Success Stories

  • Orlando, Florida

    Groutsmith Franchise Orlando

    Meet Mike Ketzner, a former real estate executive and franchise broker who, after helping others start successful businesses with The Groutsmith, became a franchise owner himself in 2011. This year, Mike’s business is projected to do $1 million in sales. This is his success story.


  • San Diego, California

    Jan and Dave Goka

    Dave Goka is an accountant and sales professional turned Groutsmith franchise owner. Since 2012, he and his wife Jan, a former franchise broker, have grown their grout and tile operation in San Diego into the area’s premier service provider. Today, the Gokas are making huge strides toward their ultimate goal: handing their son a lucrative business he can run himself.


  • Polk County, Florida

    Lee and Sharon ContiMeet Lee and Sharon Conti. Like many Groutsmith franchise owners, their story starts with a desire for something new. After finding an opportunity in The Groutsmith, the Contis stepped away from corporate life to put their skills to use as franchise owners. They haven’t looked back since. This is their success story.