Rainbow International® goes to Vegas! Join our team at The Experience® tradeshow and exposition

Aaron-Thompson-and-Lewis-BurchIf you’re looking for new ways to achieve your personal goals through a business in the restoration industry, visit Rainbow International at the 2013 Experience Conference and Exposition. Stop by booth #725 to meet Franchise Developers Aaron Thompson and Lewis Burch who can offer cutting edge information regarding new industry trends, business tips, and opportunities for business growth.

Rainbow International offers tested systems that can assist small business owners to save both time and money, help find a unique niche in the restoration market, and provide opportunities for continuing professional education. Working with Rainbow International could be what you need as a business owner to move forward in your career and reach greater success.

“I joined the Rainbow International team in ’06 and have attended The Experience conference every year,” said Burch. “We are excited for another great conference and to see what is in store for this upcoming year.”

Rainbow International at The Experience 2013

  • 2013 The Experience Convention and Trade Show
  • September 4th-7th
  • Booth #725
  • Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Click here Registration and Event Information

More about The Experience Expo 2013

The Experience 2013 offers a variety of events for all experts in the cleaning and restoration service industry. The conference will allow business owners to attend marketing and social media classes as well as live demonstrations that cover a diverse array of industry topics.  The conference offers a $10,000 slot tournament opportunity and many hands-on educational programs.

As you look forward to attending this year’s conference, you can learn more about how Rainbow International could help your business achieve its potential at www.rainbowintlfranchise.com.  We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas! Remember to stop by our booth at any time during the conference to meet our team and learn more about what Rainbow International can do for you.


Leadership in the Restoration Industry: Jack White

JackWhiteThe best asset that you will ever have in your business is your team. Your employees are the face of your company, the representatives of your brand and can make or break a company’s success. At Rainbow International®, we know this well and strive to recruit and retain leaders who fit our Code of Values® both in and out of the workplace.

Jack White’s career in the restoration and cleaning industry spans more than three decades. A well respected professional in the restoration industry, Jack will soon be putting his years of experience to work as a board member of the Restoration Industry Association.

Currently, Jack serves as Vice President of Technical Systems for Rainbow International; he oversees field training, technical services and support, as well as research and development for Rainbow International. Jack is also an IICRC-accredited instructor in Water Damage Restoration, Carpet Cleaning and Odor Control. Jack is a member of the National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators and a regional supervisor for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration in Texas.

Meet Jack:

When did you join Rainbow International, and what was your background before?

“I joined Rainbow In March of 1981. Prior to starting with Rainbow, I worked for Guarantee Systems Carpet Dyeing & Cleaning, which became Rainbow in 1981.”

In your opinion, what is the #1 obstacle to success facing restoration business owners in 2013?

“Unless a restoration business has a very aggressive grassroots marketing program, they are going to struggle. This includes companies that may be working with third party administrators and those who may be an approved vendor for certain insurance companies.”

Where do you think the restoration industry is headed in the next few years in terms of technology?

“Restoration and pricing software have become more mobile. As a result, I think the insurance companies will rely more on the first responders to provide data that typically insurance adjusters would provide. Much of the data that is currently being recording manually at the job site and  then entered into the computer back at the office will be entered in the field on a tablet and sent directly back to the office or the insurance company. “

What’s your favorite thing about working with Rainbow International?

“I have always enjoyed the restoration and cleaning industry, and I enjoy working closely with our vendors.  From 1977 to 1984, I worked as a service professional for the local Rainbow and, at the time, corporate franchise here in Waco.  In 1984, I moved from the local operation to Rainbow Corporate to work as a franchise consultant, and over the years, have enjoyed working closely with many of our franchisees. One of the most enjoyable things I am doing currently, and have done on and off over the years, is work with our Canadian franchisees.” 

What was your very first job?

“When I was 14, I had a job at the old Orpheum Theater downtown on 6th street in Waco tearing tickets, changing the marquee and making sure people did not smoke in the theatre.”

What are your hobbies or passions outside of work?

“I enjoy traveling, and I am a novice photographer.  I also have one 3-year-old and three 1-year-old grandkids that I like to spend time with.”

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“The answers are in the questions.”

Learn more about Rainbow International franchise opportunities on our website, www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com.

Restoration Contractor Focuses on Leadership in Business

Franchisee Friday Reed Matingly

Reed Mattingly, owner, Rainbow International of Columbia, S.C., is a leader in the industry and in his local community.

After a career in the corporate world Reed and his wife decided it was time to ditch the rat race and settle down. They decided they would return to Reed’s hometown of Columbia nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue ridge mountains of South Carolina.“We were looking for a business either to buy or start, and were interested in the restoration industry,” said Reed.

Eager to go into business for himself, Reed looked at several options. He knew he wanted to enter the home restoration business, but debated opening his own shop versus opening a franchise. There were several reasons why Reed thought Rainbow International®, a leading brand in the home restoration industry, was a good option. Reed found the system accounts with insurance companies attractive, and he also liked the support systems and national exposure that the backing of The Dwyer Group ® could give his business. However, most importantly according to Reed, it was the franchise company’s Code of Values ® and way of doing business that he strongly identified with. Read more

Leading R.I.C.H. at RIA Leadership Summit

Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO of The Dwyer Group®, will tell you her company’s success stems from an established set of values with a reputable system.

That system and those values seem to be working well for many of the company’s franchisees. Read more

We Love Our Franchisees


On April 4, Rainbow International celebrated its first-ever Franchisee Appreciation Day, a gesture designed as a show of support to Rainbow International’s approximately 285 franchisees worldwide. Rainbow International is a home restoration company whose franchises offer smoke, fire, and water damage restoration services as well as carpet cleaning for commercial and residential clients.

The Franchisee Appreciation Day celebration included a handwritten note of appreciation written to every single franchise owner, and a thank-you video from the Rainbow International corporate staff. As a corporate office, The Dwyer Group® brands are always striving to give their franchisees a little extra motivation. As you explore franchises for sale, don’t forget to look for a franchise that’s committed to your success and to a good corporate culture.


“Thank you so much for the support and for believing in us. We are very proud to carry the Rainbow International Restoration & Cleaning torch. It is always about doing the right thing for our customers.”

“We’re feeling the love. Thanks for the video, Rainbow International corporate office.”

“I LOVE THIS! What a great idea! Thank you WACO!”




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