The Patch Boys

8 02, 2022

The Patch Boys Franchise Experiences Unprecedented Growth in 2021

2022-02-08T11:32:32-05:00February 8th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Patch Boys, America’s first, largest and most trusted drywall repair franchise company, today announced that the company saw extraordinary growth and record sales from 2020 to 2021 by nearly doubling the number of new franchisees and growing existing location sales revenue by 50%.

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic played out, The Patch Boys has seen an increased demand for services as people spend more time in their homes and invest in upgrades and renovations. Given the nature of their work in peoples’ homes, the franchise continued to prioritize safety measures and accommodate customers’ varying comfort levels.

The company’s success can also be attributed to a unique labor market and an increase in owners from diverse backgrounds, many looking to leave the corporate world and start a business of their own.

“From an airplane pilot seeking a career pivot that would allow him to spend more time at home to a former hospital administrator who dreamed of owning her own business, we’ve seen an incredible increase in new franchisees across the country, all with unique backgrounds,” said Ted Speers, President of The Patch Boys.

In 2022, The Patch Boys’ growth is focused on training new franchisees, hiring additional support and continuing to add technology-driven resources throughout the network as the company scales its successful business model nationwide.

“In spite of the pandemic and other challenges, The Patch Boys has overwhelmingly excelled in its first two years within the BELFOR Franchise Group,” said Rusty Amarante, President of BELFOR Franchise Group. “We’re proud of their quick rise to be one of the most accessible, affordable home-based franchises in the industry.”

To learn more about The Patch Boys’ services near you, click here. For franchise opportunities, click here.

About The Patch Boys

The Patch Boys, America’s first and most-trusted drywall repair franchise company, provides drywall repair and installation, ceiling and plaster repair, popcorn ceiling removal and texture matching for commercial and residential locations. Founded in 2008, The Patch Boys has expanded to over 120 franchise locations across the U.S. and the company has been nationally recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Connect Magazine and Franchise Business Review for its fast growth and high-quality home-service offerings. The Patch Boys is part of the BELFOR Franchise Group, a division of BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest property restoration company. For more information about The Patch Boys services visit https://thepatchboys.com/. For more information about franchising with The Patch Boys, visit https://thepatchboysfranchise.com.

20 10, 2021

Z PLUMBERZ Offers Advice Ahead of Brown Friday, Busiest Plumbing Day of the Year

2021-10-20T12:24:40-04:00October 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fast-growing plumbing franchise shares tips to avoid holiday disasters.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Many people know the Friday after Thanksgiving as “Black Friday,” the most popular shopping day of the year – but it’s also the busiest day of the year for plumbers. In the plumbing industry, it’s known as “Brown Friday,” thanks to an increased use of kitchens and bathrooms during food preparations and large gatherings, this day brings a significant increase in plumbing, sewage and drain-related issues to homes and businesses.

Since the holiday season can be harmful to drainage and septic systems – especially backed up sinks and malfunctioning garbage disposals – Z PLUMBERZ, a full-service and fast-growing residential and commercial plumbing franchise, has several tips for home and business owners to help prevent plumbing disasters.

  • Dispose of all food items in the trash can, especially items like fruit skin and pulp, potato and onion peelings, eggshells, poultry bones and skin, and pumpkin seeds, which can clog drains and damage garbage disposals.
  • Fatty oils and grease should be placed into containers and thrown away with garbage. While it is a common myth that fats can be poured down the drain if followed by hot water, the truth is the fats will eventually cool down and clog pipes.
  • Remind your family – particularly kids – that only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. Flushing food or wet wipes can cause significant sewage issues including overflow or clogs, since these items do not dissolve properly.
  • If you’re having guests stay overnight, consider spreading out showers and laundry loads to be cautious of overusing your water heater and drains.

“With the flurry of cooking and entertaining happening at homes and businesses close to and on Brown Friday, people often forget about these common plumbing mistakes that could end up causing them a major headache – so we want to make sure our customers and communities know what to do,” said Matt O’Rourke, President of Z PLUMBERZ. “We hope that providing these tips will help the holidays and your pipes flow smoothly.  But to make sure we’re ready, we increase staffing around Thanksgiving and our team of experts is available 24/7 in case of holiday plumbing emergencies.”

To find a Z PLUMBERZ location near you, click here. For franchise opportunities, click here.

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, drain 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 about Z PLUMBERZ services, please visit www.zplumberz.com. For more information about franchising with Z PLUMBERZ, visit https://zplumberzfranchise.com/.

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.

17 06, 2021

The Patch Boys Franchise Experiencing Rapid Growth And Record Sales

2021-06-17T10:12:46-04:00June 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

New locations and national recognition among company milestones in first year as part of BELFOR Franchise Group.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.The Patch Boys, America’s first, largest and most trusted drywall repair franchise company, today announced several company milestones.

Since being acquired by BELFOR Franchise Group in June 2020, The Patch Boys has added 32 licenses nationwide. As the demand for the company’s services – including drywall repair and installation, ceiling and plaster repair, popcorn ceiling removal and texture matching – significantly increased in the past year, The Patch Boys franchise network achieved record sales.

Additionally, The Patch Boys was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Franchises in 2020” and on their 2021 Franchise 500® ranking. The company was also named one of the Top 100 Home Service Franchises to Invest In” by Franchise Connect Magazine and included in Franchise Business Review’s list of 200 Best Franchises to Buy.”

“Whether fixing a water damaged wall after a storm or helping homeowners with their quarantine projects, our franchisees are there for our customers’ every need,” said Ted Speers, President of The Patch Boys. “With our growth over the past year accelerating beyond our best predictions, we could not be more excited about the future of The Patch Boys.”

“As people spend more time in their houses, The Patch Boys franchise network has done an incredible job meeting the demand for home services and exceeding consumer expectations,” said Rusty Amarante, President of BELFOR Franchise Group. “As the most recent addition to our family of franchise brands, we have been extremely impressed with their exceptional work, growth and sales.”

To learn more about The Patch Boys’ services near you, click here.

About The Patch Boys

The Patch Boys, America’s first and most-trusted drywall repair franchise company, provides drywall repair and installation, ceiling and plaster repair, popcorn ceiling removal and texture matching for commercial and residential locations. Founded in 2008, The Patch Boys has expanded to over 120 franchise locations across the U.S. and the company has been nationally recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Connect Magazine and Franchise Business Review for its fast growth and high-quality home-service offerings. The Patch Boys is part of the BELFOR Franchise Group, a division of BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest property restoration company. For more information about The Patch Boys, visit https://thepatchboys.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.

15 05, 2019

The Patch Boys Launches EIGHT New Locations in A Two-Week Span

2019-05-15T14:58:51-04:00May 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

LAKEWOOD, NJ – The Patch Boys, America’s FIRST AND MOST TRUSTED drywall repair franchise company, has awarded EIGHT new locations in the last two weeks, including territories in Idaho, Nevada, North Carolina and New York.

A completely mobile business, The Patch Boys provides homeowners, landlords, property managers and business owners with a highly-focused wall patching service. These are jobs that are usually too small for most contractors and beyond the average homeowner’s skill set.

“The growth we’re experiencing, coupled with the quality of investors we’re attracting, is a great testimonial to our niche business,” said Leo Goldberger, Founder and CEO. “We offer a unique, in-demand service to the consumer, and a low-cost, high-margin opportunity for investors,” continued Goldberger.

In addition to working with homeowners, landlords and property management companies, The Patch Boys also provides services directly to general contractors, roofers, electricians, plumbers, HVAC companies and other trade professionals who want to add-on drywall repair services to their customers, but don’t have the staff or expertise to do it themselves. The Patch Boy’s simple business model and proprietary computer technology allows franchise owners the luxury of operating the business from the comfort of their own homes, and around their own schedules.

“Not only are we America’s FIRST AND MOST TRUSTED drywall repair franchise company, but we’re also one of the fastest-growing, home-based concepts out there,” said Curt Swanson, COO and VP of Operations. “Even more importantly, we have seen a spike in female ownership over the past couple of months, which further demonstrates and validates the hard work our staff has put in to promote the concept and the mind-boggling growth we have experienced,” continued Swanson.

With the 80+ current locations, The Patch Boys is dedicated to continually innovating and improving.

About The Patch Boys

Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Leo Goldberger, The Patch Boys has become the go-to resource for a reliable and efficient drywall repair. Recognizing that most general contractors and other trade industry professionals lack the time and resources to repair drywall damage caused by their services and other unforeseen forces, The Patch Boys gets their properties back to normal as quickly as possible. Franchising since 2015, this rapidly growing company has more than 70 locations across the country. The Patch Boys had become a popular investment opportunity for its low price of entry, high margins, and simple, home-based model. For more information, visit www.thepatchboys.com or call us at 844.99.PATCH