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101 Mobility Opens Knoxville, TN Franchise

101 Mobility Knoxville, Tennessee owner Keith KregelKeith Kregel, Dave and Lori Dean, Franchise Owners, are proud to announce the opening of 101 Mobility Knoxville. This opening will add to 101 Mobility’s 19 franchises nationwide. Keith Kregel and the Deans intend to be Eastern Tennessee’s leading source of trusted residential and commercial accessibility solutions.

When asked why Eastern Tennessee, Dave shared a personal story to explain how important it is for them to serve a growing yet overlooked sector of their community, “My parents reached a point in their lives when getting around the house became difficult. We looked at eliminating steps, adding grab bars, modifying the bathrooms… During our research, we quickly realized that there wasn’t a local place to go or someone to talk to that we could trust. 101 Mobility is the answer for anyone wanting intuitive mobility advice and solutions.”

101 Mobility Knoxville will strive to help clients maintain their sense of freedom and dignity by installing top-tier mobility products ranging from stair lifts to wheelchair ramps and more. Call 865.896.9425 or visit http://knoxville.101mobility.com for assistance or additional information.
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101 Mobility Opens Columbus and Cleveland, OH Franchise

101 Mobility Columbus and Cleveland owners Lisa and Jeff FranklinJeff and Lisa Franklin of Massillon have opened the newest 101 Mobility franchise, operating through Central and Northeastern Ohio, from Columbus to Cleveland. 101 Mobility Cleveland/Columbus will serve three territories in Cleveland and two territories in Columbus with comprehensive personal mobility solutions for both home and business.

The Franklins have lived in the area for the past seven years, and have two children both students at Ohio University. Jeff hails from a background in the building products industry specializing in both contracting and manufacturing, for the public and private sectors, for the past thirty years. Prior to this, Jeff pitched for the New York Mets from 1977 to 1982. Lisa served as an Accounts Payable Manager for a public corporation in New York prior to relocating to Ohio where she has spent the last seven years raising their children.

The Franklins decided to change career directions toward a more customer-focused industry. They felt that 101 Mobility offered them the opportunity to help people achieve and maintain their personal mobility and independence. The Franklins recognize the cultural shift for aging people to "age-in-place", or stay at home versus moving to assisted care facilities or in with family. "Being able to be cared for at your own home, rather than a hospital or facility, offers emotional and financial comfort for our customers", says Lisa Franklin.
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101 Mobility Opens Gulf Coast Franchise

101 Mobility Gulf Coast owners Chris and Cathy HunterChris and Cathy Hunter of Mandeville have opened the newest 101 Mobility franchise, operating along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. 101 Mobility Gulf Coast will primarily serve the Greater New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Mississippi Gulf Coast markets with comprehensive personal mobility solutions for both home and business.

The Hunters have lived in the New Orleans area for the past 25 years, and bring with them years of professional experience. Chris Hunter, a Navy veteran who attended the University of Oklahoma, has worked in industrial and consumer sales. Cathy Hunter comes from a long career in healthcare, working in medical sales and management for Johnson and Johnson for the past two and a half decades. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from Tulane.

The Hunters recognize the desire for the aging population to seek solutions that allow for them to age in place. “The baby boomer population aging, coupled with the multitude of raised homes in the area, provides a great opportunity to fill a need to make homes more accessible”, says Chris Hunter. “We look forward to generating creative mobility solutions for the communities in the Gulf Coast region.”
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101 Mobility Opens Austin, TX Franchise

101 Mobility Austin owners Bruce and Debra DowdenHusband and wife team Bruce and Debra Dowden of Cedar Park are the owners/operators of 101 Mobility’s latest Texas Franchise serving Austin and surrounding areas, from South Austin to Waco. 101 Mobility Austin will join the Houston and San Antonio franchises in a recent string of 101 Mobility openings across the Lone Star State. As lifelong Texans, the Dowdens bring over three decades of management, purchasing, and finance experience to the organization. The Dowdens are active members in their community, and look forward to serving their neighbors with quality of life products that positively address personal mobility issues; allowing people to stay in their homes or "age-in-place", despite facing everyday challenges such as stairways, raised porches, and other obstacles.

The Dowdens share a particular interest in helping the senior community, and felt that 101 Mobility offered a well-rounded model for assessing and supplying the mobility and accessibility needs of the seniors and mobility-challenged in their market. "Our goal is to be able to look back at the end of the day and see that we have helped people", says Debra Dowden. "Through that, we hope to add value, not only to our lives, but to the community as a whole."
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101 Mobility Opens Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Franchise

101 Mobility Dallas and Fort Worth owners Gordon and Jennifer RaneyGordon and Jennifer Raney of Dallas are the owners/operators of 101 Mobility’s latest Texas Franchise serving the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. 101 Mobility Dallas/Fort Worth will join the Austin, Houston, and San Antonio franchises in a recent string of 101 Mobility openings across the Lone Star State.

The Raneys bring with them years of experience in corporate America. Jennifer Raney formerly worked in sales and marketing for brands such as Rubbermaid and Deloitte; Gordon Raney in corporate finance and commercial real estate, with names like PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Invesco, respectively. Both are graduates of Tulane University, and met while pursuing their undergraduate degrees in accounting and finance. Jennifer went on to earn her Master's in Management (with a focus on nonprofits) from NYU; and Gordon received his MBA from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. "We both come from a professional services background and we bring our many years of focus on superior client service to our 101 Mobility clients here in North Texas," says Gordon Raney.
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101 Mobility Opens Northern NJ Franchise

101 Mobility Northern New Jersey owners Sonny Singh and Vin BahugunaSonny Singh and Vin Bahuguna are the owners/operators of 101 Mobility’s latest franchise serving Northern New Jersey and surrounding areas.

Sonny Singh brings with him a strong background in corporate finance, strategy, project planning, and budgeting; and holds an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University. Vin Bahuguna's professional background includes IT management and involvement in several IT startups; and holds a Master's in Management Systems Analysis.

Singh says that he chose 101 Mobility out of six other business concepts, because it offered him the three major components he was looking for: the ability to help others with their needs; the ability to give back to the community; and the ability to generate a decent income to support his family. Bahuguna stated, "I was attracted to 101 mobility because it’s the nation's first successful franchise and has strong visionary leadership. Most of the franchise owners and the management of 101 Mobility came from varied domains and it made it more attractive as I did not have any background in the mobility Industry."
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101 Mobility Opens Charlotte/Winston-Salem, NC Franchise

101 Mobility Charlotte and Winston-Salem owner Jack ShoemakerJack and Ann Shoemaker, a husband-and-wife team, are the owners/operators of 101 Mobility’s latest North Carolina franchise, serving Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and surrounding areas from their Salisbury headquarters office. 101 Mobility Charlotte/Winston will join the Raleigh franchise and corporate headquarters in Wilmington as the latest opening in the Tar Heel State. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Shoemakers are happy to return to their hometown after residing in Ohio for several years. Jack and Ann bring diverse experiences in healthcare, management, and sales to the organization. The Shoemakers are active members of their community, and they look forward to serving their neighbors with quality of life products that positively address personal mobility issues; allowing people to stay in their homes or age in place, despite facing everyday challenges such as stairways, raised porches, and other obstacles.
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101 Mobility Opens Washington, DC Franchise

101 Mobility Washington DC owner Matt RiordanLife-long resident Matt Riordan is the owner/operator of 101 Mobility’s new 101 Mobility Franchise serving the D.C. Metro market and Northern Virginia. Riordan brings over a decade in franchise development experience having worked on both sides of the business (franchisor and franchisee). Riordan grew up in Alexandria and has a long history of working and living in this fast-paced market. When asked why he chose the 101 Mobility brand, he said, “I evaluated over 100 franchises over the past five years and wanted something that serviced the growing senior demographic and allowed me to use my business and marketing experience and entrepreneur passion. I felt like I hit a “home run” when I learned more about the 101 business model and brand.”
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