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Top 5 Commercial and Residential Restoration Franchises

It’s never simply fall, winter, spring, or summer. It’s also flood, tornado, fire, and hurricane season. As a result, the year-round demand for home and commercial restoration services has created a multi-billion dollar industry. Get wind of these five leading franchises investors can buy into.

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ServPro repairs damage from water and fire, removes mold and biohazards and also provides cleaning services. Since 2010, ServPro has been ranked among the top 10 companies in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 and was most recently named #7. The initial franchise fee is $44,000 and the total investment cost falls between $138,550 and $187, 200. The ongoing royalty fee varies between 3 and 10 percent and the term of franchise agreement is five years and renewable. A $100,000 net worth and $85,000 of liquid cash are required of franchisees. Absentee ownership is not allowed as ServPro’s franchising vision is to “help entrepreneurs succeed.”

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ServiceMaster provides commercial and residential disaster restoration as well as general floor care and cleaning. The company, ranked #35 on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2014, currently has over 3,000 units in the United States and is looking to expand worldwide. With initial franchise fees between $23,900 and $67,000 and ongoing royalty fees between 5 and 10 percent, the total investment ranges from $49,585 and $180,580. After five years, the franchise agreement is renewable. As a prerequisite, franchisees must have a net worth between $50,000 and $75,000 as well as at least $20,000 in available liquid cash. ServiceMaster does not permit absentee ownership.

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Rainbow International offers home and commercial restoration and cleaning from damage due to fire, water, smoke, and more. This restoration franchise is unique from most in that it can be run from home, although absentee ownership is not allowed. The initial fee for a Rainbow International franchise is $28,000, with a total investment expense between $156,175 and $256,100. The financial requirements for a franchisee are a net worth of $250,000 and $50,000 of liquid capital. There is an ongoing royalty fee ranging between 3 and 7 percent. The renewable term of franchise agreement lasts 10 years and veterans receive 25 percent off the franchise fee.

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AdvantaClean is another restoration franchise providing service for indoor air quality such as water removal, mold remediation, air duct and dryer vent cleaning. AdvantaClean brands itself as a “recession-resistant and low cost” home-based company. A $45,000 franchise fee is required of franchisees with a $200,000 net worth and $75,000 in liquid capital. The total investment tops out between $204,300 and $218,300, with an ongoing royalty fee of 10 percent. One term of franchise agreement is 10 years and renewable. As a participant in the IFA VetFran program to support our nation’s armed forces, AdvantaClean also offers $2,500 off the initial fee for qualifying veterans.

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Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. offers cleanup, remodeling, and property damage services. A leader in the industry in North America, Paul Davis has consistently been named among the Franchise Business Review’s Franchisee Satisfaction Award winners. Along with a longstanding professional reputation, this company offers franchisees exclusive territory rights, certification opportunities, and first-in-market products and services. The initial investment fee is $75,000 and the minimum total investment is $200,000. Paul Davis charges a 4 percent ongoing royalty fee and a renewable, five-year term of franchise agreement. Franchisees must have a net worth of $350,000 and at least $180,000 of available liquid cash to invest in a “company worth knowing.”

By Erin Cizek

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Top 5 Home Improvement Franchise Brands

Every home needs repairs, upkeep, and improvements. As a result, the home improvement industry has sales of more than $300 billion a year. That’s why buying into a home improvement chain can be a profitable franchise investment. Here are the top five home improvement franchises that investors can buy into.

Budget Blinds Inc.

Budget Blinds allows its customers to shop at home for blinds and other window coverings and offers in-home consultations, measurement taking, and installation. It currently has 804 U.S. and 101 Canadian franchise units. The franchise fee is $14,950 with a total investment of $89,240 – $187,070. The ongoing royalty fee varies, and the term of franchise agreement is 10 years, renewable. Liquid cash available of $54,370 – $86,120 is a financial requirement. Budget Blinds allows running of the franchise from home but does not allow absentee ownership.

CertaPro Painters Ltd.

CertaPro Painters offers residential and commercial exterior and interior painting services. It currently has 411 U.S. and 31 Canadian franchise units. The franchise fee is $52,500 with a total investment of $129,000 – $158,500. The ongoing royalty fee is 5 percent, and the term of franchise agreement is 10 years, renewable. Liquid cash available of $75,000 and net worth of $200,000 are the financial requirements. CertaPro Painters allows running of the franchise from home but does not allow absentee ownership.

Decorating Den Interiors

Decorating Den Interiors decorate homes and businesses by appointment. It currently has 272 U.S. and 14 Canadian franchise units. The franchise fee is $39,900 with a total investment of $54,018 – $79,000. The ongoing royalty fee is 7 – 9 percent, and the term of franchise agreement is 10 years, renewable. Liquid cash available of $40,000 and net worth of $50,000 are the financial requirements. Decorating Den Interiors allows running of the franchise from home but does not allow absentee ownership.

Re-Bath LLC

Re-Bath offers bathtub liners to full bathroom remodeling for homes and businesses. It currently has 194 U.S., 7 Canadian, and 7 international franchise units. The franchise fee is $30,000 – $115,000 with a total investment of $94,000 – $342,500. The ongoing royalty fee varies, and the term of franchise agreement is 10 years, renewable. Liquid cash available of $50,000 and net worth of $100,000 are the financial requirements. Re-Bath allows running of the franchise from home but does not allow absentee ownership.

Mr. Handyman

Mr. Handyman provides a range of home repair services for homeowners including leaky faucets, drywall damage, small tile jobs or other minor repairs. It currently just under 200 units in the U.S., 12 Canadian, and 8 international franchise units. The initial fees total $59,400 with a total investment range of $102,000 – $129,600. The ongoing royalty fee is 7 percent, and the term of franchise agreement is 10 years, renewable. Additional working capital required of $42,600 – $69,700 and a net worth of $250,000 are financial requirements. Mr. Handyman allows running of the franchise from home or small office but does not allow absentee ownership. The company provides 6-8 weeks of pre-training prior to one week of training at the home office along with field training that follows.