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One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Named Best HVAC Franchise

Entrepreneur magazine’s “Best of the Best” Franchise List


HOUSTON – One Hour Air Heating and Air Conditioning® (One Hour), a national heating and air conditioning brand with independently owned and operated locations throughout North America, was recently included once again in Entrepreneur magazine’s Best of the Best Franchises list. The annual listing recognizes the 110 companies that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500® ranking.


“Our network is certainly one of the many reasons people choose to open a business with us, along with our best-in-class tools and processes,” said Mark Baker, president of Franchise, Direct Energy. “We will continue to strive for excellence even as we remain the industry leader, bringing new, innovative and efficient technologies to improve the overall customer experience.”


Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 rankings are based on a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. One Hour’s ranking at the top of its category confirms its status as an industry leader.


“More than 1,000 companies applied for this year’s Franchise 500, making it one of our most competitive rankings ever,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s editor in chief. “So for these companies to not only rank but land at the top of their respective categories is quite an achievement.”


To view One Hour in the full listing, visit The list can also be seen in the May issue of Entrepreneur, available now on newsstands. One Hour was also ranked No. 1 in the HVAC services category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list (January 2018).


To find more information about One Hour, visit One Hour is part of the Direct Energy family of brands.


For more information contact:

Jessica Michan
Manager, External Relations

Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with over four million customers. Direct Energy gives customers choice, simplicity, and innovation where energy, data, and technology meet. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), an international energy and services company, Direct Energy, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, operate in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and four provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit

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