SARASOTA, FLA. – Clockwork Home Services recently announced franchise growth for the first quarter of 2009 within its portfolio of nationally branded home services companies. During the period from January through March 2009, Clockwork added 21 plumbing, air conditioning and heating, and electrical franchises. Including these additions, the company’s franchises now serve 584 territories.

In the first quarter of 2009, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing added seven new franchises for a total of 249; One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating added seven for a total of 250; and Mister Sparky America’s On-time Electrician added seven for a total of 85.

“We continue to experience strong interest from contractors who recognize the benefits of joining forces under a nationally franchised brand,” said Tab Hunter, president of franchise operations for Clockwork Home Services. “Our niche in the essential home services sector helps to make our franchisees’ businesses more recession-resistant than many others. The pace of growth for Clockwork’s contracting franchises reflects our sound business model, outstanding franchisee support and consumer confidence in our brands.”

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