BERKLEY, MI — The Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN) was recently named the "#1 Franchise in the Dry Cleaning & Delivery Services" category of Entrepreneur magazine''s 31st Annual Franchise 500, according to a press release.
With an overall ranking of 237 for 2009, up from 319 last year, CRDN has achieved its fourth consecutive award from Entrepreneur, which recognizes growth-oriented franchises each year based on objective, quantifiable measurements like financial strength and stability and growth rate, the release stated.
Wayne Wudyka, the CRDN''s founder and chief executive officer (CEO), said: "During a challenging economic time that has taken its toll on retail drycleaning, CRDN''s focus on insurance restoration services has enabled our members to realize meaningful business growth from coast to coast. CRDN''s success has resulted from ongoing education of the insurance industry about the cost-effectiveness of restoring damaged textiles instead of replacing them."
Launched in 2001, the CRDN specializes in restoring garments and other fabric items damaged by smoke, fire, water, mold or other contaminants, the release added.
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