BELFOR Franchise Group | History of the BELFOR Franchise Group


Successful & Innovative Franchise Opportunities

Collectively, BELFOR Franchise Group is impacting not only the way the world looks at service, cleaning and maintenance but, more importantly, at what can be done to prevent many disasters from happening in the first place. BELFOR Franchise Group leverages industry experience and marketing innovation to offer opportunities for all of its brands. For over a decade, we’ve established a legacy of support, integrity, and success.

Check Out Our History:

  • 2002 – DUCTZ launches in Ann Arbor, Michigan as a residential indoor air quality business.
  • 2007 – Belfor Property Restoration acquires DUCTZ. BELFOR Franchise Group is formed.
  • 2009 – HOODZ launches, and quickly becomes the leading kitchen exhaust cleaning franchise.
  • 2016 – 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, a property restoration business, is acquired.
  • 2019 – HRI (Harris Research Inc.) acquired, including brands Chem-Dry, and N-Hance
  • 2019 – Z PLUMBERZ is launched as a business model built on multiple revenue streams and 24/7 customer service call center.
  • 2020 – Blue Kangaroo Packoutz is launched as a franchise that restores items homeowners lose in disasters, offering a unique model in the fast-growing contents restoration industry.
  • 2020 – THE PATCH BOYS, a drywall repair business, is acquired.
  • 2021 – redbox+ Dumpsters, a construction dumpster rental and porta potty rental, is acquired.

The Trusted Name in Cleaning & Restoration Franchises

For over a decade, BELFOR Franchise Group has been helping our FRANtrepreneurs establish and grow their businesses. We take the time to provide our teams with the training and tools they need to succeed. We have a state-of-the-art training facility in which you can learn and train.

When you join the BELFOR Franchise Group family, you not only receive the support you need, but you are backed by our strong brand recognition. Additionally, we provide the marketing collateral you need to get your name out there, so that you can focus more on securing customers and running your business.

BELFOR Franchise Group Acquires Powerhouse Harris Research Inc.

Harris Research Inc., is one of the leading franchisors in the world, with over 3,500 locations in more than 55 countries. As the parent company of Chem-Dry, the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise, N-Hance, the nation’s leading wood refinishing franchise, HRI adds significant depth to the roster.

Renowned for Research & Development, corporate training and innovative marketing strategies, HRI brings visionary leadership, best practices and forward-thinking strategies. This acquisition will make BELFOR Franchise Group stronger across the board, leading to a brighter future of continued growth across all of the brands.

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We look forward to discussing if one of our brands may be a fit for you and your next business venture!

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