Restoration 1® Franchisee First to Open Complementary Plumbing Brand
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Restoration 1® Franchisee First to Open Complementary Plumbing Brand

Restoration 1 owner Lance Ray opens bluefrog Plumbing + Drain in Colorado Springs

October 17, 2019 // // WACO, Texas - Restoration 1®, one of the fastest-growing and most-trusted restoration franchises in North America, announces the first franchisee to also purchase complementary business, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain.

Lance Ray opened his Restoration 1 location two years ago. In a short amount of time, he’s established one of the largest restoration teams in the system. Having experienced plumbers on his team already, he knew owning a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain was the next best step for his business.

“When a leak turns into a small flood, you need a plumber to fix the leak and a restoration expert to clean up the mess,” said Ray. “Being able to own and operate both brands means I have the ability to serve my community throughout the entire process.”

In 2016, Gary Findley became CEO of Restoration 1. One year later, he acquired bluefrog Plumbing + Drain with plans to aggressively grow the two businesses across North America.

“It was our vision from start that these two brands would work together, and Lance Ray has taken the first step in bringing that vision to life,” said Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. “ And this is only the beginning as we plan for more franchisees to own and operate both brands in their community.”

To learn more about Restoration 1, visit

To learn more about bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, 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 reconstruction 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 250 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

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