Minimum Liquid Capital: $200,000
Our company roots go back almost 50 years as a business consulting company (and franchise since 1996). We still work with our owners today in the same manner – as coaches and business consultants. We build restoration executives. Our training and support is unparalleled.
The STOP philosophy is straight-forward, realistic and appealing to most new business owners: "Start Simple, Grow Big."
The restoration industry allows you to start simple with water damage drying and mold clean-up jobs. From here, as you grow your confidence and organization (the goal is NOT to have you spend the rest of your life on a truck), you’ll add services and capabilities to bring your business to any level you want. You’ll be a one-“STOP” shop providing a menu of services to include mold, fire, biohazard and more; all things considered to be part of the restoration industry.
We've been guiding restoration companies for nearly 50 years, and we are here to help you. Together your team and our experience will cause you to prioritize and execute at the highest level. Our biggest and best franchisees call us the most for support. We love this. STOP’s creative mix of insurance-paid and non-insurance jobs is a proven business model that places your base in a recession-resistant industry, plus the opportunity to render other needed services in residential and commercial arenas. What’s more, no prior restoration experience is needed to excel with STOP.
This is a “white collar, scalable executive model” that just happens to be in a blue-collar industry. Here’s what we look for in our owners:
1) An enterprise builder – someone who want to build something big and be ‘the CEO of a small company’. Not someone who wants to be the technician and buy themselves a job. (This industry makes that formula very difficult).
2) An owner who will focus on these two primary drivers – MARKETING and MANAGEMENT. These are the primary roles that true enterprise builders will embrace and develop themselves through our training and systems.
3) Good communicator and truly loves helping people.
…one more thing: NOT DONE LEARNING. There’s a lot to learn and we bring it.
Daily activities consist of marketing and project management. Simple water and mold jobs will be the focus at the beginning. Later, other services such as smoke, fire, biohazard and reconstruction are available to franchisees.
Owner/operator to start, but STOP is a “white collar” executive management model in a “blue collar” industry FRANCHISEE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE (“Earnings Claim”) in gross sales averages:
- 1 year (but less than 24 months): $168,000
- 2 years (but less than 36 months): $347,000
- 3 years (but less than 7 years): $477,00
- 7 years (but less than 10 years): $1,288,000
- 10+ years: $2,243,000
TOTAL INVESTMENT: $78,600-$138,500 (most franchises start with about $95K)
VETERANS: $7200 Discount
ROYALTIES: Start at 9% then drops to 7% upon completing $500,000 in cumulative sales.
NATIONAL CONTRACTS: Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance plus numerous third-party vendor programs.
TERRITORY: PROTECTED - up to 300,000 population (common restoration sector size is 100K).
TRAINING & SUPPORT: Over 26 days the first year, then 6 days every year. On-Call Business and Technical Advisors available 24/7. * We pay for hotel and food at all corporate trainings.
CONVERSIONS: For existing companies of all sizes, STOP offers several exceptional incentives.