Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rich Henderson has called Augusta, Georgia home for over a decade. While serving in the United States Navy, including time as a Combat Air Controller during the Gulf War, Rich earned his degree in Business Administration from Central Texas College and upon exiting his military service spent some time in real estate and finance before joining Jani-King. Rich has been with Jani-King for over twenty years beginning his career as an Account Executive for Jani-King of Baton Rouge, LA. He went on to serve as Regional Director of Jani-King of Mobile, AL from 1997 – 2004. He advanced further with the company in 2004 with the promotion to Regional Vice President and managed offices for Jani-King Mobile and Montgomery, AL, and Pensacola, FL.
In 2006 Rich established Jani-King of Augusta, GA followed shortly by Savannah and Macon, GA and became his own Master Franchise owner. In 2014 he purchased Jani-King of Ft Myers, FL and took over support for franchisees servicing the Southwest Florida area. Rich offers expertise in management, operations, training and sales for over 120 franchisee owners as well as a corporate team of over 20 individuals.
Rich sees the industry as broad and multi-faceted. He believes the opportunities are great and your reputation is only as good as the work delivered and says “The greatest success I could ever achieve is seeing the franchisees we support reach their goals and aspirations. The relationships we have built over the years mean more than anything. Helping people pursue financial freedom is very rewarding.”
Rich and his wife Rhonda are celebrating 30 years of marriage. They have three children, Richard, Brittni, and Haley and four grandchildren, Aiden, Trey, DJ, and Jolene. In his free time Rich enjoys golf, travel and aviation and serves on many boards of local charities.