Through the PuroVet program, one lucky veteran will have his or her initial franchise fee covered, opening the door to a new and financially secure future. This is the first time the company is offering an opportunity like this for veterans.
Veterans, including all active duty, reserve, honorably discharged or retired personnel, can apply or be nominated by members of the public by September 10, 2018. The veteran must submit a résumé and business plan showing how he or she would successfully run the business. A group of PuroClean executives will evaluate submitted business plans and grade them on profitability, preparedness, and his or her overall business acumen. The veterans with the top five grades will then be invited to meet with Steve White, President and Chief Operating Officer of PuroClean, former Captain in the United States Army, and member of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran committee.
The winner of the PuroClean franchise will be announced on Military Makeover: Operation Career airing on the Lifetime Network in early November 2018. Military Makeover: Operation Career helps to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country.
“Military veterans have sacrificed so much for our country, and we want to offer them the opportunity to have a great second career,” said White. “Veterans have proven themselves to be strong leaders, know how to follow the processes set up by a franchise system, work until the job is done, and have ultimately become some of our top franchise owners. We hope that by offering this opportunity to win a free franchise, veterans across the country see what life after service can be like as a successful entrepreneur.”
Due to PuroClean’s dedication to creating a profitable entrepreneurial opportunity for veterans, it was recently named a top franchise for veterans on the Military Times Best: Franchises 2018 list. Additionally, Entrepreneur magazine ranked PuroClean No. 258 on its 2018 Franchise 500® list. The prestigious list ranks the nation’s top franchise brands annually.
Doug Baillie, a military veteran and PuroClean franchise owner in Arizona since 2013, said his military experience has laid a strong foundation for his transition into entrepreneurship. “After spending 30 years in the Navy, I felt prepared for my second career as a PuroClean franchise owner,” said Baillie. “Being a PuroClean franchise owner is like being the captain of your own ship, and just like in the Navy, there is always backup. I know if I ever need anything or have a question, I can count on the corporate team and other PuroClean franchise owners to provide guidance. Owning my own business has also given me the fulfilling opportunity to employ veterans who are looking for their second act.”
In addition to the opportunity to win a free franchise, PuroClean offers veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces a discounted rate in which they save $12,500 off the franchise fees through the PuroVet program. PuroClean has also secured additional savings for veterans from equipment vendors and MatchU Franchising, who will reduce their commission by 25 percent for all veterans the company matches with PuroClean. All new franchise owners also benefit from training at the $1.2 million state-of-the-art training facility, the largest territories in the industry, and several financing options.
Known as the “Paramedics of Property Damage™,” PuroClean provides fire and smoke damage remediation, water damage remediation, flood water removal, mold removal and biohazard clean-up to commercial and residential customers. Founded in 2001, PuroClean has quickly become one of the fastest growing property restoration franchise organizations in the nation with a comprehensive network of 400-plus franchise offices across North America. PuroClean technicians are thoroughly screened, insured, and trained in utilizing the latest in mitigation technology and procedures, while operating under a strict code of ethics. Each PuroClean office is independently owned and operated. For more information about PuroClean, click here to download a franchise kit.