SERVPRO of Portage County is a Locally Owned Franchise
When disaster strikes, life can get stressful; and fast! If your home or business is in need of repairs and cleanup, the last thing you want to worry about is not being able to trust a company that you have hired to help you fix the mess. As you begin your search for the restoration company to assist in the cleanup, you will run across large corporations, small businesses, and even locally-owned franchises. So, what is the best route to take?
Many times, large businesses will get more notoriety because of the reputation they have already built, or simply because the overhead for marketing is much larger than that of a small business. While there are benefits to working with a large company such as resources and operating guidelines, there are also downsides. When it comes to bigger organizations, the management tends to become a bit detached. There is less cause or motivation for employees and managers to have the passion and care for what they are doing. In consideration of this, you may opt for a small locally owned business.
Support for local business is common and even promoted. It is important for many to build up the local economy and show support. Many people prefer to give their business to the neighbor next door, or their brother-in-law’s high school friend. While this is admirable, there can also be some hiccups with going this route. For example, they may not have the rules and regulations that a larger business does, simply because they do not have to. So, when it comes to dealing with restoration stresses, it might be the best time to look into a locally owned franchise.
When you choose to bring in a local company that is also a franchise, you almost get the best of both worlds. First, you have the guarantee from the big corporations of the work that will be done, but you also have the benefit of giving business to that neighbor or family friend, and investing in your local economy! If you find yourself in need of restoration services, and you would like to use a locally owned franchise like SERVPRO, give us a call, we are faster to any disaster!