Franchise Development, (FD) was founded in 2003 by Texan Freddy O’Pry. Mr. O’Pry had previously owned several franchises and businesses. He has been a successful entrepreneur with a broad, diverse career in computer systems (Information Technology), as the owner of franchises selling overnight shipping services through a team of professional sales people, as a national seminar speaker introducing the tax savings capability of certain portions of the IRS tax code and as the founder of Financial Freedom Group which was a finance services and insurance sales firm.
As former (2003-2014) Massage Envy Regional Developers we previously sold then oversaw some 63 Massage Envy clinics and spas which grossed over $60 million annually in massage and facial services, and related retail spa products. We were blessed to be VERY successful Massage Envy Regional Developers selling then overseeing Texas Massage Envy franchisees from the Gulf of Mexico to the Oklahoma border.
Today, is addition to representing almost 300 other individual franchised companies, Franchise Development, as an independent national franchise brokerage, represents existing Massage Envy franchisees (not the franchisor) who have contracted with us to help them sell their existing Massage Envy clinics and spas. Because existing Massage Envy clinics/spas average net profits of almost $225,000 annually and since many territories throughout America are no longer available, this represents a rare opportunity for our clients.
In 2005 Mr. O’Pry was joined by his son, Lance O’Pry, as the Franchise Operations Manager and partner in FDLP. Lance, a business management graduate of Baylor University, was on the fast track at Frito-Lay having been promoted from professional recruiter, to assistant Human Resources (HR) manager in the largest Frito-Lay plant in America outside of Atlanta, Georgia, to HR manager of the Frito-Lay plant near Rosenberg, Texas.
Margaret (Muffy) O’Pry, Freddy’s wife and Lance’s mother, provides financial support to the team as the Chief Financial Officer (C.F.O.). Her tasks include accounts receivable, accounts payables banking, and Special Events Coordinator for trade shows, corporate and institutional events, etc.