Restoration 1 Sees First Woman Franchise Business Owner


Jun 12, 2017

Rapidly expanding restoration brand Restoration 1:registered: recently announced Beth Hendriks as its first woman franchisee. This isn't the first time Hendriks, of Raleigh, North Carolina, has entered into male-dominated territory. Previously, the new franchisee worked as a woman executive with a computer science background in the majority-male tech industry. Now, she is entering this new franchise business full steam ahead as a multi-unit franchisee who will have four locations across the greater Raleigh-Durham region.

After she left her position as a Chief Technology Officer at a major corporation, Hendriks decided to explore franchising opportunities and go into business for herself. She was first introduced to the restoration sector when she had to deal with a home emergency. One of her rental properties had a tree going through its roof during a big storm. After a bad experience with some workers, she ended up directing the restoration project on her own. This lead her to realize that there had to be a way to improve the homeowner's experience during a restoration, and her wish list for a restoration company led her right to Restoration 1:registered:.

Brand CEO Gary Findley said the company is thrilled to have someone like Hendriks on its team. According to the CEO, her years of customer service experience and understanding of the business on both the company and customer level will lead her to big things with the brand. Currently, Hendriks is getting her certifications in fire and smoke, odor control, safety, water damage restoration and more, and that's in addition to the franchisee training she will receive at the brand's headquarters.

Franchising opportunities are available

Established in 2008, the award-winning franchise Restoration 1:registered: offers a vast selection of reconstruction, mitigation and restoration services. This innovative company uses cutting-edge tech and tools to restore commercial and residential properties that have suffered damage from storms, mold, water, fire, smoke and more. Today, this brand has over 120 locations across the United States and is aiming to expand to more than 500 locations across the country over the next four years. Franchises are still available in many major markets. Qualified applicants will have liquid assets of $50,000 or more, and the initial investment ranges from $77,950 to $182,100, including the $49,500 franchise fee.

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