COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PMD Furniture Direct, Inc. (PMD) today announced the opening of two new stores – one in St. Louis and the other in Dallas. The company started offering franchises in late 2009 and rapidly grew to 25 stores. As part of its goal to expand into the Midwest, PMD awarded franchises to Bob Hardy in St. Louis and Pam Waleri in Dallas.
Both Pam and Bob participated in PMD's comprehensive pre-opening program before opening their stores earlier this year. PMD's experienced trainers were on-hand as the new stores prepared to open and on opening day. PMD's exclusive training program includes special training throughout the new store's first year of operation in additional to the weekly training sessions offered to all stores.
PMD has enjoyed a successful launch of its franchise concept and looks forward to expanding into the Midwest. Both stores opened earlier this year and are filling two growing markets for PMD.
"PMD welcomes Bob and Pam to the family," said Jeff Hosking, PMD Founder and CEO. "Both come to us with extensive business backgrounds and an excitement to open and run their businesses. There are few opportunities for individuals to own businesses where they set the hours, are rewarded with amazing trips and don't pay royalties. We look forward to their success as PMD franchise owners."
As the company grows, PMD remains committed to offering quality furniture at reasonable prices. Like other PMD stores, both new locations will offer the company's exclusive and affordable private label brand, Royal Heritage Home Furnishings.
About PMD Furniture Direct, Inc.
PMD is a leader in the furniture industry, and with their new franchise model, they can offer a nearly recession-proof business platform to PMD franchisees because of their low-overhead, profitable approach to retail. For more information on PMD franchise opportunities, please visit www.pmdfranchise.com.
SOURCE PMD Furniture Direct, Inc.