirkton and Mr. Electric of Central Illinois are a terrific addition of world-class front line service for area residents,” said Mr. Electric president Jeff Meyers. “We’re excited to have Brian and Judith on the Mr. Electric team and know they will do a great job serving their customers.”

Mr. Electric of Central Illinois offers residential and commercial full service repair, replacement and upgrades as well as security and landscape lighting, ceiling fan installation and maintenance, high-tech troubleshooting, home safety checks and a members-only Advantage PlanTM offering priority scheduling, preferential pricing and a variety of other consumer-friendly perks.

Mr. Electric of Central Illinois can be reached at (309) 829-4520 (Bloomington-Normal) and (309) 681-8660 (all other service areas) or mrelectric.com.

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About Mr. Electric®:
Established in 1994, Mr. Electric is a global franchise organization providing electrical installation and repair services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Mr. Electric franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at over 200 locations worldwide. Mr. Electric is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit www.mrelectric.com.