Restoration 1® and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® Celebrate Expansion, Awards and More in 2019
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Restoration 1® and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® Celebrate Expansion, Awards and More in 2019

  • Restoration 1 surpassed 250 locations
  • Restoration 1 expanded into two new states
  • Colorado Springs franchisee first to operate a Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain

January 24, 2020 // // WACO, Texas - Waco-based complementary brands, Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, celebrated another milestone year filled with record-breaking expansion, awards and more.

Restoration 1 surpassed 250 locations, expanded into New Hampshire and Rhode Island, and ended the year with nearly 300 locations sold across 39 states.

In addition, Lance Ray in Colorado Springs became the first franchisee to operate both a Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain – setting the stage for future franchisees who plan to own and operate both brands in their community.

“The vision for Restoration 1 and bluefrog comes alive more and more each year,” said Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. “2019 was a great year for both brands, and I credit that to our superior staff, hardworking franchisees and the entire network for continuing to take this organization to the next level.”

Other highlights for the year included:

  • Continued expansion for bluefrog Plumbing + Drain in new territories and new states,
  • Restoration 1 recognized in the Inc. 5000 list,
  • Franchise Times naming Restoration 1 to the list of Fast & Serious franchises, as well as the Top 200+ list for 2019,
  • Entrepreneur magazine naming Restoration 1 to the Franchise 500 for the 7th consecutive year,
  • Entrepreneur magazine naming Restoration 1 as one of the fastest-growing franchises,
  • Franchise Dictionary naming Restoration 1 as a 2019 Game Changer,
  • National media coverage for the brands and CEO Findley in,, Thrive Global, Franchising World, Plumbing + Mechanical Magazine, Restoration & Remediation Magazine and more.
  • Findley also hit the road to speak at the Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference and the Titus Center for Franchising.

“2020 will be a big year for us,” continued Findley. “I have no doubt Restoration 1 will surpass 300 locations and the bluefrog brand will continue to expand into new regions around the U.S.”

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

Media Contact:

Sarah Lofdahl
BizCom Associates

SOURCE Restoration 1® and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain®



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