1-800 Water Damage
Restoration

1-800 Water Damage
Restoration

About
Founded

1988

Franchising Since

2002 (17 Years)

Corporate Address

731 Fairfield Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

CEO

Rusty Amarante

Parent Company

Belfor Franchise Group

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$132,099 - $206,728

Net-worth Requirement

$150,000 - $200,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$59,000 - $84,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5-10%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

1-800 Water Damage offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

1-800 Water Damage has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Veteran Incentives

20% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

39 hours

Classroom Training:

59 hours

Additional Training:

Training videos, webinars, seminars

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

1

Bio
1-800-Water Damage franchisees offer 24-hour emergency water damage restoration services including water extraction, sewage cleanup, drying, dehumidification, odor control, disinfecting, carpet cleaning, debris removal and mold remediation. The Seattle-based company was started in 1988, and began franchising in 2002, originally under the name Cure Water Damage.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $132,099 High - $206,728
Units
+12.3%+7 UNITS (1 Year)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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