WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tim and Laura Rodifer, owners of a Milex Complete Auto Care franchise in Johnson City, Tenn., have been named the Milex franchisees the year by Milex franchisor Moran Family of Brands.
The Rodifers have owned their Milex/Mr. Transmission shop in Johnson City since 2010 and owned a pair of Mr. Transmission stores for several years before selling both in 2006. This is the couple's second time being so honored; the first time was in 2013.
Mr. Rodifer worked in the Moran franchisee support center for four years after the couple sold their Mr. Transmission stores before returning as a franchise owner nine years ago.
Midlothian, Ill.-based Moran also named franchisees of the year for its other brands:
Scott Hester, transmission division, owner of a Mr. Transmission shop in Decatur, Ga.; and
Randy Durham, Alta Mere franchise division, owner of an Alta Mere/Automotive Outfitters store in Plano, Texas, since 2003.
Franchisees eligible for the award must have demonstrated Moran's core values of D.R.I.V.E. (Dedication, Respect, Integrity, Vision, Enthusiasm), the franchisor said, and exhibit "outstanding service" to their customers and provide support for fellow franchisees and the entire system.
Voting for the awards was done by Moran franchisees.
"We would like to congratulate each of our franchisee of the year winners," Peter Baldine, President of Moran Family of Brands, said.
"They are all longtime and successful members of the Moran system who have provided guidance and support to our other franchise owners. The selection from their peers is a testament to the value and leadership they provide to the other Moran franchisees."
Franchisee of the year winners received an all-expense paid trip to Washington to attend the International Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year Award Dinner on Sept. 9. Moran franchisees received their awards at the IFA ceremony and had an opportunity to meet with their congressional representatives while in Washington to discuss issues concerning their franchised businesses in their local districts