Service Team of Professionals (STOP) Set for National Expansion
Full-service restoration services franchise looks to nearly double national footprint.
May 23, 2018 // Franchising.com // BLOOMINGTON, IN - According to a September 2017 article by CNBC, about 74 percent of restoration companies experienced sales growth in 2016, many citing weather as a primary growth factor. And with wild weather predicted in the future due to climate change, the growth of the disaster recovery and property restoration industry looks limitless.
With eyes wide open and crews ready, Service Team of Professionals (STOP), a full-service franchise that provides premier restoration services to residential and commercial clients across the country, looks to nearly double its national footprint by the end of 2020.
With 32 franchisees already operating 34 territories in 21 states, the Bloomington, Indiana-based business, recently recognized as one of the Best Franchise Opportunities for 2018 by Franchise Business Review, hopes to have a total of 60 territories nationwide by the end of 2020.
According to company CEO Brian Clark, the expansion will be accomplished exclusively through franchising.
“STOP is a proven concept built on a foundation of over 40 years of leadership and experience in the restoration services industry,” said Clark. “We’ve seen great success thus far and as the brand continues to expand, we look forward to not only helping homes and businesses restore and repair their buildings, but also aiding individuals become independent business owners as franchisees. We offer an array of services, including full disaster restoration as well as a number of scheduled services (non-emergency) such as duct cleaning, crawl space encapsulation and animal damage remediation. As we plan our next growth phase, we are seeking franchise partners who are enthusiastic about helping others and are system oriented, those partners are vital to our national expansion plans.”
Since 1971, STOP has been helping both residential and commercial clients recover from the unthinkable - water damage caused by broken or frozen pipes, house fires, smoke damage, and mold contamination. STOP even has experience in cleaning up hoarding situations, crime scenes, meth or drug labs, and vandalism.
“Disasters aren’t fun, but we can provide some peace of mind. Our highly qualified technicians restore homes or buildings to their pre-disaster condition as quickly as possible to help ease the stress of the situation,” said Clark. “From the initial cleanup to the final repair, we are meticulous about everything we do and consider even the smallest details. Our clients have enough to worry about, which is why we get the job done right the first time. We focus on customer service by providing restoration services with the compassion and understanding that our customers deserve.
To augment the company’s growth, STOP is looking for individuals interested in joining a proven business model in a recession-resistant industry, and notes that prior knowledge of restoration is not needed.
“While a number of our franchisees do have a background in the cleaning or construction industry, it is absolutely not necessary in order to own your own home damage restoration franchise with STOP. In fact, many of our franchisees do not have a background in the construction or restoration industries at all,” he added. “Our extensive training program, including technical training, provides our franchise partners with everything they need.”
Including a franchise fee of $48,000, the initial investment to open a STOP Restoration franchise ranges from $78,600 - $138,500. All STOP franchise territories are protected (up to 300,000 population) and typically are much larger than other restoration company competitors.
About Service Team of Professionals (STOP)
Anchored with more than 40 years of industry experience and franchising since 1996, STOP is a full-service franchise that provides premier restoration services - from fire and smoke damage restoration to water and mold damage restoration and more - to residential and commercial clients across the country. Today, 32 franchisees operate 34 territories in 21 states. For more information, visit www.stoprestoration.com.
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