About Boston Four Associates

FACT: It is the people involved in a franchised business that will determine its success.

Our mission

To provide customized, superior strategies, services, and tools to both new and established franchisors to maximize their franchise sales and the success of their franchisees.

David Serrell, founder and president

David Serrell, president of Boston Four Associates, has been a franchise developer and compliance expert since 1979. Previously, David created the franchise operation of Paperback BookSmith, the first bookstore franchise chain, and has since extended his administrative model to the food, retailing, automobile servicing, landscaping, education, fitness, technology, dry cleaning, home services, pet services, and many other industries.

Our clients

Here is a selected list of satisfied clients:

  • Andy's Best Steak and Fries
  • Baby Watson Cheesecake
  • Bricks Oven Pizza
  • Flamingo's Frozen Yogurt
  • Bailey's Ice Cream
  • Emack & Bolio Ice Cream
  • Il Dolce Momento
  • La Tablita
  • Mrs. Miller's Muffins
  • Durango Steak House
  • My Grandma's Coffee Cake
  • Roli Boli
  • Sugar Daddy's
  • Cinema Bar & Grill


  • Ledgerplus
  • National Property Inspections
  • TRC Staffing Services, Inc.
  • Pressed 4 Time
  • VR Business Brokers
  • In Good Hands
  • Playtime Piano
  • Interface Financial
  • Octoclean
  • Why USA
    Fashion Businesses
  • The Shoe Valet
  • Marienbad
  • Kate Hines, Inc.
  • Whimsies
  • The Perfect Wedding Guide


  • DJ Shoe Company
  • Kidamarink
  • Children's Orchard
  • The Ultimate Sock
  • Underwares
  • The Weather Store
  • RKO Warner Video Stores
  • Learning Express
  • Creative Playthings
  • Color Me Mine
  • Big Picture Framing
  • Gnomon Copy
  • Ocean State Nurseries
  • The Great Frame Up
  • The Computer Store
  • The Boston Computer Exchange
  • Friendly Computers


  • Paperback Booksmith
  • Annie's Book Stop
  • Bookport

    Health & Beauty

  • Elizabeth Grady, Face First
  • Joy Of Movement
  • Great Cuts Hair Cutting Shop
  • Inches-a-Weigh
  • Personal Best Trainers
  • Womens World Health Spas
  • Universe Gym
  • World Gym
  • Planet Beach Tanning
  • Kinderdance
  • Head Cutters
  • Elete Senior Health Care


  • Sylvan Learning Centers
  • Global Child
  • The Learning Studio
  • Oil Butler, International
  • Tilden For Breaks Car Care Centers
  • Dealer Specialties, International, Inc.
  • Practical Rent-a-car
  • Ritchie Automotive


  • Ad Net, U.S.A., Inc.
  • The Custom Closet
  • The Groundskeeper
  • Video A Go-go
  • Marble Renewal
  • Closettec
  • Packaging Plus
  • Camptown U.S.A., Inc.
  • Smiles, The Teeth Cleaning Company
  • American Speedy Printing Centers
  • Mr. Handyman
  • The Resettlers, Inc.
  • Adventures In Advertising
  • TV & Entertainment Publishing
  • Jan Pro Franchising International, Inc.
  • The Visual Image, Inc.
  • Dry-co Basement Waterproofing
  • U.S. Lawns, Inc
  • Supply Master USA
  • Complete Music

Client Comments

"When I decided to franchise seven years ago, I flew around the country visiting the largest franchise consulting firms. For a fraction of their fees, Boston Four Associates provided all the services, protected our interests with thorough and professional documents, and provided personal attention throughout. With their help we are now the largest mobile oil change franchise in the world, with over 130 franchises and international master licenses in several countries. Boston Four Associates gives you the feeling that you have received more than you have paid for, a rarity in today's business world."
Sam C. Casternovia, President
Oil Butler International

"Our franchise documentation and registration process has been managed by Boston Four Associates for over five years. BFA's accuracy, efficiency, and responsiveness continue to exceed our expectations."
Kent Issenberg, CEO
Pressed4Time, Inc.

"Boston Four has turned around our franchise registration application faster than we could have imagined. We are very happy with the franchise knowledge and quick response time. By getting us registered quickly with each state, Boston Four has helped us become a leader in the staffing industry."
Brad Chesin, VP
TRC Staffing Services, Franchise Division