Restoration 1®, one of the fastest-growing and most-trusted restoration franchises in North America, announced in late August that the brand has opened its milestone 200th franchise location in Montgomery, Alabama.

“Restoration 1 has experienced fast-paced growth over the past three years,” said Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1. “Reaching 200 open locations is an important milestone for our entire network, and it truly shows the hard work everyone has put in to grow this brand across the United States. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of this family, and I look forward to continued growth and success.”

Chad Wise is the owner of Restoration 1’s 200th location. He’s a veteran who served in the Army National Guard for seven years before entering into the civilian workforce as a general contractor. He was looking into franchise opportunities that were in line with his building science background and allowed him to use his current licenses. When he was introduced to Restoration 1, he knew it was the perfect fit.

“Opening a Restoration 1 has been a great experience for me and the rest of my team,” said Wise. “We’ve had great support along the way, and I look forward to providing this needed service to my local community.”

The brand has experienced record-breaking growth with new members added to the leadership team, expansion into 37 states, and the acquisition of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain with more complementary service brands to come. In 2019, Restoration 1 was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies – the Inc. 5000. The brand also earned the #165 spot on the prestigious Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, was ranked #48 in Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and earned the #11 spot on Franchise Times Smartest-Growing Brands for 2019.

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