Restoration 1 Recognized as Top Franchise and Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

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WACO, Texas—October 22, 2021—Restoration 1®, a national restoration franchise, received recent accolades for being one of the nation’s top franchise systems and for being a top contributor to building a weather-ready nation. Restoration 1 was named to the Franchise Times Top 400 2021 list, ranking 286 out of 400. The company was also designated a as a 2021 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence by the NOAA and the National Weather Service.

Previously the Top 200+, Franchise Times renamed its annual ranking of the 400 largest U.S.-based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to a credible and objective franchise ranking.

“It is an honor to be named to the Franchise Times 400 list once again; this award speaks volumes about the brand’s success and growth throughout the year,” said Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1. “This year, our team has been able to help mitigate the effects of the unforeseeable number of natural disasters that occurred in the United States. Our team looks forward to helping even more communities as we expand our brand across the country in 2022.”

More information on the Top 400 can be found in the October issue of Franchise Times and the full list at

Additionally, Restoration 1 was recognized by the NOAA and the National Weather Service for its contributions to building a weather-ready nation. From wildfires to hurricanes, tornadoes, and torrential rain, weather extreme events are becoming the norm. Restoration 1 has not only helped customers recover from these significant events, but through various channels regularly promotes weather awareness, safety, and preparedness.

“We are extremely proud of this recognition and the important work we are doing to inspire others to take action and become weather-ready,” said Sherry Rose, COO of Restoration 1. “Our teams all stand ready 24/7 and can scale quickly to address storm damage for both residential and commercial properties. We are highly trained in helping our communities recover from these extreme weather conditions.”

Founded in 2008, Restoration 1 specializes in a wide array of emergency mitigations, restoration, and reconstructions services. The company uses advanced technologies and tools to perform restoration for both residential and commercial properties that have been damaged due to water, smoke, fire, mold, storms and more. For more information about Restoration 1, visit

Other highlights across the Restoration 1 network in 2021 include:

  • Restoration 1 named Tom Gissler as President;
  • Restoration 1 ranked number 183 in Entrepreneurmagazine’s Franchise 500;
  • Restoration 1 rolled out Micro-Market Franchise Model for franchise candidates in rural markets;
  • Restoration 1 has awarded over 20 franchises since January 2021, with over 350 sold in 41 states.

To learn more about the Restoration 1 franchise, visit

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