bannerFranchisor Stories

Two Franchise Consultants Find Their Own Perfect Match With Footprints Floors

Footprints Floors was an easy sell to the salespeople on the value of the brand and its ability to thrive during the pandemic.

By 1851 Staff1851 Staff Contributions
Updated 11:11AM 05/12/21

Footprints Floors, a 100-plus-unit Denver-based flooring franchise, just received the ultimate validation of its business model by selling two franchise units to two separate franchise consultants who evaluate franchising opportunities all day, every day. 

Footprints Floors awarded units to Andy and Michelle Snyder and Don Brammeier, seasoned franchise industry pros with experience selling dozens of different brands. Until now, neither had ever bought one of the brands they were selling.

“We couldn’t be any prouder that two franchise brokers who work with hundreds of brands chose to invest in us. It speaks to the strength of our business model” said Bryan Park, the brand’s CEO. 

Why Franchise Brokers Bought Footprints Floors

Footprints Floors offers a flexible, low-cost entry point into the booming flooring industry. With the home improvement sector heating up during COVID-19, the brand’s business model has become more relevant than ever. In the end, it turned out too attractive for the franchise brokers to resist. 

“We first learned about Footprints Floors on our support side,” said Andy Snyder. “We represent it, and we heard the success of the brand as we were consulting. We dug in a little more and were very impressed.” 

The Snyders had deep experience in franchising and a background in commercial cleaning, so they knew a thing or two about the flooring industry. With the home improvement sector booming and with Footprints Floors’ flexible business model, the couple decided to buy in. 

“I liked the model, and now I don’t have to work on weekends. It brought me a full swing around from what I had been doing,” he said. Furthermore, the couple found a cultural fit with the brand’s leadership. 

“The corporate support was super helpful, and going to actually meet the team and their CEO Bryan Park was great. Everyone was so personable and down to earth,” said Michelle. 

Brammeier, another experienced franchise broker, stumbled across Footprints Floors after having firsthand experience with the competition’s lack of quality work. Now, he’s taking the opportunity to serve his local community with a trustworthy service.

“Since moving to Florida five years ago, I saw a need for professionalism in service brands that just didn’t exist. I’ve lived in many different states, and in Florida, it’s difficult to find quality workmanship” he said. 

That’s when Brammeier discovered Footprints Floors. Not only did he have total faith in the franchise’s leadership, but he also thought that business ownership would complete a life goal of his. 

“When the pandemic hit, I wanted to switch gears. I learned a lot about Footprints Floors and realized the corporate team is just as great as the business itself. It’s a scalable business, so I can steadily expand. I always wanted to own my own business, and now I finally get to fulfill my dream and cross it off my bucket list” he said.

Why Footprints Floors Franchises Are Selling Fast

Footprints Floors had a stellar 2020 in terms of franchise development, selling a whopping 64 units. Park credits the pandemic with spurring so many entrepreneurs on to become franchisees. 

“We saw a huge surge in interest in 2020, and that’s not something we expect to die down anytime soon,” Park said. “The world has changed, and people are spending more time at home. Work-from-home has become the new normal, and people are no longer putting off those home projects they’ve had on their lists for months or years. That has been and will continue to be a big opportunity that we are well prepared to take full advantage of.”

With flexible hours, a profitable business model and no need for a retail location, people who know franchising are cashing in on Footprints Floors’ unbeatable business opportunity.  


Upon his return to Littleton, Colorado after serving in the U.S. Air Force, Bryan Park noticed that Denver’s flooring industry lacked a higher level of customer service and sophistication. So, in 2008, he founded Footprints Floors, which today specializes in installing hardwood floors, carpet, tile floors, backsplashes and laminates. With more than 50 current locations, Footprints Floors offers franchisees a robust support system including a call center, flexible hours for work-life balance and a low cost of entry with outstanding economics.

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