Rank no. 115 – Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) -US
Products & Services: Insurance restoration services
Number of Locations: 265
Total Investment: $7.13K – 117.52K
Began Franchising: 1994
In 1974, a small group of restoration contractors joined together to form Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) as a collaborative business and personal network. Twenty years later the company became a franchise. Services provided by franchisees include emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation and reconstruction.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Franchise Fee: $5,000 – $43,785
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $625-$2.1K/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 2 years, renewable
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Franchise Ranking History
|Industry||Disaster recovery and prevention|
|Headquarters||Wood Dale, Illinois (corporate headquarters), United States|
|Number of locations||Over 450 franchises in the United States |
|Area served||United States, Canada, Ireland|
|Key people||Dan Cassara, President/CEO, Donald Cox CFO, Vince Fattore CIO|
|Services||Insurance restoration |
|Revenue||$1.7 Billion (June 2013)|
Disaster Kleenup International Inc. (DKI) is the largest organization in the United States that contracts for disaster restoration. In June 2013, its annual revenue was $1.7 Billion. The organization began franchising in 1994. The organization operates a network that supports its member companies, which operate as independent contractors. The organization’s member companies deal with matters that occur from natural disasters, such as water damage, fire, smoke,content cleaning, mold remediation and also upon cleaning-up manmade disasters. The restorations services that DKI provides is to insurance, commercial and residential clients.
The organization supports its member companies by providing a brand for marketing purposes, workshops and training programs, claims support, and marketing initiatives. The organization operates a 24-hour call center that is used by its member companies, customers and insurance companies.
Utah Disaster Kleenup is the largest restoration firm in the state of Utah. The company is based in Draper, Utah, and in 1996 it significantly increased its plant size and equipment base, along with increasing its work force by 29%.