Servpro

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Servpro Industries Inc.
Private, Franchise
Industry Service
Founded 1967
Founder Ted and Doris Isaacson
Headquarters Gallatin, Tennessee, USA
Number of locations
1600+
Key people
Susan Steen, CEO
Randal Isaacson, President
Richard Isaacson, EVP
Richard Forster, CFO
Kevin Brown, Asst. EVP
Number of employees
450 (Corporate), 1700 Franchises
Website servpro.com
Green Van in Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy

Servpro Industries, Inc. (SERVPRO®) is a franchisor of fire and water cleanup and restoration franchises in the United States and Canada. It's headquartered in Gallatin, Tennessee. [1]

History[edit]

Ted and Doris Isaacson launched Servpro Industries, Inc. in 1967 as a painting business in Sacramento, Calif. With a background in cleaning and restoration, however, Ted and Doris soon transformed the company into a franchisor of cleanup and restoration specialists. After selling its first Franchise in 1969, SERVPRO® continued to grow, acquiring the Bristol-Myers Domesticare Division and its 175 Franchises in 1979.

SERVPRO® relocated the corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Gallatin, TN, in 1988 in a strategic move to place itself within 600 miles of 50% of the U.S. population. At the time of the relocation, the Servpro System consisted of 647 Franchises. SERVPRO® Corporate Headquarters quickly became a key contributor in its community, and in 1991 the Nashville Business Journal named SERVPRO® the Small Business of the Year. In the meantime the company continued its impressive growth, selling the 1,000th Franchise in 2000.

In 2005, SERVPRO® moved to a 140,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Gallatin to provide more room for expansion. More than 1,650 Franchises are operating nationwide, and SERVPRO® continues to grow. The need for experienced, trained and professional cleanup and restoration experts is recession resistant, and the growth potential inside of a proven system presents an opportunity for prospective Franchisees.

With a proud history, a successful present and a bright future, SERVPRO® will press on toward becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world.

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

2015

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranked #7 Franchise Opportunity overall SERVPRO ranked #1 in the Restoration Services category[2]

2014

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranked #7 Franchise Opportunity overall SERVPRO ranked #1 in the Restoration Services category[3]

2013

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranked #7 Franchise Opportunity overall SERVPRO ranked #1 in the Restoration Services category[4]

2012

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranked #4 Franchise Opportunity overall SERVPRO ranked #1 in the Restoration Services category[5]

Forbes Magazine Ranked #5 "Top 20 Franchises For The Buck"[6]

2011

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranked #8 Franchise Opportunity overall SERVPRO ranked #1 in the Restoration Services category[7]

CNNMoney.com Ranked #7 Franchise Opportunity overall[8]

Dun Bradstreet 2011 All Business AllStar Franchise Ranked #9 Franchise Opportunity overall

2010

Dun and Bradstreet Ranked #9 Franchise Opportunity overall

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranked #1 in the Restoration Services category Ranked #9 Franchise Opportunity overall in 2010[9]

2009

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranked #1 in the Restoration Services category Ranked #28 Franchise Opportunity overall in 2009[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.servpro.com
  2. ^ "Entrepreneur 2015 Franchise 500®". Entrepreneur 2015 Franchise 500®. 
  3. ^ "Entrepreneur 2014 Franchise 500®". Entrepreneur 2014 Franchise 500®. 
  4. ^ "Entrepreneur 2013 Franchise 500®". Entrepreneur 2013 Franchise 500®. 
  5. ^ "Entrepreneur 2012 Franchise 500®". Entrepreneur 2012 Franchise 500®. 
  6. ^ "Forbes: Top 20 Franchises for the Buck". Forbes: Top 20 Franchises for the Buck. 
  7. ^ "Entrepreneur 2011 Franchise 500®". Entrepreneur 2011 Franchise 500®. 
  8. ^ "Forbes' 10 Great Franchise Bets". Forbes' 10 Great Franchise Bets. 
  9. ^ "Entrepreneur 2010 Franchise 500®". Entrepreneur 2010 Franchise 500®. 
  10. ^ "Entrepreneur 2009 Franchise 500®". Entrepreneur 2009 Franchise 500®.