Location: 995 Morningside Drive S.E., Salem, Oregon, United States United States
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 1-5
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Mobile sharpeners who come to you!
Salem, Oregon, United States United States
  • About
Company description
Edgemaster Mobile Sharpening was started 9 years ago by Jon A. Holmquist.  He recognizes the capability of the sharpening machine he built and set 16 people up in business as prototypes to test the concept.  It was very successful and so in 2008 he started franchising the system.  The company became legal in most states in 2009, check the web site at www.edgemasterfranchising for a listin of non-legal states.  The first year produced 9 franchisees and 2010 looks like it is going to be a banner year for the new company. 
  • Jon Holmquist
    Jon Holmquist | Team member
    Old enough to retire but just love working and can't quit. Just spent three weeks in Italy and can't wait to go back My wife just retired so when she slows down, I will also.
Business model

We are a company that focuses on commercial eating establishments but we love to do residential sharpening also.  The machine built by the owner does a fantastic job and removes very little material thereby extending knife life. 

The owner also has a prototype being built of a serrated knife sharpener.  This will only be available to franchisees. 

Some of the original 16 were as old as 80 and some as young as 35.  Both male and female sharpeners are doing the business and loving it. 

Please check us out on  Thanks, Jon at EMS.