August 30, 2010 // Franchising.com // (Arvada, Colo.) — When Michael Mastous began his start-up business in 2006, he always envisioned it as a national brand. Now, everything seems to be falling into place for the president and founder of Delta Disaster Services, the Arvada, Colo.-based full-service mitigation and reconstruction business. This month, Inc. magazine ranked Delta Disaster Services at 482 in its annual listing of the fastest-growing private companies in America. And for the second year in a row, Qualified Remodeler magazine, a national construction publication, has included Delta Disaster Services in its Top 500 remodelers, ranking the company at 310 in 2009 and 208 in 2010.
"We are pleased to be recognized as one of the elite privately held companies in the U.S., and also for our expertise in restoration and reconstruction. Unlike many of our competitors, we execute projects from the initial emergency service response to reconstruction as general contractors. It feels great that people are noticing our efforts," says Mastous.
With solutions that range from emergency water removal and fire board-ups to complete reconstruction and contents restoration, Delta Disaster Services recently announced plans to open five franchise units by the end of 2011 and an additional 20 by the end of 2013. With the implementation of the Delta Development Group franchise program this year, the company will initially target areas surrounding its Colorado location, including southern Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, for expansion—with a national plan to follow.
"Property damage related to floods, fires and other environmental issues is very recession-resistant. Delta Development Group offers general contractors a stable way to diversify and consistently grow their construction companies in this economic climate," says Mastous. "We are in the perfect place to begin recruiting franchisees and expand our brand throughout the country."
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Founded in 2006, Delta Disaster Services is a full-service mitigation and reconstruction business with solutions ranging from boarding up a home after a devastating fire to removing water or sewage from a flooded basement. Although the company will take on any property-related damage, the majority of its work is both commercial and residential water-related damage. With the implementation of a franchise program this year, the company is currently seeking established general contractors, such as homebuilders or remodelers, who are eager to benefit from mitigation insurance relationships.