by Eric Monson
Posted 3/17/2014 12:00 am
Former Miss Arkansas Kimberly Forsyth and her husband, Jared Pitney, recently started the first N-Hance Wood Renewal franchise in Arkansas after researching other methods of wood repair as they bought and renovated houses.
N-Hance, a national franchise run out of Logan, Utah, offers the potential to refinish wood without sanding, as well as changing colors and stain shades. After learning there were no franchises in the area, Forsyth and Pitney decided to invest and are now the licensed franchisees for N-Hance in Pulaski, Faulkner and Saline counties.
In addition to their faith in the product, the couple’s decision was bolstered by the support provided by N-Hance. At corporate headquarters in Logan, they worked with a business coach to prepare the legal paperwork for starting the business. “They really helped us get up and running,” Forsyth said. The company offers a five-year financing plan for the licensing fees, requiring an upfront payment of $30,000 for training, marketing materials and the equipment.
The franchise has a national license with Home Depot. Forsyth and Pitney’s three-county territory includes six Home Depots, and in each store, their services are offered by employees of the kitchen department as the primary option for renewing wood surfaces. Home Depot serves, in effect, as their storefront.
Information on their current services can be found at NHance.com/CentralArkansas.