United Water Restoration Group

Water, fire, and mold restoration
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #444 last year
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Initial investment
$122K - $508K
Units as of 2021
33 94.1% over 3 years

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a United Water Restoration Group franchise.

From critical infrastructure restoration to disaster management, United Water Restoration Group is a company that focuses on disaster remediation services. The company has been in operation since 2008, with franchising beginning in 2015, specializing in water, fire, and smoke damage assistance, mold remediation, and construction services.

In addition, increasing infrastructural problems such as aging electrical and plumbing systems, constant property renovations, and foul smells from HVAC systems have been major concerns for United Water Restoration Group clients. With the impact the company has had on franchisees across the United States, the company has grown to over 15 franchises in the United States, as well as several in Canada.

Why You May Want to Start a United Water Restoration Group Franchise

There may be plenty of reasons to open a restoration franchise. United Water Restoration Group focuses on finding community, quality, and service-oriented franchisees. Franchisees must adhere to the core values and principles of dependability, honesty, and integrity. While experience in the field may not be necessary to open a United Water Restoration Group franchise, franchisees with a background in roofing, plumbing, and construction are ideal.

United Water Restoration Group has been ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500. 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. 

What Might Make a United Water Restoration Group Franchise a Good Choice?

With the dedication to create a unique franchise system, United Water Restoration Group has corporate marketing specialists introduce a "Marketing-team-in-a-box" for franchisees to work to improve the brand. Their standard of commitment to the customer experience is part of improving their existing business. Absentee ownership is acceptable, but a franchisee must have an around-the-clock operations manager to attend the training.

To be part of the United Water Restoration team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for the existence of ongoing fees that will include royalty fees and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

How To Open a United Water Restoration Group Franchise

A franchisee with United Water Restoration Group will be required to undergo a multi-week training, both at the company's corporate headquarters in Ormond Beach, Florida, and at the franchise location, which includes a preliminary and initial exercise. After that, the restoration team of experts will offer consultations on the ongoing operations and assess business performance and staff on their visits.

While the company aids and assists in most of the processes, it is best for a franchisee to carry out the necessary research and consider factors like location, targeted customers, and potential workers before settling on the opportunity. You may also want to consult existing franchisees and ask the United Water Restoration Group franchising team questions before signing any agreement.

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Company Overview

About United Water Restoration Group

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
2008
Leadership
Bob Moore, VP of Franchise Operations

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2015 (7 years)
# of employees at HQ
30
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
33 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1 Sunshine Blvd.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a United Water Restoration Group 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
$49,000 - $210,000
Initial Investment
$122,184 - $508,254
Net Worth Requirement
$1,500,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000 - $75,000
Veteran Incentives
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Term of Agreement
10 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
United Water Restoration Group offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
United Water Restoration Group has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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
80 hours
Classroom Training
80 hours
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
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021