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Markham, Ontario, Canada, 2011/06/01 - Toronto-based barrier-free home modification franchise company Reliable Independent Living Services (RILS) has announced today the granting another Ontario franchise, with the assistance of CanFranGlobal Consultants.
RILS provides consultation, assessment, modification and installation services to both residential and commercial customers and helps people with disabilities and seniors with mobility challenges to remain in their homes and live a barrier-free life. Their mission is to assist people to increase their independence, ensure their safety and enhance their personal living spaces. RILS also provide their services to commercial clients including hotels, restaurants, local municipal and government premises, public locations and any buildings that require accessibility, mobility and barrier-free facilities.
CanFranGlobal President and CEO Gareth Parry said,"We are extremely proud to see Reliable Living growing their franchise network into the region of Toronto West. Lino Picco, their latest franchisee, who used to work for IBM before setting up his own RILS franchise business, will help develop the reputation of RILS and deliver unrivalled services to new customers across his own territory. RILS operates in fast-growing sector and I have seen first-hand the excellent work they do and the difference they make to people’s lives, who otherwise would struggle to stay in their own homes after injury or illness or due to old age.”
Ronny Wiskin, President of RILS, said,“Lino has worked with us since before he became a franchise partner and is a great addition to the RILS franchise network. He wanted to experience what it would be like to be a franchisee with us, so we took him ‘on-the-road’ with us, so that he could understand the difference we make and the strength of our business model. We are very happy to have him on-board and wish him the best of success with his business. We would also like to thank CanFranGlobal Consultants for their help on this.”
RILS (reliableliving.com) has developed key relationships and partnerships across Canada, including with leading companies such as Bayshore Home Health and the March of Dimes. Mr. Wiskin himself is a pioneer in the senior-care and physically-challenged barrier-free living sector and speaks regularly on local radio in Toronto and hosts seminars on the same. With new provincial and federal legislation being developed all the time, RILS is at the forefront of this revolution for change, to promote inclusion and accessibility for all.
New franchisee, Lino Picco, said “Having never worked for myself, I studied the franchise market for opportunities that would suit my abilities and budget. Ronny made this experience very straightforward and smooth for me and I quickly came to realize that helping people to stay in their homes and making their homes a safe and accessible place to live really appealed to me and I took the necessary steps to becoming a franchisee with RILS.” Mr. Picco continued,“I look forward to growing my business, being part of the RILS team and helping to achieve our corporate goals of assisting people to increase their independence, ensuring their safety and enhancing their personal living spaces”.
Parry added,“RILS is providing a much-needed and under-delivered service here in Canada and in a sector that we expect to grow dramatically over the coming years.”