BERKLEY, Mich. — Entrepreneur magazine has named the Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN) the No. 1 Franchise in the “Dry Cleaning & Delivery Services” category of its 31st Annual Franchise 500.
CRDN had an overall ranking of No. 237 for 2009, up from 319 last year, marking its fourth consecutive award from Entrepreneur, which recognizes growth-oriented franchises every year based on financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size, as well as other factors.
“During a challenging economic time that has taken its toll on retail drycleaning, CRDN’s focus on insurance-restoration services has enabled our members to realize meaningful business growth from coast to coast,” says Wayne Wudyka, CRDN’s founder and CEO. “CRDN’s success has resulted from ongoing education of the insurance industry about the cost effectiveness of restoring damaged textiles instead of replacing them.”
Launched in 2001, CRDN specializes in restoring garments and other fabric items damaged by smoke, fire, water, mold or other contaminants. It covers 94% of the U.S., as well as parts of Canada and the United Kingdom, CRDN says.
“We are extremely proud of this latest acknowledgement of CRDN’s growth and success,” Wudyka says. “The recognition by Entrepreneur for the fourth year in a row speaks volumes about the need for our services and the increased importance of garment and textile restoration in the insurance claims process, as well as the quality of our franchise partners.”