Metal Supermarkets Franchisees Celebrate a Record Year

With another record year of sales and network growth for Metal Supermarkets, over 100 franchisees and Head Office staff gathered in Denver, Colorado to celebrate the successes of 2018 at the annual Metal Supermarkets Franchisee Conference. Along with a variety of training and educational sessions designed to improve franchisees’ operations and abilities, we took some time to recognize a number of outstanding franchisees at the anticipated Awards Banquet.

Rookie of the Year

This year’s Rookie of the Year was Steven Braun of Metal Supermarkets Jacksonville. Steven burst out of the gate in May 2017, setting multiple sales records including the highest store sales in the first 12 months of operation. Steven is forward thinking and committed to achieving his lofty goals. Congratulations Steven and the Metal Supermarkets Jacksonville team!

2018 Rookie of the Year winner Steven Braun (right) of Metal Supermarkets Jacksonville with Metal Supermarkets Director of Franchise Support and Operations, Dean Spokes

Safety Leadership Award

Tim Kemp of Metal Supermarkets Vancouver was once again awarded the Safety Leadership Award for best reflecting the Metal Supermarkets core value of “operating in a safe environment.” The three Metal Supermarkets Vancouver stores feature clean and organized warehouses despite incredible sales volume, and they conduct monthly hazard assessments to ensure they maintain a high level of safety. Tim also monitors ongoing changes in legislation to ensure his stores are always compliant. Congratulations Tim!

(Right to left) Dan Capes, Tim Kemp and Patty Switzer from Metal Supermarkets Vancouver, with Business Consultant Jason Jackson

Bill Mair Award for Franchisee of the Year

The newly renamed Bill Mair Award for Franchisee of the Year, in honor of Metal Supermarkets’ founder, was awarded to Douglas and Robby Gillingham of Metal Supermarkets Fort Worth. In addition to exceptional strength in sales performance, including a 27% sales increase in 2018, Douglas and Robby have built a strong team focused on customer service excellence, and are committed to safety and ongoing training.

Stephen Schober (center) presenting the Bill Mair Award to Robby (left) and Douglas Gillingham (right) of Metal Supermarkets Fort Worth

Other Award Winners Include:

  • Four Million Dollar Award: Team Metal Supermarkets Burnaby; franchisee Tim Kemp
  • Sales Growth Award: Team Metal Supermarkets Phoenix (Southwest); franchisee Chad Sitcler
  • Customer Service Excellence Award: Team Metal Supermarkets Fort Wayne; franchisee Teresa Starnes

Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners!


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