Why a PURAIR® Franchise?
The History of PURAIR®
Modern PURAIR® started in May of 2001 in Kelowna, British Columbia. Don Martin and his son Lane Martin had been in the HVAC cleaning business before and in fact Don had been the first one in the industry in Western Canada – purchasing a truck in 1969 for the Calgary, Alberta market!
The name Modern came from Lane and Don’s goal of purchasing the most up to date equipment available at that time. The two of them put their HVAC cleaning minds together and created a system that could be duplicated over and over while ensuring each and every customer experienced the Modern PURAIR® way. Business was good and in 2003, the fleet was doubled, and in 2005 yet another truck was added to the fleet. Revenue growth had been significant – growing from a small business (less than 100k) into a medium sized business (over 500k) due to the PURAIR® cleaning systems, the positive customer experiences, our service guarantee, and our vision to become the “Fed-Ex®” of the HVAC cleaning industry. Fall of 2007 came time for the Modern PURAIR® franchise dream to come true. Our new brand image, our new logo, and all of our new trade-marked systems were finally in place to allow us to grow into the hyper-growth company Lane had envisioned a few years ago. Our new positioning line “Clean Air. We live and breathe it® ” identifies our company and how passionate we are about building this coast to coast national network of franchise partners.
December of 2007 brought on our first franchise partner, and by June of 2008 five Modern PURAIR®’s were operating in the system. In May of 2008 our new 3300 square foot state of the art corporate office with our award winning sales centre was opened, allowing us to further our Research and Development, and to have full classroom training provided in our office.