Franchise Spotlight - Kyle Timmons
In the Phoenix area of Ahwatukee, Kyle Timmons prepares for retirement as an entrepreneur with an Office Evolution franchise.
Mr. Timmons brings a very diverse background to this new venture. Having worked, “everything from janitor to farmhand, ironworker to an actuary, stay-at-home dad to a mediator and now once again, entrepreneur.” After college, he worked for 10 years as an actuary for insurance companies before leaving to work on his own as an actuarial consultant while staying at home as a stay-at-home dad. Eventually, he started his own mediation company and provided a wide variety of mediation services for businesses, litigants, divorcing couples and EEO complainants. While mediating, Kyle became a member of Office Evolution, eventually retiring from the mediation business and purchasing OE franchises for the Southeast Valley of the Phoenix area.
About the Location:
The site is located in the very southern part of Phoenix, which is known as Ahwatukee. Ahwatukee has been described as the world’s largest cul-de-sac as it has traditionally been a neighborhood with very limited access to two major interstates. The approximately 85,000 people that live in Ahwatukee have high regard for their neighborhood yet are very, very welcoming to any and all newcomers. Due to the proximity to interstate highways, this location also draws members from a large number of neighboring communities in the valley.
There are a huge variety of occupations and businesses represented at OE Phoenix. Programmers, bookkeepers and accountants, attorneys, audiologists, engineers, therapists and counselors, hair products, renewable and recycling products, financial advisors, tech companies, a kids’ taxi service and many more.
The Business Center Manager, Rebecca Alden, is the true heart of Office Evolution Phoenix. Kyle met her through someone he knew at the Chamber of Commerce. The members of OE Phoenix love her. She is always super helpful with them and has an infectious laugh and personality that brightens everyone’s day. She also has an extensive background in retail sales that allows her to help members find just the right fit for themselves and their business.
Office Evolution Phoenix is a newer site and still making progress as an up-and-coming location. Success is the goal that Mr. Timmons looks forward to, realizing real returns on the investment he has made. As for now, he sees the advantages of watching the culture and the relationships at the site develop.