SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--Despite the continual challenges in today’s economy, The Joint…the chiropractic place continues to elevate its stature among new franchises in the United States.
“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.”
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 over 30 years of experience in health care 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 over 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 over 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.”
ABOUT THE JOINT CORPORATION
The Joint Corporation was founded in Tucson, Arizona in 1999, with a vision to transform the traditional and confusing concept of chiropractic care into a simple and affordable reality. Today, The Joint…the chiropractic place creates a new philosophy of chiropractic care where clients can utilize chiropractic treatment as an integral part of their health and wellness program. The Joint concept offers convenience and no appointments are necessary. The Joint was named as a Hot Trends to Own in Franchising for 2012 by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked in Inc. Magazine Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies at #94. For more information visit thejoint.com.
The Joint has 289 clinics open or in development in 21 states.
ABOUT JOHN LEONESIO
John Leonesio is a recognized expert in the health, wellness and franchise industry with more than 40 years experience. In the 1970s, Mr. Leonesio co-founded Scandinavian Health Spas, growing it from one club to 40 clubs before selling to Bally Health and Fitness in 1985. In 1990, he co-founded The Q, the Sports Club, growing it from one unit to 20 units in five years, before selling to 24 Hour Fitness. In 2002, Leonesio founded Massage Envy. In just six short years, he took it from concept to a $300 million operation with more than 800 licenses awarded.
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