Few commercial property owners think about a building’s piping system. It’s hidden and if it hasn’t leaked yet, it may be forgotten. But Andrew Golkin, a Paul Davis Restoration franchise owner based in suburban Virginia, does think about these issues. By Jessica Jones
Few commercial property owners think about a building’s piping system. It’s hidden and if it hasn’t leaked yet, it may be forgotten. But Andrew Golkin, a Paul Davis Restoration franchise owner based in suburban Virginia, does think about these issues. And he cautions: It will spring a leak one day, whether it’s a small damp spot in one corner or an indoor burst that drenches building materials and displaces tenants.
“Many, perhaps even most, older commercial and residential buildings are equipped with piping that is very often no longer sound,” said Golkin, who operates a $16 million Paul Davis franchise with his sister Alexis, just outside of Washington, D.C. “Perhaps the system was state-of-the-art at the time of installation – yet that piping type is now recognized as problematic. Plumbing doesn’t last forever.”
Paul Davis executives say that’s why the company is focused on more than just large weather events like hurricanes and flooding.
By providing an essential service with year-round demand, Paul Davis franchisees are well positioned to capitalize on the $75 billion emergency mitigation and insurance restoration services industry. With more than 50 years of experience and more than 300 franchise locations, Paul Davis offers scalable business opportunities to help franchisees achieve success.
The company has been restoring residential and commercial properties damaged by fire, water, mold, storms and other disasters since 1966, most recently updating the business to include cleaning services for biohazards including COVID-19. Simplifying the complex process of recovering from property damage by providing complete services, eliminating the need for and expense of hiring multiple contractors, Paul Davis is a one-stop shop for disaster damage and restoration.
And the company is looking to expand.
“Our ideal franchisee candidate is one who is looking to get into a ‘big business,’ recession-proof industry that will be growing over the next few decades,” said Mark Finnerty, director of strategic market development for Paul Davis. “This is that business.”
For more information about Paul Davis franchising opportunities visit pauldavisbusiness.com.
– Jessica Jones