(Wood Dale, IL, January 3, 2011) – Disaster Kleenup International, Inc. (DKI), North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced today that it ranked #157 on Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 list for 2010. DKI increased its ranking by fifty-six spots over the previous year.

Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 is recognized as the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. To be eligible for a Franchise 500 ranking a company must have a minimum of 10 locations with at least one based in the United States. It also must be in good financial standing and be accepting new Member applications.

The 2010 rankings are based on financial and statistical data from July 2009 through July 2010 and thousands of companies’ submissions are reviewed before the final list is determined. Only franchise companies that supplied a full Franchise Disclosure Document and were able to have all of the data verified were eligible.

DKI president Dale Sailer said, “I am very pleased with DKI’s performance this year. We have worked hard to create a franchise opportunity that supports the company’s overall vision, mission and values,” Sailer said. “It is rewarding that when compared to other franchises in the marketplace, others see the value in our offering.”