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Starting a Restoration Business

Start a Business That Restores People’s Homes and Lives

Take Charge of Your Career with a Rainbow International® franchise!

The structural and emotional damage can be devastating for homeowners who have experienced a fire or flood. Unfortunately, these events are an inevitable part of life requiring the services of skilled professionals who can help restore people’s homes and lives.

If you simply consider the increasing trends of natural disasters, you can sense the widespread need for restoration services. According to Restoration & Remediation Online1, our country had experienced the following events in 2020 alone:

  • 13 hurricanes
  • 30 tropical storms (record high)
  • 31 tropical depressions (tied for the record)
  • Wildfires in at least eight states
  • A drought
  • Three tornado outbreaks

1https://www.randrmagonline.com/articles/89196-the-2020-restoration-industry-year-in-review-the-great-unknown Restoration & Remediation Online

Research firm IBS World predicts a strong forecast for the industry in its 2021 January report2:

"Continued climate variability will bode well for industry operators. Industry structure, similar to the previous five-year period, [indicates] strong demand for restoration services from 2021-2026." – IBIS World2

Discover what a career in restoration and remediation services can mean for your future and see how franchise ownership with Rainbow International Restoration can be your path to professional success.

Why Rainbow International?

The Experience, Reputation, and Resources You Need!

You may have several options for starting your own property restoration business. And while this recession-resilient industry comes with competition; your success will depend heavily on a special set of tools. Rainbow International Restoration welcomes you to explore our established support system to help you reach your goals.

Established in 1981, Rainbow International is a global franchise organization dedicated to providing residential and commercial restoration and remediation cleaning services. Recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine among its Franchise 500®, Rainbow International franchise owners offer a broad range of damage restoration services from over 330 locations worldwide.

What We Provide

  • Integrated digital-focused marketing and operations support
  • National reputation for excellence in the trusted Neighborly® franchise system
  • The chance to restore hope to home and business owners affected by disasters
  • Diversified service offerings such as carpet cleaning and contents removal
  • ProTradeNet® vendor buying power
  • Designated territory
  • A values-based network that feels like family

An Award-Winning Franchise

Rainbow International is one of the leading restoration companies in the industry, consistently recognized for its franchise strength and established systems.

  • 330+ franchises Worldwide
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500®
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500® for Veterans
  • Franchise Times® Top 200 
  • Franchise Business Review Satisfaction Award
  • Global Franchise Awards Category Winner
  • Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Award Winner

What We Do

Reach Your Potential with Rainbow International

At Rainbow International, we provide Water Damage, Fire Damage & Mold Restoration Services for our customers. Whether a burst pipe, fire or smoke damage, or the need for remediating mold, we help people overcome traumatic events and help put their lives back in order.

At Rainbow, our focus is on helping our franchise owners meet their professional and personal goals. We continually fine-tune our support systems to help you run a successful restoration franchise and live a more fulfilling life.

Because we're part of the Neighborly® community of home services brands, you get unique perks, such as potential cross-promotions from fellow local brands, key networking opportunities, and lead generation support from the Neighborly app.

Our property restoration franchise offers diverse services, which vary slightly by location, but generally include:

  • Water damage restoration
  • Smoke and fire damage restoration
  • Mold Removal
  • Property reconstruction
  • Cleanup services and odor removal
  • Carpet cleaning

As a Rainbow franchise owner, you enjoy the benefits of following a results-driven business model designed to build sustainable profit. In other words, we have your back in this needs-based service industry.

You are our top priority

We understand that feeling secure in your business means being prepared, so we give you the information, tools, and resources you need to drive your success. You will have a dedicated Sure Start Consultant who will guide you through the opening of your Rainbow International franchise, and once you are set up, you will have a dedicated Franchise Business Coach.

Our goal is to help you succeed

To do that, we provide you access to ongoing training and support in the following areas:

  • Setting up office systems and day-to-day operations
  • Technology training, including operation of our proprietary software systems
  • Education in the Rainbow International business systems, culture, and team development
  • Tested marketing systems, local marketing plans, and access to marketing collateral
  • Ongoing training and development

Preferred Vendor Discounts

At Rainbow International, as part of Neighborly®, we are excited to offer franchise owners the opportunity for membership in our preferred vendor discount and rebate program. ProTradeNet® is an asset that greatly differentiates us from our competitors. With the power of this program, we can offer supplies and equipment to our franchise owners at discounted prices not available to independent business owners. In addition, we offer a rebate program, which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of annual rebates systemwide.

Regional and National Conferences

Rainbow International and Neighborly offer regional and national conferences to allow franchisees to gather, share, and learn. There's nothing quite as valuable as franchise owners talking and sharing success stories with each other. In addition, every year, the home office provides training on best practices and highlights emerging trends and new technologies.

Why The Restoration Industry?

A History of Consistent Growth and a Lush Future

Being a business owner can be extremely rewarding, both professionally and personally, and this can be especially true in the property restoration industry. Natural and accidental disasters are inevitable, and there's ongoing opportunity to help people by starting a water and fire restoration business.

As noted in a recent article on industry trends found on Restoration and Remediation online, the restoration business is compelling for several reasons, including1:

  • Restoration is vital and needed regardless of economic or social influences. 
  • The health of the indoor environment is becoming more essential. 
  • Outside people, companies, and equity firms are realizing restoration is a great, long-term industry. 
  • Restorers are uniquely suited to diagnose, triage, and treat very challenging and unusual situations on a micro and macro level. 

And research firm, IBIS World, notes the strong demand for restoration services.

"Demand for industry services has grown over the five years to 2021 as climate change, and an overwhelmingly favorable macroeconomic environment has spurred consumers, businesses and other customers to use industry services." - IBIS World2

Ideal Franchise Owner

Is Rainbow International a Good Fit for You?

Owning and managing a disaster restoration business requires commitment and hard work, but it can be personally and professionally fulfilling. You help people through the most challenging times of their lives – the aftermath of a hurricane, a flood, a fire.

Rainbow International franchise owners are prepared for mostly emergency-based work; they expect to start with hands-on management and grow into executive ownership. And they know they're supported along the way.

The core requirements for owning a franchise location (beyond the investment) are integrity, a big heart, and eagerness to succeed. If this sounds like you, let's take the next step.

The System

Join a Top Restoration Business

You may have several options for opening your own property restoration business or growing your current one. But this recession-resistant industry comes with competition, and your success depends on a special set of tools. Rainbow International Restoration® welcomes you into our established support system to help you reach your goals.

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