Franchisees Expand as Express Continues to Grow

| In Franchising, Franchising Achievements |

When an Express office experiences rapid growth oftentimes our franchisees expand that success by growing their operations and adding additional franchises.

At Express expansion means our franchises are achieving not only company goals but personal goals as well. In May and June franchisees Jeff and Cathy Delk of OH Mike Schaul and Matt Timmerman of IA and Ed Pabich of IL have all added additional offices.

Jeff and Cathy Delk opened their first office in July 2001 in Beavercreek OH and expanded to a second office in Wilmington. Providing direct hire evaluation hire staffing and temporary staff for the Dayton area the couple decided to open a third office with six full-time employees in North Dayton.

“In the past four years our business has increased tremendously” Jeff Delk said. “We are up 25% over last year and growing quickly.”

The demographics of North Dayton and the variety of industries in that area led to the Delk’s decision to expand. The Beavercreek and Wilmington areas are heavy commercial staffing area he said but North Dayton offers a variety of industries to focus on.

“We see an opportunity to staff in the medical office field and more professional office opportunities” Delk said. “That area is at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 75 and we see it growing over the next few years.”

Delk’s goal for the new office is to serve at least 30 corporate clients in the first year.

Mike Schaul and Matt Timmerman recently expanded their operation into the Davenport IA territory. They opened their first office in Dubuque in May 2007 and grew quickly. In September 2011 they opened another Express office in Dyersville and in May 2013 a third in Platteville WI. They’re excited about this fourth office coming to Davenport.

Mike Schaul and Matt Timmerman co-own the offices and play a vital role in the day-to-day operations.

When the two opened their first Express franchise in 2007 they started with one employee. By 2013 their first office boasted 13 employees and offices in Dyersville IA and Platteville WI as well as a new office building in Dubuque. Mike and Matt provide staffing services to Dubuque Jackson Delaware Clayton and Jones counties in IA; Grant and Lafayette counties in WI; and Jo Daviess County IL.

“I don’t feel we are looked at as just a temp agency any longer” said Timmerman in a recent news article. “When we opened six years ago the tide was starting to change. We still get a few that think we only do placements but businesses and job seekers are seeing us differently. We focus on the industrial and manufacturing industries as well as office services; 70% of the people we place get hired by the company and 70% of our positions are permanent.”

Ed Pabich opened his first Express franchise in the Chicago metropolitan area of Lombard in September 1997. Five years after opening his first location he was awarded the prestigious Franchisee of the Year award at the Express 20th annual International Leadership Conference. Ed earned the award not just for his growth in sales but for his involvement in the Lombard community and for his excellent customer service skills.

Ed likes to help companies find talented employees but he said he chose to join Express to help hardworking people with their careers.

“Our focus is understanding a client’s challenges and providing them with the people they need to succeed” Ed said. “The focus of everyone in our organization is to ensure it’s easy for our clients to work with us simplify every client’s work life and help them enjoy growth by providing skilled staff. We are motivated by the opportunity to bring top talent and extraordinary organizations together.”

His second location in the Naperville IL territory will open soon.

Do these stories of successful Express franchisees inspire you to help make a positive difference in your own community by providing quality staffing solutions? If so take a look at a day in the life of a business owner in staffing and for more information on owning an Express franchise by visiting Each year Express Employment Professionals is recognized as a leader in the franchising and staffing industries including being named one of the top in the franchising industry and the fastest growing staffing franchise in America by Entrepreneur magazine. Our rich 31-year history is steeped in the values of hard work and helping people. Learn more about Express from our humble beginnings to our current-day success.

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