Comfort Keepers owners earn franchise award

A Grand Junction couple has earned recognition for their operation of a franchise offering in-home services to seniors and others who need assistance.

Benjamin and Ora Lee received the Quest for Excellence award from CK Franchising, the company that franchises a Comfort Keepers network of more than 600 independently owned and operate businesses. The award honors franchise owners who achieved top revenues and growth in 2011 while maintaining operational standards.

“Benjamin and Ora are top performing franchisees because they demonstrate a strong commitment to their own franchise and clearly deliver quality service to seniors and other adults in the Western Slope area,” said Jim Booth, president and chief executive officer of CK Franchising. “The Lees’ attention to managing exceptional caregivers and other personnel, efficient operations management as well as effective sales and marketing efforts are reflected in their location’s success.”

Comfort Keepers opened in Grand Junction in 2004 with a single caregiver. Today, more than 100 caregivers provide a total of more than 8,000 hours of services each month to clients. Those services including cooking,  light housekeeping, assistance with bathing and running errands. While the Grand Junction office serves the Grand Valley, a new Montrose office serves clients in Montrose and Garfield counties.

“I am truly honored to receive this award,” Ora Lee said. “I believe that upholding the high standards of Comfort Keepers, hiring the best caregivers, training them for exceptional service and being active in my community has helped me build a successful business in an industry that I am passionate about.”

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