Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Former McDonald's Consultant Joins Pro Energy Consultants As Franchise Expert

Pro Energy Consultants, the nation's first home energy audit franchise, announced today the appointment of Suave Brachowski as its Director of Franchise Operations and Support. Previously with McDonald's Corporation, Brachowski brings more than 17 years of franchise operations development experience to Pro Energy's operations team. He joins Pro Energy Consultants to help lead the growing home-based franchise concept's aggressive expansion plans. Pro Energy provides homeowners with qualified residential energy auditing designed to maximize the home's energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.

"Suave brings a wealth of experience to our operations management team," said Derek Sola, managing partner of Pro Energy Consultants. "In addition to the nine years he worked with McDonald's, he has vast experience in setting up operations infrastructures that have a proven record of start-up success. Suave will play a pivotal role in Pro Energy's growth, as he has an explicit understanding of the legal, operational and training hurdles that new companies face and can offer extensive advice and problem-solving expertise from both the franchisor and franchisee perspective."

Brachowski's career began at McDonald's Corporation where he spent almost a decade with the fast-food giant and its suppliers. While with McDonald's, he served in various roles revolving around operations and franchise systems working directly with McDonald's elite global operations team (CORE), Restaurant Management Group, McDonald's Communication Network (MCN), strategic alliance partners and working side-by-side with franchise owners. During his tenure, he helped form processes that grew regional operations best practices for McDonald's.

In 1995, he expanded his consulting services to other franchise companies. Since then, his emphasis on providing operations leadership with both development and support strategies has turned into a life's passion. His dedication to this discipline has resulted in widespread respect in the franchise community. To date, Brachowski has helped 23 companies and their franchisees/operators grow into industry-leading companies.

"I'm very excited to join Pro Energy and play a role in bringing the nation's leading green franchise to new markets throughout the country," said Brachowski. "This unique franchise concept is very appealing to both entrepreneurs and homeowners, because it offers a much-needed service. I have no doubt that this broad appeal will spur widespread expansion for us at Pro Energy."

In response to the nation's focus on fiscal responsibility and energy conservation, Pro Energy has embarked on an aggressive growth campaign that includes the goal of adding at least 40 new franchisees this year. Pro Energy recently announced new franchisees in Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Evansville, Charlotte, Albuquerque and Detroit. Even more recently, Pro Energy has signed eight additional franchise agreements and expects these new markets to be operating in the May to June timeframe.

With more than 14 years of residential energy auditing and franchising experience, Pro Energy Consultants offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to join its franchise network and provide their respective communities with professional, standardized energy auditing. Founded in 2008 by a team of nationally renowned energy, construction and business experts, Pro Energy Consultants represents an ideal "green franchise" opportunity given the current economic conditions by providing interested franchisees with a low-cost of entry. The total initial investment, including the franchisee fee, is $35,000.

About Pro Energy Consultants

Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Pro Energy Consultants is the first national brand in residential energy auditing with seven franchises nationally in markets from coast to coast. This home-based, low cost franchise offers homeowners professional, standardized residential energy audits designed to help them save energy, save money and save the environment. Pro Energy Consultants are highly trained and qualified to utilize the latest in infrared technology to identify home energy loss and educate homeowners on what specifically they can do to improve their home's energy efficiency. For additional franchising information, please contact Pro Energy Consultants at 888.9PROENERGY or visit

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