About Adkins Development Corporation
Adkins Development Corporation was formed in June, 1999 to support the development of Shipley Do-Nut franchise locations in Texas. Our relationship with the Shipley Do-Nut Franchise Company, based in Houston, Texas goes back to 1992. In 1992, Mr. Calvin Adkins and Mr. Phillip Adkins approached Mr. Lawrence Shipley, Jr. about a franchise opportunity. The conversation resulted in one of the most rapid franchise location development stories in the history of the Shipley Franchise System. Since 1993, the ADC Franchise Group has now grown to cover the North and Central Texas Area.
The opportunities for Shipley Do-Nut growth even in Texas are numerous. Since 1936, the Shipley family has presided over one of the most loved brands ever to grace the Texas landscape. Still, the number of cities in Texas where there is a lacking of the Shipley brand is bad news for Texans wanting a great donut. With these geographic opportunities laying in wait for the right franchisee, ADC is committed to developing and supporting the growth of the Shipley brand throughout Texas in the coming years.
Mr. Calvin Adkins has been involved continuously in the development of the Shipley Do-Nut franchise locations throughout the past fourteen years. Mr. Adkins is President of Adkins Development Corporation. Mr. Adkins has extensive experience in business going back to 1970 when he retired from the U.S. Air Force and began a new career as a Jack-in-the-Box franchisee in Houston, Texas. The experience as a franchisee for over five years served him well as he continued his business development with many other concepts and ventures. Mr. Adkins has owned a variety of start up businesses which gives him a unique perspective when discussing the opportunities which come from a Shipley Do-nut Franchise ownership.
Mr. Phillip Adkins has been involved continuously in the development of the Shipley Do-Nut franchise locations since 1993. Mr. Adkins has been in business as a Franchisee since 1993 and serves as Vice-President, Franchise Development for Adkins Development Corporation. Mr. Adkins is committed to the idea that the Shipley Do-Nut concept represents a unique opportunity for anyone interested in a high growth brand that can compete with any concept currently in the marketplace regardless of the market chosen. Mr. Adkins is a graduate of the University of Houston, Houston, Texas with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Over the past thirty years, Mr. Adkins has been involved in two restaurant concepts, two retail concepts and held a sales management position with a Fortune 500 service company.
ADC has high expectations for the growth of the Shipley Do-Nut brand as we move forward into new markets. We have identified over eight markets in Texas which hold great promise as new markets for multi-store ownership.
The Shipley Franchise Company, Houston, Texas has continuously supported ADC in its growth strategy. The Shipley Franchise Company, now under the control of Mr. Lawrence Shipley, III recognizes the success of the ownership of Mr. Phillip Adkins own stores and now believes the success can be brought to other franchisees by this combination of real world experience and strong business savvy. Mr. Lawrence Shipley, III has consistently encouraged the continued development of the Shipley brand as did his father and grandfather before him.
It is this synergy of family perspectives which continues to enhance the power of the Shipley Do-Nut concept. This philosophy of family to family connections in the business has a proven history in the Shipley franchise system. Over the past 30 years, the franchise development for the Shipley Franchise Company has always had at its heart an interest in partnering with families wanting to begin their business ownership with an established brand. The low cost of entry and below market fees associated with franchise ownership make the Shipley Do-Nut brand one worth considering. For the past 70 years the taste has excited children and adults alike, now the opportunity of ownership in this brand brings a new level of excitement to families interested in making their life and their future part of the Shipley Do-Nut heritage.