Restoration 1®, one of the fastest-growing and most-trusted restoration franchises in North America, announces the first franchisee to also purchase complementary business, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. 

Lance Ray opened his Restoration 1 location two years ago. In a short amount of time, he’s established one of the largest restoration teams in the system. Having experienced plumbers on his team already, he knew owning a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain was the next best step for his business.

“When a leak turns into a small flood, you need a plumber to fix the leak and a restoration expert to clean up the mess,” said Ray. “Being able to own and operate both brands means I have the ability to serve my community throughout the entire process.” 

In 2016, Gary Findley became CEO of Restoration 1. One year later, he acquired bluefrog Plumbing + Drain with plans to aggressively grow the two businesses across North America.

“It was our vision from start that these two brands would work together, and Lance Ray has taken the first step in bringing that vision to life,” said Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. “ And this is only the beginning as we plan for more franchisees to own and operate both brands in their community.”

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