January 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // BERKLEY, MI – CRDN (the Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network), an international organization of textile experts serving the insurance industry, has been named the #1 dry cleaning business as part of Entrepreneur magazine’s 35th Annual "Franchise 500" list.
With an overall ranking of #278 for 2014, CRDN is part of Entrepreneur’s annual list that recognizes growth-oriented franchises based on objective, quantifiable measurements. The most important factors used by the magazine’s editorial panel include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. This is the seventh straight year CRDN has made the Franchise 500 list.
"During challenging economic times that have taken a toll on retail drycleaning, CRDN’s focus on insurance restoration services has enabled our members to realize meaningful business growth from coast to coast," said Wayne Wudyka, CRDN’s founder and CEO. "CRDN’s success has resulted from ongoing education of the insurance industry about the cost-effectiveness of restoring damaged textiles instead of replacing them."
Launched in 2001, CRDN specializes in restoring garments and other fabric items damaged by smoke, fire, water, mold or other contaminants. Covering 95% of the U.S. as well as major population centers in Canada and the United Kingdom, CRDN consistently achieves an average success rate of 98% on textiles found in a home, saving insurance companies millions of dollars each year.
"We are extremely proud of this latest acknowledgement of CRDN’s growth and success," Wudyka said. "The recognition by Entrepreneur speaks volumes about the quality of our franchise partners as well as the need for our services and the increased importance of garment and textile restoration in the insurance claims process.
"Through continued training and education, both internally among our members and externally with the insurance industry, we are committed to making a positive impact on those we serve, specifically insurance adjusters and their customers," added Wudyka.
CRDN is an international organization of experienced, highly trained textile experts who specialize in insurance restoration laundry and drycleaning services for all types of loss. Adept at restoring personal garments and household fabrics damaged by fire, smoke, water or exposure to mold and other contaminants, CRDN members offer an effective, efficient and proven solution for insurance professionals seeking to reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction. CRDN currently operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The organization’s website is www.CRDN.com in the United States and www.CRDN.ca in Canada, and claims assignment can be made across the United States by calling 1-800-963-CRDN (2736).
Vice President of Communication
The Textile Experts
(800) 520-CRDN, ext. 7870
F: (248) 246-7868