About 76 FENCE
Our Mission Statement
At 76 FENCE, our mission is deeply rooted in our unwavering belief that every fence we build should serve as a beacon of top-notch craftsmanship and an enduring symbol of customer satisfaction. Our journey began in 2020 when Patrick Brouillette, a Sales & Marketing Professional, identified a critical need in the fencing industry – the need for a company that not only transforms outdoor spaces but also places the unique needs of each client at the forefront.
Our commitment extends beyond constructing fences; we are dedicated to crafting dreams. We aspire to fulfill the dreams of our clients by creating beautiful and lasting outdoor spaces. Simultaneously, we are equally passionate about nurturing the entrepreneurial dreams of our franchise partners, providing them with a pathway to success. Our overarching mission is to forge a legacy defined by exceptional craftsmanship, unwavering commitment to customer service, and the broadening of opportunities. Together, we do more than build fences; we build futures.
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The 76 FENCE Story
Our story began in 2020. Patrick Brouillette was searching for a fencing company that would deliver a top-tier residential fence installation and outstanding customer service. With a lack of options that offered both quality and a seamless experience, Patrick decided to start his own fence company. His vision was to build a company that not only delivered durable, beautiful fences but also prioritized the client’s needs every step of the way.
In 2021, Patrick successfully completed more than 75 fencing projects, consistently delivering a high-quality product and an unparalleled customer experience. In 2022, Patrick’s business witnessed remarkable growth, with over 110 projects completed, marking an impressive year over year increase of more than 45%.
It was during this period that Patrick crossed paths with Ed Samane, an entrepreneur with a history of founding, owning and operating successful franchise systems. As they collaborated, they recognized the immense potential for franchising Patrick’s thriving fencing business. This realization marked the exciting inception of 76 FENCE, a venture poised to help individuals realize their dream of becoming successful independent business owners.
As an entrepreneur, I thrive on building successful businesses from the ground up. Prior to 76 FENCE, I founded, owned, and operated the widely successful CMS Illinois, LLC. We served Chicagoland with professional contracting services, including the installation and maintenance of commercial and residential fencing.
My background is far more diverse than fencing. I have been building websites since the mid-90s, and I have held business leadership, sales, and marketing roles since graduating college in 2005. I also have expertise in business marketing, sales leadership, branding, automation, SEO, content creation, website design and development. Executive leadership, management, creating positive cultures, and leading large sales and marketing organizations are also skill sets I have developed.
As the CEO of 76 FENCE, and the Co-CEO and President of NextFran and Franchiseyourbusiness.com, I have been spearheading the development and expansion of ground-breaking platforms that bridge the gap between ambitious franchise owners and the most opportune resources and possibilities in the industry. My journey in the franchising landscape spans over 25 years, during which I have initiated, acquired, and escalated a number of triumphant brands across diverse sectors, including stalwarts such as Pro Martial Arts and Scout & Molly's.
With a portfolio embellished with the title of a certified franchise advisor and developer, I utilize my vast reservoir of knowledge and expertise to facilitate entrepreneurs in realizing their ambitions and objectives. My dedication not only resonates in providing strategic guidance, consultation, and mentoring to my clientele but also in devising and delivering avant-garde training modules and utilities for both franchisees and franchisors.
Positioned as a potent strategist and visionary, I possess the acumen to conceptualize and realize innovative business strategies, revitalize and fortify organizations, steering them towards a path of exponential growth and heightened value. My role is not just limited to guiding businesses but extends to sculpting visions into reality, nurturing aspirations, and fostering environments where dreams take a tangible form and thrive.
I am a corporate communications & marketing communications executive, with over 20 years of experience, and a track record of success, mainly but not exclusively in the healthcare, financial services and franchise markets.
I am passionate about collaborating with my clients to tell their stories and to problem solve through communications & marketing strategies. My work requires me to be equal parts strategic thinker, message maker, bridge-builder, profile raiser, brand protector, relationship manager, go-to resource, and financial goals getter. Clients can count on me as a creator, connector, curator, communicator, conciliator, collaborator, coach and more.
My experience as both a senior executive on the inside, and a consultant working from the outside in, has given me a multi-dimensional understanding of the marketing and communications needs and opportunities of companies of myriad sizes, with different target markets and varying value propositions.
I am a fast pace, articulate and highly energetic individual with a proven track record of Operations and Franchise Sales that span 35 + years. The majority of these years have been working with entrepreneurs seeking to find a business opportunity with a proven business model. I have worked extensively with both start-ups and conversion franchise prospects, not only in the sales process but in developing business plans, financial analysis and forecasting. I have experience in lease negotiations and site selection. In a management role I have trained, directed, assisted others to excel in this environment. I have had management responsibilities over teams, groups and departments ranging from 7 to 150 individuals and have managed a revenue stream up to $125M.
As the COO of 76 FENCE I am responsible for the development and day to day Operations of the brand.
I am a serial entrepreneur. I started my own business, a summer franchise, in 1981 then owned a College Pro Painters franchise. I have been on all sides of the franchise industry: a franchisee, an Area Developer, a Master Franchisee, and twice a Franchisor.
I am one of the original two Co-Founders of CertaPro Painters.
Since 2010 I have been providing Business Coaching to CEO's around the globe, with a focus on Strategic Initiatives and Leadership Development.
Working with new and already operating franchisees is a passion of mine. I see my role as providing them with the necessary tools and skills to launch, operate, and scale their businesses for success.