July 14, 2023
The Goddard School’s Allison and David McMurtry Recognized as 2023 Franchise Rock Stars by Franchise Business Review
Allison and David McMurtry, owners of The Goddard School of Denver (Highlands), CO, have been identified by franchise research firm Franchise Business Review as 2023 Franchise Rock Stars. The McMurtrys were selected from over 36,000 franchisees representing more than 360 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research.
The Franchise Rock Stars are franchisees who set an admirable example when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success and contributing to their community. Categories included: Giving Back, Women, Millennials, Veterans, Family-Owned, “Freshmen,” Top-Performers and Multi-Unit Owners. The McMurtrys were nominated by Goddard Systems, the manager of The Goddard School franchise system, and were recognized in the Millennials category.
“We are honored and humbled to be recognized as Franchise Rock Stars,” said the McMurtrys. “We are proud to represent The Goddard School and truly want to create the best learning environment for the families we serve and the best work environment for our amazing faculty and staff as we help educate the next generation.”
Since opening their school in 2017, the McMurtrys have provided safe, high-quality care and developmentally appropriate education for the children in their school. Moreover, they are a premier employee destination in the Denver market. In recognition of their unwavering commitment to their school and broader Denver communities, the McMurtrys received the prestigious Humanitarian Award at Goddard’s Franchisee Convention in May.
“Our Goddard Systems team has long known the McMurtrys are rock stars, so it’s only fitting for them to receive this well-deserved recognition from Franchise Business Review,” said Dennis R. Maple, chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems. “Their school is one of the Goddard system’s top performers in multiple categories including health and safety, teacher retention, parent satisfaction and occupancy. The McMurtrys are actively engaged with their school, community and Goddard to best serve their students, families and faculty.”
“There are so many stories of inspiring franchise owners who are living their dreams of successful business ownership, that it was incredibly difficult to select this year’s Franchise Rock Stars,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “In the end, we chose individuals who truly exemplify a strong work ethic and a real commitment to their business and their communities. We are thrilled to recognize these Rock Stars as exceptional examples of achieving success within the franchise model.”
Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of 2023 Franchise Rock Stars.