Looking to provide relief for the nearly 1 million people affected each year by natural disasters in the United States, Restoration 1 is continuing to expand its footprint and anchor itself as one of the fastest-growing and trusted emergency mitigation and restoration franchises in North America.
With 41 locations currently operating throughout eight states and Canada – all of which are franchisee owned – company plans call for adding as many as 100 franchises by the end of 2016 and having a total of 1,000 locations worldwide within the next 10 years.
“It is unfortunate, but there are summer storms, winter storms, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and more, that occur every day in every community across America. The problem is that these disasters will continue to occur, and most of them occur with little to no warning.” said Restoration 1 founder and CEO Andor Kovacs. “There is an incredible market all over the nation for quality service companies like ours that specialize in emergency mitigation and restoration.”
A native of Hungary, Kovacs entertained the thought of becoming an actor when he first came to the United States in 1999. However, without fluency in English, he found Hollywood to be the first of many places in the United States where success would not come easy. Instead, Kovacs turned to working for other people, including his first job doing building maintenance and construction for another Hungarian immigrant in Los Angeles. Over the course of several years, he started businesses of his own, including a car export business in South Florida and a building restoration company that was a predecessor to Restoration 1.
Launched in 2008 and franchising since 2010, Restoration 1 offers 24-hour emergency services for any type of natural mishap, big or small. Equipped with the most advanced technologies and tools, Restoration 1 technicians are always ready to take on any restoration needs, including water extraction, mold remediation, drying, dehumidification, fire and smoke damage restoration, storm-response services and general maintenance and cleaning services.
“Your home is where you live, it is where your children play, and it is where you spend time with the people you love. So if your home is damaged in any way, we know you want it fixed as fast as possible. That is where we come in,” said Kovacs. “Our technicians are like qualified stress relievers, prepared to provide support, not more strain.”
In addition to performing restoration services for residential properties, Restoration 1 works with business owners as well.
To augment the company’s growth, Restoration 1 is seeking motivated individuals interested in owning and operating a high volume, high margin mitigation and restoration franchise business in their market. With a franchise fee of $39,000, the estimated initial investment to own and operate a Restoration 1 franchise ranges from 67,550 to $154,100.
“With natural and man-made disasters increasing every year, the restoration industry is constantly growing, making a Restoration 1 franchise a perfect opportunity to capitalize on a hot trend while providing vital assistance to people whose homes and business buildings have been damaged,” Kovacs added.