Frequently Asked Questions
Answers About Our Water Restoration Franchise
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 if you have additional questions.
Do I need a background in construction to own a STOP Restoration 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 Restoration. 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 Restoration 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 Restoration franchisees handle?
At STOP Restoration, 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 Restoration franchise?
Though the initial investment varies depending on factors like rent, insurance, and the cost of office equipment, it generally ranges from $84,700 to $143,500*. To learn more about the breakdown of investment costs, check out our Investment page. *See item 7 of our current FDD for more information.