An Opportunity to Make a Difference
VetCor is a restoration company that solves water and mold damage problems in commercial and residential properties, staffed primarily by veterans of the U.S. military. The business is a Florida state certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) certified firm. The current operation provides services in six counties surrounding Tampa Bay and also services the gulf coast and southeast Florida from two satellite offices with further expansion coming soon. VetCor was recently recognized as the Bright House Regional Business Start-up of the Year and is a finalist for the Greater Tampa Chamber’s similar recognition.
VetCor brings an impressive history in the restoration industry and has helped hundreds of property owners restore their homes or businesses since its founding in 2013. From a credibility and commitment standpoint, VetCor strives to be the best, and regularly attends training sessions and invests in the necessary equipment to offer its customers the best possible service.
VetCor is in a unique position as a new franchisor in that the company has such a terrific track record to draw from in addition to accounts and relationships with commercial clients and insurance referrals that will be leveraged by franchise partners in new markets. The organization and leadership of VetCor are key attributes to the company and largely represent its position within this market segment.
VetCor will be franchising the company’s operations in order to duplicate the business model into new markets and to expand the organization’s market footprint. Through franchise development, VetCor will have the ability to operate locations in new markets and areas without the cost and management responsibilities that would come with company-owned territories.
The Story of Our Management Team
Paul Huszar, President & CEO
Paul Huszar is the CEO, President, and majority owner of VetCor, LLC. Paul retired from 23 years of active duty military service including four combat tours in Iraq, one unaccompanied tour in Korea, and operational deployments to Thailand, Bolivia, Honduras, Panama, and Haiti. He and his family moved to South Tampa upon his retirement, and he began his tenure as President of VetCor on December 9, 2013.
Paul was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He was commissioned in the US Army Corps of Engineers in May 1990. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. He also earned graduate certificates in Administration and Management, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics from UW and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Sapper Leader Course, Pathfinder School, Advanced and Basic Airborne Schools, Master Fitness Course, and the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses.
Scott Walden, COO
On 4 January 2014, Scott Walden assumed duties as the Chief Operating Officer for VetCor, LLC; a veteran manned and managed insurance services company specializing in mitigation of water loss damage. In his appointed role, he oversees the training and day-to-day operational activities of the teams performing water mitigation duties as well as contributing to the company’s business development.
From October 2006 to December 2013, Scott Walden served as the Director of Training and Customer Support for M.I.C. Industries, Inc. In this role he developed and managed the company’s training program designed to provide high-level instruction in the operation and maintenance of the company’s machinery and software to domestic and international customers. In addition, he was responsible for oversight of all aspects of the company’s customer support operation.
VetCor is Unlike Other Restoration Companies
VetCor is an IICRC certified firm that provides a multitude of restoration services. With a wide range of diverse homes and businesses that are served by the organization, the VetCor business model allows for the diversification of revenue streams and opportunities. VetCor provides the following services to its clientele:
• Water Extraction
• Water removal from hardwood floors
• Water removed from carpet and padding • Water removed from subfloors
• Water removed from under cabinets
• Water removed from walls
• Drying in crawl spaces
• Structural drying
• Water remediation
• Water damage restoration
• Mold detection and remediation
• Roof tarping
• Humidity control
• Moisture detection
• Raw sewage cleanup
• Hoarding and gross filth clean up
• Restore to pre-loss conditions
• Minimize restoration and rebuild cost
• Free reliable estimates
• Dealing with the insurance company
• Precise monitoring and record-keeping • IICRC trained technicians
A Revolutionary Opportunity in Franchising Staffed by Veterans of the U.S. Military
Supported By a Team of U.S. Veterans
A member of VetCor field support staff will visit each franchisee according to the following schedule:
- First Year – Monthly
- Second Year – Bimonthly
- Third Year – Quarterly
- Thereafter – Biannually
It is estimated that VetCor will need to hire one field supervisor for every 20 franchises in the field. VetCor will incorporate a formalized mechanism for ensuring quality control among franchisees that will be implemented by these field supervisors. Designated staff members will perform supervision of field support duties. Initially, the team will be providing support entirely through their existing staff, but as the system grows they will bring in new team members to support more expansive growth.
In addition to field support, members of the Franchisor organization will provide the services listed below. VetCor must assign a specific person to cover each of these support areas (one person can be assigned to more than one task). The names of support staff members who are officers, directors, or have significant management responsibility in conjunction with franchisees will be disclosed in the VetCor Franchise Disclosure Document. The Franchisor has the responsibility to assign a person/people to each task during the development of the franchise program.
VetCor will provide ongoing training and support in many areas critical to the success of the franchisee’s business, including unit operations and maintenance, customer-service techniques, product ordering, suggested pricing guidelines, and administrative procedures.
VetCor Marketing Support
VetCor will coordinate development of advertising materials and strategies for the benefit of all members of the franchise network. It will also supply franchisees with consumer marketing plans and materials for use at the local or regional level, and retains the right to approve all local advertising materials that the franchisee chooses to develop.
VetCor Franchising, LLC or its affiliate will negotiate quantity discounts on behalf of all of its members, passing some or all of these savings on to the franchisees. This will include restoration equipment, solutions, marketing materials and other items needed for the operation of the VetCor franchise. VetCor
Reporting directly to administration, this department is responsible for the financial and legal oversight of franchisees.
Ongoing Research and Development
VetCor management and leadership will continue to research methods and techniques for franchise operations (including purchasing and promotional schemes) that enhance unit-level profitability.
The Next Step
Join an emerging concept serving the increased need for a better restoration service. Join the growing number of owners who have taken control of their futures. Join VetCor.
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