Jiffy Lube International named STC Management LLC as its Franchisee of the Year during its recent convention and trade show. The Woodbridge, Va.-based company is owned by Bob Sanders, Dusty Shipley, Gene Tunelle and Chris Burns, and was recognized for optimal sales performance, successful implementation of new systems to improve its business and accomplishments in the areas of training and certification, according to Jiffy Lube.
STC Management also actively participates in its community with local programs, including a high school safe driving program and breast cancer awareness initiatives, Jiffy Lube said.
Other franchisees recognized during the event, included Rex Ransom of Orman LLC, who earned the Presidential Recognition Award, given to a store manager for outstanding achievement in training, operations and customer service. Keith Mortensen of Lubricar Inc. was given the Harold Burney Award, honoring a franchisee that has shown hard work and dedication to Jiffy Lube and fellow franchisees.
Marc Fanticola of MC LLC was given the Arlene Karlson Heart and Soul Award for creating “Matthew’s Fight for Sight,” a program that raised more than $100,000 to fight retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eyes that afflicts children.
Two franchisees also were recognized for stores with the highest vehicle counts for 2007. Tom Ito, Jean Ito and Myles Tsukamoto with Hawaiian Jiffy Inc. were presented the first place award. Tom Hoffman Jr. and Tom Hoffman Sr. of Hoffman Development took the second and third place awards.