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Blaze Restoration, Inc., the Quad Cities' leading disaster restoration contractor, today announced its acquisition of a ServiceMaster Clean franchise and simultaneous expansion of services into the West Central Illinois market.

To expand its successful disaster restoration business, Blaze has entered into an agreement to acquire a ServiceMaster Clean franchise operated by its sister company, ServiceMaster by Blaze.  The Company also expanded its service area to include West Central Illinois with the recent opening of a new Blaze/ServiceMaster location at 588 South Farnham Street, Galesburg, IL.

"This move reflects our longstanding commitment to continually enhance the premiere service that our customers know to be the signature of our business," stated Michael Simons, Blaze President.  "The operational excellence of ServiceMaster Clean will only add to the value that we bring our customers, who can still expect the same unequalled Blaze customer experience."

ServiceMaster is one of the world's largest and most versatile service networks with more than 4,500 franchises around the world.  ServiceMaster Clean has been in the cleaning and restoration business for more than half a century. 

In addition to utilizing ServiceMaster Clean technology and training capabilities, Blaze Restoration, Inc. will also be able to utilize the ServiceMaster Clean branding in its marketing efforts, participate in its various co-op programs, and leverage Blaze's marketing efforts.

"It's an exciting time for our Company . . . for our Employees - because it is through their efforts that we are poised for growth," said Blaze Vice President, Danette Simons. "Our affiliation with the ServiceMaster Clean network will allow Blaze to expand its scope of service as part of our strategic plan, introduce us to new markets and ensure our success long into the future."

Blaze Restoration, Inc., headquartered in Moline, Illinois, operates from two Illinois locations to rapidly respond to disasters in the East-Central Iowa and West-Central Illinois region.   Blaze and ServiceMaster by Blaze provide 24 hour, 7-day-a-week instant response property restoration services to homeowners and businesses, ranging from emergency board-up-security and containment to water mitigation, cleaning, repair and reconstruction.