April 05, 2013 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with SERVPRO officials announced plans to expand the company’s corporate headquarters on Industrial Blvd. in Gallatin, Tenn. The expansion represents a $6.7 million investment by SERVPRO and will create 90 new, full-time jobs in Sumner County.
"SERVPRO has been a valued corporate citizen of Gallatin for 25 years, and the company illustrates how existing industries provide a solid foundation for all job creation in the state," Hagerty said. "Being able to not only adapt, but grow, in today’s uncertain economic environment is a testament to SERVPRO’s operations and speaks highly of Tennessee’s attractive business climate and quality workforce."
"SERVPRO has been blessed with ongoing growth during these trying economic times," said Sue Steen, Chief Executive Officer of Servpro Industries, Inc. "Our growth is attributed to an excellent team of employees who are passionate about serving our Franchise Community. I am proud that a significant percent of our employees also live in Sumner County. We appreciate the support we have received over the years from the Gallatin Economic Development Agency. The recent award from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will help us expand our operations in Sumner County."
As a leading provider of fire and water damage restoration services, SERVPRO’s Gallatin campus includes the corporate team, national call center, warehouse, manufacturing facility and franchisee training center. SERVPRO’s professional services network consists of more than 1,600 individually owned and operated franchises that respond to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events.
"Gallatin is privileged to have the SERVPRO family and its corporate headquarters in our City," said Mayor Jo Ann Graves. "SERVPRO’s expansion is indicative of the opportunities that exist in Gallatin for businesses to grow and thrive."
"It’s exciting to watch as SERVPRO announces yet another expansion to their corporate headquarters," added James Fenton, Executive Director for the Gallatin Economic Development Agency. "This constant growth reinforces Gallatin’s reputation for its business friendly reputation. SERVPRO returns our support by being a leading corporate citizen in Gallatin. We are extremely thankful they are here."
SERVPRO is ranked No. 7 on Entrepreneur’s 2013 Franchise 500 list of America’s top franchise opportunities and No. 5 on Forbes’ Top 20 Franchises for the Buck.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tn.gov/ecd. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.
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