Stellar Brands is the new umbrella company for Restoration 1 and Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, and The Driveway Co. is the first purchase under the Stellar name. Gary Findley will helm Stellar as CEO.
Findley was also named operating partner of franchising/home services by MPK Equity Partners, which bought the emergency mitigation company and plumbing repair franchise, respectively, in April 2020.
The new name was announced April 19. Stellar’s goal is to “build a family of brands” that specialize in “like-minded dirty jobs with beautiful results,” Findley said in a statement.
The Driveway Co. has been doing driveway repair and maintenance for over 30 years. The franchise has relocated headquarters to Waco, Texas, where Courtney Harmon will serve as president.