Vice President of Emerging Operations
Mike Vogt started his franchising career in university when he was recruited to join College Pro Painters as a summer franchise manager. This experience forever changed Mike as he developed a love for small business and for helping others in business succeed. Following College Pro, Mike would become a franchise developer for Certa Pro Painters (College Pro’s sister company), recruiting new franchisees into the brand. After four years of franchise sales, it was time to become a franchisee again and Mike decided to purchase a failing California Closets franchise in Nashville, TN. Mike successfully grew his franchise taking revenues from $250,000 in year 1 to roughly $3.7M in year 12. Mike exited the business in 2015 and after taking several years off to travel and teach internationally, he joined the ranks of Floor Coverings International as an Operations Director. He has a true love of coaching and developing franchise owners to help them realize their potential and build value into their businesses.