FullSpeed Auto

Grease Monkey International's new FullSpeed Automotive name

encompass its full range of automotive services and brands.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

In early 2017, Grease Monkey International acquired SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service to form the perfect partnership between two independent franchisors of automotive oil change centers. It was at that time that the new company name of FullSpeed Automotive was formed. “Since we have two major quick lube automotive franchises under our umbrella – Grease Monkey and SpeeDee – we made the decision to go with a more universal name as a full-service automotive oil change franchise – FullSpeed Automotive,” explains Ralph Yarusso, COO of franchising.  

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Foot Solutions continues to find new ways to grow its brand and sales,

including with new store and licensing concepts.

By Jim Harris

For more than 15 years, Foot Solutions has lived up to its name by offering assistance and specialized products to people who need relief when they’re on their feet. The Atlanta-based company is a leading international retailer specializing in personalized assessments, stylish high-performance footwear, and custom-fitted and custom-crafted arch supports and accessories.

Art Van

Art Van Furniture aims to be one of the leading furniture retailers by 2019.

By Bianca Herron 

In 1959, Art Van Elslander founded Art Van with one goal in mind: to provide customers with quality, affordable furniture and unparalleled service.

Known today as Art Van Furniture, the Warren, Mich.-based company operates more than 120 stores – 18 of which are franchise locations – throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa.

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Annex Brands is working to better anticipate its customers’ needs

by upgrading its technology and expanding its services. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Jack and Martha Lentz found themselves failing at retirement a little more than 30 years ago and stumbled upon a need for a complete line of small office and home-based office services under one roof. In 1985, the couple founded PostalAnnex+ in San Diego and had three locations operating in less than one year.   


Health Atlast is leading the way with comprehensive integrated healthcare.

By Kat Zeman

As the world’s first multi-disciplinary healthcare franchise, Los Angeles-based Health Atlast is forging the way with comprehensive integrated healthcare.

Founded by chiropractors Stephanie and Wayne Higashi, Health Atlast is a healthcare franchising model that integrates multiple disciplines under one roof. That includes medical, chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, massage and diet and nutrition.

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