Founded in 1998, Clockwork Home Services (formerly VenVest Inc.) established and built nationally branded franchises for the home services contractor market. Led by a senior management team comprised of entrepreneurs with collective expertise in marketing, branding and franchising for home services, Clockwork built national brands for nearly all services that are performed in or around the home. Clockwork also provided contractors with extensive training to enhance customer services, practices and technical acumen while also providing tools for better business management.
In 2010 Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy related services providers and a subsidiary of Centrica plc, acquired Clockwork Home Services. Direct Energy Services and Clockwork Home Services combined to become the largest provider of heating and cooling, plumbing and electrical services in North America.
The combined organization operates in almost every US state providing repair and maintenance services to customers’ heating and cooling systems, plumbing and electrical service, as well as energy efficiency related services to both homes and businesses.
Currently, the company has franchises for the plumbing, HVAC and electrical industries -Benjamin Franklin the Punctual Plumber®, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® and Mister Sparky® respectively.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 500 franchise companies (#150) and named #1 Franchise in the HVAC services category (2014.) At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, respecting our customers' time is our #1 priority. With an emphasis on customer service, courtesy, and appreciation, every job performed by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is completed in a prompt, accurate, and efficient manner.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine was one of the top 500 franchise companies #346 (2014.) A customer’s time is the No. 1 priority for Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®. The franchise offers customers on-time plumber services, replacement and repairs done right the first time with courtesy, convenience, cleanliness, competence and character.
Mister Sparky® electric is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 500 franchise companies (#299) and ranked #1 in the Electrical Services category (2014.) The company has an impeccable record for delivering fast, on-time service, accurate upfront pricing, and an overall pleasant experience for customers. We differentiate ourselves from all other electrical companies by our unique message to the marketplace: Mister Sparky® – “America’s On-Time Electrician”, We’re On Time, You’ll See, Or The Repair Is Free!™. We have trademarked “on-time” in the electrical industry and we champion it in the marketplace.