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13 07, 2021

BELFOR Franchise Group Announces Acquisition Of redbox+

2021-07-13T12:32:41-04:00July 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Leading Waste Management Franchise becomes 11th brand to join the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchise group.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — BELFOR Franchise Group (BFG), the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchise group, today announced its acquisition of redbox+, a leading waste management solutions company that offers the industry’s only combination dumpster roll-off and portable toilet containers for rent for commercial, industrial and residential project job sites. The acquisition allows BELFOR Franchise Group to continue to strengthen and expand its overall service offerings through redbox+’s innovative approach to waste management needs.

With nearly 300 franchise units nationwide, redbox+’s patented 2-in-1 roll-off container comes with both a dumpster and a portable restroom. This unique offering provides construction, renovation, and restoration companies with a simple solution to keep their job sites clean and efficient. OSHA requires that toilets are provided for employees at all construction sites, which keeps redbox+’s services in high demand. Current and future redbox+ franchise owners will benefit from the strong support team and systems at BFG, a division of BELFOR Property Restoration (BELFOR), the world’s largest disaster restoration company.

“We are thrilled to welcome redbox+ to the BELFOR Franchise Group family,” said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR. “Redbox+’s one-of-a-kind combination system – and the cost-savings it provides – has attracted contractors for over a decade. We’re proud and excited to have been chosen by redbox+ as the best partner, especially considering how well their core offerings complement the array of services our other brands provide. The addition of redbox+ strengthens our growing portfolio of industry-leading home services franchises by enabling us to meet the needs of even more customers and better serve the communities that need us most.”

Across the country, redbox+ currently operates thousands of roll-off trucks and containers hauling thousands of tons of waste daily for its customers. In addition to the 2-in-1 roll-off container, redbox+ also offers 20-, 30- and 40-yard containers, as well as a smaller, 10-yard container for consumer DIY and waste removal projects.

“Redbox+ offers a unique opportunity for franchisees interested in growing a business in a niche, in-demand industry,” said Patrick Kiessling, President of redbox+. “I have witnessed the evolution of the waste management industry over the past 10 years and truly see the value in franchising – which is why I am proud to join forces with BELFOR Franchise Group. Having the backing of respected industry leaders at BFG and BELFOR will help our current and future redbox+ franchisees meet and exceed their business goals.”

“It’s been both exciting and rewarding to lead redbox+’s phenomenal growth in recent years, which has been fueled by our innovative offering and our passionate franchisees,” added exiting CEO Josh Skolnick. “Under the umbrella and stewardship of the BELFOR Franchise Group, I’m confident the future for redbox+ is brighter than ever.”

For more than a decade, BFG has empowered entrepreneurs to own businesses that are designed for growth by offering industry-leading training, support and equipment, proven business models and ongoing coaching and business development. Redbox+ is the company’s 11th service-based franchise in the U.S. and Canada. Notably, BFG is the only residential and commercial services franchisor owned by an operating company, BELFOR, and franchisees across all 11 brands benefit from the strength of the growing network. This continued growth positions the organization to better serve its vast and diverse customer base.

All redbox+ locations will retain the redbox+ brand name and the company will continue to operate and conduct training out of its existing facility in St. Charles, MN.

About BELFOR Franchise Group 
BELFOR Franchise Group is the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchise group based on geographic footprint and number of units. The privately held, multi-concept franchise system is a division of BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest disaster restoration company. For over a decade, BELFOR Franchise Group has empowered entrepreneurs by offering industry-leading training, support and equipment, proven business models, and ongoing coaching and business development. BELFOR Franchise Group is the parent organization for 11 of the strongest service-based franchise opportunities for home and commercial cleaning, renovation and restoration. The franchise brands include: 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, Chem-Dry® & Upholstery Cleaning, Delta Restoration Services®, DUCTZ International, HOODZ® International, N-Hance® Wood Refinishing, Blue Kangaroo Packoutz, The Patch Boys®, redbox+®, WINMAR®, and Z PLUMBERZ. For more information, please visit belforfranchisegroup.com.

About redbox+
Redbox+ is a leading waste management and rental company that delivers patented, portable dumpsters and toilets to commercial, industrial and residential projects. As the only “one call, two services” solution in the $63 billion-dollar waste management industry, redbox+ has close to 300 franchises nationwide and thousands of containers being used by roofers, remodelers, home builders and more who are taking advantage of their unique cost-effective design. The company has previously received the “Innovation of the Year” award during the International Waste Expo. Redbox+ is part of BELFOR Franchise Group, a division of BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest property restoration company. For more information, please visit www.redboxplus.com

30 06, 2021

In First Year, Z PLUMBERZ Lays Groundwork To Become Leading Plumbing Franchise

2021-06-30T07:02:28-04:00June 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

New franchises, service offerings and Apprenticeship Program among company milestones.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.Z PLUMBERZ, a full-service and fast-growing commercial and residential plumbing franchise, today announced several company milestones.

Since launching last year as part of BELFOR Franchise Group – the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchise group – Z PLUMBERZ has added multiple locations in Michigan as well as units in Ohio, California, Indiana and Georgia. Ranging from minor maintenance to extensive repairs, Z PLUMBERZ provides 24/7 plumbing, sewer and drain services. In addition, the company also offers advanced yet necessary services such as trenchless no-dig pipe lining, thermal imaging and smoke testing.

“From expanding into new states, adding to our high-quality service offerings and growing our first-class team, we’re thrilled at the success we’ve seen during our first year of operation,” said Matt O’Rourke, President of Z PLUMBERZ. “We are grateful to be part of BELFOR Franchise Group, which has provided us with the top-notch training and tools needed to succeed in our industry, and we look forward to continuing to grow our franchise in the months and years to come.”

Another milestone for the brand was the launch of the Z PLUMBERZ Apprenticeship Program, which helps young plumbers enter the trade by providing skills-based coaching on work plans, goal-setting and operational management.

“With their unmatched customer service and dedication to training the next generation of plumbing professionals, Z PLUMBERZ has been an important addition to our BELFOR Franchise Group family,” said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR Franchise Group. “As the demand for plumbing professionals grows, Z PLUMBERZ has excelled and distinguished itself in the industry by offering clients solution-oriented services that will fuel the brand’s growth in the coming years.”

About Z PLUMBERZ

Z PLUMBERZ is a full-service, fast-growing plumbing franchise. Z PLUMBERZ provides expert repairs, installation and maintenance for emergencies or long-term, preventative safeguarding. From blockages, sewer lines, appliances, infrastructure and more, Z PLUMBERZ’s Call Center Support and experienced plumbers work 24/7 to ensure long-lasting and reliable plumbing, drains and sewer solutions in residential, commercial and industrial settings. Z PLUMBERZ is part of BELFOR Franchise Group, a division of BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest property restoration company. For more information, please visit www.zplumberz.com.

29 10, 2020

BELFOR Property Restoration Delivers Gratitude, Appreciation Lunches For ‘National First Responders Day’

2020-10-29T11:46:12-04:00October 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hundreds of BELFOR offices honor first responder and public safety departments for their dedication and bravery in communities nationwide.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — BELFOR Property Restoration (BELFOR), the world’s largest disaster restoration company and BELFOR Franchise Group, the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchisor delivered more than 5,500 pizzas and boxed lunches across the nation as part of its annual company-wide initiative to thank and honor the dedication and sacrifice of first responders.

“First responders work bravely and tirelessly to keep our communities safe, whether they’re on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, responding to active hurricanes, wildfires and severe storms, or facing other obstacles the U.S. has endured this year,” said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR. “Every year, the BELFOR family delivers meals as a small token of appreciation to those first responders who relentlessly lay everything on the line 24/7, 365 days a year. This year especially, we are so grateful for all police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency dispatchers who selflessly and heroically keep their communities out of harm’s way.”

Yellen participated in a special delivery in Michigan, providing lunch to the Westland Fire Department. BELFOR team members from more than 250 offices delivered pizzas and boxed lunches to local first responder and public safety agencies across the nation.

These special deliveries were coordinated in honor of National First Responders Day, an annual celebration recognizing the heroic men and women who make it their responsibility to take immediate action when disasters strike. Working alongside first responders regularly to help individuals and communities rebuild after any disaster, BELFOR is committed to honoring first responders throughout the year.

“Like” BELFOR on Facebook and “Follow” @BELFOR on Twitter and Instagram to see photos and videos from the special deliveries across the country.

About BELFOR Holdings, Inc.

BELFOR Holdings, Inc. is a $2 billion entity that operates a number of companies around the world, many of which complement the core work provided in the restoration industry, including BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest disaster restoration company. For nearly 75 years, BELFOR has provided residential, commercial and industrial customers every service needed to help return to normal operations in the aftermath of man-made or natural disasters, including the global COVID-19 pandemic. From water and flood restoration services, fire and smoke recovery, structural damage repair, disinfection services and biohazard cleaning, to the recovery and restoration of equipment and vital documents, BELFOR has a rapid and proven response. BELFOR companies operate in more than 55 countries with 450+ offices employing over 9,200 full-time experienced restoration specialists who are dedicated to “Restoring More Than Property.” For more information, please visit www.belfor.com.

20 08, 2020

2020 Survey Reveals COVID-19 Pandemic Has Not Improved America’s Emergency Preparedness

2020-08-20T14:54:20-04:00August 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Report reveals concerns about household readiness ahead of National Preparedness Month in September.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — A national survey released today found that despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. experiencing 14 separate billion-dollar natural disasters in 2019, 75% of Americans do not feel that they are well prepared for natural or man-made disasters, and only three out of ten Americans have an emergency preparedness plan.

For the third year in a row, BELFOR Holdings, Inc. (BELFOR) – the world’s largest disaster recovery and property restoration company, which includes BELFOR Property Restoration and BELFOR Franchise Group – conducted an independent, national survey of homeowners and renters across the U.S. to measure disaster preparedness in recognition of National Preparedness Month in September.

Key findings of the survey, aimed at gauging how natural and man-made disasters as well as the COVID-19 crisis have impacted Americans’ decisions about emergency preparedness, include:

  • Only a third of respondents have been influenced by recent media coverage around COVID-19 to improve their emergency preparedness planning. Less than half of these respondents bought supplies for an emergency kit, created and/or updated their preparedness plan, or reviewed a preparedness plan with their family.
  • 41% of respondents are more aware of cleaning needs within their homes amid the pandemic.
  • Of the 39% of respondents currently working at home due to the pandemic, almost half would be comfortable returning to their office if their employer used a professional cleaning company certified in COVID-19 treatment, versus a janitorial service or having employees themselves clean their workplace.
  • 53% of working respondents think it is important to have an emergency plan at work, but only 40% were familiar with such a plan at their workplace.

“If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that health disasters are devastating just like natural and man-made disasters are. Everybody has a little bit of hero in them, so NOW is the time to take action to prepare each other and loved ones – don’t wait for tomorrow,” said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR. “We hope these results inspire people, businesses and communities to rethink their emergency plans, and drive national awareness about the importance of being prepared for any type of disaster.”

Building on the results of previous years, the 2020 survey also found that:

  • Nearly half of respondents who have not made a plan say it is because they have never thought about it.
  • Naturally, and as the survey confirms, homeowners and renters’ concerns about disasters vary by region – most worrisome are tornados (Midwest and Southwest), home fires (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic), hurricanes (South) and earthquakes (West).
  • More than six in ten respondents have special responsibilities in the event of an emergency, including pets (36%) and individuals requiring extra assistance such as children, elderly or disabled persons (26%).

“Now more than ever, we’re seeing an increased need for deep cleaning services from home and business owners alike,” said Rusty Amarante, president of BELFOR Franchise Group. “Our network of home-service based franchises will continue to operate around the clock to help residences, businesses and communities face the challenges presented by weather events, everyday disasters and the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19.”

BELFOR’s family of brands has played an essential role on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing cleaning and treatment services for residential households as well as businesses and facilities including hospitals and healthcare facilities, first responder departments, cruise ships, schools and universities, sports arenas, assisted living facilities, hotels and more.

To learn more about BELFOR’s industry-leading, proprietary COVID-19 cleaning and treatment services, click here. For tips and information on how to prepare your household or workplace for disaster, click here.

About BELFOR Franchise Group 
BELFOR Franchise Group is the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchise group based on geographic footprint and number of units. The privately held, multi-concept franchise system is a division of BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest disaster restoration company. For over a decade, BELFOR Franchise Group has empowered entrepreneurs by offering industry-leading training, support and equipment, turnkey business models, and ongoing coaching and business development. BELFOR Franchise Group is the parent organization for nine of the strongest service-based franchise opportunities for home and commercial cleaning and restoration. The franchise brands include: 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, Chem-Dry & Upholstery Cleaning, Delta Restoration Services, DUCTZ International, HOODZ International, N-Hance Wood Refinishing, PACKOUTZ, The Patch Boys, and Z PLUMBERZ. For more information, please visit www.belforfranchisegroup.com.

About BELFOR Holdings, Inc.

BELFOR Holdings, Inc. is a $2 billion entity that operates a number of companies around the world, many of which complement the core work provided in the restoration industry, including BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest disaster restoration company. For nearly 75 years, BELFOR has provided residential, commercial and industrial customers every service needed to help return to normal operations in the aftermath of man-made or natural disasters, including the global COVID-19 pandemic. From water and flood restoration services, fire and smoke recovery, structural damage repair, disinfection services and biohazard cleaning, to the recovery and restoration of equipment and vital documents, BELFOR has a rapid and proven response. BELFOR companies operate in more than 55 countries with 450+ offices employing over 9,200 full-time experienced restoration specialists who are dedicated to “Restoring More Than Property.” For more information, please visit www.belfor.com.