3-2-1 PROFITS – THE PODCAST – S1:E7 Franchising and The Chaos Wrangler

Our guests this episode, Justin and Crystal Lavadour of Caring Transitions of Middletown

Season 1, Episode 7: Franchising and The Chaos Wrangler

For some, the move to entrepreneurship begins with a single question: What kind of business do I want to be in? It can take some time and careful consideration to determine how your education and experience line up with a potential business option. But what if you could buy into an existing, successful business, complete with defined products and services and an established marketing platform? You can. It’s called a franchise. 

In this episode of 3-2-1 PROFIT$ – THE PODCAST, your host Gery Deer talks with Justin and Crystal Lavadour, owners of the Middletown, Ohio, franchise of Caring Transitions. LISTEN NOW!


Caring Transitions is a national franchise of professionals who help wrangle the chaos of downsizing and moving. They specialize in decluttering, organizing, packing, moving, resettling, in-home estate sales and online auctions, estate clearing, and preparing homes for market.

Justin is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with more than 20 years of service in the United States Air Force. During his time with the military, he provided relocation services for the United States and Allied military forces around the world. His specialty was organizing stressful and chaotic environments and finding solutions to complex challenges. 

Besides managing the movements of equipment and people throughout the world, Justin’s background is further suited to his business choice. “I’ve also moved 35 times in my life, which is a lot, even for someone in the military,” he states on their website. “When I started thinking about what I wanted to do next, I realized that Caring Transitions would be a great way to use my experience to serve something bigger than myself and make a difference.”

Being successful means that you need to have a good grasp of the needs of your customers. Crystal and Justin understand the impact relocations and estate clearings can have on families. It can be traumatic, particularly when the care of an elderly family member is involved, whether you’re right-sizing, moving into assisted living or clearing out a loved one’s home. It’s hard and it’s emotional, even when you have a plan in place. But these two are perfectly suited to the task.

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Check the episode and see how they chose to take on the challenge of a regional franchise, work as partners, involve family members, and create a future for themselves. 

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This episode of 3-2-1 PROFIT$ – THE PODCAST was recorded to audio and video at the studios of DATV in Dayton, Ohio. 

3-2-1 PROFIT$-THE PODCAST is a Media Production of and trademarked by GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd. Copyright 2021, GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd., All Rights Reserved. Produced and Engineered by Julie Barth. Executive Producer and Host Gery Deer.