Assisted Living Locator’s East Valley franchisee Dustin Baker garnered recognition from franchisee satisfaction research firm Franchise Business Review as a Rock Star Franchisee for the second consecutive year.
Mr. Baker’s franchise provides senior placement and referral service throughout Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Queen Creek and East Mesa areas, according to a press release.
Each year, Franchise Business Review honors franchise owners who set examples of achieving success within the franchise model. Mr. Baker was selected as a Franchise Rockstar from over 28,000 franchisees, representing over 300 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research in the past 18 months.
The Rock Stars recognized earned nominations from their franchise brand leadership as franchisees who set examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success, and contributing to their community.
“There are so many success stories out there and thousands of inspiring franchise owners who are living their dreams of business ownership that it was incredibly difficult to narrow down the list,” Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review, said in a prepared statement.
“In the end, we chose individuals who are exceptional examples of achieving success through the franchise model and exemplify a strong work ethic and a real commitment to their business and community. We are thrilled to recognize these individuals as Franchise Rock Stars.”
Assisted Living Locators CEO RN Angela Olea said Mr. Baker is a top franchise producer that not only helps and mentors his fellow franchisees, but also passionately cares about his senior clients and his community.
“As an Iraq veteran and medic, Dustin has been determined to make a positive impact on his community during the coronavirus pandemic,” Ms. Olea said in a prepared statement. “He has supplied over a thousand N-95 masks to protect healthcare workers in veterans’ homes and senior living properties.”
Prior to joining the senior care industry, Mr. Baker served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic in an artillery unit during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was also an administrative supervisor at an outpatient surgical ward at William Beaumont army medical center at Fort Bliss in El Paso.
“We are very proud of Dustin receiving this great honor for the second consecutive year,” Ms. Olea said.
“He goes ‘above and beyond’ to serve seniors and their families and has tremendous compassion and problem-solving skills. At Assisted Living Locators, we work hard to make our franchisees successful and stress the importance of giving back in business.”