August 02, 2010 // Franchising.com // Fort Worth, Texas – Steamatic and TradePro recently signed an agreement to bring Steamatic franchisees into the TradePro Network as first responders. Franchisees will provide a variety of services, ranging from emergency fire and water damage cleanup to full structural repairs. The agreement enables TradePro to expand its footprint throughout the United States, while maintaining a high level of customer service and high-quality workmanship.
"Working with Mike Lees and his team at TradePro will be a big advantage for Steamatic's franchises because this partnership widens the network of prospective work at the local level," says Bill Sims, president of Steamatic. "Our franchise owners completely understand the needs of insurance adjusters and claims, as well as the pain points customers have when their property is in distress. When TradePro provides a referral to a local franchise, all parties can rest assured the matter will be handled professionally and in the least amount of time."
One of TradePro's recent referrals went to Steamatic of Greater Greenville in Simpsonville, SC. Clint Aycock, president of the local franchise, sees franchise-wide big benefits rising out of the Steamatic/TradePro agreement.
"TradePro's ability to knock on doors and tap into new markets is a big advantage for us," says Aycock. "We've done one large job as a result of a claim given to us through TradePro, and look forward to more business in the future."
Steamatic offers cleaning and restoration services through more than 270 franchise territories in the United States and in 25 countries around the world. Steamatic's highly trained and certified technicians work with insurance agents and adjusters, and directly with the public. Restoration services include fire and smoke, water mitigation, mold remediation, and contents recovery; commercial and residential services include carpet cleaning, hard surface cleaning, HVAC and air duct cleaning, and furniture, area rug and drapery cleaning. Steamatic's mission statement is: "Steamatic is committed to making our world a safer and cleaner environment for present and future generations." In 2010, the company celebrates 42 years of franchising.