Montrose franchise owners awarded for efforts

Eli and Abby Powers, owners of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning in Montrose, have earned recognition for their efforts.

Authority Brands — which operates Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and eight other home service franchises — awarded the Powers with a personal achievement award. The award recognizes franchise owners who attain achievements in sales, recruiting, training or franchise development. 

The Powers also were inducted into the 2021 President’s Club for revenue and profit growth for 2020. Their business grew more than 60 percent from the previous year with a double-digit increase in profitability. The couple also received the President’s Club recognition in 2015. 

“Eli and Abby Powers have always been very successful and respected owners within our system. But this past year we have really seen them flourish,” said Mark Dawson, chief operating officer of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. “The exceptional growth and sales performance that their business has experienced this year is a direct result of the personal effort the Powers put in, and it has been a joy to see their team and business thrive.”

The Powers said they increased staffing to reduce response time to sales calls. They also created a quality control position to ensure customers remain satisfied.

The couple operates Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning at 201 N. First St. For more information, call 999-1811 or 497-4143.