PuroClean, a leading restoration and remediation franchise, is celebrating earning the 97th spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500, its current highest ranking following a multi-year growth streak. PuroClean ranked second in the restoration service franchise category, reflecting the leadership and innovation it has brought to the thriving and essential industry. For the fourth consecutive year, PuroClean has moved up on the overall list, jumping an additional five places and rising more than 160 spots since first appearing in 2018.
“We are proud to once again be recognized by Entrepreneur in this way, which underscores our unbridled commitment to providing passionate, relentless service to both our franchisees and their communities,” said Steve White, president and COO of PuroClean. “This past year was one of challenge and growth; through it all, our franchise owners and their teams never faltered, continuing to surpass expectations at every turn. We continued reaching new milestones in 2021 and see big things ahead in 2022.”
One of the fastest-growing restoration franchises in the United States, PuroClean enables entrepreneurs to capitalize on diverse revenue opportunities and offers a pathway to success in the multibillion-dollar property restoration industry. Breaking into the Top 100 franchises on the list, PuroClean continues its streak of recognition by the publication following massive franchise growth within the last two years. PuroClean offers its franchise owners the opportunity to build a business with low entry barriers, no storefront requirement, expedited opening timelines, and a wealth of training and support systems.
In 2021, PuroClean’s Franchise Development team welcomed 77 new signings to the franchise network, including 14 new locations by existing PuroClean franchise owners. Multi-unit ownership saw an increase within the past year, leading to further expansion of territory coverage from within. PuroClean’s continued footprint rippled across North America, exceeding an annual goal of opening 55 offices and increasing location count by 12 percent.
With thousands of submissions each year, the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranking is recognized as the world’s most comprehensive franchise list. Each honoree was evaluated extensively against key factors such as costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, financial strength, and stability. In one of the ranking’s most competitive years, PuroClean’s recession-resistant business model, low entry costs, veteran franchisee incentives, and training initiatives edged out competitors to earn a spot in the Top 100. PuroClean has also been previously recognized by Entrepreneur in other prestigious lists, ranking 7th in the “Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000” list, 37th in the “Top Franchises for Veterans'' list, and 124 in the “Top Global Franchises'' list.
Beyond cracking the Top 100 on the list, PuroClean has earned countless other accolades for its innovation and franchise owner support initiatives, including praise for its PuroVet program, which helps military veterans realize their dream of business ownership, as well as its state-of-the-art facilities and training programs. Earlier this month, PuroClean made an appearance in Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious” list, recognized for their franchise growth and stellar performance in 2021. This past year, PuroClean rolled out their cutting-edge Microbial Warriors course series — a training program developed by industry veteran Jeff Jones and facilitated by PuroClean Director of Training and Technical Services, Darren Hudema. In addition, PuroClean’s Business Development department oversaw the growth of the company’s national partnership roster and the launch of PuroClean’s first-ever in-house call center last summer.
“Our franchise owners, leadership, and support teams are direct contributors to the successes of our organization, and we couldn’t be prouder of the work that took place in 2021, as well as all that we see on the horizon for our network in 2022,” said Mark W. Davis, PuroClean CEO and chairman.
PuroClean is a leading service brand for water damage remediation, fire and smoke damage mitigation, mold removal, and biohazard cleanup services, working with both residential and commercial customers across the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 2001, PuroClean is a diverse, fast-growing network of more than 360 North American franchise locations, each independently owned and operated. With a commitment to respond within two hours, the professionals at PuroClean are thoroughly screened, insured and trained in utilizing the latest cutting-edge mitigation technology to complete the remediation task at hand. PuroClean has earned numerous awards within franchising and the greater global business community, including “The Franchise Satisfaction Award” from Franchise Business Review, ranking on The Franchise 500 from Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine’s “5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Franchise Times “Top 400,” and being named a Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine.