Meet John and Heather Proctor, proud new owners of Made in the Shade Raleigh/Cary, North Carolina! John and Heather confidently joined the MITS team after an extensive search for the right franchise fit. With a background as commodity traders, oil and gas futures, and option traders, their priority was to pursue a business totally different from anything market/financially related. They are thrilled about the window covering industry and all the promise it brings for the freedom and flexibility they are seeking in such a dynamic and lucrative industry!
When asked about their decision to join Made in the Shade versus other franchise opportunities, John and Heather commented that they were looking to build a business from home that was scalable, integrated well with property management, and something in which they could get their children involved as they grew. A customer service business within the home services industry was an added plus for them.
John and Heather have created some ambitious but attainable business goals, and are fully confident that their committed drive and determination will translate into the achievement of their dreams. Their immediate business goals for their first year in business include reaching $300,000 in sales by the end of year one, 20 sales appointments per week by the end of the third quarter, and a 75% close rate.
Their long-term business goals include reaching $2 million a year in sales, recruiting other family members to become an entirely family-owned and operated business, and eventually adding flooring to their offering.
During their leisure time, the Proctors enjoy watching college sports, especially their favorite alma mater team, the 2017 NCAA Champions: UNC Tar Heels! Watching movies and hanging out with their three small children is also a family favorite.
Welcome John and Heather to our MITS family!