SERVPRO Highlights National Small Business Week with 2,000th Franchise
GALLATIN, Tenn.—May 9, 2022—SERVPRO celebrated the 2022 National Small Business Week last week with the announcement of its 2,000th franchise. “Since its inception in 1967 and its first franchise in 1969, SERVPRO has been founded on entrepreneurial dreams and helped change the lives of hundreds of small business owners,” said SERVPRO CEO Rick Isaacson.
“The mission, vision, and purpose of SERVPRO are inextricably linked to small business owners and entrepreneurs in every way,” Isaacson said. “Our mission is to build a team of quality people, with the purpose of helping entrepreneurs succeed. SERVPRO changes family trees, and this 2,000th franchise milestone reaffirms how far we have come and outlines the bright future we still have ahead serving our customers across the U.S. and Canada.”
For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. According to the SBA, there are more than 32.5 million small businesses in the U.S. This year’s theme, “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship,” will acknowledge small businesses from across the country for their resilience, ingenuity, and creativity.
“Two years ago, during the start of the pandemic, many small businesses suffered and struggled to cope with unforeseen challenges,” Isaacson said. “However, I watched our SERVPRO franchisees do what they do best—jump in to help in the middle of uncertainty—and switch gears by offering Covid cleanings and disinfecting services, helping other businesses in their communities safely open their doors to customers again while protecting frontline workers.”
Entrepreneurs of all types
SERVPRO franchisees from all walks of life have found success by helping make it “Like it never even happened.” Click the links below to read more about four entrepreneurs who have different small business stories, and all have found success and service in the SERVPRO system.
- Julie Roberts, female business owner
- Daniel Jeffries, entrepreneur story
- Matt Marchese, veteran-owned
- Kyle and Courtney Carter, 2,000th SERVPRO franchise
To be connected with a local SERVPRO franchise small business owner, please reach out to Senior Communications Editor Kim Brooks.
For more than 50 years, SERVPRO has been a trusted leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, construction, mold mitigation, and biohazard and pathogen remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 2,000 independently owned and operated franchises spans the United States and Canada, responding to property damage emergencies large and small—from million-square-foot commercial facilities to individual homes. When disaster strikes, homeowners, business owners, and major insurance companies alike rely on SERVPRO to make it “Like it never even happened.”