Owning a Restoration 1 Franchise is More Affordable Than You Think

Fast-growing restoration franchise is committed to helping entrepreneurs find success in business

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Why is Restoration 1 the fastest-growing restoration franchise in the nation? In the past three years, Restoration 1 has doubled the size of our franchise network, and in 2019, there are more than 250 locations open or in development, with plans to have 500 locations open in the next four years. 

The reason for our growth is simple: Restoration 1 is an affordable business to own in a booming industry that allows entrepreneurs to respond to a real need in their communities. Unlike the competition, Restoration 1 has open territory in most major markets, and our focus on ongoing training and financial performance makes our brand a natural fit for entrepreneurs who are passionate about owning a meaningful business.

“Now is the ideal time to invest in Restoration 1,” says Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1. “As the new kid on the block, Restoration 1 has a tremendous opportunity to become the dominant brand in the extremely lucrative restoration industry. I’ve been in franchising for a long time, and Restoration 1 is truly unique. Not only is the brand a nationally recognized leader in mold, fire and water restoration services, but our concept also requires no brick and mortar expenses, zero inventory, and the potential for high volume growth continues, no matter the economic climate. It’s a powerful opportunity for entrepreneurs who want a business they can scale quickly and the support of a franchise system that can give them the tools to be successful over the long-term.”

How Affordable is being an owner?

The total investment estimate to begin operations on a new restoration franchise ranges from $79,100 to $183,350. This makes Restoration 1 a low-cost investment with high potential returns. With the ability to operate without overhead, buildout costs, or brick and mortar expenses, Restoration 1 is far more affordable than other franchise concepts in the restoration industry. 


Restoration 1 emphasizes a strong culture of ongoing support to help franchisees thrive and prosper over the long-term – and because of this, the wide majority of Restoration 1 franchisees did not have any prior experience in the restoration industry prior to franchising with us.

This is true for Craig Neilson, owner of the Restoration 1 franchise in Nashville, Tennessee. Our training platform is one of the most robust in the entire $210 billion restoration industry, and we place special emphasis on financial awareness, getting established quickly and generating revenue.

“The executive team helps you gain traction really fast,” Nielsen says. “There’s a lot of work that needs to happen before you go to training — obtaining business licenses, getting your equipment ordered and all that. I opened my doors on September 1, and by September 8, I had my first job. It was a cash job, too, which was really nice to put some money in the bank in a very short period of time.”

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