As the most trusted name in the water damage and restoration-service industry, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE provides clients with the highest level of quality and professionalism. By Lizzy Yeserski
As the most trusted name in the water damage and restoration-service industry, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE provides clients with the highest level of quality and professionalism. Applying a customer-first approach, skilled and dedicated team members work with passion and purpose to help people endure disasters of all kinds.
“It’s a wonderful business for those who like to help people,” said Ken Osness, vice president of franchise development. “We show up when tragedy strikes.” Not only do they show up after unexpected weather events, floods and fires, but 1-800 WATER DAMAGE teams also stay until a homeowner’s most valued investment is restored to pre-damage condition. That commitment to people is what continues to elevate and distinguish the brand.
And it’s also what’s helped grow the brand. “We more than doubled in size in 2020,” said Osness. “We will soon have 200 locations.” Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic proved that 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is a recession-resistant business. In contrast to other businesses, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE saw their overall revenues increase last year.
Osness attributes much of this success to the well-reputed BELFOR Property Restoration group, which owns and manages 1-800 WATER DAMAGE. Besides providing impeccable resources and support to all franchisees, BELFOR supplies business leads and helps build relationships. “We receive a steady stream of direct referral work from BELFOR and from major national insurance providers,” explained Osness.
BELFOR, whose services are available across six continents to over a billion people, wants its franchisees to exceed expectations. Their 24-hour technical support team and customer call center facilitate excellence and growth for all 1-800 WATER DAMAGE locations.
Another compelling incentive for prospective franchise owners is the company’s flexible financing options. “We offer significant financing to new franchisees,” said Osness. “We can finance up to 60% of the initial investment.”
Now’s the perfect time to launch your own rewarding 1-800 WATER DAMAGE business. To learn more about franchising opportunities, head to 1800waterdamage.com/about/franchise-opportunities today.
– Lizzy Yeserski