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Melissa Tommerdahl

Rainbow International Restoration Owner Since 2020

Question Number of employees:
Answer 7
Question Most rewarding aspect of franchise ownership?
Answer Having a network of owners you can brainstorm with, and having access to the backend support and call center leads from corporate.
Question Pay it forward
Answer During the pandemic of 2020, our local Crisis Nursery shut down. My crew sanitized the nursery for free, allowing the facility to reopen and create a safe spot for the children to stay.
Question How have you benefitted from the Neighborly® system?
Answer I’ve been in the industry for 20 years and the training that Rainbow corporate provides is better than any other training I’ve experienced.
Question Advice for aspiring franchise owners:
Answer Do your research and understand the business. Network with fellow franchise owners and learn from their mistakes and successes.
Question What are you most excited about for the future of Neighborly:
Answer Having a one-stop-shop for any home service need.
Question Least favorite chores:
Answer Cleaning the kitchen

Melissa's Story

Melissa Tommerdahl had been a long-standing employee of Rainbow International® of Minneapolis, but when the franchise owner announced their retirement, she decided to purchase the business and run it herself. In 2011, she took out a small business loan and launched the next step in her two-decade career.

The restoration business can get harried, and when her company gets a surge of business, Melissa says her husband, Greg; daughters Madison and Mackenzie; and her mother all roll up their sleeves to haul equipment and help out. “They enjoy coming in to help people who are quite possibly having one of the worst days of their lives,” she explained.

Melissa Tommerdahl

Rainbow International Restoration Owner Since 2020

Question Number of employees:
Answer 7
Question Most rewarding aspect of franchise ownership?
Answer Having a network of owners you can brainstorm with, and having access to the backend support and call center leads from corporate.
Question Pay it forward
Answer During the pandemic of 2020, our local Crisis Nursery shut down. My crew sanitized the nursery for free, allowing the facility to reopen and create a safe spot for the children to stay.
Question How have you benefitted from the Neighborly® system?
Answer I’ve been in the industry for 20 years and the training that Rainbow corporate provides is better than any other training I’ve experienced.
Question Advice for aspiring franchise owners:
Answer Do your research and understand the business. Network with fellow franchise owners and learn from their mistakes and successes.
Question What are you most excited about for the future of Neighborly:
Answer Having a one-stop-shop for any home service need.
Question Least favorite chores:
Answer Cleaning the kitchen
The Training Center is hands on and their trainers are the best in the industry.
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