SERVPRO ranks No. 5 on Forbes’ “Top 20 Franchises For The Buck”

GALLATIN, Tenn. (Grassroots Newswire) February 18, 2012 -- SERVPRO, a disaster recovery and restoration company, has been ranked fifth on Forbes magazine’s “Top 20 Franchises For The Buck.” SERVPRO is the only restoration company featured on the list.

Forbes magazine, with the assistance of the World Franchising Network, compiled the list of the twenty franchise opportunities that deliver the most bang for the buck. The evaluation criteria included average initial investment, total locations, growth and closure rates in the last three years and training and support.

"We are honored to be included in this elite franchise group," said Rick Isaacson, Executive Vice President of Servpro Industries, Inc. "It is a blessing to have the opportunity to help customers restore their lives and Franchisees pursue their dreams at the same time."

SERVPRO specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration and repair services helping both commercial and residential customers. SERVPRO also offers large loss, national storm response, mold remediation and other property maintenance and restoration services.

“The SERVPRO System was founded with the vision of helping entrepreneurs succeed,” added Sue Steen, Chief Executive Officer of Servpro Industries, Inc. "For more than 40 years SERVPRO has been helping individuals realize their dreams of business ownership.”

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Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,600 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss situations. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.