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Home Damage Restoration Franchise FAQs

What to Expect with STOP Franchise Ownership

At Service Team of Professionals, we make owning your very own home damage restoration franchise easy. That being said, we understand that you’ll likely have a number of questions about the process and what you can expect. As part of our mission to provide our franchisees with everything they need to succeed, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have! Browse our home damage restoration franchise FAQs below and give us a call to learn more today!

  • Do I need a background in construction to own a STOP franchise?

    While a number of our franchisees do have a background in the construction industry, it is absolutely not necessary to have one in order to own your own home damage restoration franchise with STOP. In fact, many of our franchisees do not have a background in the construction or restoration industries at all. Because we offer extensive training, including technical training, you do not need to have a prior knowledge of restoration. We tailor our program to start you off with water damage restoration and cleaning, including projects such as mold remediation, as these do not require any construction. You can feel confident knowing that we’ve handled all types of restoration projects before—big and small—and we’ll provide you with everything you need to succeed.

  • What types of restoration work do STOP franchisees handle?

    We find that our customers are most in need of a few main types of restoration services: water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, and mold remediation. Our franchisees focus their work on these different types of restoration services. Our team will provide you with the technical training and knowledge you need to tackle these various types of services.

  • How much does it cost to open a STOP franchise?

    Your initial investment can vary, depending on certain factors such as cost of office equipment, rent, insurance, and more. Initial investments range from as low as $78,400 to $138,500. To see a detailed breakdown of how much it will cost to open a STOP franchise, please visit our Initial Investment page.

  • How much can I make as a STOP franchisee?

    Your return on investment will vary depending on a wide range of factors, including your commitment to the training program, following of systems and plans, and other variables. While we can’t provide an exact dollar amount, we can tell you this: average sales in the first one to two years are about $254,000, increasing to $444,000 in average sales in the third and fourth year, and reaching an average of $1,318,000* after five years of franchise ownership. That fifth year mark is entirely a product of our training, marketing, and ongoing support for franchise owners. Our proven strategies and 40+ years of experience in the industry set us apart from other franchisors.

  • What kind of training is offered?

    At STOP, we want to make sure our franchisees have everything they need to succeed. This means that we provide comprehensive technical training, hands-on guidance, business operations training, and proven marketing strategies. You can learn more about our available training on our Training & Support page.

  • As a STOP franchisee, how do I find customers?

    Along with building a reputation for excellence in your local community, finding and retaining customers is incredibly important to the success of your business. As a service-based business, it’s crucial that you initiate a solid marketing plan that can help to increase your sales. Luckily for you, we offer a proven marketing strategy and ongoing support designed to promote stable growth. Additionally, our franchisees find that repeat sales, including referrals, is a huge game changer in the restoration industry. Our marketing program offers guidance on everything from networking to digital strategies that help you boost your bottom line.

    * See Item 19 of FDD for details.

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