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Are you thinking of Purchasing a Steri Clean Franchise from Cory Chalmers????? Listen to my experience……… Beware, Beware, Beware!!!!! A franchise was purchased from Cory Chalmers representing Steri Clean Inc. of Rancho Cucamonga, CA. After 7 months of operating the franchise I (Rodney Etheridge) was put in default. Meaning one or more of the franchise agreement stipulations was not followed. The default that I was penalized for this time is not spending $3000 a month on marketing. (Simple math, if the cash flow is not coming into the business then the cash flow cannot go out of the business.) Cory Chalmers offered a buyer for my franchise immediately. Wow that was fast! I was just put in default for a few seconds & already a buyer?! Cory Chalmers stated the price of $35,000 that I would sale my independent franchise for and other terms also. Why was Cory Chalmers telling me what price I would sell my independent franchise for? Why was he also telling me the terms (GIVING my equipment to the new owner)? Myself and the buyer were instructed to use Jason Power, Cory Chalmers’ attorney. Again, why were Kristen Folding (buyer) and myself not allowed to make the transaction between ourselves without Cory Chalmers inserting himself into a sale of an independent franchise? The first draft of the agreement was made and I agreed. Then the buyer Kristen Folding made revisions and I agreed. Only 2 days later Cory Chalmers and Kristen Folding signed a Purchase agreement between the two of them. Wait What?! Now the Purchase agreement Jason Power created originally for the first draft took from 2/17/17 to 3/15/17. But suddenly, a brand-new Purchase agreement was created in a couple of days? This leads to question, what was going on behind closed doors that I was not privileged to about my franchise? When did this new transaction begin to form? Who benefited from this new Purchase agreement cutting me (Rodney Etheridge) out of the sale of my independent franchise? Let’s look at the facts, my independent franchise and my franchise rights were sold without my permission for $25,000. That means that Kristen Folding got a $10,000 discount on my franchise price (set by Cory Chalmers) and Cory Chalmers/ Steri-Clean got $25,000 selling the same franchise roughly 8 months apart, for a total of $60,000. Once the smoke cleared the air, I was then sent a Letter of Termination from Jason Power. Yes, that is right terminating my franchise that had already been sold!!! And without my permission!!!! In this letter it was asserted that I used Steri Clean’s name, obtained a client, did the job and took the money. Let’s examine the facts, we will call the client “Jane Doe” for anonymity. This client contacted me while I was still running my franchise and requested a quote for a job. I went, did the assessment and sent a quote. After not hearing from “Jane Doe” for several weeks the lead was marked as a “dead lead” was the language I suppose to use. During the contract negotiations “Jane Doe” contacted me and asked if I could do the job. I politely declined and directed her back to Steri Clean’s 800 number. So, I will shorten this detailed portion…. long story short, Kristen Folding did the job for “Jane Doe”, collected the money and presumably paid Cory Chalmers for the royalties. All the while, Cory Chalmers’ attorney Jason Power whom did ALL of the Purchase Agreement paperwork, knowing the timelines-now is asserting that I did these actions. While in fact, I removed myself from the loop and Kristen Folding did said actions. It is so ironic, the very thing that I am accused of by Cory Chalmers-taking money for something that was his…. let’s see he took my money for my franchise. Wow! please visit my website for details
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