The Glass Guru Franchise added new franchise owners for two locations in May. The organization welcomed Mike Kirkindoll aboard as a new franchise owner, having purchased The Glass Guru of Longview, Texas, from the previous franchise owner. Mike’s brother Gary, along with Gary’s wife LeeAnn, are franchise owners who recently purchased the neighboring franchise territory, The Glass Guru in Tyler, Texas.
Mike Kirkindoll affected the purchase of his Longview, Texas, location from previous owner Scott Wright, who’d owned and operated it since opening the location in 2015. Mike, Gary and LeeAnn Kirkindoll all completed their initial franchise training at the company’s North American headquarters in Roseville, Calif., on May 15, 2020.
Kirkindoll is a native of Longview, Texas. He joins The Glass Guru’s ranks, coming from one of many diverse professional backgrounds exhibited by the company’s franchise owners. After graduating from Kilgore Junior College, he found his way into the oil and gas business. In 2000, he started his own business offering landman services to companies that perform gas and oil exploration and production. The two men had long talked about opening a business together; now both have bought into the same organization, and at the same time, with their own locations.
“My brother and I were pursuing an option in business to work together. We found The Glass Guru, met the people who own and run the business and decided to join! I’m very excited to be able to own a business and work in the community that I grew up in. I see the business growing rapidly in the next two years. I look forward to working with all the leaders in the community and making The Glass Guru a capable and dependable part of the community,” said Mike Kirkindoll.