Speaker: Chris Bakalars

Title/Position: Owner

Company: Next Day Access

About Chris Bakalars:

Chris is the co-owner of multiple Next Day Access Franchises across the Nation. Next Day Access delivers and installs a wide range of home accessibility products including wheelchair ramps, stairlifts, vertical platform lifts, grab bars, and home modifications.

After serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for 4 years, Chris successfully managed and grew an automotive franchise. His success was driven by his commitment to service and a positive experience for his clients. Knowing he wanted to try a new industry, he learned of Next Day Access and threw all of his energy into the new venture. Earning his certifications of Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and Certified Home Assessment and Modifications Professional (CHAMP)

8 years later, his Twin Cities Next Day Access Franchise is the largest in the nation with his Pittsburgh location also setting records in the Next Day Access world. What makes him different? He recognizes that he can help people and provide a fast solution for them, building quality relationships along the way. His team experiences his steadfast dedication in the field and mirrors that. It’s tough work building a successful company in these past years, but he’s recognized having the right staff on his team makes the difference between good and excellent.

Chris continues to grow his existing franchises and looks to expand into more territories in 2021. Chris resides in Minnesota with his wife Becky and two young children. When he is away from the office, he is often found fishing or hunting, sometimes with his Chocolate Lab, Hank.