Novus Glass recently held its biennial conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nev., drawing its franchisees, business partners and vendors from around the world.
Fix Auto World president Steve Leal gave the keynote address and talked about the conference theme, “Driven to Win.”
“What does it mean to be driven to win?” he asked. “Well, when I think of Novus, I think innovation. From Frank Werner inventing windshield repair to eventually becoming an international franchising operation—that, to me, is what defines Novus Glass: the drive to innovate.”
The conference also included the company’s awards gala. The event recognizes top-performing franchisees and showcases the company’s newest Hall of Fame inductees. This year, the company welcomed franchisees Jim Perkins and Steve Moore to its Hall of Fame.
Perkins has been a franchisee for more than 30 years in the Las Vegas area. “I couldn’t have done it without everyone in this room,” said Perkins. “Nobody gets to the Hall of Fame alone.” Moore, a 35-year Novus veteran, is based in Vail, Colo., and plans to retire soon and serve as a mentor to those taking over his business. “After seeing what’s in store for Novus, I’m not worried one bit,” he said. “They’re going to be in good hands.”
The Franchisee of the Year award went to Gary and Eileen Neves out of Concord and Davis, Calif. “They’re never too comfortable,” said Ted Andersen, VP of operations. “Automotive, flat glass, trying new tools, software and vendors – the Neveses are always looking for that edge.”
The company also announced a new corporate partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The Novus network will be participating and supporting the mission of the RMHC throughout the U.S. In addition, they donated their time to Impact4Good, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for companies to give back to the communities they operate in.