SERVPRO Celebrates 6th Consecutive Year on Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Franchise List

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Jessica Henson

SERVPRO® of Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co.

(817) 595-2506

Jehenson@servproofheb.com

SERVPRO® Celebrates 6th Consecutive Year on Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Franchise List

Cleanup and restoration franchisor stands strong in the #7 position in the 2015 Franchise 500 rankings

Hurst, TX (Grassroots Newswire) January 20, 2015 – SERVPRO®, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, maintains its hold on the No. 7 spot overall – out of a group of 927 franchises that qualified for inclusion in the list—in the recently announced 2015 Franchise 500 rankings* from Entrepreneur magazine. This recognition marks the sixth consecutive year Entrepreneur has included the company in its Top 10 list and the 12th consecutive year SERVPRO has earned the top spot on the magazine’s list in its own industry—Restoration Services.

Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 selection process** uses “objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation” to help would-be entrepreneurs identify franchise investment opportunities. Some of the most important factors considered by Entrepreneur in developing the list each year are “financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.”

“It’s very satisfying to represent the ongoing brand leadership of SERVPRO® for disaster cleanup and restoration services in the Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co. area,” said Jessica Henson, owner of “SERVPRO® of Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co.. “As a SERVPRO franchisee, we have the tools and knowledge—and the responsibility—to provide the best possible service to every  customer.”

According to Henson, SERVPRO continues to innovate with systems, processes and training designed to deliver faster, more consistent results to their customers. In the past year, SERVPRO customers benefited from the introduction of the following advanced features:

* The company’s DryBook™ proprietary software, which provides franchisees with tools to capture and track the steps of a restoration project according to industry best practices and standards.

* The Here to Help® Connection, which provides homeowners with 24/7 access to real-time data, allowing them to track progress toward project completion.

* The Drying Chamber, which uses vacuum freeze-drying technology to vaporize water in water-damaged documents—a technique recommended by the Library of Congress. The process can recover and restore even the most delicate items and preserve the integrity of a variety of media including irreplaceable files, medical files, books, x-rays, photographs and more.

SERVPRO® specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, helping both commercial and residential customers recover from property damage emergencies “Like it never even happened.” For more information about SERVPRO® of Grapevine/NE Tarrant Co., contact Jessica Henson at

(817) 595-2506 or Jehenson@servproofheb.com. For more information about SERVPRO®, please visit www.servpro.com.

*   http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500/index.html

** http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/franchise500/about.html

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of nearly 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar losses. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

HEB & ARLINGTON CHAMBERS AUSTIN TRIP ~ Jan 27-29, 2015

Texas Capitol BuildingFor the sixth consecutive legislative session, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce plans to take Chamber members to Austin early in the 84th Legislative Session to meet with legislators and agency staff on policy issues important to the Chamber. Again this year, the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Chamber of Commerce will be partners in this venture.

Individual registration and sponsorships are available now.The dates for Arlington to Austin are January 27-29, 2015. This includes a reception Tuesday, January 27 at the Doubletree Guest Suites, 303 W. 15th Street for all in attendance and all members of the Legislature and selected state agencies. The agenda will include meetings at the Texas State Capitol with members of the Arlington and HEB legislative delegations along with other selected leaders. Most meetings will be Wednesday, January 28, with any that couldn’t be scheduled carried over to Thursday morning, January 29. We will complete all scheduled meetings by 11:30 a.m. Thursday.In addition to the reception, the Chamber will provide breakfast and lunch at the Doubletree Wednesday and breakfast Thursday mornings, with speakers invited for each of these meals. State Representative John Zerwas, a key member of the House leadership and a leader on health care policy, has tentatively agreed to speak to the delegation at breakfast on Wednesday, January 28.

To register for this event, or for sponsorship opportunities, please Click here.

Contact Mary Frazior for additional information!

Anytime Fitness in Hurst is an official drop off location for Toys for Tots

ToysForTotsThe mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October – December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.  To find out more about their efforts throughout DFW, click here.   For details on where to drop off at Anytime Fitness, click here.

2015 HEB The Guide Online Flipbook: Available NOW!

HEB Mini Cover for Web Link

The new 2015 HEB The Guide has been released.  The physical copies have been distributed, and the electronic flipbook is available NOW!  This is the Community Guide and Business Directory for the Hurst Euless Bedford area.  Distributed to businesses, Chamber members and to many residents throughout the area, The Guide is at work throughout the year to promote your business!  Click on the cover to the right for immediate access.

This online/tablet ready edition in a flip-book format reaches both locally and beyond with dynamic ads that link to advertisers’ websites.  Please feel free to promote this tool to your customers and clients as a referral source for people who do business in, and support, the HEB Community!

YEA! Mentor Training Scheduled for November 20

YEAlogo gifMentors are needed to assist the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, and we invite you to support the students’ experience by becoming a YEA! Business Mentor. As a Business Mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to provide coaching, guidance, and direction to a business enterprise by helping the students develop and complete their business plan.

This mentoring experience, conducted at Gene A. Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy, will have a significant impact on the students’ ability to launch and run their own REAL, albeit modest, business or non-profit organizations.

YEA! Business Mentors commit to seven classroom visits, taking place from December 1, 2014 – February 2, 2015 from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and continued out-of-class support through email and phone through April 30, 2015. You’ll have the opportunity to assist your student group in the process of developing and writing a business plan and creating an investor presentation used to request funding. We also encourage you to share your business experiences with the groups over the course of your meetings. Previous students have indicated that hearing first-hand accounts from members of the business community make a  significant impact on what they are learning.

The YEA! Instructor will be providing instruction and guidance each class period before YEA! Business Mentors arrive to work with their individual student groups. Contact the YEA! Program Manager Craig Backus to sign up or get more information:  craig@heb.org, 817/600-5701

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