911 Restoration is quickly rising up Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 rankings after being recently named the #2 restoration franchise in the industry for 2019. Just twelve months removed from entering the Top 5 restoration franchises on the list last year, the Fresh Start Company now finds itself in rare company as one of the top two ranked franchises in the entire industry.

Exactly forty years after Entrepreneur’s initial Franchise 500 rankings were first released, the field of franchise applicants this year was more competitive than ever as over 1,000 franchises applied to be included on the prestigious list. The 40-year anniversary of the Franchise 500 coincides with 911 Restoration’s own 12-year anniversary as a franchise, making the Fresh Start Company’s inclusion on the list that much more special.

911 Restoration scored high in “The Five Pillars of the Franchise 500”, the key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s ranking process. Included in the criteria were Brand Strength, Size & Growth, Financial Strength & Stability, Cost & Fees, and Franchise Support, something the company and CEO Idan Shpizear have focused even more on during the past year.

“As our franchise network continues to grow, we’re putting more revenue and resources into innovations that support our franchisees”, says Idan. “One great example is our in-house CRM system Gazingle, an app which we developed to save our franchise owners time and money while helping them track leads, close sales, and manage their receivables.”

It’s innovative solutions like Gazingle to common problems franchisees often face that set 911 Restoration apart from other franchises in the industry. And with this latest Top 2 ranking in addition to being included on Entrepreneur's Fastest Growing Franchises and Top Low Cost Franchises Under 100K lists as well, it’s clear that others are taking notice.

For this year’s full list and to learn more about 911 Restoration, visit Entrepreneur’s official Franchise 500 rankings page.