United Water Restoration Group (UWRG) is ramping up its franchise growth in 2019. With a renewed focus on franchising, the 22-unit restoration brand anticipates at least 200 UWRGs open and operating by August 2021.
Already on the road to 200, UWRG has signed five franchise agreements this year and the restoration brand has opened franchise locations in Long Island, N.Y., Stamford, Conn. and Atlanta.
“We are in an aggressive growth mode as our team continues to bring on community-oriented, dedicated franchisees,” said Zoltan Kurucz, who founded the company with Lajos Nagy and Endre Banfi during the Great Recession. “Our team is putting all of our efforts toward building a happy and successful franchise system, and right out of the gate, our team has brought United Water Restoration Group to new markets in new states. There is unlimited potential for our franchise to grow.”
As Kurucz notes, UWRG has spent 2019 dedicated to putting together a best-in-class franchise system. It has brought in marketing professionals who have incorporated a new ‘marketing-team-in-a-box’ for franchisees, an experienced director of franchise operations, and a franchise sales consultant – all in an effort to bring the brand to new heights.
“We are a young company in an old industry. While other restoration brands operate like it’s the ‘90s, we are making sure this is a state-of-the-art franchise opportunity,” said Kurucz. “Every person on our team is committed to providing the best operations for our franchisees, including a 24/7 online customer response bot. This bot eases the minds of our customers and immediately puts them in touch with a franchisee in his or her market. We also have an upgraded technology package that works to cross pollinate data points across every location.”
The recent uptick in franchise growth is also due to UWRG’s financial appeal. With a low investment range (from $99k to $217k, depending on how many territories a franchisee buys), there is a massive return on investment. The average UWRG franchise office brings in $1.3M in total revenue.
“Restoration is a completely recession-resistant business. No matter the economy, what city you are in or what time of the year it is, there will always be business and home owners in need of restoration work,” said Nagy. “Our franchise partners are capitalizing on weather events like flooding from rain, burst pipes from freezing temps and every day issues like smoke or mold getting in a house or business. This isn’t a trend – restoration and UWRG are here to stay.”
United Water Restoration Group has franchise territories available across the country for interested, qualified entrepreneurs.