Jeremiah Bates, owner of Emerald Cleaning Service LLC in the Pittsburgh area, Benit Gotah and Ablavi Anoumou, owners of Adi-Got Brothers Services LLC in the Charlotte area, and Hebert Ospina, owner of Hebert Enterprises Corp. in the South Florida area, have all beenrecognized as Franchised Businesses of the Year for their exceptional business leadership and their contributions to the Coverall® brand.
“These outstanding Franchised Businesses of the Year demonstrate exceptional performance and dedicated service to their customers,” said Jim Congrove, Coverall Chief Operating Officer. “These independently owned and operated franchised businesses should be extremely proud of their achievements.”
Like many new Franchised Business Owners, Jeremiah Bates started his business without previous commercial cleaning experience. After 15 years in Florida’s hospitality industry, Bates was looking for a fresh start and after much research, made the decision to start his franchised business with the Coverall® System. Emerald Cleaning Service LLC provides services to customers in six counties in the Pittsburgh area. Named Coverall’s Franchised Business of the Year, Large Category, Bates credits his success to the advice he has received over the years from other Coverall Franchisees, and the team at the Pittsburgh Support Center.
Originally from Togo, Africa, Benit “Benny” Gotah came to the United States in 2001 to pursue his master’s at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. His wife, Ablavi, stayed behind to care for their children while Benny started building a life in the United States. After a few years of working at a local restaurant, Benny saved enough money to have his family join him in the United States. It was then that he and his wife decided to start their own business. In 2014, they discovered the Coverall franchised business opportunity and launched Adi-Got Brothers Services, LLC in the Charlotte area. In less than two years as franchisees, they have been named the 2015 Coverall Franchised Business of the Year, Medium Category.
Hebert Ospina was born in Colombia and never thought he’d leave his home country, but when his son-in-law asked him to take over his Coverall franchised business, Ospina couldn’t pass up the opportunity. In 2013, Ospina moved to the United States to take over the business. Three years later, Ospina has grown his business with a careful focus on delivering high-quality service and increasing customer satisfaction. His strategic thinking and attention to detail are just some examples of why he was named the Coverall Franchised Business of the Year, Small Category.
Coverall, a leader in the franchising industry, is guided by a strong value system based on Integrity, Mutual Respect, Honesty, Trust and Team, and has built a servant-leadership system with its Franchised Business Owners as top priority. Each year Coverall gives its Franchised Business of the Year, in the large category, national recognition, in person as its guest, at the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington D.C