We are so excited to announce a multi-unit signed agreement with Tejani Group, expanding Celebree School to Houston, Texas! Site selection in the greater Houston market is underway as the first school aims to open late 2023.
Meet the Power Duo Behind the Expansion
Behind the multi-unit agreement are husband-and-wife franchisees, Salma and Irfan Tejani. Together they own, operate, and continue to expand the Tejani Group, which boasts a diverse portfolio of businesses, ranging from oil and gas to retail and real estate, across multiple states they’ve grown over the past 12 years.
The duo come from humble beginnings as Irfan’s career began as a cashier at a gas station before leaning into his entrepreneurial spirit and becoming a multi-unit, multi-brand business owner. Salma is a first-generation college graduate who earned her bachelor’s degree in English and History and master’s degree in Educational Administration at Texas A&M University. Along with raising two children, Salma currently heads the Administration and Accounting department at Tejani Group. Salma was inspired by Irfan to follow her passion in education which led to the discovery of Celebree School and the opportunity to bring the premier early childhood education franchise to their community.
“I truly believe that for kids to build confidence and to flourish in their own individual strengths, they need a strong foundation and support system in place. As we dug into the details of this franchise opportunity, we aligned on every mark – core values, mission, culture, proven business model, and talented support team,” said Salma Tejani. “As a parent, I know how challenging it can be to find an early childhood education provider you trust – a place that’s safe, feels like home, and where your child can thrive. From the moment we walked through the doors at Celebree School, we saw it as a place our own kids would attend. As active entrepreneurs part of a growth driven company, we look to make meaningful partnerships and we’re delighted to have found that in Celebree and are so excited to bring it our community here in Houston.”
A Word From our CEO, Richard Huffman
“This is an exciting milestone in our growth journey as we break into a new state,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “There’s an unwavering demand for high-quality early childhood education, and this coupled with an open real estate market opens up the opportunity for statewide development. With a 25-plus-year history, we’ve built an incredible infrastructure for growth. By partnering with like-minded franchisees, like Salma and Irfan Tejani, who believe in our brand and our mission, we’re poised for long-term success.”
As franchise development continues to surge, Celebree School is looking for qualified and engaged individuals seeking single and multi-unit opportunities who are involved in their community, have a passion for childhood education, and are eager to explore the world of franchising. The Celebree School leadership team sees vast growth opportunity across Texas in key markets including Houston, Dallas, and Austin.
When franchisees invest with Celebree School, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 25-plus years of experience in providing exceptional early childhood education. For more information of franchising opportunities visit https://www.celebree.com/franchising/.
Learn more about the Houston agreement below: