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North America's Largest Network of Security Professionals Recognized For Franchise Excellence At CFA National Convention

North America's Largest Network of Security Professionals Recognized For Franchise Excellence At CFA National Convention

Pop-A-Lock is the Bronze winner of the 2015 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising in the Category of Non-Traditional Franchises New/Emerging. The award was presented to Pop-A-Lock on April 13, 2015 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 24th annual CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario.


Considered the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada, CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising are given annually to franchise systems that have demonstrated the strongest, most mutually-rewarding relationships with their franchisees, based on the results of a comprehensive survey of franchisors and their franchisees administered by third-party firm Portage Group.


 “This was quite an achievement for our organization considering the level of competition in our category,” says Pete Crouse, CEO of Pop-A-Lock Canada. “
We just celebrated our 3rd anniversary in Canada and this is a reflection of the hard work and commitment by our franchise partners in delivering our brand promise to Canadians everyday.”


This year, nearly 60 CFA member franchise systems participated in the survey and more franchisees completed the survey than ever before. Participating franchise systems were assessed on their performance in key areas, including franchisee relations, leadership, business planning, marketing, training and support, ongoing operations and communications.


“The CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising truly set a benchmark for franchises throughout Canada and we are pleased to recognize Pop-A-Lock for their commitment to excellence in franchising,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and CEO. “A solid relationship between franchisor and franchisee is vital to the system’s success and Pop-A-Lock‘s results show that they offer outstanding support to their franchisees.”


Open exclusively to CFA franchise system members who have been franchising for three years or more, the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising competition includes four categories to enable franchise systems to be rated against their peers. Entries are separated into Traditional Franchises (i.e. those with bricks and mortar locations) and Non-Traditional Franchises (i.e. mobile, home-based, etc.), then grouped based on the length of time they have been operating (three to 10 years and 11+ years). 


Systems with the highest scores in each category are recognized with Bronze, Silver and Gold CFA Awards of Excellence. The prestigious CFA Award of Excellence in Franchise Grand Prize is awarded to one of the four Gold category winners.


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About Pop-A-Lock

Pop-A-Lock™ is the most trusted team of security professionals in North America. It was founded in 1991, in Lafayette, Louisiana by two law enforcement officials who recognized the need for security services in their area. Since then, the company has grown to serve 8,500 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. All Pop-A-Lock technicians are trained in the latest technology and have cleared background and drug tests. Look for our technicians in their easy to identify orange and black uniforms and vehicles.

About the Canadian Franchise Association

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With almost 600 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada’s best-known brands, CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites ( and