Franchisee Chris Hobbs feels like part of a family as a Restoration 1 franchisee

Why did you decide to become a franchisee?
I decided to become a Restoration 1 franchisee for a few reasons:

  1. I felt comfortable with the owner, Eric, and his business sense. I could tell he was an intelligent business person.
  2. I felt positive that I would be able to be successful with the company
  3. The presentation of the company made me feel that it was well run, and there would be support anytime I needed it for the entire time I was part of the Restoration 1 Family.
  4. I was very exited to be able to have the territory that I wanted. This was an essential part of the decision for any franchise I was looking into at the time.
  5. I felt the initial cost to purchase the franchise was very reasonable, and had value for every dollar I would put into it.

How did you learn about your franchise and why did you choose it?
I actually learned about Restoration 1 through an acquaintance of mine, who I had mentioned to that I was interested in the restoration business. I told him I was doing research on different companies, and he mentioned that he knew someone from a good company. I looked into it, and made arrangements to meet with the franchisor!

What do you love most about being a franchisee?
The feeling of being part of a family. Being part of Restoration 1 really does make you feel like you are never alone. You always have a team and a support behind you. Whether that is from another franchisee, or corporate office, someone always has your back if you need it.

What are your top 3 tips for success for those looking to become a franchisee?

    1. Work hard. The more you put in, the more you get out.
    2. Always try to keep growing. If you aren’t growing, you are dying
    3. Have an open mind and be creative. You never know where your next customer can come from!

To learn more about becoming a franchisee with Restoration 1, visit them at the FranchiseCanada Show in Vancouver this fall! Pre-register now to save $5.