Want to run a business that helps your neighbors in times of crisis? Join the fastest growing restoration franchise
This hurricane season has already resulted in devastating flooding in both Texas and Florida, as storms Harvey and Irma swept through major metropolitan areas and smaller communities in August and September. While CNN reports that the combined property damage of the two hurricanes falls between $150 and $200 billion, one thing is to be sure – a lot of home and property owners are going to rely on the restoration industry to repair their damaged homes and properties in the weeks to come.
The essential goal of the restoration industry is to ensure that homes and properties are made safe to inhabit after mother nature or aging infrastructure causes damage. While all brands may have good intentions, not every brand in the $210 billion restoration industry are equal. Restoration 1 is rapidly becoming the nation’s premier restoration franchise because of our unique ability to provide exceptional, fast and affordable service to home and property owners when they need it most.
“Our franchise owners are often dealing with customers who are in the midst of a crisis, so it’s very important to have empathy,” says Micah Findley, COO of Restoration 1. “Restoration 1 employs a level of transparency that is uncommon in this industry, providing the customer with continual updates as to the status of every job, as well as a guarantee that their homes will not only be left in perfect condition, but that they will be safe to live in their homes again. We take customer service extremely seriously. We place follow-up calls with the customers to measure a customer’s happiness with our services, as well provide franchise owners with details on the quality of their technician’s work.”
Home and property damage are serious issues to the home and property owners, and they need a company that doesn’t cut corners, treats them with respect, and completes the job quickly in a expert manner.
Restoration 1 ensures that our franchisees and their staff are fully trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA). This emphasis on training and education, is Restoration 1 is the leading brand for water, mold and fire remediation and restoration services, as well as emergency services, storm damage services, sewage system cleanup and more in the communities we serve.
Join a recession-proof industry by franchising with Restoration 1
Hurricanes such as Irma and Harvey are tragic examples of why the restoration industry is vital to the ongoing wellbeing of communities near the coasts. In recent years, our nation has witnessed several storms causing a record breaking number of home and property damage such as Hurricane Katrina in 2004 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Beyond hurricanes, there are far more common examples of why entrepreneurs are rapidly growing their Restoration 1 franchise businesses. America’s aging homes and infrastructure causes an continual damage to homes and properties at an astonishing rate. According to Water Damage Defense, 14,000 people experience water damage in their homes or at their places of work every day, and 37% of American homeowners have filed claims for water damage.
“For as long as there are people living in homes with running water, there is going to be water damage,” says Gary Findley, CEO with Restoration 1. “It’s unavoidable. Unfortunately, most home or property owners don’t realize there is a problem until it becomes a crisis. This is why the restoration industry is a recession-resistant business, because when a crisis occurs, there isn’t an option to have the damage fixed or not.”
The growing need for entrepreneurs in the restoration industry is tremendous, though Restoration 1 is the fastest growing brand in our industry for a reason: the majority of companies are either out of territory or they simply cannot keep up. This is why Restoration 1 grew by 75 in 2016, and is the same reason why 2017 is expected to see another record breaking year of growth for the brand. Our momentum has won the praise of the franchise industry: Entrepreneur magazine named us as the No. 96 best franchise investment on their annual Franchise 500 list in 2017, up an unprecedented 287 spots from the year before.
“If I had known I would have been this successful, I would have started this business 10 years ago,” says Ryan Moore, owner of a Restoration 1 franchise in Columbus, Ohio. “If you’re looking for an opportunity, I would say run, don’t walk, to Restoration 1.”