BlueGrace Logistics, one of the fastest-growing and most successful logistics companies, is expanding its footprint in Ohio. The shipping and freight franchisor is seeking those interested in the BlueGrace Logistics franchise opportunity and hopes to begin the interview process within the next couple of months.
In 2013, the firm increased its footprint by 62 percent, with a 30 percent increase in revenue over 2012. The company has repositioned its franchise opportunity to encourage those who are a good culture fit with the organization. The new process consists of several in-depth interviews, a face-to-face visit with the corporate team in Tampa, Fla. and one-on-one consulting with an existing franchise owner in the BlueGrace Franchise Network.
“Our culture has played a huge role in the development of our company. We believe in hiring happy people, not resumes. As we grow and become an established franchisor in the marketplace, it is critical we apply this same principle to potential franchisees. Being a culture fit, and going through an interview process allows us to assess traits that will foster success with our business model and support system,” says Bobby Harris, President and CEO of BlueGrace Logistics.
With the company’s rapid growth, strong franchise partnerships play an essential role in the hyper-growth model. After being awarded a franchise, new partners receive a week of initial training and support, ongoing and advanced training, a BlueGrace Executive Mentor and a dedicated support specialist/manager to be a constant point of contact.
By establishing franchise locations in the Ohio market, BlueGrace will be able to reach more customers in the Midwest region. With several manufacturing and warehousing companies currently existing in this area, it will provide a BlueGrace franchisee with a unique opportunity to engrain themselves and the brand with an industry-saturated market.
“Our opportunity is very unique to say the least. We are in an industry that sticks out to most people researching franchise opportunities because the 3PL sector is one of the fastest growing segments,” says Bobby Harris.