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Leading disaster response and restoration company announces top performing franchises at innovative “hybrid” convention



Lakeland, Fla. (Grassroots Newswire) July 27, 2021 – SERVPRO announces that SERVPRO® of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands received the MILLIONAIRE’S Silver award at the company’s 52nd annual convention, held July 19-23 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Jeffrey & Cheri Purtell of SERVPRO® of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands joined the more than 650 franchise owners and key employees to receive recognition at the gala award ceremony. Forty-three of those award-winning entrepreneurs became first-time millionaires as SERVPRO franchise owners over the past business year. In all, SERVPRO boasts 663 franchisees who have attained the million dollar or more milestone through their franchise ownership.

“On behalf of the entire team at SERVPRO® of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands, I’m proud to accept this award,” said Jeffrey K. Purtell, owner of SERVPRO® of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands. “Throughout the difficult year when there were no models to follow, SERVPRO continued to provide the service, expertise, and emergency response that has helped us become the trusted specialists for residential and commercial disasters. I’m especially proud of our team of dedicated remediation professionals. They stand ready to provide prompt, professional fire and water cleanup and restoration, mold mitigation and remediation services to home and business owners in our community – whatever the challenge and whenever it happens.”

In an effort to accommodate all members of the SERVPRO franchise family, SERVPRO planned a high-tech “hybrid convention” event this year, encouraging franchise owners and key personnel to access the convention events in-person or virtually, according to their preference. The event theme, “Game On,” characterized the excitement and determination that has energized the company and its franchise network as the world begins to reopen and return to normal. All attendees benefitted from three general sessions, including a keynote presentation by well-known motivational speaker Molly Fletcher. More than 40 workshop topics informed and educated attendees on the latest trends and innovations in the disaster restoration and remediation industry.

“We are always excited and proud to recognize our high-achieving franchises and to share the latest in SERVPRO innovation and business support with our entire network, but the real ‘win’ this year was simply being able to get our franchise family together,” said Rick Isaacson, CEO of Servpro Industries, LLC. “Our annual convention is designed to encourage an open exchange of knowledge – franchise-to-franchise and franchise-to-headquarters. This sharing of hands-on best practices and real-life experiences benefits our entire company. I congratulate our winners for their outstanding achievements this past year and offer my sincere thanks to the entire SERVPRO family for a job well done in a time of unprecedented challenge.”

For more information about SERVPRO® of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands, an award-winning member of SERVPRO’s team of dedicated disaster remediation professionals, please contact Jeffrey K. Purtell at (863) 510-5962 or jpurtell@servpro9868.com or visit www.SERVPRO.com.


About SERVPRO®
For more than 50 years, SERVPRO has been a trusted leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, mold mitigation, biohazard and pathogen remediation, and construction services. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,900 individually owned and operated franchises spans the United States and Canada, responding to property damage emergencies large and small – from million-square-foot commercial facilities to individual homes. When disaster strikes, homeowners, business owners and major insurance companies alike rely on SERVPRO to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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