About Home Based Franchise Group

We are committed to helping people start amazing home-based franchise businesses

Home Based Franchise Group, franchisors of Dryer Vent Squad, Frost Shades Window Tinting, and Magnetainment Event Photo Magnets is the culmination of the life work of two seasoned franchise industry pros: Leo Goldberger and Thomas Scott. Both have spent decades in the franchise industry, growing franchise systems, helping franchisors, and working with thousands of individual franchise owners grow and become prosperous.

Our Mission

We believe franchise ownership is the best way for you to participate in the economy at your FULL MARKET VALUE. When you have a job, you abdicate what happens to you to someone else and you become trapped in someone else’s plan. We believe in helping people start and grow amazing low-cost franchises that you can run from home and use to achieve your dreams.

Our Goals

We also believe there is a problem in the franchise industry. The average franchise opportunity is priced too high and is too far out of reach for the vast majority of potential franchise owners. Anyone should be able to start a business and for someone who hasn’t been a business owner, there needs to be an entry-level business they can start and grow. Our main goal is to bring an entirely new generation of franchise owners into franchising and grow the size of the franchise industry as a result.

Thomas Scott and Leo Goldberger, Founders of Home Based Franchise Group

Meet our Team

Leo Goldberger – Founder and CEO

Leo is well known for starting Inspection Boys and The Patch Boys prior to starting Home Based Franchise Group. He has helped hundreds of franchise owners prosper and grow entry-level businesses into successful enterprises. “I love niche businesses that focus on providing a service that everyone needs,” Leo says. “I don’t want a business that does 100 different things. It’s far easier to master a simple business, and the consumer has far more trust in a business that specializes in one thing. With Home Based Franchise Group, these are businesses that doesn’t cost very much to get started, and it don’t cost much to  continue to operate and grow. There’s very little overhead, which is the most common reason why people go out of business. With Dour franchises, you can own a simple business and scale it up to be incredibly successful.”

Thomas Scott – Founder and COO

Thomas has been in franchising for more than two decades. He started out as a multi-unit franchisee then became a franchisor, growing Showhomes Home Staging to 100 locations in the early 2000s. He started Brand Journalists, a franchise development agency that has grown over 280 franchise systems and helped over 10,000 people become franchise owners. He has been a multi-unit operator with top sales in each system in three different franchise brands. Thomas uses his experience as a marketer and franchise operations professional to grow successful franchise systems that are focused on franchisee profitability and strong, positive franchise relationships.

Kari Denton – Director of Operations and Training

Kari is a former franchisor, having founded the Fun Bus franchise and has spent more than two decades providing franchise training, support and development work for a variety of brands. Kari manages the support and training department for Dryer Vent Squad and Frost Shades. She is passionate about franchising and helping people use a franchise business to achieve their dreams.



Kayla Ryan – Brand President, Magnetainment

Kayla is a charismatic entrepreneur who has been active in franchising since she was in high school. She has worked as a content strategist for Brand Journalists, helping major brands like SONIC, Wienerschnitzel, Charleys Cheesesteaks and Bad Ass Coffee grow during her tenure at the Nashville agency. She is passionate about helping young, Generation Z entrepreneurs get started as business owners.


David Sparks – VP of Franchise Development

David has been a successful VP of Development for many franchise brands, including Nurse Next Door, PostNet, Shelf Genie, Pet Wants and Growth Coach. He heads up the development team at Home Based Franchise Group.


TTomom Murphy – Franchise Recruiter

Tom is passionate about helping people start businesses and is based in Nashville, TN. Tom has had a career as an ice hockey player and coach and loves franchising.




Andrea de Leon – Franchise Support Admin

Andrea works out of the Nashville office. She helps with overall franchise support, franchise administrative tasks, and operates a Magnetainment franchise.


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