Rank no. 115 – Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) -US

Rank no. 115 – Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) -US

Rank no. 115 – Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) -US

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Products & Services: Insurance restoration services

Number of Locations: 265

Total Investment: $7.13K – 117.52K

Founded: 1974

Began Franchising: 1994

About DKI

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.

Franchise Units

2012 264 0 1 0
2011 203 0 0 1
2010 185 0 0 0
2009 161 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Western Europe.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $7,145 – $117,535
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

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 day & ongoing. Ongoing national & regional conferences & meetings : 2-5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #115 (2013), #145 (2012), #157 (2011), #215 (2010), #303 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #35 (2013), #83 (2011),
Low-Cost: #15 (2013), #21 (2012), #32 (2011), #51 (2010),
Disaster Kleenup International
Industry Disaster recovery and prevention
Founded 1974 [1]
Headquarters Wood Dale, Illinois (corporate headquarters), United States
Number of locations Over 450 franchises in the United States [1]
Area served United States, Canada, Ireland
Key people Dan Cassara, President/CEO, Donald Cox CFO, Vince Fattore CIO
Services Insurance restoration [2]
Revenue $1.7 Billion (June 2013)
Website www.disasterkleenup.com

Disaster Kleenup International Inc. (DKI) is the largest organization in the United States that contracts for disaster restoration.[3] In June 2013, its annual revenue was $1.7 Billion.[4] The organization began franchising in 1994.[2] The organization operates a network that supports its member companies,[3] which operate as independent contractors.[5] 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.[4] The restorations services that DKI provides is to insurance, commercial and residential clients.

Member support[edit]

The organization supports its member companies by providing a brand for marketing purposes, workshops and training programs, claims support, and marketing initiatives.[6] The organization operates a 24-hour call center that is used by its member companies, customers and insurance companies.[6]

Member companies[edit]


Disaster Kleenup International (Canada) Ltd. operates in Canada.[7]

United States[edit]


Campbell DKI operates as Campbell Builders, Inc., and has been existent in Columbus, Ohio for over 32 years.[8]


Utah Disaster Kleenup is the largest restoration firm in the state of Utah.[9] 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%.