Franchise ownership can be the fulfillment of a lifelong entrepreneurial dream. But if you invest in the wrong business, it can turn into a nightmare. What if there was a way to start a franchise business with all of the risk removed, so you are in the best possible position to succeed? Most would say, “sounds too good to be true”, or “that type of opportunity just doesn’t exist.” Well, thanks to the innovation of one of the largest restoration and disaster recovery companies in the world, now it does.
1-800 WATER DAMAGE is owned by the Belfor Group, a well-established restoration and disaster recovery company with 250 offices and over 6000 employees operating in 28 countries throughout the world. Because they are an established brand and place a high value on their reputation, they have come up with a creative franchise offer that eliminates the risk and gives the franchisee all the tools they need to be successful.
What Does 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Do Exactly?
Though their name implies water damage cleanup, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is actually a full-service restoration and disaster recovery company serving a market that is in need of immediate help when they are called. Among the services they provide include:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Mold Damage Restoration
- Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration
- Sewage Cleanup
- Carpet Cleaning
- Additional Services
They provide fast, local service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to both residential and commercial customers, and they work with all insurance providers, making it smooth and convenient for the customer.
So What is the Offer?
For a one-time franchise free of $79,000, the company will purchase all your equipment, trucks, office expenses, employees’ salaries, and even pay you a salary for the first year. You will also receive medical insurance and a 401K plan. In addition, the company handles the vast majority of your paperwork and administration functions, including fielding client calls, setting up appointments, etc. And on top of all that, Belfor is so confident you will be successful, they even offer a money back guarantee to new franchisees for up to their first full year in business. In exchange for fronting your business expenses and eliminating all the risk, you and Belfor split the profits from your new franchise 50/50.
What is my Role as a 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Franchise Owner?
As the owner of a 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise, your primary role is to manage your crews of disaster recovery and restoration specialists, whose job is to help customers recover quickly from a catastrophe. The service is in-demand and recession proof, because when flooding, fires or other disasters occur at a home or office (and this happens more frequently than you might imagine), the customer needs someone there ASAP to clean things up. And in the majority of cases, the insurance company pays the bill, so the cost is usually not the main thing on the minds of customers when they call.
How do I Qualify?
You knew there had to be a catch, and here is it. Since Belfor is making an investment of over a quarter of a million dollars to get your business started, AND offering you a one-year money back guarantee on your franchise fee, they will screen potential franchisees very carefully to ensure they are working with the right candidate. Some things they will look for in a successful franchisee include strong business management and customer service skills, the willingness and ability to follow a proven business model, the motivation and desire to build a large business within your territory, and the financial capability to make a $79,000 investment in your own business.
If you believe you have the qualifications, and want to partner (risk-free) with one of the premiere restoration and disaster recovery companies in the world, fill out the form at the bottom of the page. We will work with you to help determine if 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is a good fit for you, or if there is another franchise opportunity you would rather invest in.
At Franchise City, we work with over 600 franchise brands across a wide range of industries, and we offer free, unlimited consulting to give clients an objective view of the best options to fit their specific skills, passion and budget. There is no fee for our services, and the franchise fee is always the same, whether you work with us, or directly with the company.