San Diego, CA (Grassroots Newswire) April 14, 2010 – Phil and Robin Meckley, owners of American Leak Detection Serving San Diego County, recently received the Entrepreneur of the Year award during the company’s annual conference. This award is conferred upon a team who is currently building a successful business venture. The recipient must exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit that franchising represents. He or she must demonstrate innovative management skills and bea risk taker in a franchise that has been in operation for at least 3 years while remaining active in his or her community. With 25 years experience on the ALD team, running even franchise locations, and continually showing growth, the Meckleys exude entrepreneurship.
American Leak Detection’s annual conference took place March 24th – 27th at the Miramonte Spa & Resort in Indian Wells, California. During the four-day event, several franchisees were honored for their milestones during a special awards ceremony.
“It is a great feeling to be honored in front of my fellow franchisees and the entire American Leak Detection team for my hard work and efforts in establishing my local leak detection business,” Phil said. “Running a business can be challenging, but I thank my colleagues and my customers for their continued support.”
Aside from recognizing award recipients, American Leak Detection invited successful entrepreneurs and motivational speakers to the gathering. Keynote Speaker George Hedley, CSP, owner of a successful commercial construction and real estate development company, led a seminar on how to build a business. George founded and built his business from $0 to $50 million in seven years.
Other experts spoke on a wide variety of topics. Moisture Control, Inc. CEO and Owner Hank Bruflodt spoke to attendees about how his business has been helping solve concrete slab moisture and floor problems for over 10 years. Communication and stress management expert Mary Marcdante spoke about how enthusiasm is the core to great leadership. And, Nancy Friedman, known as the “Telephone Doctor,” held a seminar designed to help owners communicate better with customers.
“Our main goal with this year’s conference was to give our franchisees a wealth of information about how they can build success in the leak detection industry,” said Stan Berenbaum, president of American Leak Detection. “We also wanted to put a spotlight on franchisees like Phil and Robin Meckley, who have really excelled in this business. They are examples of what success is all about.”
American Leak Detection is known as a world leader in the detection of hidden water and sewer leaks. It uses advanced, sophisticated electronic leak detection equipment to fix leaks for all kinds of water systems. According to Robin, the company has found 5,226,578 leaks worldwide since 1974 and counting. American Leak Detection’s primary commitment is to conserve water, the world’s most precious resource.