Hear Kathleen Buckland, ARCpoint Labs The Woodlands, Texas, describe her ownership experience.

“Tony and I decided to purchase a franchise with ARCpoint Labs because we felt this was an industry with tremendous growth opportunities to serve the needs of companies and individuals regarding drug, alcohol and DNA testing. We also looked to find an industry and business opportunity that would benefit our local community. One of the many benefits of being affiliated with a national franchise network is the support and expertise of our Corporate office and other franchise owners within our National Franchise Network. We are very pleased with our decision to open our ARCpoint Labs office/lab and we look forward to growing our business and opening another location soon.”

Theresa Oliver, ARCpoint Labs of Santa Fe Springs. California (since 2015)

“I was looking for a franchise opportunity and really, I had no knowledge of the drug and alcohol or DNA testing industry… but I felt that I was well-suited for sales and business development. The staff at ARCpoint Franchise Group has helped get me trained and launched to be successful. And they also give me the latitude I desire to have a local, personal footprint on my business.”

Jeff Howard, ARCpoint Labs of Salem, Virginia (since 2013)

“After 20+ years in the corporate world, I wanted to take my experience and do something on my own. I spent an entire year looking at different start-up opportunities, franchises and existing businesses I could purchase, and, in the end, I decided to purchase an ARCpoint franchise resale (3 territories). I knew very little about the lab testing business at that point, but I saw both the business potential, as well as the potential to do good in the world by making my community a better and safer place. Two years later I am a local expert in this business and have created a profitable operation with my first two labs. I love running my own business and I appreciate the support I’ve received from both the franchise HQ as well as other franchisees.”

“I thoroughly enjoy being able to have a hand in all aspects of a project and knew when I opened my own business, I wanted to focus on business-to-business, not retail. When looking into franchising, opportunities in the growing medical field jumped out at me because it’s a lucrative industry with small niche segment opportunities in a much larger market. Beyond that, the business offers 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours and allows me to spend the weekend with my family. ARCpoint allows me to use my marketing expertise to grow my business and I hope to use that skill to build relationships within the community.”

Gauri Bhalakia, Southboro-Framingham, Massachusetts (Since 2016)