Walsh Brothers Purchase Franchise; SealMaster®/Long Island Opening Soon

Brothers John and Jim Walsh have purchased the SealMaster® franchise for Long Island and metro New York City. SealMaster®/Long Island will feature a full line of pavement maintenance products, equipment and supplies when it opens in the coming months.

The Walsh brothers are veterans of the pavement maintenance industry, having worked with their father in the operation of VelveTop Products.

While SealMaster®/Long Island won’t be fully operational for awhile, professional contractors on Long Island and in metro New York can already begin to purchase many SealMaster® products through the new business.

“It will be a while before we have the plant fully operational and are making SealMaster® sealer, but we are already able to bring many other SealMaster® products to our territory,” said John Walsh.

SealMaster®/Long Island will operate from a facility at 157 Grant Avenue; Islip, NY 11751. The telephone number is (631) 277-2043.

SealMaster®/Denver Wins Franchise Of The Year Award

Fifteen SealMaster® franchises received awards during the annual meeting of SealMaster franchisees held December 10-13, 2007 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Those receiving awards were SealMaster®/Allentown, SealMaster®/Atlanta, SealMaster®/Baltimore, SealMaster®/Buffalo, SealMaster®/Chicago, SealMaster®/Denver, SealMaster®/Hawaii, SealMaster®/Hillsville, SealMaster®/Louisville, SealMaster®/ Manville, SealMaster®/Milwaukee, SealMaster®/North Carolina, SealMaster®/Phoenix, SealMaster®/St. Paul and SealMaster®/Tampa.

SealMaster®/Denver won the prestigious Franchise of the Year Award for the first time. Six franchises have claimed the Franchise of the Year Award in the 10 years it has been presented, including five in the last five years.

SealMaster®/Hawaii claimed the Rising Star Award.

SealMaster®/Indianapolis Coming In 2008

INDIANAPOLIS-SealMaster®/Indianapolis, which has operated as a storefront since its founding, has been sold as a franchise and will begin as a full manufacturing facility in 2008. The franchisees are David, Caleb and Jacob Bernath.

The Bernath family comes to the SealMaster® business with a diverse background. David Bernath is a life-long farmer who has opted to leave that vocation to join his sons in purchasing SealMaster®/Indianapolis.

In addition to farming, Caleb Bernath has experience as a sealcoating contractor. Jacob Bernath, who also has farming and sealcoat contracting experience, is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.

The Bernaths are originally from Wauseon, Ohio. They are relocating to Indianapolis and will take over operation of the facility from ThorWorks in January, 2008.