H. Scott Barrett has become president and CEO of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), a leading franchisor in the home improvement goods and services space.
The announcement was made recently by Brent Burns, president and CEO of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., which added HFC to its company roster in 2019.
Barrett had been serving as interim president and CEO of HFC since September 2019. He will be based at JM Family headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla., while also spending time at HFC offices in Irvine, Calif., Dallas, and various JM Family operations and franchise locations across the country.
HFC is the franchisor of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft, and AdvantaClean home-related goods and services brands which are supported by more than 2100 franchise territories operating in more than 10,000 cities in the Canada, U.S., and Mexico.
“Scott has been an invaluable member of JM Family for almost 20 years and was instrumental in the transition of HFC’s premier brands into JM Family’s culture,” said Burns. “He knows HFC, and has a passion for franchising and helping entrepreneurs develop sound, long-term strategies through small business ownership. Given the extraordinary nature of the past year, his leadership will continue to be pivotal to the continued growth of both HFC and JM Family.”
Barrett joined JM Family in 2001 as chief information officer and a member of JM Family’s executive management Team.
As president and CEO of HFC, Barrett will work closely with brand presidents and teams to expand HFC’s franchisee footprint in North America.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed helping HFC and its portfolio of brands transition into JM Family—and it has been especially rewarding to see the synergies available to franchisees within JM Family’s national footprint and suite of services,” said Barrett. “I look forward to working with the team at HFC to ensure continued growth.”