JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 20, 2009) ---- With its propensity for insurance claims and hurricane-related losses, the state of Florida is one of the largest and most important regions for FRSTeam, the national fabric restoration specialty cleaning franchisor. The company is now able to provide services statewide with the launch in early April of its completely new facility in Jacksonville, Fla.

The new Jacksonville location is owned by Jacqui Schaefer, who also owns and oversees the FRSTeam facility in Madison Heights, Mich. Its strategic location will enable FRSTeam to expand its capabilities to respond to major hurricanes, as the northeast Florida region is historically less likely to be hit by severe storms and can serve as an ideal staging area for the company in the aftermath of hurricanes in other parts of the state.

With the addition of the Jacksonville location, FRSTeam now provides restoration cleaning services throughout the entire state with its existing facilities in Miami, St. Petersburg, Orlando and Alabama (serving the Florida Panhandle).

“We are very excited to open the new location in Jacksonville as part of the FRSTeam network of fabric and fire restoration cleaners serving the needs of the insurance industry and loss mitigation contractors throughout the country,” said Schaefer. “Our experience in restoration cleaning since 1994 as well as with FRSTeam during the last several years will enable us to quickly begin providing important restoration cleaning services for residents and businesses throughout northeast Florida.”

In addition, FRSTeam announced that its insurance claims and construction industry clients in the state will soon have a single point of contact for all of their fabric restoration jobs statewide.

“FRSTeam is providing insurance claims adjusters and loss/damage mitigation specialty contractors throughout the state with a convenient and exclusive means to manage all jobs in Florida,” said Mark D. Mills, the FRSTeam independent licensed franchisee serving South Florida. “Our new statewide coverage will make working with FRSTeam easier and more efficient for our Florida clients, especially after major storms when the increased workloads could otherwise become difficult to manage.”

In addition to its operators in the United States, FRSTeam maintains an operator in Ontario, Canada, as well as an affiliate relationship with Johnsons Fabric Restoration Services, the largest restoration cleaner in the United Kingdom. FRSTeam provides insurance carriers and damage mitigation contractors with superior restoration services for fabrics and textiles damaged by smoke, fire, water, and mold.