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Local Entrepreneur Matt Therriault Leverages His Business Skills to Franchise with Footprints Floors in Atlanta

The home renovation industry veteran is taking custom flooring to the next level in Atlanta with Footprints Floors.

By Allison Stone1851 Contributor
SPONSORED 7:07AM 03/26/20

Footprints Floors is a flooring company that specializes in the installation of in-home floorings such as hardwood floors, carpet, tile floors, backsplashes and laminates. The brand started 2019 with six franchisees representing nine operations, and is now poised for massive growth within the home services industry thanks to franchisees like Matt Therriault of Peachtree City, Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia was the brand’s biggest growth market in 2019 with five new units.

Therriault, who has built his own home renovation service from the ground up, relocated to Atlanta from Chicago suburb Aurora, Illinois with his wife and two daughters almost seven years ago and has called the area home ever since. In Aurora, Therriault worked as a firefighter and paramedic, but upon relocating to Georgia, he used his connections as a firefighter to pick up small handyman and home-remodeling jobs within the Peachtree City community. 

Business was booming, and Therriault eventually opened his own handyman and renovation company, Peachtree City Home Rescue. While his home renovation company is doing well, Therriault looked into franchising as a way to diversify his portfolio, as well as be a part of something bigger and more sustainable. “I was trying to open a flooring company by myself as an extension of my handyman business when I started looking at different franchise opportunities. The Footprints Floors model is exactly what I was trying to do on my own—everything about it fit perfectly for what I was looking for,” said Therriault.

The more he looked into franchising with Footprints Floors, the more he liked the brand’s prospects. “I had one hundred questions for the corporate team, all of which were answered before I even asked,” said Therriault. “When I went to Discovery Day, everything just came together.” 

Therriault is extremely excited about the prospects of Footprints Floors within the Greater Atlanta area. ”No other brand stood out to me like Footprints did,” said Therriault. “Other brands were too saturated in the area, so it feels great to be one of the first in the state. We’re going to sweep across Atlanta.”

Because of his experience running Peachtree City Home Rescue for the past two years, Therriault feels confident in the services his franchise can provide for the community. “I know we will have success based on the success I have seen with my own business combined with the backing and support of the Footprints Floors brand.”

“Meeting Matt at Discovery Day was such a pleasure. As a franchisor, we look for qualities such as family-focused, outgoing and ability to make a connection when speaking with people. Matt not only had these qualities but he also had home improvement experience, making him someone we feel confident will succeed very quickly, especially in a booming marking like Atlanta. We feel blessed to have Matt join the Footprints Floor family!,” said Bryan Park, CEO and founder of Footprints Floors.

The investment range to secure a Footprints Floors territory is $65,500 to $91,600. For more information about franchising opportunities with Footprints Floors, please visit

*Gross Sales of the Company-Owned Locations in the Reporting Group During the Reporting Period under Footprints Floors 2019 FDD Item 19, Table 2 was $1,310,389.

*Some outlets have sold this amount. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that you'll sell as much

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.