California 1-800 WATER DAMAGE Franchise Owner Gives Rave Review
First-hand insights from a new franchise owner highlight the value of training, support, and hard work
There are many reasons why owning a 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise makes a lot of sense. The satisfaction of building up a small business, controlling one’s own destiny, the opportunity for financial freedom…and the list goes on.
But for the real lowdown on why this is a great franchise, why not hear it directly from 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise owner Bill Burns, who launched his franchise in Rancho Cordova, CA, a year ago:
“Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome opportunity you have given us.
It truly has been (instantly!) life-changing for my family. At a time when many other businesses are failing and many people are out of work due to COVID-10, our first year in business is thriving way beyond our expectations! (Thank you, Jesus!)
If you look at Google, we are the highest-rated restoration company within 400 square miles of my office. And between Google & Yelp alone (not to mention BBB, Yellow Pages, or Facebook), we have WAY over 100 5-star reviews … and only 5 stars from every customer we have ever served.”
Franchise ownership supports lifestyle upgrades
“It has been my wife’s dream to buy a travel trailer – but we could never afford one (or even a vacation). But now we can! So, we bought one — and the business paid for it, since I will use it on CAT sooner or later! I also bought her a Mercedes Benz 450 GL (4X4, two Sunroofs, V8, 3rd row seating — each child has their OWN ROW of seats!).
And best of all, we don’t have to rent out the guest house in our backyard to strangers. Instead we converted it to a home office. Now, our business pays us $750 a month to rent the guest house as a home office and also pays for the internet, trash, phone, and everything else legally possible that a business has to pay for (consult a CPA beforehand). Basically, the business is easing our personal monthly bills!
I could go on and on about the benefits of owning our own business: the time to be with my family, the working environment that I get to create for my family and my technicians, the money, the freedom…too many blessings to list!
After only one year of business, we are already looking at buying a $1,000,000+ ‘mansion’ in the Eldorado Hills area. We will continue to keep our old house as a rental unit as well. If we get enough acreage with the new house, then the business can help pay for it, because we will also have a business office/warehouse on site!
A dream come true
To think that I was a checker at Safeway for 10 years making $45,000 a year, supporting a family of five on my own, in California. We were living below the poverty level. I didn’t know a thing about this industry or that it even existed. We used credit cards to purchase the [franchise] and now our business is averaging more than $30,000 a month with a low level of overhead! This is the stuff the American Dream is made of!
This truly feels like a Cinderella story – beyond our wildest dreams!
First, I thank the Good Lord Above and next, from the bottom of our hearts, my whole family wants to say, “THANK YOU!” to every member of the team that put up with all our growing pains. I am a grumbly, rebellious, old man who doesn’t deal with change or orders very well, and you all ‘loved us through’ to success. So, Thank YOU!
Our future looks so amazing that it is hardly believable! For the first time in my life, I don’t mind getting older — because things are now getting better every year! It really is all about the family. I am very excited and super grateful for what 1-800 WATER DAMAGE has done for us! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!!”
A 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise is one of the most affordable businesses to own in the property restoration industry. The total investment for a standard franchise ranges from $70,822 to $211,537. These costs include everything from equipment, vehicles, and access to our state-of-the-art training platform. You also have the option to convert your existing business with an investment ranging from $57,613 to $175,637.