DUCTZ is the nation's
largest air duct cleaning and HVAC restoration franchise
organization and continues to rank No. 1 in category according to
Entrepreneur magazine's recently released 30th Annual Franchise
500, and DUCTZ is also recognized as a Top-Home Based business and one of
Growing. Inc. magazine also lists DUCTZ as one of their Top
Home Improvement Business Franchise opportunities.
DUCTZ was originally founded in 2002 by John Rotche in Ann
Arbor, Mich. Rotche's unique vision and background in franchising
led to a partnership with Service Brands International. Shortly
thereafter, DUCTZ started franchising in 2004, quickly becoming a
recognizable industry leader. In 2006, Rotche merged with Tom
Yacobellis' and Woody Sayles' duct cleaning organization
DUCTBUSTERS®. The strategic merger of DUCTZ with DUCTBUSTERS®
created the largest and most technically advanced organization
within the industry.
As a result of the expertise in managing large scale commercial
HVAC restoration projects, DUCTZ was acquired by BELFOR USA in
2007; BELFOR is the world's largest property restoration company
and is the premier provider of property recovery services in North
America. BELFOR has 80 offices coast to coast and more than 1,600
full-time, experienced restoration specialists. Internationally,
BELFOR has more than 3,400 employees, 180 offices worldwide and is
located in more than 27 countries. BELFOR responds immediately
anywhere in the world with experienced manpower and specialized
equipment to quickly stabilize a scene after a fire, water or wind
damage disaster. DUCTZ, now a subsidiary of BELFOR, is securely
positioned within the disaster recovery and restoration industry to
provide immediate response and support for indoor air quality
improvements and restoration of HVAC systems across America.
DUCTZ national headquarters is located in Ann Arbor, Mich.,
which is the site of our innovative 18,000-square-foot national
training center. The DUCTZ training center is an industry-leading
training facility with a life-size model home, training stations
and work areas allowing DUCTZ professionals the hands-on experience
with demonstration models.
DUCTZ professionals are leading advocates for IAQ and strictly
adhere to industry standards during HVAC system reconditioning and
restoration projects. Our certified, qualified and trained
professionals use proprietary techniques to provide superior
service and maintenance of HVAC systems, improving the efficiency
of the HVAC system and IAQ.
DUCTZ professionals believe strongly in giving back to the areas
we serve. As a way to provide charitable support to our
communities, DUCTZ initiated "Buster's Charitable Foundation" .
The symbolic "Buster" originated from the DUCTBUSTERS® culture and
has since developed into an icon for DUCTZ, representing the
support we provide as an organization to charitable foundations.
Through our "Buster's Charitable Foundation", a portion of our
income is earmarked for national and local charities.