Entrepreneur Franklin Damico to create new businesses | Business

Williamson County Arts Council Chairman Michael Damico, owner of Damico Frame & Art Printing and Rare Prints Gallery in Franklin, will open a second Damico Frame showroom this week in addition to two new businesses, all at the same location. .

eBike Motor Repair, a national e-commerce distributor of e-bike parts and service providers, and the Franklin Bicycle Company, a full-service business/shop for cyclists and e-bikers, will join the Damico Frame showroom at 1897 General George Patton Drive, Suite 100, in Franklin. The businesses will open their doors to the public on Saturday, April 2, with an official groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, April 4, with Williamson, Inc.

The new facility on General George Patton Drive will have 4,000 feet of space for the second showroom, while Franklin Bicycle Company and eBike Motor Repair will operate in 900 square feet of shared room in a suite.

“Diversifying into bicycle businesses made sense,” Damico said in a press release. “They are an absolute pleasure to ride. But, they were a bit difficult to maintain for parts or repairs. Seeing the same chance for growth with bicycles and e-bike repair as I do with art businesses, I pitched my vision for it all to fellow bike enthusiast, David Henderson. He decided to go into business with me for the Franklin Bicycle Company.

Damico started eBike Motor Repair in his garage in 2016 after falling in love with the concept of e-bikes. Generally speaking, eBikes are bicycles that can run on electricity and can be pedaled.

Damico primarily sells and repairs bicycles, alongside its staff, with smart electric motors that can boost a rider’s pedaling ability.

“Through a system of sensors they are able to sense, sense and predict how much you give and then how much is needed to match your power,” he said. “What’s really cool is that you can use it at your discretion. I’ve had days…where I’ve been out and burned more calories on my e-bike than I would have on my regular bike.

Global demand for e-bikes surged just before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Damico’s press release, and they’re growing in popularity with numbers so astonishing “that most people will have a good idea of ​​what’s going on.” they are and what they do” by the end of this year at the latest. He also claimed that the eBike motor repair shop will be unique in the world in the specialized services it offers.

Some might find it interesting or strange that an art framing showroom and a bicycle company are so closely related – founded by the same man, no less. Still, Damico argued that the relationship between all of his companies increased profits for each.

“I can’t tell you how many customers have come into the bike shop needing art and framing,” he said. “In fact, most of our sales for the bike business so far have come from our existing customer base for the art business. … There’s so much synergy, so much overlap.

Hours of operation for all businesses are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.damicogallery.com, www.ebikemotorrepair.com or www.franklinbikeshop.com.

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