70 years of growth and service

For 70 years, ServiceMaster, the parent company of ServiceMaster Restore, has had a proud history of innovation and growth achieved through a family of entrepreneurial businesses stretching from coast to coast.

ServiceMaster has come a long way since its start. Beginning as a moth-proofing company, founded in 1929 by Marion E. Wade, a former minor league baseball player. Wade ran his new business from home, had a strong faith, and treated employees and customers with dignity and respect.

When the company was incorporated in 1947, ServiceMaster employed only half a dozen employees and earned a yearly revenue of $125,000. Today, we are a leader in the residential and commercial service industry, employing more than 50,000 people, managing over 190,000 others, earning over $7.8 billion annually, and licensing over 5,400 independently owned and operated service providers.

Our commitment to exceptional service applies to our franchise network and their employees as well. Working together in an open, honest environment where results matter creates the kind of winning culture that drives high performance, celebrates success, encourages innovation, and attracts and retains great talent.

All of this rests on our Core Values that connects our rich heritage to a bright future and embeds an ethical culture and commitment to integrity and compliance.

... our franchisees, enabling them to put our customers' needs at the forefront of everything

... on our commitments to our franchisees, our customers and each other

... about our people and developing their full potential; about our communities and making them better

... the right thing always

Over the years, ServiceMaster Restore has continued to develop new and innovative disaster restoration techniques, technologies and products and has also developed some of the biggest and best individually owned franchises in North America.

As experts in water damage restoration and fire damage restoration, we are a restoration company that you can depend on 24/7/365.


1929 – Founded as a moth-proofing company by Marion E. Wade.

1947 – Incorporated and expanded offerings to include carpet cleaning.

1952 – Established one of America’s first franchise businesses.

1962 – Expanded expertise to the healthcare arena and pioneered third-party outsourcing.

1980 – Established a network of high quality branch and franchise-based service companies including Terminix, TruGreen, Merry Maids and American Home Shield.

2007 – A group of equity sponsors led by Clayton, Dubilier and Rice, LLC acquired ServiceMaster and took the company private.

2014 – ServiceMaster began publicly trading (NYSE:SERV)

2020 – ServiceMaster Brands acquired by Roark Capital.