SIKESTON - Entrepreneur magazine has named Brooke Franchise Corporation as its No. 1 miscellaneous financial services franchise for the third consecutive year.
The company also made an impressive leap on the magazine's "Fastest Growing Companies" list, climbing from No. 45 in 2005 to No. 24 in 2006.
"It is a great feeling to see Brooke Franchise Corporation receive recognition for its work in 2005," said Russell French of the Brooke insurance agency in Sikeston. "Ultimately, the company's success allows our franchise to bring better service to our customers in the Sikeston community."
Brooke also showed gains on Entrepreneur's annual Franchise 500 list, moving from No. 72 to No. 54 in 2006.
French noted that an independent agent is able to offer client's a variety of coverage options different from insurance and financial service providers. There are more than 550 independently owned agencies across the United States.
Shawn Lowery, president of Brooke Franchise Corporation, credits the local franchise owners for maintaining the high standards of customer service and personal attention to their clients.
In Sikeston, Brooke Insurance and Financial Services is located at 602 Matthews St. The telephone number is 472-1111.