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Mosquito Hunters Employee Moves Up Through the Ranks to Become Regional Business Coach

In his new role, Nick Sorgani applies his five years of business intel to support franchisees in various stages of their business, acting as a resource to help guide them on the road to success.

By Taylor Karg1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 9:21PM 12/18/19

For the last five years, Mosquito Hunters veteran Nick Sorgani has worked his way through various positions with Mosquito Hunters, a now nearly 80-location mosquito and tick control franchise. And now, he is going to apply his learnings to franchise owners as the brand’s newest Regional Business Coach.

“We’re going through a lot of changes in terms of growth, which means my role as a Regional Business Coach is going to be a great asset to the team,” he said. “We are working diligently to adapt our systems and processes to offer more resources for our franchisees to make sure that they are set up for success.”

Sorgani worked for Mosquito Hunters while he was attending college at St. Louis University in Missouri. Then, in May of 2016, Sorgani graduated with a Bachelor's degree in business administration, with a focus on leadership and change management and human resources, and decided to continue his career with the brand. 

“Once I was introduced to Mosquito Hunters, it fell into place,” said Sorgani. “It was a very fast-paced environment with constant growth in terms of always aiming to grow the customer base and number of locations. I knew early on that our CEO, Andy Fuller, had a vision to franchise the company and grow to a point where other people could adopt the business model.”

In his time with the brand, Sorgani has worn a lot of hats in terms of roles. 

“I have been a technician, I have trained technicians and once we started having franchisees come on board, I would assist in their trainings,” he said. “That, then, also meant developing their training materials and providing resources when needed. It was a lot of work for Andy, myself and the other team members to figure out the best practices; what worked for us and what didn’t.”

Sorgani has even been the face of the company, starring in a news segment, which aired on Chicago’s public TV station WCIU’s morning show—The Jam. 

As Mosquito Hunters became more and more established, Sorgani’s role with the brand also became more established. Each year, opportunities with the brand have grown, enabling Sorgani to take on more responsibility. He was promoted to Regional Business Coach, working with all the franchisees who have completed their first full season. He is based in Chicago, the same city where the brand got its start. The position features a more hands-on approach with the brand’s franchisees; helping them with duty-delegation, operational planning, proper budgeting and recruiting new employees. “Simply put, I am a resource for our owners, whenever they need it,” he said. 

There’s no denying the fact that Sorgani is relatively young in comparison with those in similar positions in not only the mosquito and tick control space, but the franchising space altogether. 

However, Sorgani views his age as a learning opportunity and a benefit to a career in this industry. 

“One benefit of being so young in this industry is that I have the mindset to always be learning,” he said. “Whether it’s learning from my mistakes or from other people’s experiences, I try to bring that mindset with me into each situation. I also try to maintain a high level of maturity in each aspect of the business.  I think this benefits my relationships with the more mature franchisees so they can look past my age and ultimately respect and utilize my knowledge as a tool to help them.”

Another benefit of being so young in the industry is that younger people tend to be more adaptable and not stuck in their ways, Sorgani noted. These qualities benefit the business because employee’s opinions and advice are always being heard and implemented, he added. 

One piece of advice Sorgani has for younger people looking at getting into a similar business is to stay open-minded and say yes to opportunities that are presented, even if they scare you. 

Mosquito Hunters was founded in 2014 and has since become a leader in the fast-growing mosquito and tick control space, expanding its national footprint to nearly 80 units in 22 states, just this past year. Through its consistently high profit margins, recurring revenue streams, growth potential, low cost of entry and simple business model, Mosquito Hunters and its franchisees are able to experience a broad range of success

The total investment necessary to open a Mosquito Hunters franchise ranges from $70,107 to $85,903. The franchise license fee ranges from $25,000 to $35,000. For more information on franchising opportunities with Mosquito Hunters, visit https://mosquitohuntersfranchise.com/

 

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