Paul Davis Restoration was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise500 for top franchise opportunities. The insurance restoration firm was ranked No. 239 on the list among giants like Taco Bell and Dunkin Donuts. Paul Davis has 251 locations this year, the magazine said.
“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur editor-in-chief. “Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”
When COVID-19 hit hard, Paul Davis’ teams pivoted to keep the public safe and to fight COVID-19 in workplaces and public buildings of all kinds. A company release said that Paul Davis already had many systems in place to fight against pathogens but amped up for the huge uptick in demand that came their way. The company also said that many offices provided complimentary preemptive cleaning services and application of disinfectant to first responders’ vehicles and facilities to help keep their communities safe.
Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. The No. 10 franchise on the list also serves the restoration industry, it was ServPro.