911 Restoration was founded in 2012 and specializes in mold inspection, water damage restoration, fire and sewage cleanup and more at its 220-plus locations. The brand climbed an impressive 60 rankings on the Franchise Times Top 400 to No. 298.
As the world experiences more fires, floods and natural disasters—a side effect of a changing climate—people are in need of disaster restoration services more than ever, so it’s no wonder companies in that category benefit. Plus, most if not all disaster restoration franchises were deemed “essential” during pandemic shutdowns, which helped the segment add more than $200 million in sales in 2020 to finish the year at $4.6 billion, an increase of 6.2 percent.