Restoration 1® and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® Celebrate Another Milestone Year in 2018
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Restoration 1® and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® Celebrate Another Milestone Year in 2018

  • 73 new Restoration 1 locations opened across the United States
  • Restoration 1 expanded into 5 new states
  • bluefrog Plumbing + Drain moved headquarters to Waco

January 09, 2019 // // WACO, Texas - Waco-based complementary brands, Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, celebrated another milestone year in 2018.

Restoration 1 surpassed 200 locations, expanded into Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada and Vermont, and ended the year with a record-setting 249 locations in 37 states.

In addition, after the acquisition of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain in 2017, Gary Findley, CEO of both brands, moved the Arizona headquarters to Waco and joined the two brands on one campus. Since then, Findley has been focused on growing the combined franchise networks, adding support staff, and leveraging best practices for all.

“I credit our talented staff, our tremendous franchisees, and our growing network of award-winning vendors for taking this organization and both service brands to the next level,” Findley said about the achievements throughout 2018.

Other highlights for the year included:

  • Significant expansion of the Restoration 1 network with multi-unit franchisees adding new territories and even new states to the roster after early success,
  • Entrepreneur magazine naming Restoration 1 to the Franchise 500 for the 6th consecutive year,
  • Entrepreneur magazine naming Restoration 1 to the 2018 Top Franchises for Veterans,
  • National media coverage for the brands and CEO Findley in, BuzzFeed, Thrive Global, Franchising World, Plumbing + Mechanical Magazine, Restoration & Remediation Magazine and more.
  • Findley was also featured on three podcasts: School for Startups Radio, Downtown Depot, and The Franchise Story.

“It has been a tremendous year, and we have big plans for both Restoration 1 and bluefrog in 2019,” said Findley. “I look forward to watching both brands expand across the United States. I have no doubt that Restoration 1 will hit its milestone 300th location, and 2019 will be a year of substantial growth for bluefrog.”

To learn more about opening a Restoration 1 franchise, visit To learn more about opening a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchise, visit

About Restoration 1®

Founded in 2008, Restoration 1 is an award-winning franchise that specializes in a wide array of emergency mitigations, restoration and reconstructions services. An industry innovator, the Texas-based company uses advanced technologies and tools to perform restoration for both residential and commercial properties that have been damaged due to water, smoke, fire, mold, storms and more. There are more than 200 locations open and in development throughout the U.S. with plans to expand to more than 500 locations nationwide in the next four years. Restoration 1 has earned numerous rankings from Entrepreneur and is featured in “12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities - Second Edition” by franchise expert Dr. John Hayes. For more information about Restoration 1, visit

About bluefrog Plumbing + Drain®

Founded in 2014, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain has been recognized as a trusted name in plumbing repair and installation for years. The Texas-based company has a focus on helping each franchise partner build profitable fleet of service vehicles in their local markets, bluefrog’s franchise partners are supported by an executive team with decades of experience in both the plumbing and franchise industries. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Sarah Lofdahl
BizCom Associates

SOURCE Restoration 1® and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain®



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