PIRTEK USA Content Removal Compliance Tracker – UPDATED

Our Unofficial Progress Report Tracking PIRTEK USA References to Franchisee Jim Lager (Settlement Agreement dated September 2, 2020)

PIRTEK – Jim Lager Promotional Content Removed:  2

PIRTEK Jim Lager Promotional Content Still to Remove:  37

Updated 2/20/22

PIRTEK USA CEO Kim Gubera has expressed deep concerns that any connection or association between their franchise company and PIRTEK’s former superstar franchisee Jim Lager could cause serious damage the PIRTEK brand.

Two years ago, PIRTEK chose not to renew Lager’s franchise agreements despite his having the third highest sales in the nation.

While PIRTEK paid Lager $453,000 and agreed to discontinue using his name, likeness and success story to promote its franchise opportunity, the hydraulic hose sales and service company has apparently had difficulty removing the dozens of promotional “associations” with Lager that PIRTEK USA created in search engine results and across the Internet.

So Unhappy Franchisee is volunteering to help

Our “Protecting PIRTEK Progress Report” is Designed to Help PIRTEK USA Break Its Dependence on the Jim Lager Success Story.

We are helping PIRTEK USA disassociate from former franchisee Jim Lager by providing URLS to content the company placed years ago, but has somehow not removed.

The handy list below will provide attorneys Michael Joblove & David Kaufmann with an ongoing record of PIRTEK’s extraordinary effort to comply with its September 5, 2020 settlement agreement and protect itself from the top franchisee it made a competitor.

We will check the status of PIRTEK’s & Ms. Gubera’s removal efforts periodically, and celebrate their protection of the brand for all franchisees and stakeholders around the world.

Success #1

Lager on PIRTEK USA’s server – REMOVED

On February 7th, 2022 we informed PIRTEK USA CEO Kim Gubera

that the main full page photo promoting the PIRTEK franchise was

visible on the PIRTEKUSA.Com website.  The site featured a full page

photo of Jim Lager.  It had remained public for 18 months past the

settlement agreement requiring PIRTEK to discontinue using Lager’s

name, likeness & story to promote its franchises.

PIRTEK didn’t acknowledge our notification, but the image was removed

the following day     

PIRTEK       

Success #2

Lager & Illegal Earning Claim on 1851 Magazine – REMOVED

PIRTEK USA, attorney Michael Joblove, & arbitrator David Kaufmann

contended advertorials like 1851Magazine’s feature on Jim Lager

& his record sales were on 3rd party sites & not under PIRTEK’s control.

However, 1851 is paid content posted by PIRTEK’s then-PR agency.

Publisher Nick Powills removed it immediately after a brief exchange

with Lager.  Powills said he would have removed it at any time if he

had been asked.

PIRTEK  
     

 

Promotional Content Featuring Jim Lager PIRTEK Has Yet to Removed.

 

 

Content Location Status

PIRTEKThomas.net – Press Release

“Entreprenuer, Jim Lager Acquires PIRTEK Love Field, Dallas, Texas”
PIRTEK USA Nov 02, 2010

https://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/entreprenuer-jim-lager-acquires-pirtek-love-field-dallas-texas-586680

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKThomas.net – Press Release

“Profit with PIRTEK, Addictive Mobile Hose Service”
PIRTEK USA Jul 24, 2012  “If I invest, will I make money?”

https://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/profit-with-pirtek-addictive-mobile-hose-service-619442

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKThomas.net – Press Release

“Growing a PIRTEK Center One Mobile Unit at a Time”

PIRTEK USA Oct 22, 2012

https://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/growing-a-pirtek-center-one-mobile-unit-at-a-time-623580

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKThomas.net – Press Release

“PIRTEK Opens Third Service Center in the Dallas, TX Area
PIRTEK USA Jan 10, 2013

https://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/pirtek-opens-third-service-center-in-the-dallas-tx-area-20001362

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKThomas.net – Press Release

“Pirtek Announces Winners of its 17th Annual Franchise Owner Conference Awards Pirtek Leaders Gathered to Celebrate 2014 Success”

“Mentor of the Year” Award – Jim Lager
“Franchise of the Year”  –  Jim Lager
PIRTEK USA Mar 31, 2015

https://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/pirtek-announces-winners-of-its-17th-annual-franchise-owner-conference-awards-pirtek-leaders-gathered-to-celebrate-2014-success-20042409/

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKThomas.Net Location Directory:

Dallas Love Field

https://www.thomasnet.com/branchprofile.html?which=comp&what=PIRTEK+USA&cov=NA&cid=1277374 LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKThomas.Net Location Directory:

Fort Worth – Meacham

https://www.thomasnet.com/branchprofile.html?which=comp&what=PIRTEK+USA&cov=NA&cid=30725743 LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slideshare – Jim Lager Cover Story

Posted by Vickie Bradbury 1851

PIRTEK’s PR Firm No Limit PR

https://www.slideshare.net/VikkiBradbury/vets-supplement-1851-franchising-usa-315 LIVE as of 2/17/22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Lager’s images (2)

FourSquare PIRTEK Love Field

 

 

Franchise Brochure:

https://foursquare.com/v/pirtek-love-field/573e845c498ef97aedcd41ab?openPhotoId=5b5098fd18d43b002c5149e5

 

Jim Lager:

https://foursquare.com/v/pirtek-love-field/573e845c498ef97aedcd41ab?openPhotoId=5b1ad68ccbcdee002c5cb7d4

 

LIVE as of 2/17/22

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 PIRTEK

 

BusinessWire.Com  – Press Release

“PIRTEK Bucks The Franchise Business Trend; Profit with PIRTEK, Addictive Mobile Hose Service”

July 19, 2012  

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120719006471/en/PIRTEK-Bucks-The-Franchise-Business-Trend-Profit-with-PIRTEK-Addictive-Mobile-Hose-Service LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKFranchiseBuy.Com

“Franchisor PIRTEK poised to grow with new locations around nation”

Apr 1, 2013

https://www.franchisebuy.com/franchise-news/franchisor-pirtek-poised-to-grow-with-new-locations-around-nation LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKFranchiseWire – Press Release/Repost
Franchising USA
”Veterans in Franchising – Cover Story”
October 30, 2014

 

  https://www.franchisewire.com/veterans-franchising-cover-story/        LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKISUUU – Franchise Ad

January/February 2014

Brochure cover ad p. 38

Testimonial Ad with photo p. 55

 

PIRTEK

https://issuu.com/idpcreative/docs/fpjjf14_e/38

 

https://issuu.com/idpcreative/docs/fpjjf14_e/55

 

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEK

 

 

 

 

Franchise Ad – FranchiseClique.Com

Jim Lager Image

https://www.franchiseclique.com/franchise/PIRTEK-USA

 

https://www.franchisecloudstorage.com/franImages/14502774321.jpg

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEK Veterans

 

 

 

 

 

Military Transition News – Slideshare

“Success stories of Veterans that transition from the military.”

PIRTEK Veterans

 

 

https://www.slideshare.net/TerenceKWestSFCRet/military-transition-news LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEK VeteransMilitary Transition NewsISSUU

Published on Aug 27, 2014

https://issuu.com/civilianjobnews/docs/military_transition_news-sepoct_201_9932637e5b5cd8                                                      LIVE as of 2/17/22

 

   

PIRTEK

 

 

 

 

TopInternationalFranchises.Com – Ad Listing

https://topinternationalfranchises.com/franchise/PIRTEK-USA LIVE as of 2/17/22
     

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PIRTEK LagerFranchising.Com

Feature Story

“Jim Lager Has Become A Successful Franchisee And Mentor”

https://www.franchising.com/articles/jim_lager_has_become_a_successful_franchisee_and_mentor_.html LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKFranchising.Com

Franchising.Com
”He Likes To Teach: U.S. Army Vet Prefers a Hands-On Approach”
October 27th, 2014

https://www.franchising.com/articles/he_likes_to_teach_us_army_vet_prefers_a_handson_approach.html

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https://img.franchising.com/art/articles/2595_plate.jpg

LIVE as of 2/17/22              

PIRTEK franchiseFranchising.Com

“2014 MVP Awards: Honoring Outstanding Multi-Unit Performers”

 

https://www.franchising.com/articles/2014_mvp_awards_honoring_outstanding_multiunit_performers.html LIVE as of 2/17/22
     
     

PIRTEK LagerMulti-Unit Franchisee

“Jim Lager Has Become A Successful Franchisee And Mentor”

https://www.franchising.com/articles/jim_lager_has_become_a_successful_franchisee_and_mentor_.html

 

https://img.franchising.com/art/articles/2684_plate.jpg

 

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEK franchiseFranchising.Com

“Multi-Unit Franchising Conference: Las Vegas Plays Host to Another Winning Conference”

https://www.franchising.com/articles/multiunit_franchising_conference_las_vegas_plays_host_to_another_winning_co.html

 

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEK franchiseFranchising.Com – Press Release

“Pirtek USA Franchisee Honored at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference”

Eric White
No Limit Agency

 

https://www.franchising.com/news/20140506_pirtek_usa_franchisee_honored_at_the_multiunit_fra.html LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKNBCNews.com

“Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think on my Feet”

May 24, 2014

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna55250111 LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKEntrepreneur.Com Franchise 500

“Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think on my Feet”

May 24, 2014

 

https://www.franchise500.com/article/234177 LIVE as of 2/17/22

Jim LagerYahoo Finance

“Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think on my Feet”

May 24, 2014

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/franchise-players-military-taught-think-113000290.html

 

https://s.yimg.com/hz/Finance/US_AHTTP_ENTREPRENEUR_H_NEW_LIVE/1400800577-franchise-players-military-taught-me-think-feet_original.jpg

 

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKConstruction Equipment Guide

“PIRTEK Presents Annual Awards Ceremony”

Photo and Text

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/pirtek-presents-annual-awards-ceremony/25100

 

http://archive.constructionequipmentguide.com/web_edit/Midwest/-%202015/0915/MW10025MW_rev.pdf

LIVE as of 2/17/22

PIRTEKVDocuments.Com
 November 2014
Posted April 6, 2016

https://vdocuments.net/franchising-usa-veterans-supplement-november-2014.html?page=2 LIVE as of 2/17/22

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PIRTEK

 

 

Brevard Business News

“Franchisor PIRTEK poised to grow with new locations around nation”
April 1, 2013

http://www.brevardbusinessnews.com/ArchiveDocs/2013/2013-04-01/BBN-040113.pdf  LIVE as of 2/17/22        

PIRTEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Registry

MVP Award Plaques

Multi-Unit Franchisee

https://www.americanregistry.com/individual/jim-lager/8152219 (Individual)

 

https://www.americanregistry.com/recognition/2014-mvp-awards/175707 (group)

 

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