ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Auto service system franchisor Moran Family of Brands has named Grant Humston and Melissa Riedesel, owners of a Milex Complete Auto Care franchise in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, its Milex Franchisees of the Year for 2022.
Franchises eligible for the award must have demonstrated Moran's core values of D.R.I.V.E. (Dedication, Respect, Integrity, Vision, Enthusiasm), Moran said, while also exhibiting outstanding service to their customers and provide support for fellow franchisees and the entire system.
Voting for the award is done by Moran/Milex franchisees. There are 41 Milex locations across the country.
"We extend our sincerest congratulations to this year's Franchisee of the Year honorees," Peter Baldine, president of Moran Family of Brands, said.
"In addition to their success in business, these franchisees are also pillars in their community and regularly retain satisfied customers based on their quality of work and personal skills. They exemplify what it means to be a standout Moran franchisee."
Humston and Riedesel opened the first Milex store in Iowa in 2018. In just its third year of operation in 2021, the store became the fastest in the Moran system to surpass $1 million in sales.
It duplicated the feat this year as well.
"It is a tremendous honor to be selected by our peers as franchisees of the year, especially while still being relatively new to the system," Riedesel said.
"We have worked very hard to connect and collaborate with other franchise owners and it is a great feeling to be recognized by others across Moran Family of Brands."
Moran also named Greg and Chandler Goodman, owners of Turbo Tint in Oklahoma City, as the top franchisees in the tint business. Greg Chandler has been a Moran franchisee for nearly 30 years.
The winners received a $5,000 voucher towards a vacation of their choice, Moran said.