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.


  • Waunakee, Wisconsin

    Before coming on board as a member of the Groutsmith franchise family, Bob Noeske built himself a career working in another area of home service: the painting industry.

    Spending the bulk of his prior experience in a number of customer-facing roles, he built a strong foundation of interpersonal experience he later applied to his role as a Groutmsith franchisee showing customers how the Groutsmith’s uniquely specialized service can make a huge difference inside their homes and businesses.