January 14, 2019
Testimonial for Sharkey’s, Thank you Sharkey's!
After 25 years at one company in the financial industry I got to experience a restructure and my position was eliminated. Instead of staying with the company and taking another position I decided to venture out on my own. While I was enjoying some downtime, I received a call from Reggie Beason, a franchise broker. We began to develop a rapport and he got to know who Sandi and I were as people as well as what we were looking for. It became apparent that he was not interested in just getting the sale – he was truly focused on finding a good fit for us and helping us achieve our financial goals as well as personal goals and how we spend our time. By taking the time to learn who we are he was able to find the concepts that would be the best fit. Reggie was great to work with and I don’t know that we would be where we are today without him reaching out and helping us through this process.
We were looking at 8 different franchise concepts, including Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids. There are a few things that we are passionate about in our family, Kids and pets! We have a lot of both! After reviewing pet concepts, food concepts, automotive concepts, we kept coming back to Sharkey’s…I really liked the Sharkey’s concept, the approach, philosophy, the freedom of ownership, the non-corporate environment, and the growth mode the company is in. Where we live the economy is booming and we have a lot of families with a lot of kids. It seemed like a natural fit for us all the way around - a franchisor that is easy to work with and has great ideas, a model that will allow us to earn income and not be working at the shop 7 days a week, and a strong demographic where we live. All of these factors are going to help us be successful in our business. After looking at all of these factors we decided to go with Sharkey’s! We initially looked at opening 1 or 2, then it made sense to go with 3 and Scott convinced us that 4 would be a great number!!
We just opened our first location in December 2018 and will begin looking for our second location in Q1 of 2019. Through this entire process Scott and his team have been great to work with. He has shared with us his insights and resources. He is driven to help his franchisees be successful and have great salons. He has lived up to his commitments and has been very helpful as there has been a lot for us to learn. I also appreciate that he reaches out to franchisees to get their feedback and to keep a pulse on what is happening with the salons.
The most important part of this is that our customers love the concept and the kids have a great time while they are getting their haircut. It truly is a great experience and not just a haircut for the kids. In today’s world, there are so many choices for anything you buy or do. The differentiators become the service you provide and the experience your customers have. In my mind, this is what sets Sharkey’s apart from everyone else – they are focused on the experience for the kids as well as the parents! This concept and focus on the customer experience will help us grow, build a name in the community, and provide for our family. I would highly recommend investing in Sharkey’s Cuts for kids!
Dennis & Sandi Bromley
Highland Utah – 4 Unit Owner
Sharkey's Franchising Co. founded in 2001 by Linda and Scott Sharkey