Experience is not necessary with a ServiceMaster Restore franchise

It is a common misconception that in order to begin a skilled business, such as property restoration, that you need prior experience and qualifications to do so. They do help, but they are not a necessity, especially when you have the support of a franchise such as ServiceMaster Restore behind you every step of the way.

Comprehensive Training

Upon joining the franchise, you will secure a place on our comprehensive training academy. Here you will learn the various business disciplines that you will to run your business, but will also learn the specialist skills required to run a first-rate flood, fire and trauma restoration business.

We have individuals join us from all levels of experience, so our training programme is tailored to your experience, whether you are an experienced restorer, or have never cleaned up after a flood or fire before. The same goes for your experience in running a business, no prior experience is necessary – that’s what makes our franchise a great opportunity for those who are looking to go in to business for themselves, but not by themselves.

Ongoing Support

Throughout your journey with ServiceMaster Restore, you will be supported by a team of franchise professionals, as well as the whole network of ServiceMaster Restore business owners.

We are all here to answer any queries, provide guidance and to show our support to you on your exciting new venture.

There are lots of opportunities to receive support, through contact with us, your fellow ServiceMaster Restore colleagues, or at our skill workshops and network gatherings throughout the year. We strongly encourage our business owners to build relationships with each other as it’s always good to have someone to lean on when times get tough (like they do in all businesses) or when you wish to share your success and celebrate together.

Join a franchise such as ServiceMaster Restore where experience is not a necessity and full training, as well as ongoing support is provided throughout the franchise.

Franchising offers a great opportunity to go in to business for yourself, but not by yourself.

Plus, many other reasons that you may not have thought of.

Established Brand

For us, the brand is the sun. It’s at the centre of everything we do and everything we do radiates from it. For ServiceMaster in particular, it’s been established over 60 years and is a familiar name within the industry. Having an established brand opens doors for you and can help you to secure customers who are looking for a name that they can trust, that has been around a while.

Proven Business Model

The phrase ‘been there, done that, got the t-shirt’ perfectly describes why it’s great to have a business that’s already made mistakes so that you don’t have to. Equally, the wins are noted and form part of the successful business model today. Going it alone runs the risk of making costly mistakes that can not only set you back, but make you bust!

Economies of Scale

Being part of a franchise enables you to harness the buying power of a much larger organisation. We are able to purchase products, equipment and supplies on your behalf at a cheaper rate as we can buy in bulk and pass the savings on to you.


We’re in it together, every step of the way. You’ll not only receive unlimited support from our team of franchise professionals, but also from an existing franchise network of business owners who are on hand to give support and advice. We encourage communication in the network and regularly hold gatherings where you can meet face to face.


Utilising our expert knowledge and guidance you will undertake local marketing activities, which in turn will generate interest in your services for you to convert in to paying customers. We are stronger together and as such, much of our marketing is done on a national scale with a local feel so that you get more bang for your buck. The best example for this is our state-of-the-art website. Have a look for yourself at www.servicemasterrestore.co.uk  

These are just a few of the many reasons why being a part of a franchise can help you to realise your dreams of becoming your own boss with the comfort of an established brand, proven model and unlimited support of a world-leading franchisor such as ServiceMaster Restore.

Being part of a franchise is a choice and every individual has their reasons for joining. There are costs to joining a franchise, but the benefits far outweigh these. Therefore, we recommend getting as much out of your franchise journey as possible.


The support you can receive as a franchisee in all stages of your journey is truly invaluable. At the beginning you may require hand holding time whilst you find your feet in a very new world to you. In the middle you could feel a little lost and need guidance to get back on track to move the needle forward. Towards the end of your journey, you’ll seek to realise your investment and need assistance in preparing your business for sale. We’re here for all parts of your journey in whatever line of support that you need. Our marketing professionals are on hand to help you to sell the sizzle of your services, operations team to get or keep your business in tip top shape and our IT, HR and admin teams are there to support the whole business function.


All new franchisees secure a place on our training academy. But as a franchisee, you also benefit from ongoing training opportunities in marketing, sales, business and much, much more. It’s not compulsory, but much of our training is complimentary and there to be used.

Buy small and save big

As a small business you may encounter poor economies of scale. Not as a franchisee! We buy big so that you don’t have to and we encourage our networks to tell us what they’d like to see in the warehouse so that we can buy it in bulk and pass the savings of doing so back to you.

Network Meetings

You are never alone in a franchise. Not only do you receive the support that you need from a world-renowned franchisor, but you also receive support from fellow like-minded business owners who have likely ‘been there and done that’. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet with them regularly, and upon onboarding, you will be encouraged to contact your fellow peers to establish relationships right away.

Ideas Review Council

We are passionate about ensuring our franchisees have a voice. As such, we have a panel of franchisees who have been voted a seat by the franchise network, to share feedback, issues, guidance, recommendations and praise back to us for action or notation.

There’s so much to get from a world-renowned franchise such as ServiceMaster Restore and everything that we offer is to help you on your way to business success.

Marketing – How to get customers

One of the most common concerns when going in to business is how to get customers. A benefit of teaming up with a franchise such as ServiceMaster Restore is that worry is quashed! We already have a well-established brand, undertake national marketing activities and support you in undertaking local marketing activities. All to help you to bring new customers on board both at launch, and continually.

The Brand is the Sun

The ServiceMaster brand has been established in the UK for over 60 years. Our logo and brand colours are easily recognisable and are consistently used in all of our activities. Why? Because it helps us to create brand recognition through repeatedly sharing our brand assets. When our brand is recognisable, many consumers associate the services that we offer with ServiceMaster Restore and as such, enquire with us.

Centralised Marketing

This is something that you may not benefit from if you didn’t join a franchise such as ServiceMaster Restore. We undertake marketing activities on a national level to bolster the effectiveness of local advertising. As such we invest heavily in our website and social media, so that consumers can find us and buy from us more easily.

Local Marketing

Local marketing is often the most daunting bit for new franchise owners, but not for new ServiceMaster Restore franchise owners. During your onboarding we meticulously plan your marketing launch to attract customers for when you open. During your training you learn about marketing and how different marketing activities help to create brand awareness to attract new customers, brand recognition to retain new customers and brand advocacy to encourage your customers to review you positively and recommend you to others.


ServiceMaster Restore is a franchise opportunity where previous business experience is not necessary. That being said, we can’t expect you to market your business without a helping hand. Within our team of franchise professionals, you will work closely with the whole marketing team and in particular your ServiceMaster Restore marketing manager to build a local marketing plan, update your website, create any marketing material and to generally support you in marketing your services to your local customers.

Our commitment to marketing is huge as it plays an essential part in helping to grow your business.

Find out more about our marketing efforts by speaking with a member of the team today!