In Memory of Dan Brach, NW Arkansas Franchisee

On August 14, 2020, Dan Brach at the age of 55 passed from this life and left a large hole in the hearts of his family, friends, and the Aire-Master franchise system. He is survived by his wife, Brooke Brach, Alexa Brach (daughter), Joe Brach (son), Derrick Burnett (son-in-law), Dora & Walter Brach (parents), Trish Ross (sister), David Brach (brother), and Sawyer & Savannah (grandchildren).

Dan was known as “Mr. Fix-it”. He worked for his father’s appliance business and learned how to fix anything. He has also worked in construction building apartment complexes, had managed a C-store and a Pizza Hut.

It was during the time in construction that a slow economy forced his supervisor to lay off a lot of employees. The supervisor knew Byron Bennett (former Northwest Arkansas franchisee) and helped Dan get a job servicing routes for Byron in 1992. Dan worked for 10 years as an employee and purchased the franchise from Byron in November 2003.

One of Dan’s hobbies was cooking. He was an excellent cook and was always willing to share some great recipes. He loved repairing antique cars, remodeling, and just fixing things. Dan’s favorite quote was, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right!”

Dan served as the Franchise Advisory Council Representative for the South Central Region for several years. He was always ready to share his talents and experience with others. In July, the Brachs reached a new level of sales over the life of their franchise. Dan was the most recent recipient of the 2020 Impact Award. Dan was in his 28th year working in the Aire-Master system.

He will be greatly missed.