September 8, 2012 — Despite the continual challenges in today’s economy, The Joint…the chiropractic place, continues to elevate its stature among new franchises in the U.S.
As the leading franchisor of chiropractic clinics, The Joint Corp. announced today the awarding of 36 franchises licenses in Northern California to Joint Ventures LLC, a business founded by Rory, Chris, and Sean O’Neal.
With 36 units in Northern California, Joint Ventures have made the largest singular purchases of franchises in The Joint brand’s short, albeit impressive history.
“We were extremely attracted to the business model of The Joint, especially the membership-based product, minimal overhead, high profitability that the clinic is capable of achieving and the tremendous success of John Leonesio past businesses,” said Rory O’Neal. “We felt The Joint was a perfect complement to our business portfolio and a savvy investment for our company.”
With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare management, Sean O’Neal was a hospital CEO for more than 20 years, overseeing hospital operations and embarking on numerous joint ventures with physicians. Founder of Joint Ventures LLC, Sean O’Neal also co-founded SurgCenter Development in 2002, developing more than 100 outpatient ambulatory surgical centers. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.
“The O’Neals have displayed an incredible business sense and possess an innate ability to fully develop their businesses both economically and strategically,” said John Leonesio, CEO of The Joint. “They are, without question, one of the leading entrepreneurial families in this country and will undoubtedly make The Joint highly profitable in the Northern California area.”
Rory O’Neal, co-founder and CEO of Joint Ventures LLC, has more than 25 years experience in the food service industry, including multi-level restaurant management and food service distribution. Rory is also CEO of Savory Investments LLC, a franchisee of Famous Dave’s BBQ and Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar & Grill.
Chris O’Neal, co-founder and COO of Joint Ventures LLC, has a decade of experience in business development and financial accounting. He is also CFO of Savory Investments. Chris was co-owner and developer of Unified Distribution, an aftermarket and auto parts wholesaler. “Northern California was a natural choice for us to get involved with The Joint, as it parallels the territory we currently have with Dave’s BBQ,” said Chris O’Neal.
“Making the benefits of quality chiropractic care extremely affordable and convenient to the millions of Americans who need it can’t happen fast enough. Our standardized clinic model is ideal for brand awareness and rapid growth through franchising,” said Leonesio. “We believe it will set a new benchmark in the industry for clients and chiropractors who will both benefit from its ability to deliver the highest standard of care simply and inexpensively.”
Source: The Joint Corporation, thejoint.com