Owners open up about what they love about life in the fastest-growing restoration franchise
Restoration 1 is the fastest growing restoration franchise in the nation. While the $210 billion restoration business is booming, Restoration 1 is one of the only brands capable of national expansion, as the competition is either sold-out of territory or cannot keep up with the demand. In contrast, Restoration 1 is in a period of explosive growth that began when visionary CEO Gary Findley took the reigns of the brand in 2016 — adding more than 150 locations in the span of two years — and we’re not stopping there. Findley recently announced plans to have 300 locations open by the end of 2019.
This tremendous growth would not be possible without the entrepreneurs who are signing on to franchise with Restoration 1 in record numbers. Their interest in Restoration 1 is warranted, as the long-term success of our franchisees is the paramount mission of our brand. Beginning with a low-cost and turnkey business model, which has effectively zero ongoing overhead because the business can begin at home, Restoration 1 offers robust ongoing training to help make entrepreneurs without any prior experience in this industry experts in their businesses.
Our emphasis on training translates into real rewards: according to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document, Restoration 1 franchisees earn more than $1 million in revenues after
12 months in business.
In order to give you a deeper understanding about what life in the Restoration 1 franchise is really like, review the quotes from our franchisees below and click on the links to read more about how they became successful.
After years in the corporate environment, Ligman was ready for a career that helped others. Restoration 1 excels at that; our franchisees are often on the front lines of tragedy and are there to solve problems for people during their most difficult times.
“Our desire to open a business wasn’t all about the money; it was about helping people,” Ligman says. “A Restoration 1 business can have a huge effect on people when they are picking up the pieces of their lives after a disaster. Of all the opportunities we looked at and businesses we considered, this one had the most impact on others.”
Nielsen’s high expectations for the Restoration 1 executive team were greatly exceeded when he signed the franchise agreement. 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.”