Carleton Place, Ontario — An Ottawa-area glass repair shop is getting high praise after being named International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Franchisees of the Year at the organization’s 62nd Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif.
Owners of UniglassPlus/Ziebart Carleton Place, Claire Lamarche and Jean-Francois Joyal were recognized for the outstanding operation of their facility in Carleton Place, Ont.
“Franchisee of the Year Awards are the highest honors presented to individual franchisees,” said president and CEO of the IFA Matthew Haller.
“These local business owners, like Claire and Jean-Francois, represent some of the best entrepreneurs in the country and we are proud to recognize their contributions to their communities, their employees and all those they serve.”
The IFA’s Franchisee of the Year award recognizes leading franchisees who exemplify at least one of the organization’s “Open for Opportunity” core pillars: community, workforce, diversity, equity, inclusion and veterans.
“We are so proud of Claire and Jean-Francois and their accomplishments,” said Uniban president Maurice Filion.
“They work very hard to deliver excellent customer service and the highest level of auto glass repair quality, not to mention their commitment to giving back to their community they serve. They are certainly deserving of this recognition and a role model for our entire Uniban Canada family.”
Lamarche and Joyal were nominated by Driven Brands for their involvement in the local Carleton Place community, including donations to the Breakfast Club of Canada, support of the Lanark Food Bank, and contributions to the Carleton Place hospital and other local charities.