Our franchise owners offer furniture and wood repair and restoration services in their customers’ homes and businesses. This is a low-investment,recession-resistant, home-based business with very little competition on a nationwide basis. This business offers a high degree of flexibility for the owner as it can be operated as an owner-operator business or expanded into a larger business by adding technicians. The decision as to what model the owner pursues is up to him/her. Customers are home owners who have damaged or tired furniture in their home and commercial customers who want to keep their facilities and furniture looking great. Some examples of commercial customers are: hotels, restaurants, country clubs, offices, churches and government buildings. In addition, our owners can provide kitchen cabinet refinishing or refacing services to home owners. We also do work with moving companies and furniture companies where furniture has been damaged in transit. In addition, we have a number of national programs with insurance companies to provide furniture and wood repair and restoration services to their insureds whose homes and furniture or cabinets have been damaged by fire or flooding. This is a rapidly growing opportunity in our business. This business would appeal to someone who likes to work with their hands but does not have to be a woodworker or skilled refinisher. Good people skills and customer service skills are important as well. Through our affiliate Company, ServiceMaster Acceptance Company, we provide financing for up to 80% of the initial franchise fee and start-up equipment and supplies to prospects who credit-qualify. Furniture Medic is a division of The ServiceMaster Company and is the largest company in the world in the furniture and wood repair and restoration field with almost 400 franchises providing services in the United States, Canada and the U.K. and has been franchising for over 18 years.