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Area cleanup business' franchise ranked

A national cleanup and restoration franchise company recently was ranked No. 7 in the 2015 Franchise 500 rankings from Entrepreneur magazine.
SERVPRO’s Richmond Hill location at 788-B Longwood Drive serves Liberty, Bryan, Effingham and McIntosh counties. More than 900 franchises qualified for inclusion in the list.
This recognition marks the sixth consecutive year Entrepreneur has included the company in its Top 10 list and the 12th consecutive year SERVPRO has earned the top spot on the magazine’s list in its own industry — restoration services.
Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 selection process uses “objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation” to help would-be entrepreneurs identify franchise investment opportunities. Some of the most important factors considered by Entrepreneur in developing the list each year are “financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.”
“We know that each of our franchisees will continue to represent the ongoing brand leadership of SERVPRO for disaster cleanup and restoration services in their local territories,” said Sue Steen, chief executive officer of SERVPRO Industries Inc. “SERVPRO is committed to ensuring that all of our franchisees have the tools and knowledge to provide the best possible service to every customer.”
According to Steen, SERVPRO innovates with systems, processes and training designed to deliver faster, more consistent results to its customers. In the past year, SERVPRO customers benefited from the introduction of the following features:
• The company’s DryBook proprietary software, which provides franchisees with tools to capture and track the steps of a restoration project according to industry best practices and standards.
• The Here to Help Connection, which provides homeowners with 24/7 access to real-time data, allowing them to track progress toward project completion.
• The Drying Chamber, which uses vacuum freeze-drying technology to vaporize water in water-damaged documents — a technique recommended by the Library of Congress. The process can recover and restore even the most delicate items and preserve the integrity of a variety of media including irreplaceable files, medical files, books, X-rays, photographs and more.

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