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All in the Family

Between raising kids and raising sales, these franchisees found a way to have it all.

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This story appears in the March 2008 issue of Start Up.

Besides running three franchises in the Columbus, Ohio, area, Angel and Craig Pendleton, 36 and 34, respectively, also home-school their four children. Luckily, the franchises are a great way to teach their kids important life lessons.

Follow your heart: While in their twenties, the pair worked as House Doctors employees, doing home repairs. They enjoyed the work but wanted something more. "We just wanted to be able to call the shots," says Angel. So they followed their instincts and bought one of their employer's existing locations, under the name House Medic, in 1998.

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