Paul Davis Restoration

Insurance restoration
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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#91 Ranked #109 last year
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Initial investment
$238K - $617K
Units as of 2023
297 Increase 18.3% over 3 years

Paul Davis Restoration, founded in 1966 and located in Jacksonville, Florida, is an insurance restoration network in North America. It began franchising in 1970. Today, there are more than 250 Paul Davis Restoration locations in the U.S. and Canada. They offer restoration services after natural disasters or emergencies. From hurricanes to leaking pipes, mold infestation, or fire and flood restoration, Paul Davis Restoration strives to be there for their customers when they need them most. 

As you run your franchise, you will help people in the community restore their homes to beauty and ultimate functionality. The perfect candidate for a Paul Davis Restoration franchise is passionate about helping others and eager to learn about business.

Why You May Want to Start a Paul Davis Restoration Franchise

Not only do homes and businesses need regular work from small emergencies like leaking pipes, but natural disasters also happen. These incidents may allow your franchise to restore what the disaster destroyed. Paul Davis Restoration has years of business experience. Their proven business and marketing models may attract loyal and steady clientele with their professional and efficient restoration crews.

What Might Make a Paul Davis Restoration Franchise a Good Choice?

For over 50 years, Paul Davis Restoration has been committed to providing the best restoration services in North America. The company strives to give clients a hassle-free experience by providing quality services. They are one of the top restoration companiesbecause of this commitment to professionalism and quality.

Paul Davis Restoration has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 many times in the past two decades. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. 

To partner with Paul Davis Restoration, you will need to make a financial investment. To be part of the team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also be prepared for ongoing fees that will include advertising fees and royalty fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

How Do You Open a Paul Davis Restoration Franchise?

Submit a franchise inquiry when you feel like you are ready to learn more about opening a Paul Davis Restoration franchise. You should also review their available markets to see which area suits your needs. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Paul Davis Restoration franchise would do well in your community. It may also be a good idea to contact an attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you are financially stable enough to open a Paul Davis Restoration franchise.

If your franchise application is accepted, you will speak to someone on the franchise team who will guide you through the following steps. Expect to complete a large amount of training before you open your doors to business. 

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Company Overview

About Paul Davis Restoration

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Restoration Services, Miscellaneous Home-Improvement Businesses, Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses, Cleaning/Restoration
Founded 1966
Parent Company FS Brands Inc.
Leadership Rich Wilson, CEO & President
Corporate Address 7251 Salisbury Rd., #6
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1970 (54 years)
# of employees at HQ 171
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units 297 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Paul Davis Restoration franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$50,000 - $184,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$238,050 - $617,100
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
25% off franchise fee
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
5 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing Paul Davis Restoration offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs
Third Party Financing Paul Davis Restoration has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 100 hours
Classroom Training 230 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 5
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022