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PuroClean® Announces Plans for First Alaska Franchise

Property Emergency Services Franchise to Help Restore Anchorage’s Homes and Lives

Nov. 20, 2009

[Anchorage, AK] – With plans to launch its first PuroClean franchise location in Anchorage within the year, the “Paramedics of Property Damage” are ready to help local residents overcome devastating setbacks of property disasters.

With approximately six of every 100 households making insurance claims for property damage, including water, mold, fire and other common household mishaps, PuroClean’s services are a necessity for Anchorage homeowners. PuroClean technicians will arrive at the scene of a loss 24/7 and take the necessary steps to bring the situation under control, prevent it from becoming worse and provide restoration services to help bring the property back to pre-loss condition.

“Potential entrepreneurs in the area have shown great interest in the PuroClean franchise opportunity, not just because we serve a recession-proof niche, but because they’re looking for a rewarding career where they can help Anchorage homeowners restore their homes and lives,” said Monty Smith, Vice President of Franchise Development for PuroClean. “It takes a specific type of person to have the skills to empathize and work with a customer who may be going through a very traumatic property emergency, whether it be a fire or flood. Adding the first franchise location in the Anchorage area will result in valuable services for the community in addition to providing more technical and sales jobs.”

Executives of the 250+ unit PuroClean franchise network say they identified Anchorage among areas for expansion based on market research showing a strong demand for their services, and a solid  presence of insurance agents affiliated with nationally-branded networks in the area. Smith said the Anchorage market is ripe for growth of the fast-growing PuroClean brand. “We serve a $162 billion dollar recession-proof niche industry in one of the largest customer bases in the country and provide entrepreneurs a sustainable business opportunity in today’s tough economy.”

PuroClean Franchisees do not need previous restoration industry experience. New Franchisees receive hands-on experience while training with the company’s fire and flood simulators at the PuroCleanFranchiseSupportCenter in Ft.Lauderdale, FL. Initial three-week training programs also include marketing, estimating and other phases of the business, while Regional Sales Consultants provide Franchisees with additional in-field training at their location. Start-up costs range between $68,325 and $93,315, and many PuroClean Franchisees operate the business from home, leasing space for storage of equipment.

About PuroClean

Since its 2001 inception, PuroClean, the nation’s fastest growing franchise in the $162 billion property damage restoration industry, has grown to more than 250 franchise location serving the U.S. and Canada. Known as the “Paramedics of Property Damage™” among insurance professional and property owners, PuroClean certified technicians provide emergency services to restore properties damaged by water, fire smoke mold, and biohazard events. With 2008 system-wide revenues exceeding $68 million, PuroClean continues to attract entrepreneurial-minded individuals looking for a personally and financially rewarding business opportunity in the recession-proof insurance property claims industry. Entrepreneur magazine ranked PuroClean #119 in its coveted 2009 Franchise 500® ranking of top franchise companies in the world.  PuroClean also received the prestigious Franchise Research Institute’s World Class Franchise™ designation for the fourth consecutive year in 2008. For more information, visit www.purocleanopportunity.com.

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