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Entrepreneur Start-Up Guide, Spring 2013
Entrepreneur Start Ups' features on franchise opportunities lists Get A Grip as a great way to be the boss for our low cost to enter, turnkey business plan, on-site training and continuing franchise support.
Entrepreneur Start-Up Guide, Spring 2013


Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500, January 2013
Get A Grip earns a mention the annual Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 edition of franchise companies 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.
Entrepreneur® Magazine Franchise 500®, January 2013


Entrepreneur Magazine, Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises, November 2012
Get A Grip moves up the list of Entrepreneur Magazine's ranking of low-cost-to-enter franchise business opportunities to No. 65, up from No. 87 in 2011. The listing includes our in-house financing, two-week on-the-field training session, and ongoing marketing support.
Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises, November 2012


Entrepreneur Start-Up Guide, October 2012
Get A Grip again makes the list of companies who want you to be the boss in Entrepreneur Start Ups' features on franchise opportunities. We lead the surface refinishing/restoration category for our low cost to enter and turnkey business plan.
Entrepreneur Start-Up Guide, October 2012


Home Business Magazine Annual Start-Up Guide, October 2012
Get A Grip makes the list again of home based start up businesses in this magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners. Get A Grip's innovative products and no-experience necessary, turnkey business model keep it high in the rankings in this industry leading publication.
Home Based Business & Opportunity Magazine, August 2011


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.
Qualified Remodeler Magazine, August 2012


Entrepreneur's Start Ups, Summer 2012
Get A Grip was listed as a low-cost franchise business opportunity by lowering its start-up costs to give would-be entrepreneurs a chance at their dreams. In the following listing, you'll find 232 franchises that can be started for less than $50,000.
Entrepreneur Start Ups – 232 Franchises You Can Start for $50,000 or Less, Summer 2012


Home Business, June 2012
Targeting home-based entrepreneurs and business owners, this magazine lists Get A Grip as a great home business franchise opportunity in the Restoration & Remodeling category. The magazine touts Get A Grip's innovative products, low-cost to enter turnkey program, and our on-site training program.
Home Business Magazine, June 2012


Entrepreneur® Magazine Franchise 500® Top Homebased Franchise, May 2012
Get A Grip debuts on the Entrepreneur®'s Franchise 500® Top Homebased Franchises list this year. The company ranks #97 in homebased franchise businesses, reflecting how much we've grown in our industry category.
Entrepreneur® Magazine Franchise 500®, March 2012


Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500®, March 2012
Get A Grip Franchising LLC moved up to No.18 (from its debut at No. 33 last year) in the Top New Ranking category in the Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® list of franchise companies. We began franchising in 2007, and our astonishing growth is what caught the eye of the magazine.
Entrepreneur® Magazine Franchise 500®, March 2012


Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500, 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 for 2012. In addition, the magazine puts Get A Grip at #65 for low-cost franchises (up from #87), #18 for top new franchises (up from #33) and #97 in home-based companies, a new ranking this year.
Entrepreneur® Magazine Franchise 500®, January 2012


Home Business, December 2011
This magazine geared toward home-based entrepreneurs and business owners lists Get A Grip in its Restoration & Remodeling category. Highlighted are Get A Grip's innovative products and no-experience necessary, turnkey business model.
Home Based Business & Opportunity Magazine, December 2011


Entrepreneur Magazine, Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises, November 2011
Entrepreneur Magazine once again recognizes Get A Grip for our low-cost-to-enter, turnkey franchise business opportunity. We rank No. 87 in our debut on the list. The listing includes our in-house financing, two-week on-the-field training session, and ongoing marketing support.
Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises, November 2011


Entrepreneur's Start Ups – Six Steps to Owning Your Own Business, Fall 2011
Get A Grip makes the cut of those companies that want you to be the boss in Entrepreneur
Start Ups' features on franchise opportunities. We're one of only seven in the surface refinishing/restoration industry that the magazine considers worthy of mention.
Entrepreneur Start Ups – 6 Steps to Owning Your Own Business, Fall 2011


Remodeling Magazine 550, August 2011
Lists Get A Grip among the nation's largest residential renovation companies in the franchising category for our turnkey business system. Get A Grip stands out among franchise companies that offer our ready-made systems and solutions for the inexperienced.
Remodeling Magazine 550, August 2011


Home Business, August 2011
This magazine geared toward home-based entrepreneurs and business owners lists Get A Grip in its Restoration & Remodeling category. Highlighted are Get A Grip's innovative products and no experience necessary, turnkey business model.
Home Based Business & Opportunity Magazine, August 2011


Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500, March 2011
Get A Grip Franchising LLC debuted at No. 33 in the 50+ New Business Opportunities Top New Ranking category in the Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list of franchise companies, in part because of our astonishing movement up the list. We’re ranked No. 393 in the United States and Canada for 2010, and No. 87 among low-cost franchises.
Entrepreneur® Magazine Franchise 500®, March 2011


Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500, 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.
Entrepreneur® Magazine Franchise 500®, January 2011


Remodeling Magazine 550, August 2010
Lists Get A Grip among the nation’s largest residential renovation companies in the franchising category for our turnkey business system. Get A Grip stands out among franchise companies that offer our ready-made systems and solutions for the inexperienced.
Remodeling Magazine 550, August 2010


Qualified Remodeler Magazine, February 2010
Highlights Get A Grip again as a good franchise opportunity because of our no-royalty franchise program and turnkey business system. Notes our multiple-surface resurfacing and repair products and techniques, too.
Qualified Remodeler Magazine, February 2010

Entrepreneur Magazine – 31st Annual Franchise 500, January 2010
Yep, we did it again! Get A Grip appeared in the Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list of franchise companies for the second year in a row. We’re pleased that recognition of our great value, turnkey franchise program keeps earning kudos.
Entrepreneur® Magazine – 31st Annual Franchise 500®, January 2010

Entrepreneur Start Ups – Be Your Own Boss, Fall 2009
Get A Grip makes the cut of companies who want you to be the boss in Entrepreneur Start Ups’ features on franchise opportunities. We’re one of only seven in the surface refinishing/restoration industry that the magazine considers worthy of mention.
Entrepreneur Start-ups-Be Your Own Boss, Fall 2009

Entrepreneur Magazine – 30th Annual Franchise 500, January 2009
Albuquerque headquartered Get A Grip debuted on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list of franchise companies in the United States and Canada at No. 467 and ranked fifth in its industry category of surface refinishing/restoration. The recognition comes from the company’s fast growth, commitment to quality, and green focus of keeping material out
of landfills.
Entrepreneur® Magazine – 30th Annual Franchise 500®, January 2009

Qualified Remodeler Magazine, March 2009
Calls Get A Grip a good franchise opportunity for its readers. We’re thrilled to be recognized for our no-royalty franchise program and turnkey business system.
Featured Story - ‘09 Franchise Opportunities List

Print Media

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New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Benefits of Nature
March – April issue 2013

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Kick Start Your New Year
January - February issue 2013

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Home for the Holidays
November – December issue 2012

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Change for the Better
September – October issue 2012

ABQJournal The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Business Outlook, Private 100
Monday, August 27, 2012

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Work Smart, Not Hard
July – August issue 2012

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Sustainable Business Summit
Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Movers & Shakers
June 1 – 7, 2012

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Invest in Yourself
May – June issue 2012

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Movers & Shakers
April 13 – 19, 2012

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Viewpoint
March 23 – 29, 2012

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
New Mexico's Healthiest Employers
March 23 – 29, 2012

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Right Here Right Now
March – April issue 2012

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Balancing Work and Home Life
January – February issue 2012

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Get Up and Get Moving!
November – December issue 2011

ABQJournal New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Top-Performing CEO Judge
October 21 – 27, 2011

ABQJournal The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
From the Handyman - Home - C4
Saturday, October 1, 2011 – by Rick Nathanson

New Mexico Market Place, www.nmmarketplace.com
Get A Grip: Always Innovative, Stunning Surfaces
September issue 2011 – by Kelly Koepke

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Communication in the Workplace
September – October issue 2011

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Women-Owned Businesses
June 24 - 30, 2011

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Dealing With Customer Complaints
July – August issue 2011

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Movers & Shakers
June 10 – 16, 2011

ABQJournal The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Business Outlook, Moving Up
Monday, May 16, 2011

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Simplifying Your Life For The New Year – Part III
May – June issue 2011

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Movers & Shakers
May 6 – 12, 2011

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Simplifying Your Life For The New Year – Part II
March – April issue 2011

Albuquerque The Magazine, www.abqthemag.com
Success Stories Profiles
Top Docs issue – March 2011

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Simplifying Your Life For The New Year
January – February issue 2011

ABQJournal Albuquerque The Magazine, www.abqthemag.com
Home Professionals Profiles
The Best of the City issue – Dec. 2010 / Jan. 2011

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Best Places to Work
December 10 – 16, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
New Mexico’s - Best Places to Work
December 2, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Movers & Shakers
November 5 – 11, 2010

ABQJournal New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Top-Performing CEO’s Award
October 22 – 28, 2010

ABQJournal Albuquerque The Magazine, www.abqthemag.com
Women in Business - Profiles
The List issue – October 2010

ABQJournal The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
The Chamber Salutes Small Businesses
Monday, September 27, 2010 – Outlook

ABQJournal The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Chamber of Commerce Names Award Winners
Saturday, September 11, 2010 – Journal Staff Report

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Five Customer Service Musts to Thrive in any Economy
September – October issue 2010

New Mexico Market Place, www.nmmarketplace.com
Get A Grip: Innovation, Superlative Surfaces
September issue 2010 – by Kelly Koepke

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
VIEWPOINT – Five customer service musts to thrive in any economy
May 28 – June 3, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Franchising took Get A Grip to the next level – A grip on profits
February 26 – March 4, 2010

Albuquerque The Magazine, www.abqthemag.com
Sharon Dillard, Get A Grip Inc. – The A List
The Best of the City issue – Dec. 2009 / Jan. 2010

New Mexico Market Place, www.nmmarketplace.com
Get A Grip: New Technology, Superlative Resurfacing
September issue 2009 – by Kelly Koepke

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Movers & Shakers
January 16 – 20, 2009

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Movers & Shakers
January 9 – 15, 2009

ABQJournal The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Business Outlook – Merchants & Menus
Monday, January 5, 2009 – by Tamara N. Shope

ABQJournal The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Business Outlook – Welcome
Monday, December 8, 2008

New Mexico Market Place, www.nmmarketplace.com
Get A Grip: Give Your Home’s Surfaces Some Pizzazz
September issue 2008 – by Kelly Koepke

The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Bathing Beauty - Refresh bathtub’s look while sparing walls - Home - D4
Saturday, February 16, 2008 – by Rick Nathanson

The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Surface Beauty - Spray on a new look for your old counter - Home - C4
Saturday, December 29, 2007 – by Rick Nathanson

New Mexico Market Place, www.nmmarketplace.com
Get the Look of Granite or Stone with Get A Grip
September issue 2007 – by Kelly Koepke

New Mexico Market Place, www.nmmarketplace.com
Get A Grip: Affordable, Quality Resurfacing
September issue 2006 – by Kelly Koepke

SuCasa Magazine, www.sucasamagazine.com
Counter Pointers - SuCasa takes a shine to surfacing your kitchen
Summer issue 2006 – Edited by Alicia Kellogg

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Movers & Shakers
November 11 - 17, 2005

The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Business Outlook – Moving Up
Monday, November 7, 2005

New Mexico Women Magazine, www.nmwoman.com
Women on the Up & Up
October issue 2005

The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Business Outlook, Letters to Outlook – Ways to resurface the old bathtub
Thursday, September 22, 2005 – by Mike Murphy, Business Editor

New Mexico Business Weekly, www.newmexico.bizjournals.com
Movers & Shakers - (PDF)
August 5 - 11, 2005

The Albuquerque Journal, www.abqjournal.com
Business Outlook, Moving Up
Monday, August 1, 2005

We're on TV!

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KRQE News 13, www.krqe.com
NM Market Place Magazine featuring Get A Grip Inc. - (MPG)
February-April 2005, Commercial segments

We're on Radio!

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770 KKOB News Radio, www.770kkob.com
30 second commercial spots - (MP3)
February – March 2011, Commercial segments

Print Advertising

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Albuquerque The Magazine, www.abqthemag.com
Avocado green countertops, your days are numbered.
Can you guess which samples cost 70% less than granite?
Your Get A Grip resurfacing sample kit.
June issue 2008 – May issue 2009

Su Casa Magazine, www.sucasamagazine.com
Avocado green countertops, your days are numbered.
Can you guess which samples cost 70% less than granite?
Your Get A Grip resurfacing sample kit.
Summer 2008 – Autumn 2008 – Spring 2009 issues

New Mexico Market Place, www.nmmarketplace.com
Remodel at the fraction of the cost of replacement
January issue 2009 – December issue 2009

New Mexico Apartment News, www.aanm.org
Remodel at the fraction of the cost of replacement
January – December 2009

Corporate Office and Showroom

GET A GRIP, Inc.

11840 Cochiti Rd SE

Albuquerque, NM 87123

Office: 505.268.0929

Fax: 505.268.2776

Toll-free: 800.290.6004

  • Each Get A Grip franchise and dealer is an independently owned and operated business opportunity.