BERKLEY, MI, JANUARY 4, 2011 – The Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN), an international organization of textile restoration specialists serving the insurance industry, has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s 32nd Annual “Franchise 500” list, the fifth year in a row CRDN has received the honor.

With an overall ranking of #354 for 2010, CRDN is part of Entrepreneur’s annual list that recognizes growth-oriented franchises based on objective, quantifiable measurements.  The most important factors used by the magazine’s editorial panel include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

“During a challenging economic time that has taken its toll on retail dry cleaning, CRDN’s focus on insurance restoration services has enabled our members to realize meaningful business growth from coast to coast,” said Wayne Wudyka, CRDN’s founder and CEO.  “CRDN’s success has resulted from ongoing education of the insurance industry about the cost-effectiveness of restoring damaged textiles instead of replacing them.”

Launched in 2001, CRDN specializes in restoring garments and other fabric items damaged by smoke, fire, water, mold or other contaminants.  Covering 95% of the U.S. as well as major population centers in Canada and the United Kingdom, CRDN consistently achieves an average success rate of 98% on textiles found in a home, saving insurance companies millions of dollars each year.

“We are extremely proud of this latest acknowledgement of CRDN’s growth and success,” Wudyka said.  “The recognition by Entrepreneur for the fifth year in a row speaks volumes about the quality of our franchise partners as well as the need for our services and the increased importance of garment and textile restoration in the insurance claims process.