Tim has always been a self-starter. From an early age, it was evident that he would set his own course in life. In 1985, at age 14 Tim started his first cleaning company to earn some “extra” money as a teenager. By the end of high school, he had built a small company that had 3 employees and several clients including AT&T.
The “part time job” for extra cash was developing into a real business. Tim continued to operate his business during his college years, growing the business at a modest pace. When senior year came and Tim was asked why he hadn’t attended any of the job fairs hosted by the college, Tim’s advisor was surprised to learn that he wasn’t looking for a job! He decided to continue working on his cleaning company that had now grown into a substantial business. (Substantial to a college kid anyway!)
Graduating college in June of 1992, with an established business, Tim decided to marry his teenage sweetheart! Maria and Tim were married that September.
Tim’s next “break” came from a dialysis center that moved into a multi-tenant office building that was owned by Tim’s parents. After cleaning the dialysis center for a little over a year, Tim was offered the opportunity to present a proposal for several of the company’s other locations. Over the next few years, Tim managed to “pick up” 8 dialysis locations from South Holland Illinois to Gurnee Illinois.
In 2001, a competitor looking for a partner to help expand a franchise company in the Chicago market approached Tim. Tim knew little about franchising except that he didn’t need a franchise to excel. He realized however that this opportunity afforded him the chance to help other people achieve what he had achieved at an early age. Giving others the chance to own a business was quite appealing to the young entrepreneur.
Tim and his new partner Mike worked together for 10 years under a franchise model that was pretty standard in the janitorial industry. After the agreement with that national franchise company expired, Tim and Mike decided that they wanted to offer something more to their franchise owners.
In January 2011, Tim and Mike founded Image One®.
When Tim is not busy training new franchisees, or working with current franchisees to achieve their goals and dreams, Tim likes to spend time with his family. In the summertime, Tim and Maria and their two sons enjoy time boating and waterskiing on the lake near their home. In the wintertime, they enjoy snow skiing and snowmobiling. Tim is a strong believer that family comes first; not just for him, but for everybody at Image One. Part of the training program covers the concept of getting the business running and then backing away to enjoy the benefits of being a business owner! As his kids were growing up, Tim rarely missed his boys’ hockey or football games, and had the opportunity to be a part of everything that they did growing up! Both boys are now active in the Image One business. Each of them is running a franchise of their own. Tim’s passion has always been politics, and may someday run for office. Continuing to clean up the messes that other people have created!