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As owner-operator of BLACK DAWG SEALCOAT LLC, based in Nashua, NH, Jack Child knows a little something about mending worn-out, cracked driveways and giving them a black-as-night new coating. Yet the ongoing challenge he’s faced as BLACK DAWG begins its third year of operation has been mending the public’s perception of the asphalt maintenance industry.
"Many new entrants to this business simply run to the hardware store, buy a squeegee and bucket of sealer and, voila, they’re in the asphalt maintenance business. Consequently there are a lot of less than reputable folks who see a way to make a fast buck and take advantage of customers with inferior work and even worse service," said Child. "The mantra of BLACK DAWG SEALCOAT is to earn the trust of our customers with first-rate customer service (real people answer the phone) and state-of-the-art sealcoating technologies and we put that philosophy to work every single day."BLACK DAWG franchises use environmentally friendly, non-toxic and non-tracking sealing material, which leaves very little odor, to restore driveways to their original attractive look. Besides a better look, the sealant employed by BLACK DAWG slows oxidation and other damaging effects of the sun and ultraviolet rays while creating a protective barrier against gas, oil, and chemicals. Most importantly, it protects the driveway against moisture and water penetration – the driveway’s worst enemy.
BLACK DAWG SEALCOAT also offers Hot Rubber crack sealing services as well as line striping and complete pavement marking services for commercial parking lots. BLACK DAWG’s service area includes Bedford, Hollis, Manchester, Merrimack, Nashua and surrounding New Hampshire communities.
The response from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Wanting to extend the reach of BLACK DAWG, Child, a former military officer and pilot, launched his first franchised unit in April of 2006. BLACK DAWG SEALCOAT of Exeter, NH, is owned and operated by Kim O’Connor, a former flight attendant. O’Connor’s franchise serves Exeter, Stratham, Hampton, Portsmouth and other surrounding areas. Child expects to launch their first Massachusetts franchise shortly.
"I’m absolutely convinced the BLACK DAWG System puts me way ahead of any current or future competitors," said O’Connor. "Having the right team with you is key and I have found that with BLACK DAWG. Sure, I miss flying with my friends, but knowing that my financial security is in my control and not some corporation is deeply satisfying."
BLACK DAWG SEALCOAT is a member of the New Hampshire Better Business Bureau, the National Pavement Contractor’s Association and the Exeter, Manchester and Nashua Chambers of Commerce. In addition, BLACK DAWG actively supports local and national non-profit organizations, including the PLUS Company, Fisher House for Disabled Vets, the Red Cross, Bedford Little League, Nashua Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club of Nashua, the New Outlook Teen Center of Exeter and Girls, Inc. of Nashua.
For more information on BLACK DAWG SEALCOAT and to see pictures of Olive "the Boss", please go to their Web site at www.BlackDawgSealcoat.com. And, if you’re an entrepreneur looking for a unique, high demand business to own, click on the "Franchise Information" link. Or call 1-(800) 998-DAWG (3294).