Thiessen Promoted to VP, General Manager for AmeriSpec and Furniture Medic

Michael Isakson, president and chief operating officer of ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group, announced today that Kathy Thiessen has been promoted to the role of vice president and general manager of AmeriSpec, the nation’s oldest and largest home inspection network and Furniture Medic, the largest furniture repair and restoration service in North America and Europe.  She replaces Brent Armstrong who was recently named to the newly created role of chief operating officer for Merry Maids.

With more than 30 years of experience at ServiceMaster, most recently as director of development for AmeriSpec, Furniture Medic and ServiceMaster Clean Residential, Thiessen brings a vast amount of knowledge, expertise and experience to her new role.

Through 350 independently-owned and operated franchises AmeriSpec’s professional inspectors conduct more than 150,000 home inspections each year throughout North America.  After conducting a thorough 400 point evaluation of a home, AmeriSpec’s inspectors issue a comprehensive evaluation of the home, a Home Maintenance Manual, a Seasonal Maintenance Checklist.  For more information about AmeriSpec, visit

With more than 300 independently-owned and operated franchise locations, Furniture Medic is the world’s largest and most respected furniture repair and restoration service in North America and Europe.  For more information on Furniture Medic and its services please visit

With a network of more than 5,100 company-owned and franchise locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service networks.  The company’s high profile brands are TruGreen, TruGreen LandCare, Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 27,000 corporate employees and a franchise network that independently employs over 31,000 additional people ServiceMaster’s family of brands serve more than 8.5 million customers every year and hold market-leading positions in residential and commercial lawn care and landscape maintenance, termite and pest control, home service contracts, furniture repair, home inspections, residential and commercial cleaning and disaster restoration. More information about ServiceMaster can be found at