St. Paul, MN – NOVUS Glass franchisees and their families are part of their local communities. Their children go to the local schools, they are members of the local churches and gyms, and they shop in the local supermarkets. As business owners, the top-notch service they provide to their neighbors is a reflection of their values as community members. For some franchisees, these values include participation in community fundraising events.
Jeff and Stephanie Fritz, owners of NOVUS Glass of Roseburg, Oregon, are representative of this giving back spirit. “We started donating to my gym’s annual fundraiser in 2014,” said Stephanie Fritz. “It’s called CrossFit Roseburg’s WOD for Toys.” (WOD in CrossFit language stands for workout of the day. Teams complete by completing a high-intensity workout, shooting for the fastest times.)
“Those of us who participate in the competition pay a fee to compete, and Jeff and I donate to a prize package that they give to the winning teams for each division,” added Stephanie. “This fundraiser has grown dramatically every year. When we started it in 2014, we raised $600 and bought presents for 18 kids. In 2015, it grew to $3000 and toys for 72 kids. In 2016, we raised almost $10,000 which bought toys for 177 kids.We also sponsored four families with gifts, clothes, household items and Christmas meals. Last year, in 2017, we raised over $11,000.”
The Fritzes are proud to be able to help families in need and to make a difference in their community. They take similar pride in their business: “Our customers’ safety is our top priority, so when you come to us, you can expect the top-quality materials and the most skilled, highly trained professionals to ensure dependable service,” said Jeff. To schedule a service at NOVUS Glass of Roseburg, call 541-671-5897.
Another NOVUS Glass franchisee couple, Steve and Dennie Moore, owners of the Avon, Colorado NOVUS Auto Glass business, also work with local nonprofit groups.In 2017, the Moore selected to work with two local nonprofits: Our Community Foundation and Small Champions.Our Community Foundation strengthens the local non-profit organizations who serve the residents of Eagle County, which includes connecting resources with issues and volunteers with projects. Small Champions provides sports and recreational opportunities for Eagle County youth with disabilities.
In a release, Moore wrote that paying it forward remains one of the most powerful actions of a philanthropic heart. It is the glue that binds community and the safety net that remembers the value of taking care of each other.
“I’m grateful that for almost 35 years, trusted customers have built the success of NOVUS Auto Glass,” Moore added. “Dennie and I have been able to help local nonprofits every year that focus their efforts on the people who are our neighbors and friends. Moving forward, it is our hope that we inspire other local small business owners to consider doing the same and join the movement of paying it forward.” For a quote on auto glass service in Avon, call Steve Moore at 970-306-4403.
About NOVUS Glass
NOVUS invented windshield repair in 1972. For over 40 years, NOVUS has been and remains the industry’s research & development pioneer. NOVUS has been awarded more U.S. Patents for windshield repair than the rest of the windshield repair industry combined. For more information visit us at www.novusglass.com or 1-800-77-NOVUS (800-776-6887) for a NOVUS location near you. For franchise development information, contact 800-944-6811.Back