Orlando, Fla. – (Feb. 28, 2011) – BungoBox, an Orlando-based company which rents reusable plastic boxes to save consumers time and money over traditional moving methods, has opened its first franchise location, which will serve Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando counties.
BungoBox launched the franchise option in late 2010, and co-founders Tom and Bob Cannon were overwhelmed when they received more than 100 franchise applications. The Orlando-based company plans to award two more franchises in the next few months.
“We designed our concept from the very beginning with franchising in mind,” says Tom. “Every aspect was carefully implemented to ensure maximum efficiencies and profitability for our franchisees.”
BungoBox franchisees Greg and Jennifer Steinig had previous careers as a therapeutic sales representative for a large pharmaceutical company and as an ultrasound technologist respectively. The husband and wife team have purchased two territories in the greater Tampa market. Those territories include exclusive rights to Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando counties, an area made up of more than 2 million residents.
“We are excited about serving the greater Tampa Bay area with a family-owned business that makes people’s lives easier, keeps more money in their pocket and is good for the environment,” Greg says. “By investing in this business, we are investing in our community and keeping unnecessary waste out of our landfills. At the end of the day, that is extremely rewarding.”
The Tampa franchise will begin operations in April 2011.
“Part of our plan includes expanding operations by opening 20 to 50 franchise locations in the next three to five years as part of a steady and strategic growth strategy,” says Cannon.
BungoBox is an innovative company that is transforming the traditional moving process. Committed to helping consumers save time and money with an eco-friendly alternative to cardboard boxes, BungoBox serves Broward, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Saint Lucie, Seminole and Volusia counties. For more information about BungoBox, visit www.bungobox.com.
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