Conserva Irrigation, Richmond, Virginia, added seven new territories, bringing four new franchisees to the system, expanding across Texas and Colorado and debuting in Utah. Partnering with franchisees possessing corporate and maintenance experience, the company is slated to expand throughout the following territories:
- Fort Collins, Colorado, and Southeast Denver, Colorado
- Southern Salt Lake City, Utah
- North Frisco, Texas
With the addition of seven territories in three states, Conserva Irrigation has now grown its footprint across 90-plus territories in markets throughout the country. The brand’s sales were up 65% year-over-year in the first quarter, and Conserva Irrigation has surpassed revenue goals for the year by 20% year-over-year.
“We’ve been fortunate enough to sustain success during the economic downturn because of continued strong consumer demand for our services, the ability to continue to operate as an essential service, our hardworking franchisees, technicians and corporate staff. We’re looking forward to launching in our newest territories,” says Russ Jundt, founder of Conserva Irrigation. “As our new territories launch, we’ll being hiring technicians, which will provide employment opportunities for those looking for a career in smart irrigation. It’s been a challenging time for all of us, but our culture and togetherness has helped everyone pull through and we believe that’s a major part of why entrepreneurs want to join this brand.”
To quickly on-board new franchisees, Conserva Irrigation has launched a virtual franchisee training that includes in-depth videos showing franchisees how to use the equipment. Sample equipment is shipped to the franchisee directly, so the training is interactive and engaging.
In addition, to ensure proper social distancing measures are met as each territory opens, Conserva Irrigation is now utilizing contactless payment, as well as wiping down equipment consistently, limiting vehicles to one person and enforcing frequent handwashing and sanitization. All technicians must also stand 6-feet apart from one another and the customer.