KOA Ranked 24th Among Franchise Brands
Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) ranked 24th among the top 400 franchise brands representing more than 75,000 franchise business owners from all industries in the 2009 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. The awards are based on a detailed study conducted by Franchise Business Review.
The award-winning companies identified as among the top 50 included Church’s Chicken, FastSigns, Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning, Home Instead Senior Care, Sir Speedy Printing, Jenny Craig, Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs, Proforma and Sotheby’s Realty.
“With all of the doom and gloom news about the economy lately, it’s great to see that the very best franchise systems are still performing well for their franchise owners,” Eric Stites, president and CEO of Franchise Business Review, stated in a news release. “It is still a good time to buy a franchise business, assuming that you choose the right one. This year’s 115 award winners have a proven record of success and are clearly some of the top investment opportunities in the marketplace today.”
The company surveys thousands of franchisees each year to measure satisfaction levels related to their franchise ownership experience. Survey questions cover everything from training and support, system quality issues, franchisor relationship, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, franchisees complete demographic and lifestyle questions to give a 360-degree view of their franchise ownership experience.
“We are truly honored to receive this award,” said KOA Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers. “This means so much because it comes straight from our franchisee partners. We’re dedicated to helping our KOA franchisees deliver the very best camping experience in North America, which assures the continuing success of our franchise system. It’s great to know that our franchisees rank us among the best franchise systems in North America.”
KOA is the largest system of family campgrounds in North America, with more than 450 locations in 46 states and eight Canadian provinces. The company headquarters are in Billings, Mont.
Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a full list of this year’s award winning franchise companies, go to www.FBR50.com.