A MESSAGE FROM TRUE REST CEO | JIM ROWE

Just 7-months after opening his first location, area developer Tim Scott is blowing our predictions out of the water. Learn why True REST Franchising is the way to go from one of our top performers!

Jim Rowe interview with Tim Scott

MEET OUR FRANCHISEES

GILBERT, AZ | ALDEN & LAURA WITTE

Alden has worked in the float therapy industry for several  years. He is excited to branch off and open his own float spa with his wife Laura in Gilbert, Arizona. Even with Alden’s hands-on experience, they recognized the value in joining an experienced team with a validated business model.

ARROWHEAD, AZ | WALTER & MARTHA REED

Since 2002, Martha has been working with individuals, empowering them with the insight to manifest their goals by connecting to their deeper, intuitive selves. She recently followed her intuition to explore floating as an alternative business opportunity and believes that she is now in the right place, at the right time, and that floating is a missing element in the world of natural healing.

CHARLOTTE, NC | MIKE & DOUG

Look out Charlotte, NC! Mike and Doug are passionate about bringing True REST Float Spa to your community in Q2 2019!

WILMINGTON, NC | JOSH & JANELLE SLACK

Janelle has her own private massage practice, and Josh is a former US marine now working as a service advisor in the auto industry. Based on their experience, they knew franchising was the right choice for them to get started. Receiving a turn-key business model, and the in-depth training to execute that model, was the right economical and business decision for them and their young family.

SEDONA, AZ | RENÉ RUSSELL

René and her husband Chuck have been private business owners their entire lives. While franchising was not initially the path they sought out, after experiencing floating at a True REST Float Spa, learning about the validated business model, meeting the corporate support team and understanding the exciting opportunity to be a part of scaling a national brand from the ground floor, they were sold on franchising.

POWELL, OH | HEATHER & PAT GERKE

Pat and Heather are Area Developers in Columbus, OH. Heather has a background in marketing and advertising, but after experiencing their first floats, the Gerkes were intent on opening a spa. After speaking with independent float spa owners, they realized the benefits and efficiencies of franchising. They are thrilled to be a part of an industry that is changing lives.

OMAHA, NE | MARC & KIMBERLY KASCHKE

Marc and Kimberley will have True REST Float Spas in Omaha, Lincoln, and Kansas City. They are excited to share the benefits of what they experienced while floating and expose new cities to the concept. For Marc, that experience was disconnecting from the outside world and reaching new levels of relaxation. They were drawn to True REST because of the professionalism, support and prior experience that comes with the brand.

PERRYSBURG, OH | TIM SCOTT & JAMESON WHALEY

Tim and Jamison have a True REST Spa in Perrysburg, OH. Tim is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Jamison’s background is in occupational therapy. They explored other business concepts together and ultimately decided on True REST because of the multitude benefits they can offer their community through flotation therapy. They decided to franchise because they didn’t have experience in this industry or in running a business yet, and with True REST Franchising’s support, they didn’t have to worry about costly mistakes that can be made during a learning curve.

CLEVELAND, OH | YASEEN & SHARIF TAYEH

Yaseen, Mineer, and Sharif are the second generation to own and manage local convenience stores and delis. They are excited to share this new business and offer something completely different to their community. The Tayehs are committed to opening two more locations in Cleveland over the next few years!

CHICO, CA | GEORGE & VERONICA CARPENTER

Veronica’s passion has always been health, fitness and wellness and desires to share a lifestyle of well-being with others. George has been a career California Highway Patrolman since 1998 and served in the United State Air Force from 1984–1990. George has experienced firsthand the benefits of flotation therapy and is excited to share that experience with everyone. They are also part owners of Crossfit Chico!

PROVO, UT | KRIS & SANDY GUNTHER

Kris and Sandy Gunther, former Subway franchisees, are now open in Provo, UT. Sandy, who suffers from chronic pain due to fibromyalgia, was blown away by the relief she felt. Together, they are excited to bring a high-end float experience to their community. As former franchisees of another brand, they knew the intricacies of other businesses and were happy with the simplicity and impact that comes from owning a float spa.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM | JIM & MARIA DERNOCOEUR

Jim and Maria both have a background in the medical field as a registered nurse and in emergency medicine in Albuquerque, NM. Maria finds floating one of the most relaxing experiences in her life. Working in such a fast paced, stressful environment, and as the proud parents to their son, James, floating provides a sense of calm for them both. The Dernocoeur’s ambition, personality and passion, paired with floating and the True REST brand, has been a strong partnership and face for floating in Albuquerque.

PITTSBURGH, PA | ADAM AND TONYA

Adam and Tonya Winkler have transferred from the corporate world to the world of entrepreneurism via floatation therapy. They were drawn to True REST by the validated business model plus the opportunity to be first to market, sharing this moving therapy with the masses. To Adam, floating gives him the chance to clear the “internet browser of his mind”, start from scratch, and focus on what is most important in life. As area developers the Winklers have two locations open and will continue to grow as entrepreneurs and float ambassadors in Pittsburgh.

ROSEVILLE, CA | DAVE, JAZZY AND CHRIS

This trio took advantage of a great opportunity to acquire an existing spa. Together, Dave, Jazzy, and Chris bring elements of corporate experience, a passion for wellness, and creativity that drives this team forward. The wide spread of their experiences also allows them to tap into the wide spread of benefits that can be felt from floating including muscle recovery, relaxation, and enhanced creativity. This team looked at other float franchise opportunities and ultimately landed on True REST for our passion for the industry followed by our validated business model.

COOL SPRINGS, TN | JAMIE SIMMONS & SANDY FARMER

Jamie Simmons found True REST through his product research starting with Float Pods. He saw Nashville, TN as a strong market, ready for a True REST, even though he didn’t live in town. With the True REST model he was able to open his spa, hours from home, with a well trained manager, and corporate support. Cool Springs, just outside of Nashville, has proven to be an exciting market bringing creativity to the music scene, muscle recovery to the college and professional athletes, and a high end spa experiences for the masses.

HOUSTON, TX | KIRAN MOMIN

Kiran Momin comes to True REST with experience in barbecue restaurant franchising. Houston is one of True REST’s largest markets and when Kiran first started, there were very few float spa options in town. Franchising was an easy choice for Kiran, but floating added another level of excitement as she can share this unique and profound therapy with her community. Floating provided her with a relief for her aliments, both physical and mental, each float showing her the wide range of recovery possible through sensory deprivation.

NAPA VALLEY, CA | ROSS WHITE

Ross has a passion to help the over worked, sleep deprived, stressed out world get back in touch with their relationships with themselves, others, and society at large. His calming nature and good intentions resonate with each person that walks in the spa and keep them coming back. Although new to franchising, Ross has a relationship and presence in his community through residential real estate development that has made him a strong franchise partner for True REST in the Napa Valley.

FRESNO, CA | KELLY CLAY

Kelly is a community and business leader as much as she is a wellness devotee. Opening a True REST Float Spa gave her an opportunity to expand on both platforms. To Kelly, floating provides an escape from the daily distractions that our phones, computers, and work take away from our ability to relax. With the True REST franchising model, Kelly and her team are able to focus on providing a high end experience, connecting with each client, and focus on the big picture that makes floating such a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

MCDONOUGH, GA | SHAWN KRISTA & TYLER

The McDonough team comes to True REST with first hand experience partnering with an existing franchisee, but also a local small business background that rounds out their management structure. Shawn, Krista, and Tyler saw the plethora of resources available at True REST to run a successful business, plus the impact that floating can make to each person in a big city like Atlanta. To Shawn, the ability to shut your brain off while floating is an opportunity rarely found prior to finding True REST.

  • A solid, recognizable, modern consumer brand
  • 7-years of operating experience at our flagship corporate store
  • Architectural and real estate partnerships to assist you
  • Proven training programs and hands-on support from home office
  • Operational efficiencies and marketing tactics continually being tested at company-owned location before being introduced to the system
  • Expansion plan to rapidly grow footprint to more than 100 locations
  • Best practices in all categories shared nation wide from franchisor headquarters and franchisee spas nationwide

BENEFITS OF BECOMING A TRUE REST FRANCHISEE?

TRAINING SUPPORT

1. In-depth three-day training at True REST University

2. Tour of existing locations for spa finish concepts

3. Classroom and hands-on role-playing training

4. Thorough three-year financial analysis and projection support

MARKETING SUPPORT

1. Proven marketing success system for franchisees

2. Social-media training

3. Advertising and public relations designed to build brand awareness and drive customer traffic

4. Professional branding and customizable local marketing materials and collateral

5. Unique microsite per location for usability and search engine optimization

OPERATIONS SUPPORT

1. True REST University interactive online portal with videos for team training

2. Site support visits and ongoing home office consultation

3. Comprehensive intranet with operations manual, store documents, online store, and monthly webinars with other franchisees

4. Annual conference featuring classroom sessions and roundtable discussions

FRANCHISOR SUPPORT

1. In depth support before and after launch

2. Territory selection, lease support and standard plan / build out specifications

3. Access to content-rich True REST Intranet and portal

4. On-site assistance, telephone and email guidance

5. On-site business consultation

6. Periodic advertising, marketing and promotional materials provided

7. Maintain and promote franchise through microsite

WHAT MAKES THE IDEAL TRUE REST FRANCHISEE?

  • Passion for floating
  • Shares True REST’s core values including honesty, integrity and responsibility
  • Focused on owning and managing rapidly growing business
  • Minimum liquid assets of approximately $125,000
  • Ability to uphold the brand standards and positively build brand awareness
  • Ability to follow a proven model and system
  • Experience in the health & wellness industry an asset, but not required