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SERVPRO® Celebrates 6th Consecutive Year on Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Franchise List

Cleanup and restoration franchisor stands strong in the #7 position in the 2015 Franchise 500 rankings

West Columbia, SC (Grassroots Newswire) January 20, 2015 – SERVPRO®, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, maintains its hold on the No. 7 spot overall – out of a group of 927 franchises that qualified for inclusion in the list—in the recently announced 2015 Franchise 500 rankings* from Entrepreneur magazine. 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.”

“It’s very satisfying to represent the ongoing brand leadership of SERVPRO® for disaster cleanup and restoration services in the Lexington area,” said Tia Williams, owner of “SERVPRO® of Lexington. “As a SERVPRO franchisee, we have the tools and knowledge—and the responsibility—to provide the best possible service to every customer.”

According to Williams, SERVPRO continues to innovate with systems, processes and training designed to deliver faster, more consistent results to their customers. In the past year, SERVPRO customers benefited from the introduction of the following advanced 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.

SERVPRO® specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, helping both commercial and residential customers recover from property damage emergencies “Like it never even happened.” For more information about SERVPRO® of Lexington, contact Tia Williams at (803) 955-0342 or Tia@servprolexingtonsc.com. For more information about SERVPRO®, please visit www.servpro.com.

*   http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500/index.html

** http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/franchise500/about.html



Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of nearly 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar losses. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.


About SERVPRO of Cayce/West Columbia and Lexington

Since 1968, SERVPRO has been active in the Midlands community as a professional and deeply rooted family-run business. Luther Williams established SERVPRO of Cayce/West Columbia and Lexington with a dream of helping property owners during their most pressing water and fire emergencies. Luther’s grandchildren, Tia Williams and Taylor Williams, currently own and operate SERVPRO of Cayce/West Columbia and Lexington. Together they have over 20 years of cleaning and restoration experience.

SERVPRO is active in the local community, supporting and serving alongside the Cayce/West Columbia and Lexington Chambers of Commerce, The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Claims Association, Lexington District 1 and 2 educational programs and athletics, the Sertoma Club and many others. SERVPRO franchises in the Midlands have raised nearly $30,000 for local disaster relief efforts at the annual American Red Cross Golf Classic.

SERVPRO of Cayce/West Columbia and Lexington enjoys partnering with 32 fellow associates in South Carolina and thousands nationwide to make any size disaster “like it never even happened.”


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