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Caring Transitions Concludes Successful National Conference; Honors Renowned Speaker

"Hoarders" Matt Paxton Presents Valuable Insight at National Franchise Annual Convention

CINCINNATI - Caring Transitions, a Cincinnati-based senior relocation, estate sale, and liquidation franchise, held its Annual Conference this February in Orlando. Caring Transitions' franchisees were recognized for their outstanding achievements throughout 2017, while acquiring valuable insight from honorary keynote speakers and educational seminars. This year's conference also hosted Matt Paxton, host of A&E's "Hoarders."

Paxton, an extreme cleaning specialist, hosted the hit television show "Hoarders" until 2017. The specialist and TV personality holds decades of experience in organizing, decluttering and hoarding mentality, all of which he shared with Caring Transitions' expansive franchise system.

Caring Transitions was founded in 2006 on the basis of providing people an unmatched level or detail and service for managing their belongings. Now, with over 200 locations, Caring Transitions is the leader in senior relocation. The company specializes in organizing, packing, de-cluttering, moving and resettling, as well as handling estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market.

At this year's conference, Caring Transitions franchisees were awarded with several accolades to celebrate their success over the last year. A few award winners include:

  • Franchisee of the Year, Sherri Gillette, Southern Arizona
  • Pioneer Spirit Award, Rick and Janet Parkinson, Upstate South Carolina
  • Shining Star of the Year Award, Dennis and Michelle Begg, First Coast
  • Shining Star of the Year Award, Albert and Jill Dickson, Treasure Valley
  • Shooting Stars Award, Faun Duns, Northern Arizona
  • Shooting Stars Award, Mary Beth Radeck, Chicago NW Suburbs
  • Million Dollar Elite Club, Bruce Treadway, Northern Illinois
  • Million Dollar Elite Club, Donna and Nicole Rea, North Dallas Suburbs
  • Two Million Dollar Elite Club, Sherri Gillette, Southern Arizona

In addition, the conference recognized Caring Transitions' Top 10 franchisees in the system, listed from No. 10 to No. 1: Jeff and Sue Hawk of Denver Central; Terry Kern of Northern Virginia; Scott, Ben and Leilani Bleichwehl of San Antonio; Dennis and Michelle Begg of First Coast; Jill and Albert Dickson of Treasure Valley; Brian Murray of Charleston; Rex Norris of Denton and Collin County; Bruce Treadway of Northern Illinois; Donna and Nicole Rea of North Dallas Suburbs; Sherri Gillette of Northern Arizona.

"Our annual conference is a great way to celebrate the immense success we've seen year over year with our franchise partners and look forward to the exciting innovations we have in store for the future," said Al Scobell, COO of Caring Transitions. "I'm continuously inspired by the impact our franchisees make in their communities every day and grateful for the opportunity for us to all come together, share ideas and launch into a successful 2018."

Caring Transitions has over 200 locations in 40 states and is looking to expand its system through qualified franchisees that have a balance of high business acumen as well as a passion for helping others, especially the elderly.

About Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions, founded in 2006, is the first national franchising concept specializing in senior relocation and transition services. With more than 200 locations throughout the United States all owned and operated by Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists, Caring Transitions provides clients with supportive moves, auctions, rightsizing and transitions. This includes expert advice plus a well-executed transition plan beginning with the initial sorting of personal belongings through packing, shipping and selling of items to the final clearing and cleaning of the property. Caring Transitions was named one of the fastest growing franchises in 2017 by Franchise Gator, and was also named on Entrepreneur's annual Franchise 500 list. For more information, visit