Ready for Take-Off: Amherst Resident Launches National Veteran Franchise Initiative
This article originally appeared in The Amherst Citizen.
AMHERST – Have you seen a distinctive camouflaged G-FORCE™ truck and service trailer driving around town recently? Or, maybe you’ve even seen some guys in camo-style pants and logo t-shirts striping a parking lot last year. Wondered what this is all about?
The brainchild (pun intended) of this operation is Jack Child, a near 30-year resident of Amherst. He’s a military Veteran of both the US Army and US Air Force and he’s teamed up with Bill Putnam as Operations Manager, a fellow Amherst resident, to start G-FORCE™ Parking Lot Striping, a pavement services company.
With seven years’ previous experience in the pavement services and franchise industries, Child is using the local G-FORCE™ business to launch a national franchise exclusively for military Veterans.
“We know the challenges many of our Veterans face when they return to civilian life and, while there are more resources and assistance programs than ever before to help, there’s always more that can and should be done,” he says. “We want to do our part. We’ve created a one-of-a-kind, low cost franchise business opportunity just for Veterans.”
Child hopes to have as many as 50 franchise locations open and operating over the next 3-5 years. The expansion will initially target various cities throughout New England, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Texas.
Founded in 2017, G-FORCE™ prides itself as the go-to resource for all things line striping and pavement marking – New Layout, ReStripe, ADA Compliance, Stencil Markings, Warehouse Flooring, Parking Structure Markings, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Athletic Field Markings and more.
“This is a stealth business that few know about, but one where the demand for our services is unquestionable,” says Child. “Look around. Parking lots are everywhere; strip malls, hospitals, office buildings, schools, municipal airports, town streets. They all require proper pavement markings by law. Somebody has to install them and somebody has to re-stripe them numerous times over.”
To augment the company’s growth, G-FORCE™ is seeking military Veterans, including active Guard or Reserve, interested in starting a business built on the values of integrity, reliability, respect, and precision, and one that ensures first class, military-style service. The franchise fee starts at just $5,000 and generally ranges between $12,500 and $17,500, depending on territory size. The initial investment can start as low as $25,000.
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