Get A Grip, Inc.debuted at #33 on Entrepreneur®'s Franchise 500® Top New Franchises list of franchise companies.

Get A Grip, Inc., a family-owned, national franchise company with headquarters in Albuquerque, is pleased to announce that it has debuted at #33 on Entrepreneur®'s Franchise 500® Top New Franchises list of franchise companies in the United States and Canada. In addition, the company ranks #87 among low-cost franchise, and #393 on the general Franchise 500® list, up from #467 in previous rankings.

"We're thrilled to come in so highly, especially since we started offering franchises relatively recently. It's gratifying to be recognized for our patented resurfacing products and techniques, low start up costs and low franchise fee. The general trend toward resurfacing rather than replacement helped our ranking, too," says Sharon Dillard, CEO of Get A Grip, Inc. "As the economy improves, resurfacing still makes more sense than replacement, so we think we'll have an even better year in 2011."

Get A Grip franchises offer a home-based opportunity with low start up costs and franchise fee. The company's network of 35 franchises and dealers in 17 states around the country resurfaces laminate or cultured marble countertops with our Eurostone® design, repairs cracked fiberglass bathtubs, scratched or stained porcelain bathtubs, tile showers and enclosures. Get A Grip's latest coating, Get A Metallic™, uses real metal pigments to create spectacular results for countertops.

Get A Grip, Inc. Facts
Dillard family bought the business in 1999, becoming a national franchise company in 2007.

Entrepreneur® ranked Get A Grip Franchising, LLC as a qualified and accredited franchise business and was first listed in the 30th Annual Franchise 500® in 2009.

State-of-the-art patented, trademarked products and unique techniques.

Network of 35 franchise and dealer locations in 17 states across the country.

Awards: New Mexico Business Weekly: Top Performing CEO for Sharon Dillard; Best Places to Work; Top Women Owned Business, Top Small Companies in New Mexico. Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce: Duke City Dozen Award for Innovation and Creativity. Showcase Winner - Home Builder's Association of Central New Mexico. Better Business Bureau® assigns company A+ rating.
Member: The Better Business Bureau®, Home Builder's Associations of Central New Mexico, Apartment Association of Central New Mexico, New Mexico Lodging Association.

For more facts and information on Get A Grip, Inc. or its patented, trademarked products and techniques, call Cub Dillard at 505-268-0929, or go to getagripinc.com.