Richard Epps is a Multi-Unit Franchise Owner at Batteries Plus Bulbs from Bradenton, Florida, United States. He owns and operates 8 Batteries Plus locations in Florida, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Sun City Center, Largo, Pinellas Park, and Tampa. He has extensive experience in sales, Marketing, and Mentorship.
Richard has over two decades of working experience. He started his career as a Customer Service Associate and Department Manager in 1993 at Lowe’s Companies Inc. He spent about twenty-six years in Lowe’s Companies Inc. before leaving as an award-winning District Manager. Richard was honored with the District Manager of the Year Award for the South Division (Cape Coral, FL). Currently, he is a Multi-Unit Franchise Owner at Batteries Plus Bulbs.
Batteries Plus was the first organization to respond to the evolving needs of the replacement battery market. Battery Plus’ first store opened in 1988 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Battery Plus began franchising in 1992 and opened its first franchise-owned store in Fort Wayne, IN. The increasing demand for “specialty” and replacement of batteries, combined with its reputation for solving battery problems and providing helpful advice, has led to Battery Plus’ rapid success and expansion. In 2010, Battery Plus refined the model of the all-battery franchise concept by adding light bulbs to the product line. In 2014, Battery Plus launched smartphone and tablet repair services nationwide, providing in-store repairs for cracked screens, battery replacements, and more.
Franchise Owner Richard Epps is regarded for his outstanding Merchandising skills and expertise in Sales, Retail, Store Management, People Development, and Training. Richard is passionate about training and developing people. Territory Account Representative of Delaware Elevator Shawn Kennedy appreciates Richard for maintaining a strong presence in every location and interacting with all staff despite Richard’s owner status.
According to him, Richard is an open-minded and hard-working person. Richard held the franchise to only the highest levels of customer service. According to Ex Merchandise Director at Lowe’s Home Improvement, Paul Phillips, who has known Richard for 15 years and has worked with him both as a peer and as his direct supervisor, Richard Epps is a true leader who knows how to motivate his team. Richard has never backed down from a challenge and took on roles others wouldn’t. Richard’s ability to turn around a bad situation is tremendous.
Franchise Owner Richard Epps’s work ethic, personality, exceptional motivational leadership skills, and ability to navigate the ever-changing retail landscape show that he will only find massive success in the upcoming years. If you want a self-starter, people-oriented, results-driven leader, then Richard is your person.
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