It's my understanding that he sold out the operation in Georgia.mdshunk said:No. Why, what happened to him? I thought he was in Georgia anyhow. No?
mdshunk said:This may seem odd or trivial, but there was one sticking point that I could not personally get over. The name. Even though on jobsites, every electrician is hailed by "Hey, Sparky!",
So you're a Mister Sparky franchise owner or employee, maybe?growler said:That's the beauty of the name " Mr. Sparky". Remember that the most popular songs of all time are not the most complicated or best written but the one's that are simple to play and remember the words to.
It doesn't take a lot to remember Mr. sparky. And that's all you really need is for the customer to remember the company name when they need service.
No, I have no association with Mr. Spark at all. Mr. sparky started out about 5 miles North of me and I remember when many electricians were making fun of the name and saying he would soon be out of business because of high prices. That didn't happen and Sparky had the last laugh.mdshunk said:So you're a Mister Sparky franchise owner or employee, maybe?
That has been my observation as well. Matter of fact, most of the Mr.Electric and Mr.Sparky franchise owners that I know were already electrical contractors, engaged mostly in construction. They got into service by buying a "system", such as Mr. Sparky. They operate as sort of a double-breasted operation. Keep the old company name for the construction work and use the new franchise name for the service department.growler said:I have noticed a great deal of change in this area since Mr. Sparky started in business. They set the standard for electrical service companies in the area. Many of the older companies jumped on the service train once they saw how profitable the business could be.
Yes, I happen to agree with that very much.growler said:I think companies like Sparky have done a lot of good for the electrical service industry by showing people that you don't have to be the cheapest guy in town to get business.
bikeindy said:I am personally not fond of being called sparky on job sites and don't answer to it. I agree with Marc about the name. There is a guy here who has a guy being shocked as his logo, I kind of think that is the same as a airline having a plane crash as thier logo. I don't know maybe it's just me.