Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest franchise brand for batteries, light bulbs, key fobs, and maintenance, announced intentions to expand into areas in Southern Florida. This year, the company continues to surpass its franchise development ambitions, having already signed on 35 outlets for 2022, including 10 in South Florida. This follows a record-breaking year for Batteries Plus in 2021, which comprised 88 signings between organic expansion with current franchisees and multiple multi-unit agreements. The seasoned businesspeople Cecilia and Jorge Mattei, Cory Barrow, Jazz Singh, Jim Lipps, and Greg Stai intend to rapidly expand Batteries Plus’s services and product line throughout the South Florida region.
The broad experience of Batteries Plus’s recently signed franchisees in South Florida underlines the company’s ability to attract impressive businesspeople. The Matteis are seasoned franchisees who own eight McDonald’s restaurants. They will now operate three Batteries Plus businesses with high school teacher Cory Barrow. Jim Lipps, a veteran with years of restaurant management experience, and his fiancee have invested in two sites. After selling his $8 million logistics company, Greg Stai will operate three Batteries Plus stores and a UPS location. And hardware store owner Jazz Singh will use his electronic sales and repair expertise to handle two Batteries Plus locations.
According to Batteries Plus Franchisee Cecilia Mattei, it is an honor to serve Floridians with the required supplies. Communities in Southern Florida rely on dependable energy supplies, especially during severe weather seasons. To give to the community in such a way is humbling, and she hopes that residents of South Florida will feel secure in the knowledge that Batteries Plus has the resources they need to maintain their energy sources.
Boca Raton, Miami-Dade and Broward Communities, Miami, Naples, and Fort Myers are among the cities in southern Florida that anticipate a Batteries Plus store launching soon. Singh, Barrow, Lipps, Stai, and the Matteis all share a passion for the Batteries Plus brand and a desire to assist their fellow Floridians in powering their daily lives in their development ambitions. The investment made by these franchisees in their multi-unit agreements represents the assistance Batteries Plus provides to its franchisors through its success rates, services, and available resources.
Joe Malmuth, vice president of Franchise Development and Relations for Batteries Plus, considers it an honor to observe the brand’s tremendous market success in Florida. During severe weather, this region depends on reliable power sources and equipment. Mattei and Singh’s zeal as franchisees is a direct reflection of Batteries Plus’ mission to increase the accessibility of life-sustaining materials in communities worldwide. They anticipate growing their footprint and delivering crucial goods and services to South Florida, a region in need.