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Bumble Roofing Plans to Enter DFW Marketplace, Create 300 New Jobs

Plus, RecNation expands its’ digital infrastructure with technology partnership, Irving-based Chuck E. Cheese announces partnership to create a gameshow, and more.

An upstart roofing company is entering the Dallas-Fort Worth fray. Bumble Roofing, specializing in repair, installation, and technology, that was established in 2019, plans to launch its offerings through a franchisee model.

Bumble’s goal is to create more than 300 new jobs and $100 million annually in revenue in the Dallas area. In May 2023, Texas racked up around $1 billion in roofing damages in May and the company cites the hailstorms for its interest in capitalizing on the market. The global roofing industry generated well over $100 billion in damages in 2023.

“As Bumble Roofing sets foot in the thriving DFW area, we’re not just envisioning business expansion; we’re committed to becoming an integral part of the community’s growth story,” said David Bitan, brand president of Bumble Roofing. “Our move to DFW isn’t just about roofs; it’s about building a network of franchisees and dedicated customers who share our values and passion for excellence. And the best part is, to be a Bumble franchisee, you don’t have to know anything about construction or roofing. Just come to us with some prior business experience, and we”ll teach you the rest. We’re excited to invite entrepreneurial minds to join us in reshaping the roofing landscape while creating meaningful opportunities for employment and positively impacting the local economy.”

Bumble estimates the total investment for entrepreneurs looking to join the company through franchising and expanding to be between $164,000 and $261,000 in conjunction with the initial franchise fee. For former U.S. military members and first responders looking to be in the business ownership space with Bumble, a discount on the franchise fee is available.

Fort Worth Country Day Announces New $25 Million Facility

Fort Worth Country Day, a co-ed college-preparatory that sits on 104-acres, is investing in its school in a big way. The institution has broken ground on the new $25 million, 32,720-square-foot Annie Richardson Bass Lower School which will replace the previous one built in 1964.

Set to be completed in 2025, the Lower School will house 350 students from grades 1-4 with outdoor and indoor learning environments. Notably, the facility will house a 2,130-square-foot library stocked with reading nooks, a fireplace, as well as an outdoor courtyard. Beyond that, the new Lower School will have plenty of eco-friendly features such as rainwater collection, drought-tolerant landscaping and more.

“Our new Lower School is designed to create exceptional learning environments within classrooms and communal spaces while delivering dramatic improvements for safety and efficiency,” Eric Lombardi, head of school at FWCD, said. “It will have a strong connection to our campus’s amazing outdoors, while also giving our faculty and students first-class spaces to inspire the highest level of elementary-appropriate learning.”

The new Lower School’s inception and funding was a major point of emphasis for Fort Worth Country Day’s “Forward Together” Comprehensive Campaign to grow and secure the schools programs, facilities, and financial future. Over $31 million was raised through 70 faculty and staff alongside 100 families for not only the Lower School construction, but endowment and athletic fields upgrades.

RecNation Partners with TowerCo to Expand Digital Infrastructure

RecNation, specializing in acquiring, building, and the management of RV and boat storage facilities totaling 57 locations across six different states in the U.S., is partnering with TowerCo to expand its digital infrastructure allowing the latter to build and operate its’ wireless towers across all RecNation locations. Founder Gary Wojtaszek spent a decade building CyrusOne so he will bring a plethora of technology experience to the company’s new venture.

“The partnership with TowerCo is a creative and complementary way to further diversify and enhance the income streams generated by each of our properties,” Wojtaszek said. “I spent a good portion of my career in digital infrastructure having previously managed and sold a substantial wireless tower portfolio. We look forward to jointly working alongside Todd and the TowerCo team as we expand our footprint to 350 locations across the country.”

By partnering with TowerCo, an approved vendor nationally for all major wireless companies with over 10,000 assets in the U.S. working with state agencies, municipalities, and schools, RecNation will look to take of advantage of its standing in its’ marketplace and the location of their properties with the TowerCo partnership to expand the company through strategic data transmission points.

To date, RecNation has raised $800 million in debt and equity and plans to own 350 storage facilities by 2028.

Chuck E. Cheese Teams Up with Magical Elves in Development Partnership

One of the most notable entertainment companies for families in the U.S. is taking its’ brand to a new medium, as Irving-based Chuck E. Cheese is partnering with Magical Elves, a production company recognized for shows such as “Top Chef” and “Brain Games,” to create a new gameshow series focused on the former’s famed arcade experience.

With over 600 locations globally, Chuck E. Cheese aims to expand their brand across past and present generations in this new venture. In the show, duos of adult fans will compete in comedic physical challenges through the brand’s most recognizable supersized arcade games. From there, the winning duo will be able to cash their tickets in for prizes off the much larger scaled iconic prize wall.

“With a legacy spanning over four decades, Chuck E. Cheese has been an integral part of the family experience for both kids and adults across the world,” Melissa McLeanas, VP of global licensing, media, and branded entertainment development of Chuck E. Cheese said. “We are thrilled to be working with Magical Elves, whose deep expertise in unscripted content make them the perfect partner to capture the wholesome competitive spirit tied to childhood memories and transform the Chuck E. Cheese experience for television.”

This partnership with Magical Elves marks Chuck E. Cheese’s first dip into the unscripted content pool, as it looks to grow the brand beyond its ‘fun centers,’ including original character content and a licensed merchandise program.


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