Blue Kangaroo Packoutz Helps Entrepreneurs Grow Their Business
Development Leader Talks About Joining a Franchise Brand That Charts Out The Path to Business Ownership
Owning a Blue Kangaroo Packoutz franchise is an opportunity to make a real, meaningful difference in the lives of home and property owners in your community, while also having the potential to increase your quality of life.
As one of the only national brands specializing in restoring home and property owners’ personal contents back to their pre-damaged condition, Blue Kangaroo Packoutz meets a tremendous need in the $210 billion restoration industry. They enable franchise owners to join a niche segment of the industry without starting a business from scratch.
As part of BELFOR Franchise Group, one of the nation’s leading franchisors in the home services and restoration industries, Blue Kangaroo Packoutz franchise owners have access to world-class training and an ongoing support platform designed to help them excel in business over the long-term.
For David Gavilanes, Training Development Leader at Blue Kangaroo Packoutz, investing in a business that not only provides robust training and support, but also meets a tremendous need in the communities it serves, is advantageous no matter the state of the economic climate.
Here’s what Gavilanes had to say:
What is the reason Blue Kangaroo Packoutz was launched?
Gavilanes: The reason we launched this brand is because we knew there was an opportunity to bring a highly-skilled specialized service to the restoration industry. Contents restoration hasn’t always been the primary focus in the industry. This is why there was a huge need to handle people’s personal property. The Blue Kangaroo Packoutz business model is multi-faceted and we provide a comprehensive list of services, including: contents packout & inventory, contents cleaning & restoration, on-site contents services, electronics restoration, textile cleaning & restoration, document cleaning & restoration, furniture reupholstery & refinishing, antiques restoration & refinishing, and art framing, cleaning, & restoration.
Insurance companies, as well as the homeowner, prefer contents restoration. Why is this the case?
Gavilanes: The service we provide is important for a couple of reasons. The first is that it saves money for the insurance carrier rather than having to total everything out and pay out the contents claim. In addition, we are providing an accurate inventory of personal property. The chain of custody in a contents claim is where the rubber meets the road and no one does it better than us. For the homeowner, they’re going to have the experience of getting those contents back in their home. So when the insurance claim is complete they feel like they’ve been put together as well. A person has spent a lifetime collecting their personal property and decorating their home. So what we’ve done is create a service where we can save their properties, take them through a restoration process, and return those precious items to the homeowner in pre-loss conditions.
What kind of contents do you restore and why is Blue Kangaroo Packoutz an emotionally fulfilling business to own?
Gavilanes: The contents that we restore are often very sentimental and mean a lot to the people who own them. This can include anything from wedding gowns, to photos, to family heirlooms, to portraits and art. We make an effort to stabilize these contents, bring them in, and restore them to a pre-damaged state. This is so when we finish the house homeowners can return them to the proper place. This is a business that is highly emotional. It is gratifying to people like myself and the business owners who do this for a living. We literally put people’s homes back together. We restore their lives one box at a time, one stuffed animal at a time and one piece of furniture at a time.
How does Blue Kangaroo Packoutz help its franchise owners build a successful business?
Gavilanes: This brand is unique because what we have done is brought together industry experts that specialize in contents restoration and we are the backbone of this franchise. A new owner comes into our brand and is taught by industry leaders on contents restoration. Moreover, we try to offer support 24/7 and continuous training. Whenever an owner has a question — be it technical, business-related, or otherwise — our exceptional support team is there to provide them with answers 24/7.
As part of BELFOR Franchise Group (BFG), one of the leading franchise systems within the restoration service brands category, Blue Kangaroo Packoutz owners benefit from the ability to partner with anyone of our service providers in a variety of fields. Some of our sister brands include 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, DUCTZ, HOODZ, N-Hance Wood Refinishing, and more. These are opportunities you might not otherwise have access to as an independent business owner.
What’s the most important thing to know about this brand?
Gavilanes: What’s important to know about this franchise is how turnkey it is. With the support of BELFOR and its BFG partners, there is an enormous opportunity to begin work on day one. That’s something that not a lot of service franchise groups can offer. Additionally, anyone can participate in this opportunity. Whether you’ve worked in a corporate environment for the last 10 years, or you’re an entrepreneur who wants to try something new, Blue Kangaroo Packoutz is complete with our training program, support system, call center, and business coaching.
Why is now a good time to invest in Blue Kangaroo Packoutz?
Gavilanes: It’s a great time to invest in Blue Kangaroo Packoutz because the business is turnkey. You will benefit from the BELFOR Franchise Group and its robust support. There’s isn’t a lot of competition and homeowners and insurance companies need this business. There’s not a lot of business opportunities out there that are this niche and meet a tremendous demand. Moreover, anyone who joins our contents restoration franchise is getting in on the ground floor of something very big. Right now, there are a number of territories available that cover large sections of the country. In a few years, that won’t be the case.