Awards

We continue to win accolades for our innovative products, excellent customer service and incredible growth.

National Awards

Qualified Remodeler Magazine, August 2014
Get A Grip makes Qualified Remodeler's Top 500 list of CPA-audited remodeling firms again! Moving up yet another 7 spots from last year nationally, Get A Grip now ranks #423 in the U.S. while remaining #1 in New Mexico for its business acumen, commitment to customer service, sales techniques and strong customer loyalty.

Qualified Remodeler Magazine, August 2013
Get A Grip makes Qualified Remodeler's Top 500 list of CPA-audited remodeling firms again! Moving up 28 spots from last year nationally, Get A Grip now ranks #430 in the U.S. while remaining #1 in New Mexico for its business acumen, commitment to customer service, sales techniques and strong customer loyalty.

GI Jobs Magazine – Military Friendly Franchise, June 2013
For the third year running Get A Grip has been named a Military Friendly Franchise, representing the top 10% of the nation's franchises doing the most to recruit military veterans. Get A Grip offers a discount to active or retired military potential franchisees and puts all franchise fees on hold if a franchisee is called up for Guard or Reserve duty. Get A Grip also offers a 10% discount off any work completed for active military members and veterans.

Entrepreneur Start-Up Guide, May 2013
Get A Grip debuts on Entrepreneur Start-Up Guide Magazine's list of Top 227 Low-Cost Franchise Opportunities! A list of the top 227 franchises that can be started for under $50,000, this group truly proves that limited funds don't have to translate to limited options when it comes to franchising.

Qualified Remodeler Magazine, August 2012
Get A Grip debuts on the Top 500 list of CPA-audited remodeling firms in the country. Get A Grip ranks #458 in the U.S. and #1 in New Mexico for its business acumen, commitment to customer service, sales techniques and strong customer loyalty.

GI Jobs Magazine – Military Friendly Franchise, June 2012
For the second year in a row, Get A Grip has been named a Military Friendly Franchise, representing the top 10% of the nation's franchises doing the most to recruit military veterans. Get A Grip offers a discount to active or retired military potential franchisees and puts all franchise fees on hold if a franchisee is called up for Guard or Reserve duty.

Entrepreneur® Magazine – Top Homebased Franchise, May 2012
Albuquerque headquartered Get A Grip debuted on Entrepreneur®'s Top Homebased Franchise at #97. Get A Grip is an ideal homebased business, because the delivery of our service takes place at the customer's location – whether that's an apartment complex or other commercial environment, or in a residential setting.

33rd Annual Franchise 500, Entrepreneur Magazine, January 2012
Get A Grip moved up 77 places in the Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list of franchise companies to rank No. 316 in the United States and Canada. The recognition comes from the company's fast growth, commitment to quality, and green focus of keeping material out of landfills.

Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises, Entrepreneur Magazine, November 2011
Money's a big concern for every potential franchise owner. Get A Grip ranks No. 87 on the list from Entrepreneur Magazine for our low-cost-to-enter, turnkey franchise business opportunity, which includes training, all operations, administration and marketing materials, and ongoing support in all business areas.

Top New Ranking, Entrepreneur Magazine, March 2011
Albuquerque-headquartered Get A Grip debuted on Entrepreneur's Top New Ranking List of franchise companies in the United States and Canada at number 33. Our fast franchise growth, low franchise fees, and turnkey operations model makes us an ideal business opportunity for entrepreneurs.


31th Annual Franchise 500, Entrepreneur Magazine, January 2011
Get A Grip moved up 74 places in the Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list of franchise companies to rank No. 393 in the United States and Canada for 2010. In addition, we've ranked No. 87 among low-cost franchises, and No. 33 in the Top New Ranking category for our amazing movement up the list.


Franchise Awards

Congratulations to GET A GRIP of Charlotte, North Carolina for "Rookie of the Year for 2006 " from the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association.

GET A GRIP of Charlotte, North Carolina


About Get A Grip of Florabama and owner Rob Johansen as 2011 Vendor of the Year, Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association: I cannot remember the last time a new Associate Member joined the MBAAA and hit the floor running to the extent this one did. Staring a new business in a market is grueling and time consuming of its own accord, but this new business owner did not let that keep him from jumping right in, from day one, and making himself available in any conceivable way to help make our apartment association grow and prosper. From volunteering on committees to toting heavy stuff to lending a helping hand and kind word wherever he saw fit - he has been there. Not to mention all his other attributes. He makes himself available any time he is needed by his fellow board members, or his customers, not only for business but for personal needs as well. Everyone agrees that you could not find a kinder man. He genuinely cares and that is reflected in all of his actions.

Judy Horner
Owner/Publisher of the Mobile and Baldwin County
Apartment Guide

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Get A Grip Florabama
Rob Johansen


About Pam Van Austin: What an honor and privilege it is to know this person and to present this year's President's Award to Pam Van Austin from Get A Grip of Florabama. Every time I have spoken with them or emailed them they have always been professional, courteous, efficient and helpful with any of my questions. In speaking with a colleague, this year's recipient is a tremendous asset to the company. The company has been able to expand and grow beyond what the owner anticipated. The day in and day out is much easier because of the dedication of this individual. They are a cornerstone of the company.

Shannon Matson
Past President Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association

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Get A Grip Florabama
Pam Van Austin


Congratulations to GET A GRIP of Florabama for "Vendor of the Year for 2007" from the Emerald Coast Apartment Association of Northwest Florida!

"Along with Alabama, I am an Associate Board Member and Legislative Chairman for the Emerald Coast Apartment Association in Pensacola and now a delegate on the Florida Apartment Association's state board as well. All of these positions not only carry my name but Get A Grip's name as well. I am aware of the utmost importance in selling franchises to the entire Get A Grip network – not just for the corporate headquarters - but for all of us as a whole. I truly hope that the exposure that I am honored and humbled to have will result in more franchises opening."

GET A GRIP of Florabama
Rob Johansen


Congratulations to Rob Johansen with GET A GRIP of Florabama for entering his second term as an Associate Director of the Board for Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association and "Vendor of the Year for 2007."

"In my everyday dedication to Get A Grip and to the multi-housing industry, I found myself recently both speechless and honored. I was nominated as a vendor to be President of Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association for 2012, which is rare for any vendor. Today that nomination was passed and as owner of Get A Grip of FloraBama, I will be just that. Along with this position I am now a delegate to the Alabama Apartment Associations state board and have been selected as an alternate delegate to the National Apartment Association's board."


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GET A GRIP of Florabama
Rob Johansen


Congratulations to GET A GRIP of Salt Lake City for their nomination for “Service Provider of the Year for 2006” from the Utah Apartment Association.




GET A GRIP of Salt Lake City, Utah
Cheryl & Erik Dunne