Wood Re New started as a home based business and now occupies a 4500 sq. ft. retail location. We began franchising in 2002. There are now 21 locations in 8 states. Wood Re New offers franchise opportunities throughout the Southeastern U.S. Stan Krempges, founder and CEO of the corporation started Wood Re New in March 1993 in Springfield Missouri. Prior to Wood Re New, Stan was partners in a fence installation company. Numerous customers asked how to keep their fence looking nice. In addition, his own home had cedar siding on it that was starting to turn black and needed attention. He began researching products and realized there was a need for an exterior wood care expert that could clean and maintain decks, fences, docks, cedar and redwood siding. Hence, Wood Re New was born.
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Wood Re New began March 1993 in Springfield MO. The company started as Wood Brite but was changed to Wood Re New in order to obtain service marks that could be used nationwide. Stan Krempges, Founder & CEO developed all the procedures and techniques including our exclusive foam cleaner specifically formulated for exterior wood. The parent company has been extremely successful. They were selected as semi-finalist for Small Business of the Year in 2000 by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. In 2004 they were selected as a finalist for Small Business of the Year.
In 1999 and early 2000 three company owned stores were opened in Tulsa OK, Rogers AR, and Joplin MO in order to prove that the system could be duplicated. Wood Re New began franchising in 2001. The first franchise was granted in March 2002. The three company owned stores were sold as franchises leaving Springfield MO as the only company owned unit. The growth of the franchise system has been very controlled and focused. There are 22 locations in 10 states. The focus of Wood Re New is a strong system with quality franchisees. We are truly looking for good fits for Wood Re New, not just numbers. Our vision is to build a very strong system one strong franchisee at a time.