Poor indoor air quality is at the heart of many health problems in the United States. In fact, poor indoor air quality costs the US economy around $168 billion a year. The loss of money is staggering and Florida’s AirMD wants to change the poor air quality being experienced around the country.
AirMD Managing Director Samantha Theaumont wants her company to be the go-to player in the air quality game. Air MD opened its doors in 2008 and has worked hard to establish itself in an industry that is highly fragmented. Due to the fragmenting of the industry, AirMD offers franchise opportunities. This allows investors from all over the US to provide clients with high-quality services backed with AirMD’s guarantees.
Theaumont recently spoke to Totalprestige Magazine about the AirMD company and the services clients can expect from industry leader.
Samantha, can you please tell us about AirMD and the services you provide?
The AirMD Franchise, is an environmental company specializing in indoor air quality testing and building assessments. Our franchise is based on its affiliate company, AirMD Inc., which began operations in Boca Raton, Florida in 2008 and currently serves all of Florida and other states nationally.
Our services range from commercial and residential services to IEQ Management. We have a number of great services for our exist and new clients.
Can you tell us about AirMD Franchises and explain the profile of the ideal franchisee?
AirMD personnel have a wide range of experience in the scientific and engineering fields. Our staff of professional scientists and engineers have backgrounds in bacteriology, mycology, aerobiology, microscopy, environmental science and toxicology and will train and certify AirMD franchisees in required disciplines for their day-to-day operations.
The ideal franchisee does not have to have a background in science. Training and certifications are required to open an AirMD Franchise. To stay ahead of the curve for our franchisees, our scientists and engineers receive ongoing training and the required education on the latest technology, procedures, industry advancements and developments.
Franchisees are required to have the following attributes: A strong business acumen, excellent customer service skills, demonstrate the core values of AirMD and have passion to succeed,candidates must be able to meet the AirMD financial requirements and successfully complete the AirMD franchisee training and certification requirements.
Our readers would like to know more about the AirMD Area Representative opportunities.
Area Representative opportunities are available in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico.
Area Representatives are given the opportunity to own a regional territory of one or more states while partnering with the franchisor to assist the franchisee’s business planning, operations, marketing and sales expansion. Area Representatives will be a valuable resource in every functional area of the business to help guide the expansion of their franchisee’s territories.
Please tell us what some of the company highlights have been? What are the goals and objectives of the AirMD?
As an indoor environmental testing and assessment company that offers full back-end operations to the franchisee, the AirMD Franchise is well positioned to add value at every turn. Targeting the United States for compelling investment opportunities in commercial and residential properties, the company brings a disciplined approach, exceptional depth and market insight.
Since 2008, our team of environmental scientists have tested over tens of thousands of projects, backed by factual data and laboratory analysis. AirMD’s personnel have a wide range of experience in the scientific and engineering fields. Our team is consistently staying ahead of the curve by receiving ongoing training and the required education on the latest technologies, procedures, industry advancements and development.
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, the AirMD Franchise is on track to advance investors’ opportunities in the United States’ most dynamic markets.
AirMD’s goal is to make indoor environments safer for the people who live and work in them. AirMD was founded because of the limitation of indoor environmental services available on a national level. The AirMD franchise will establish a national environmental testing and consulting company which was missing in the current market.
Samantha, what really sets AirMD apart from competitors?
AirMD provides a “results story theme” for the franchisee’s business, indoor environmental testing and consultation assessment is performed by environmental consultants in residential or commercial environments, producing certified and trusted results delivered electronically that are validated by laboratory analysis and technical report writers.
Our franchise can’t be compared to other service franchises. The affiliate AirMD Inc. is headed and founded by a published and respected scientist, who built a business based on science, encompassing all disciplines of indoor environmental science while being an independent advocate for our customers.
What’s next for AirMD and AirMD franchise?
To compete effectively in franchising, the franchisor must have a very clear vision of who they are and where they want to be. Each project component of the AirMD franchise is designed to advance a clearly detailed strategic plan to build an extremely successful franchise. Our next project partners with veterans in our Florida market. Our objective is to award six franchise licenses with a deferred and heavily discounted franchise fee with all equipment and training expenses paid for by the franchisor to six qualified veterans and assist them in the launch of their business.
Samantha, instinct versus expertise: Which is more important and why?
Instinct in my personal life. I spend most of my time moving full speed ahead, both physically and mentally, and I literally bulldoze over the answers I seek because they can’t be heard above the din. When I spend time to sit quietly and ask, I hear from my inner guidance and stop second guessing myself. I can then make a decision, decide and gracefully walk away trusting that I made the right one.
What is the most challenging part of your work?
AirMD is in their own niche market and is poised for considerable growth with our extensive programs for field operations, testing and assessments and marketing. As an emerging franchise, I am working to maximizing the unique strengths and customized strategies that are available to all new franchises that wish to achieve specific objectives and seize our available opportunities.
What has been your most rewarding professional experience?
During my tenure at my last franchise, I served as the president of an emerging spa franchise. The spa franchise market is incredibly tight, we needed an innovative concept that would prove to be a viable business, introducing new products and services using lasers, which transformed our model into a dynamic franchise. In 2015, the vision was recognized publicly as the Phoenix Business Journal awarded my company an honorary achievement for the “Best New Concept” in franchising.
As the managing director of AirMD Franchise, what is a day in your life like?
I find myself lost in what I am doing with growing the franchise. I lose all sense of time, this is my Vortex. I love to look at my life and figure out how to make the impossible, possible. I believe life can take you wherever you want it to go, so I grab it by its nether regions and make doing the things I love a priority.
What makes you smile?
There is nothing more beautiful than smiling and making others smile. People who smile in distress are the strongest. They gain strength merely by seeing their reflection in the mirror. Even if I am not feeling over-the-moon happy, just glancing at my beautiful children, listening to their giggles, squeals elevates my mood. Yes, there is something undeniably magical about the laughter of children.
What scares you?
Failure. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept missing an opportunity to fail. The only failure is quitting, everything else is gathering information.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
What is your greatest achievement?
As far as achievements, I just did what I needed to do as the challenges and opportunities were presented.
What is your secret talent?
I have many hidden talents, I just wish I could remember where I hid them!
Which historical figure do you most admire?
Samantha, do you have any hobbies?
Yoga. All of my hobbies before I discovered yoga had been the same function: to try and distract me from reality for a while in an attempt to help me feel relaxed. Yoga made me aware that the real way to reach a level of relaxation was to not to run away from reality but to become one with it. Becoming more conscious of one’s actions and more mindful of one’s surroundings is where true relaxation begins.
What are you never without?
MAC Frosted Fluid Lipstick. My go-to glam lipstick that has a high pearl and a semi-lustrous finish.
Can you share two of your favorite quotes with us?
“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” – David Bly
“Love is like the North Star. In a changing world, it’s always constant.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
If you had the power to change just one thing in the world what would it be?
If I could change one thing about the world I would make more people empathetic.
For more information on Samantha Theaumont and AirMD, please visit www.AirMD.com.