The AdvantaClean Franchise Story

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How our franchise is ushering in a new era of integrity for the restoration industry by focusing on franchisee success

AdvantaClean was founded in 1994 in Winter Park, Florida, as a contracting business specializing in emergency loss mitigation services and structural repairs to homes and buildings. The original partners created the company after gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience responding to Hurricane Andrew, which ravaged South Florida in August 1992.

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In May 1995, the company opened a second office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The business grew quickly, and in three short years, AdvantaClean was ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as the 33rd fastest-growing small business in America.

The AdvantaClean franchise program was initiated in 2000, and the company’s existing locations were enrolled as company stores. Over the next six years, investments were made in technology and infrastructure, setting up the framework necessary to manage and support a thriving, national franchise network. Then, in 2006, the first of the company stores were sold to others under the AdvantaClean franchise model.

In 2008, after two years of learning and refining, building and maturing, AdvantaClean franchises were made available to the public, with the first location opening in 2009. Since 2009, AdvantaClean has experienced rapid success and has received countless awards for its rate of growth, support systems, and franchisee satisfaction, including a No. 3 ranking by Franchise Business Review in the “Low-Cost Franchise” category.

In 2011, AdvantaClean sold its 50th franchise, followed by its 100th in 2012. During this time, AdvantaClean has been featured in various national publications including Inc.’s 500 Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, and it was highlighted on the cover of Business Fleet magazine.

Our founder and CEO, Jeff Dudan, was the star of an episode of the hit reality television show, “Undercover Boss,” which launched our brand into the national spotlight. In the episode, Dudan dons a heavy metal-style goatee and nerdy glasses, only to surprise our exceptional technicians and franchisees with life-changing opportunities that reflect our company-wide culture of giving back, community engagement and the drive to improve continuously.

Today, as a national leader in Light Environmental Services™, AdvantaClean maintains a full suite of offerings for residential, commercial, institutional and governmental properties that make these buildings clean, safe, healthy and efficient for the occupants. Offerings include essential services like emergency water removal, mold removal, and air duct cleaning.

AdvantaClean has over 200 locations nationwide and is headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, on a five-acre industrial site. Our rapid growth and commitment to franchisee success contributed to our high ranking on Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious annual “Franchise 500” list for 2018. The list is a comprehensive ranking system for entrepreneurs who are looking into franchise opportunities that have the most growth potential and likelihood of ongoing success. We look forward to welcoming more entrepreneurs as our rapidly growing brand continues to set the industry standard for Light Environmental Services™ in the years to come.

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