Our Restoration 1 franchisees open up about what they love about their businesses
In the booming $60 billion restoration industry, Restoration 1 is the brightest brand with an even brighter future. In 2016, the leading restoration franchise opened a remarkable 75 new locations, and the industry immediately took notice. In 2017, Entrepreneur magazine ranked Restoration 1 as No. 96 on its prestigious annual Franchise 500 list of the best franchise systems to invest in. This ranking was especially significant as Restoration 1 jumped ahead a unprecedented 287 spots from the year before. Entrepreneur also ranked Restoration 1 as No. 72 on their Fastest Growing Franchises list for 2017.
The success of Restoration 1 has everything to do with our exceptional franchisees who come from diverse backgrounds, professional histories, ethnicities and cultures. Because Restoration 1 doesn’t require previous experience in the restoration industry, we provide everything an entrepreneur needs to be successful on an ongoing basis, and our executive team is always accessible to answer any questions, provide insight or offer encouragement. Our commitment to the success of our franchisees stems from the core belief of Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1, that happy franchisees make for a successful franchise.
Here is what our franchisees have to say about Restoration 1:
“I wanted to buy a business that would have positive cash flow very quickly, and this business is excellent for that. I looked at other brands before deciding to franchise with Restoration 1, but they were all out of territory or didn’t seem to have a solid enough business model. Restoration 1 is a great company, the executive team has integrity and they provide extensive training. This business ramps up extremely quickly, and with two franchise territories, my hands are entirely full at the moment.”
-Jeff Santana, owner of two franchise territories in Jacksonville, Florida
“The executive team provides exceptional ongoing guidance. Once you grow, and you will grow fast if you’re determined, they guide you to grow smart. I started with one van, and now I have seven vans and 21 employees, who are all working every single day. Even after we’ve been established, corporate still sends a field representative out to us, to ensure that we’re continuing to grow. It’s hard work, but I would recommend this business to anyone who is driven to be successful.”
-Ty Hines, owner of a franchise territory in Portland, Oregon
“Business has been growing by leaps and bounds since we started in May of 2016. If I had known I would have been this successful, I would have started this business 10 years ago. Restoration 1 helps you become established, they do an especially great job in helping you learn how to sell your business and build up a network of referral partners. If you’re looking for an opportunity, I would say run, don’t walk, to Restoration 1.”
-Ryan Moore, owner of a franchise territory in Columbus, Ohio
“I looked into other franchise opportunities before franchising with Restoration 1, but I found that other brands were too stuffy. They wouldn’t have allowed me to have the latitude to be able to run a successful business. The executive team at Restoration 1 are the opposite — they believe in their people, and they are there in a moment if you need them. While my business continues to grow, what really makes me passionate about this business, and why I can see myself doing this for the next 10 or 20 years is that it allows me to help people. We get the privilege to help people ensure that their homes are safe for them to live in. It’s a very rewarding business to be in.”
-Michael Wells, owner of a franchise territory in Round Rock, Texas