ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Mark Loberg, founder and CEO of PremiereGarage LLC of Phoenix, AZ, was among seven companies to receive a regional Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young LLP.

PremiereGarage, which has more than 85 franchises for garage storage, flooring and other enhancements, was cited in the Business Services category. Regional winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2007 national program, which will be announced Nov. 17 in Palm Springs, CA.

Loberg, who transformed his Phoenix-area business into a North American franchisor in 2003, saw his company ring up more than $19 million in sales last year and is on pace to top $30 million this year. The company ranked No. 1 in sales growth in Wood & Wood Products 2006 WOOD 100 program of fast-growing North American wood products companies.

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