N. WILKESBORO, N.C. (JANUARY 15, 2020) – Window World recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500 is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500 ranks Window World as number 356 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.
Additionally, Entrepreneur included Window World in the 2019 Top Franchises for Veterans ranking. Window World ranks number 106 due to its incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees.
“Window World continuously exceeds consumers’ expectations, and franchise owners are given all the tools and support they need to thrive,” says Window World Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth. “Earning a spot in the Franchise 500 demonstrates Window World’s ability to grow and succeed in a business environment that is constantly changing.”
The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.
Over its 41 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Window World’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.
To view Window World in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2020 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands today.
About Window World®
Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally-owned franchises nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with over 17 million windows sold to date. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its windows, vinyl siding and Therma-Tru doors have all earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. In 2019, Window World was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Window and Patio Door Retailers, 5 out of 7 Years” by J.D. Power. Through its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, Window World and its franchisees provide funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which honored the company with its Organizational Support Award in 2017. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $10.75 million for St. Jude. Window World also supports the Veterans Airlift Command, a nonprofit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families. As a member of that network, Window World’s corporate jet has provided transportation for over 115 missions, transporting 140 veterans and logging over 420 hours in the air. Furthering its support for the military community, Window World launched its veteran hiring platform, Careers for Heroes, in 2019 to support its franchisees and facilitate the hiring of military veterans and their family members. For more information, visit WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXTWINDOW. For home improvement and energy efficiency tips, décor ideas and more, follow Window World on Facebook and Twitter.
Window World received the highest score among Retailers in the J.D. Power 2019 Window & Patio Door Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with their windows and/or patio doors purchase. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more information.