About Jeff Krentzman
Jeff Krentzman is owner of The BBQ Cleaner, a cleaning business opportunity that has been rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. For a decade now he’s been helping future entrepreneurs start their own BBQ Grill Cleaning business by arming them with a proven, turnkey business model. The BBQ Cleaner business model provides all clients with the equipment, training and on-going support they require to ensure they have everything they need to become another success story for this well-respected brand.
When Jeff graduated from Boston University in 2002, he knew that he wanted his own business, but wasn’t sure which direction to go in. Luckily, he was an avid reader of international franchise magazines, which is where he first heard of the Ovenu cleaning franchise business, which had been causing a real stir over in Europe. Jeff saw an opportunity to bring this idea across to the States and a few months down the line he was the owner of his first business!
The enterprise really kicked off in 2006. After his first advertisement ran in the newspaper, the schedule immediately went to a two-month wait for clients to get an appointment. There was a real demand for what Jeff was offering: creating a clean, healthy experience for customers by removing the harmful carcinogen build up in their grill, removing grease that can cause a fire, and prolonging the life of their grill and, in turn, protecting their investment in their BBQ.
After 3 years of successfully growing the Bergen County operation, he felt that the time was right to start letting other would-be business owners in on the action. The business model had proved itself and Jeff now knew how to build a successful operation completely from the ground up.
In 2009, the BBQ Cleaner helped its first customer start their own grill cleaning business, a decade later there are over 200 grill cleaners across the country who have Jeff to thank for their success. What’s more, their thanks is all they owe. There is only one upfront cost for this unique business opportunity. Every dollar that a grill cleaner makes is theirs to keep and do with as they wish. Many clients happily fill their schedules and leave it there, but some expand to multiple units, hiring more hands and building their own grill cleaning empire in the process.
The BBQ Cleaner has been rated by Franchise Gator as one of the top 15 proven businesses to start in the United States – are you ready to start a success story of your own?
Where can you find Jeff on the web and in the media?
Jeff continues to be a trail-blazer in the entrepreneurial world. He has quickly become a top authority on a variety of subjects and frequently appears on various media outlets to speak about The BBQ Cleaner’s unprecedented success. You can read more about The BBQ Cleaner in features by Business Opportunities, Be The Boss, Farm Show Magazine, Business Opportunities Handbook, Home Business Magazine and the Lewiston Tribune.
Thanks to the continued fast-growth success of The BBQ Cleaner, you can also find Jeff speaking about various entrepreneurial subjects on Franchise Interview Podcast and Radio Show, NJ On Air, Tailgate Radio and Franchise Direct. Jeff has also been a guest instructor at Dale Carnegie Training, in addition to returning to his alma mater, Boston University, to speak about his success as an entrepreneur.
In addition to managing The BBQ Cleaner brand, Jeff still makes time to clean grills with his first enterprise. The Hygienic Home has been operating out of Bergen County since 2006. This local business has grown to serve over 2,500 loyal customers and runs solely on repeat bookings and referrals, having not spent a penny on marketing for over a decade now.
“There’s something so gratifying about owning your own business. The amount of pride you feel is indescribable. Our family has so much gratitude to what The BBQ Cleaner did for us. We had a great feeling it was going to go well, but we could have never imagined in a million years it would have gone this well. Thank you so much all you have done.”
Mike Stevens, Jackson, NJ
“When I got laid off, the last thing I wanted to do was go back to work for another company or someone else again. But I wasn’t sure there was something out there I would think would be a good fit for me. When I found The BBQ Cleaner I was immediately attracted to not only what they could offer my future, but also the amount of success they have had. It just felt like such a natural fit and my only regret is not discovering The BBQ Cleaner years earlier.”
Kevin Neville, Orlando, FL
“I had the hands-on training five weeks ago which was excellent and I am already booked out with jobs for the entire month. I couldn’t have even dreamed it would go this well! Why didn’t I find you guys sooner?”
Jason Miller, Beaufort, SC
“I did a tremendous amount of research when deciding whether to start this business. From talking with other The BBQ Cleaner Authorized Technicians nationwide about their experiences, I felt a certain level of comfort that this was not only something I could do, but I could thrive at it. And that’s exactly what has happened. The BBQ Cleaner brand has grown so much since we started. When someone hands you a business with so much potential and no-ongoing fees it’s pretty easy to see why. You guys are the absolute best!”
Bill Fullerton, Bellefonte, PA
“The kit and trailer have everything you need to get started. The manual is easy to follow and has great pictures to show you what you need to do. Once you learn the cleaning process, it is easy to follow. The biggest satisfaction is when you are done cleaning a grill. You never get tired of people saying how great their grill looks after you are finished.”
Rick Buch, Dallas Center, IA
“The onsite training has given me the insight to go forward with my business and make it successful quicker than if had I tried it alone. What the best advantage of the onsite training is being able to be led through the cleaning process both on the grill and the usage of the equipment. It just takes the guesswork out of it. What I have learned has given me the confidence to completely clean grills that would please any client. We were up to over a 2-month wait to get an appointment within a matter of weeks of opening back in 2011”
Lee Parker, Rockwall, TX
“The BBQ Cleaner gave me everything I needed to live my dream of being a successful business owner. I am so thankful for what this has done my family. I really can’t thank you enough!”
Matt Moore, Tampa, FL
“Looking back at this whole experience, I think one of the key things for our success was the on-site training. The BBQ Cleaner came to where we are to provide their business launch training and it really helped get us to where we are today. I’ve got to say that keeping 100% of what we make with absolutely no on-going fees is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!” There is no way we would be where we are today if we had to pay on-going fees.”
Noel Martinez, Howell, NJ
“When I decided I wanted to be my own boss, I originally thought I would look for some sort of franchise in some field I felt comfortable with. Upon my search, I got my lucky break in life and found out about The BBQ Cleaner. I quickly was attracted to the no on-going fees and the high success rate it had encountered not just in the US, but globally. I did a tremendous amount of due-diligence and quickly discovered the opportunity I was hoping to find was right in front of my eyes. Years later, I couldn’t be happier and couldn’t be any more thankful to what The BBQ Cleaner has done for me.”
Frank Trejo, Tucson, AZ
“I highly doubt you can find anything like The BBQ Cleaner in the marketplace where the investment to get started is so low and the return is so high. Keeping every dollar we have made has been an integral part of all the success we have had. We got started in 2014 and within 5 months had to expand to another location to keep up with the demand from our customers. Fast forward to now, and we have employees galore and keep continuing to grow every single year. We really don’t know where our ceiling is but we are excited to find out.”
Josh Yale, Fort Worth, TX
“When deciding whether to start a business or not, I learned right away I was not a fan at all of franchises where you have to pay them a percent of the hard-earned money earned that would be taken away from my family. Going with The BBQ Cleaner was such a simple choice. We keep every single dollar we make! Why would anyone ever want to throw money away to a franchisor when they could keep every dollar they make for themselves and their family? On top of that, we own 100% of the equity in our business. From Day 1, The BBQ Cleaner has been absolutely amazing. Whatever we need, they are there. Thanks for everything you have done for both me and my family. Looking forward to working with you guys in the years ahead.”
Scott DeLong, Denver, CO
“This has been totally unbelievable for me and my family as I’ve now expanded to 4 locations since opening in 2009. I thought my expectations might be too high when I started, but it wasn’t long until I surpassed them. I could only have dreamed of having this many happy satisfied clients that use me over and over again. They refer me to friends and family all the time. The fact that I keep 100% of what I make really has made this a grand slam for me. I couldn’t be any happier and look forward to continued years and years of success down the road with The BBQ Cleaner at my side.”
Bart Thomson, Cherry Hill, NJ