CFA | Franchise Success Stories

Franchise Success Stories

Many Canadians dream of becoming small business owners but not everyone has the know-how or the original idea to start a business from scratch. Through a proven business model and the support provided by an established franchisor, franchising has allowed many Canadians to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

Visit this page often for stories about real Canadians and how they have found success as business owners through franchising.


Jeremy Demont, Ken LeBlanc and Walter Melanson, PropertyGuys.com

PropertyGuys get it right with innovative real estate franchise

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Esther Opare, Kumon Math & Reading

Kumon franchisee always knew she wanted to be a small business owner

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Scott Morison, Browns Socialhouse

Founder of the casual dining brand isn't afraid to colour outside the lines

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Greg Roberts, Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters

Loyal customer becomes Owner & CEO of one of Canada's fastest-growing brands

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Mark Amery, Gorilla Property Services

This CEO isn't monkeying around when it comes to franchising

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Ryan Smolkin, Smoke’s Poutinerie

The power of brand marketing has worked wonders for Ryan Smolkin

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Colette Fortin, Fairway Divorce Solutions

Resolution franchise is changing the face of the divorce industry

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Amber Dinda, Par-T-Perfect

Amber Dinda helps Par-T-Perfect strike gold with Grand Prize win

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Justin Thompson, Alair Homes

Listening to others has helped this franchisee find business success

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Joe Angotti, Good Earth Coffeehouse

First year franchisee finds success with established business model

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Leo Landriault, Kwik Kloset

Franchisee of the Year brings home improvement franchise to Sudbury

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Bill and Terry Argo, Symposium Cafe

Brothers credit CFA Awards of Excellence win to dedicated franchisees

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Jagdish Basran, Ricky’s All Day Grill

Ricky's franchisee recognized for 40-year career

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Saba Tauseef, Homewatch CareGivers

Finding a rewarding career in the home care sector is what this franchise owner always wanted

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Brian Bazely, Driverseat

After experiencing success as a franchisee, Brian Bazely went on to co-found his own franchise

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James Elligson, Ryan Brooks and Robert Bruski, Ctrl V

Trio sets franchise expansion plans for Canada's first virtual reality arcade

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The Tuttles, Boston Pizza

Franchisees find success with one of Canada's top casual dining brands

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Martin Harvey, Pacini

Pacini franchisee celebrates more than 30 years of success

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Jeff Young, La Carnita and Sweet Jesus

What began as a marketing experiment is now a successful restaurant brand

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Toni and Michael Abramson, YamChops

This emerging franchise system is focused on promoting a plant-based diet

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Ruthie Burd, The Lunch Lady

This entrepreneur ensures children get nutritional school lunches from coast to coast

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