The Glass Guru recently opened a new franchise in Tyler, Texas, marking the company’s 11th location in the state. Franchise owners Gary and LeeAnn Kirkindoll completed the Glass Guru’s new owner training on May 15, 2020 at the company’s headquarters in Roseville, Calif.

Gary’s brother Mike Kirkindoll also joined the couple for the initial franchise training. He recently purchased the neighboring Glass Guru franchise in Longview, Texas.

Gary Kirkindoll holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in business management from the University of North Texas. LeeAnn Kirkindoll holds Bachelor of Science degrees in family and consumer sciences and elementary education.

“Following my career in the corporate world, I was looking to start my own business. After looking at several independent and franchise opportunities, I chose the Glass Guru because I was really impressed with their business model and franchisee support. The thing that excited me the most about opening a franchise with the Glass Guru was the opportunity to build a great business and a great team that’s dedicated to servicing the community,” says Gary Kirkindoll. “I see us well on our way to maximizing our opportunity in the Tyler market and looking to expand the business to other territories in East Texas.

“I see my role in the business being focused on marketing and winning clients in our business community and in the surrounding areas. Motivational training too is my strong side … so I hope to develop opportunities to help our employees outshine the rest in the industry and help them perform at their highest levels. I truly believe that when people feel valued and can appreciate the personal gifts that make them an intricate part of the team, they will find more joy in what they do,” says LeeAnn Kirkindoll.