You’ve built a successful business in the trades. Do you know how to retire? Many contractors don’t know the first steps to retirement. One thing is for certain—it’s never too early to start planning. This session will cover business valuation, finding buyers, employee buyouts and family transition.
Mike Pearce is chief development officer (CDO) for Authority Brands which includes the business brands One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, Mister Sparky® Electric, America’s Swimming Pool Co. ®, Mosquito Squad®, Homewatch CareGivers® and The Cleaning Authority®. In this role he leads franchise strategy and development for all the brands.
Pearce brings more than 30 years of experience helping people start, grow and then sell their businesses. Prior to joining Authority Brands, he served as chief development officer for ServiceMaster, a multi-brand provider of residential and commercial services operating through an extensive service network of more than 8,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations. His past experience also includes serving as vice president, franchise development, at Domino’s, and vice president, franchise development, for Del Taco Restaurants Inc.
Pearce earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas.
He resides in Columbia, MD.