If you’re considering starting your own business and joining our restoration franchise, you most likely have a lot of questions. STOP Restoration makes owning your own franchise location easy, but we understand that you want to make sure you have as much information as possible before moving forward with the process. We appreciate your due diligence and want to provide you with all the information you need.
Our franchise development team is always here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. We have also compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions below, along with our answers. Check them out and them give us a call at (844) 422-4425 if you have additional questions.
Do I need a background in construction to own a STOP franchise?
No. Though any experience in construction, restoration or just being “good with your hands” may certainly help, it’s definitely not a requirement to become an owner of your own restoration franchise with STOP. Our motto is “Start Simple, Grow Big.” The truth is, many of our franchisees do not come on board with this kind of background, yet have found great success with us. We offer everything you need to run a successful business, including extensive technical training.
STOP tailors our program to start new owners off with water damage cleaning, light-duty restoration as well as mold remediation. Neither of these requires any construction. You can rest easy knowing that we’ve been in this business for a long time and have a lot of knowledge and experience that will always be at your disposal.
What types of restoration work do STOP franchisees handle?
At STOP, we handle the main types of restoration home and building owners most commonly need:
- Water damage
- Fire damage
- Smoke damage
- Mold remediation
- Biohazard Clean-up
These are the five major areas our franchisees focus their attention on. You’ll be provided with the information and technical training needed to fully understand how to handle each of these services.
How much does it cost to open a STOP franchise?
Though the initial investment varies depending on factors like rent, insurance, and the cost of office equipment, it generally ranges from $82,700 to $142,500. To learn more about the breakdown of investment costs, check out our Investment page.
How much can I make as a STOP franchisee?
There are many factors that will dictate your return on investment, including your level of dedication to our training program and how well you follow our systems and plan, in addition to others. As a result of that, we are unable to provide you with an exact dollar amount. However, on average, sales for new franchisees is $168,000 in their first year, $347,000 in years 2-3 with a jump to $477,000 in years three to seven. After seven years, the average sales are $1,288,000.*
* See our Item 19 in our FDD, updated each year, for full details. *
In order to reach these marks, owners must remain dedicated to our training, marketing, and ongoing support. We hope you push our averages even higher! STOP’s strategy along with our 40+ years of experience in the industry sets us apart from our competitors.