Scott Barrett Named President and CEO Of Home Franchise Concepts
JM Family veteran takes the helm of the nation’s leading home services franchisor
September 02, 2020 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, Calif. - H. Scott Barrett, a multi-year veteran of the franchising industry, has become president and CEO of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), the leading franchisor in the home improvement goods and services space. The announcement was made today by Brent Burns, president and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., which added HFC to its company roster in 2019.
Barrett had been serving as interim president and CEO of HFC since September 2019. He will report to Burns and be based at JM Family headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla., while also spending time at HFC offices in Irvine, Calif., Dallas and various JM Family operations and franchise locations across the country.
Irvine, Calif.-based HFC is the franchisor of Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft® and AdvantaClean® home-related goods and services brands that are consistently rated at the top in their respective categories and are supported by more than 2,100 franchise territories operating in more than 10,000 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
“Scott has been an invaluable member of JM Family for almost 20 years and was instrumental in the transition of HFC’s premier brands into JM Family’s culture,” said Burns. “He knows HFC, and has a passion for franchising and helping entrepreneurs develop sound, long-term strategies through small business ownership. Given the extraordinary nature of the past year, his leadership will continue to be pivotal to the continued growth of both HFC and JM Family.”
Barrett joined JM Family in 2001 as chief information officer and a member of JM Family’s Executive Management Team. He worked in various capacities at JM Family before becoming president of JMSC, the company’s division of shared corporate services, and eventually president of JMsolutions, which provided software and marketing services to automotive franchises.
Despite stepping down in 2009 from JMsolutions to manage a privately held investment company, he was asked to return as a JM Family board member in 2012, a role which he will continue.
As president and CEO of HFC, Barrett will work closely with Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft and AdvantaClean presidents and brand teams to expand HFC’s franchisee footprint in North America
“I have thoroughly enjoyed helping HFC and its portfolio of brands transition into JM Family – and it’s been especially rewarding to see the synergies available to Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft and AdvantaClean franchisees within JM Family’s national footprint and suite of services,” said Barrett. “I look forward to working with the team at HFC to ensure continued growth.”
Prior to JM Family, Barrett worked in franchise management at Republic Industries, AutoNation and Blockbuster Entertainment. Barrett started his career with Arthur Andersen and has been active in a number of community nonprofit organizations including the New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.; Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale; and Sheridan House Family Ministries in Davie, Fla.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Barrett currently resides in Parkland, Fla.
About Home Franchise Concepts
Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is one of the world’s largest franchising systems in the home improvement goods and services space and among the world’s largest franchise businesses. HFC’s four brands including Budget Blinds, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft® and AdvantaClean® are consistently rated at the top of their categories and supported by more than 2,100 franchise territories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $17.75 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. It is also ranked No. 26 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 22nd consecutive year on the list.
JM Family has more than 4,300 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance products in the automotive industry; Southeast Toyota Finance and DataScan, both part of World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM Lexus, South Florida’s only Lexus Plus dealer; and Home Franchise Concepts, a franchise network of home improvement products and services consisting of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft and AdvantaClean. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Irvine, Calif.
SOURCE Home Franchise Concepts
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