The IFA Foundation team had a chance to speak with Daren Clark, Director of Franchise Development at STOP Restoration about the company’s new Franchise Fee Giveaway.
By Alisha Bruce
Service Team of Professionals (STOP Restoration) provides support and technical assistance in times of crisis to help clients “transform disasters into peace of mind.” With advanced training programs and 24/7 access to support, STOP Restoration has expanded nationwide through franchising. As of this year, STOP Restoration has 33 locations nationwide; four of which are veteran-owned. With the introduction of STOP’s Franchise Fee Giveaway, Clark expects these numbers to grow even more.
As a longtime member of the VetFran program, STOP Restoration is committed to honoring the legacy of veterans by providing training, assistance and franchising opportunities at a discounted rate. The Franchise Fee Giveaway is in keeping with this commitment. Clark says it is the first of many initiatives aimed at improving the lives of veterans across the country. He recognizes the need for employment options for veterans who oftentimes possess the skills and tenacity, but lack opportunity. “Franchising allows veterans to utilize the leadership skills they learned in the service, while also maintaining their independence as a small business owner,” he says.