Meet our founder, Leo Goldberger, a passionate and experienced franchisor
Our founder Leo Goldberger is one of the most passionate franchisors you will come across in the franchise industry. Highly regarded for his commitment to helping entrepreneurs succeed in business, developing highly differentiated home services franchise concepts that meet a real need, and growing those brands across the country.
Leo got his start in the construction industry in 1995 by installing hardwood floors, doors, and moldings. He soon moved to exterior and interior framing. Before he knew it, he was erecting new buildings and complexes across the United States.
But in 2008, everything changed. The housing market collapsed, and the economy entered the Great Recession. Leo’s business, like so many others in the construction industry, was hit hard. Leo had to close the doors of his business, lay off hundreds of employees, and begin again.
“In 2007, I was building huge buildings in New York City, and I had a company with 450 employees. By 2008, I had a company with one employee. I lost it all,” Leo says. “Those were really bad times. It took me several months to get over it but I knew I had to do something else.”
New beginnings with The Patch Boys
In 2010, Leo had the idea for a drywall company called The Patch Boys. By 2015, Leo had proven the business model and started franchising. It was a great hit with entrepreneurs and it rapidly grew to over 100 locations across the country. In 2019, The Patch Boys was purchased by BELFOR Franchise Group.
Always a serial entrepreneur, Leo had another great idea: a business that focuses on dryer vent cleaning. In 2020, he launched Dryer Vent Squad, an affordable, simple to run, quick-to-scale franchise concept that is already attracting enormous attention from entrepreneurs.
“I love niche businesses that focus on providing a service that everyone needs,” Leo says. “I don’t want a business that does 100 different things. It’s far easier to master a simple business, and the consumer has far more trust in a business that specializes in one thing. With Dryer Vent Squad, this is a business that doesn’t cost very much to get started, and it doesn’t cost much to continue to operate and grow. There’s very little overhead, which is the most common reason why people go out of business. With Dryer Vent Squad, you can own a simple business and scale it up to be incredibly successful.”
Today, as Dryer Vent Squad is beginning franchise development in earnest, Leo is ready to help more entrepreneurs realize their dreams of success in business.
“I fell in love with franchising after the success of The Patch Boys,” Leo says. “I love when people become successful and I have so many stories of helping an entrepreneur go from nothing to vastly improve their quality of life. We want to sell franchises to hungry people. You have to be as hungry as I am. If you’re hungry, we will give you all the resources you need to succeed.”
Ready to invest in a Dryer Vent Squad franchise?
If you’re ready to take control of your future and build a better life for yourself and your family, franchising with Dryer Vent Squad is a wise choice. To learn more about the Dryer Vent Squad opportunity, simply fill out an inquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly. We can’t wait to learn if your dreams can be realized by owning a Dryer Vent Squad franchise.