Steamatic franchises have set the standard in restoration and cleaning services
For nearly 50 years, Steamatic has been providing communities a variety of much-needed services: fire and water damage restoration, mold remediation, air duct cleaning, commercial building drying, carpet cleaning, and tile and hard surface cleaning.
With operations in 23 countries, Steamatic has emerged as a leading restoration franchise with a reputation for having highly trained, professional technicians who get the job done right. That reputation has paid off for Steamatic franchisees, who generate one of the highest average annual sales numbers in the industry — just over $1.1 million a year — with the top third generating well over $2 million in annual sales.
The growing $210 billion-dollar-a-year restoration industry attracts entrepreneurs with its high margins and constant customer demand. Steamatic has solved one of the largest problems facing that industry — having enough work between large restoration jobs to keep trained staff busy.
Steamatic franchisees offer a number of related services that allow them to be dominant players in restoration and also provide essential routine services to their communities — air duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, building drying, tile and stone cleaning, biohazard and upholstery cleaning — which can create a steady income stream.
“This is a great time to invest in Steamatic,” says Steve Willis, President of Steamatic. “We are entering the biggest growth mode in our 47-year history. With a new corporate team, increased ongoing support, detailed training and our investment into technology, we have become the best choice for anyone interested in starting a restoration business.”
A Steamatic restoration franchise is affordable to own: Investment starts at $137,050. Potential franchise owners should have at least $75,000 in liquid capital, and we work with a variety of financing partners to help make ownership attainable.
Steamatic restoration franchise: A high-margin business
The cost of restoring a home or business is much lower than replacing it, so insurers’ goal is to attract high-quality service providers who can do a job right, do it quickly and help the owner regain order. Most of Steamatic’s restoration work comes from insurance companies, and those companies have set prices for jobs.
Most problems — like water and fire damage or mold growth — “have to be taken care of right away,” says Steamatic Director of Franchise Development Bill Helton. “If you wake up one morning standing in an inch of water, it has to get fixed. The longer you wait, the more damage is done.”
“We are in a recession-proof industry,” says Steamatic Chairman Bill Sims. “No matter what happens in the economy, accidents and natural disasters happen. Homeowners expect their insurance companies to come through.”
Steamatic awards large, exclusive territories to franchise owners. Often, a single Steamatic franchisee will own a large portion of a city or might own an entire designated market area. That’s important because a larger territory means you can be the single point of contact with an insurer and capitalize on key relationships for referral business, becoming the go-to source for quality restoration work in your market.
A versatile franchise to own
The Steamatic business model is a lot more than just a high-performance restoration franchise: our franchisees offer a suite of related services that keep trucks and techs busy throughout the year and provide a steadier source of income. Twenty-three percent of our business is non-restoration work. In addition to water and fire damage restoration and mold remediation, our franchisees offer carpet cleaning, duct cleaning, building drying, upholstery cleaning, biohazard cleanup, and tile and hard surface cleaning.
“If you started a pure restoration business, only providing those services, you might have an unpredictable ramp up,” Bill Helton says. “You might end up with a bunch of restoration work right off the bat, or it might take awhile before you land regular jobs. With our hub-and-spoke services, you can start deploying your techs on day one, and the extra revenue smooths out the dry periods between restoration work.”
When Steamatic provides excellent restoration work helping someone put their home back together, that homeowner will often then hire us to perform other services: The property manager who manages 250 properties will think of Steamatic for regular carpet cleaning. The homeowner with a grease fire in the kitchen will hire us to clean their ductwork. Some of our services even provide recurring revenue; a hotel or hospital might sign an annual contract for floor or carpet cleaning.
“It helps even out cash flow,” says Bill Helton of the multiple streams of revenue, adding that having various jobs allows Steamatic franchisees “the availability of having people on staff and having work for them all the time in different market segments.”
Steamatic franchise opportunities: Who we are looking for
Steamatic is growing, and we’re recruiting entrepreneurs who want to build large, successful businesses. We’re looking for driven, experienced entrepreneurs who are passionate about helping people put their lives back together after a catastrophe.
Steamatic is a proven business that has exhibited decades of growth, and we’ve emerged as a technologically advanced brand. Our franchise owners provide much-needed services in their communities, and we believe our franchise opportunity offers a great platform for you to build a long-term business.
We’re looking for owners who have experience managing and developing staff, who enjoy working with people and are passionate about providing great customer service. You don’t need to have prior experience in the cleaning or restoration business. We believe Steamatic offers entrepreneurs a low cost of entry, a high potential return and a much better territory size than other franchised options.
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