By Sammy Bredar
Hand and Stone, a chain of facial and massage spas, opened a new store in Zionsville in May. The new Hand and Stone franchise is the second owned by Jessica Thompson and her family.
The family also owns a franchise in Arizona. The Zionsville franchise is located at 11100 N. Michigan Rd., Suite 150, near Carmel.
“We had researched many franchises over the years, and we never took the plunge,” Thompson said. “But then we were approached by family members in 2016 asking us to be co-owners of a hand and a stone in their hometown (of) Lake Pleasant, Arizona. We still co-own this spa with family members and they now co-own the Zionsville location with us.
The family has long aspired to own a business.
“We’ve always been interested in buying a franchise,” Thompson said. “Owning our own business was always the goal, but we wanted it to be something fun, to provide a service that we could support, and most importantly to me, it was a business that we could build and share with our children.
A Hamilton County resident, Thompson is pleased with how the Zionsville franchise has fared so far.
“Zionsville is such a beautiful city ready for growth,” she said. “I know we will be able to contribute to the community in a meaningful way through the services we provide at such an affordable price.”
To learn more about Hand and Stone and its services, visit handandstonezionsville.com/.