Service Team of Professionals


Service Team of Professionals franchisees market and perform emergency services (such as water extraction and drying) as well as structural repairs to real and personal property caused by flood, fire, smoke, mold, etc. Our marketing systems target the insurance professionals that recommend and pay for this work. Our management systems organize everything in your restoration business from time management to pencil sharpening. We have done this for 42 years.

Our start-up costs and royalties are the lowest, our territories the largest and our earnings claim is the most impressive in the industry. Our franchisees are the happiest in the franchise world. Validation PLUS!!!


Year Established: 1971
Year First Franchised: 1996
Franchised Units: 10-50
Actual number of units: 40
Projected New Units (12 months): 20

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: No


States, Countries or Geographical Areas from which Broker Referrals are being accepted: There is some availability in virtually all areas, in the 46 states in which we offer.


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $44,000
Minimum Investment: $66,000
Minimum Net Worth: $0
Franchise Fee: $44,000

Royalty: 9%, then to 7%
Ad: no
Average # of Employees: 6-8
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: Yes


Cash Investment: $44k as a minimum; $119k as a maximum (most join STOP with 75k).

Total Investment: $66K-$119K

Franchise Fee: $44K (Veteran Discount 4K off)

Royalty: 9%, then to 7% after $500,000 in sales.

Average # of Employees: None to start up. Average has 6-8.

Earnings Claim: Yes - the most impressive in our industry!


Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: No
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: No
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: No


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: No


S.T.O.P. is training happy! We start off with one week in Kansas City at our headquarters for business planning, marketing, classroom and hands-on technical training. Visit other STOP franchise operations if desired.

Annually and per our contract, we hold three “on-going” training sessions of 1-3 days in length. We focus in on marketing, production management, estimating, administration, financial controls, general goal setting and motivation, etc. For the past 5 years, we have offered at least 4 of these specialized training events. We pay for your hotel and food at initial training and at all contractual on-going training events. One of many ways we say "thanks."


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development