Service at the Center of this Veteran Owned Franchise

Ron Wilder’s journey from the Army National Guard to CPA to franchise owner has always been about helping people. His desire to serve others was a strong driver in choosing his 1-800 Water Damage franchise.

Ron is the owner of 1-800 Water Damage of North Fulton, a property damage restoration company in Georgia. In this interview on Business X Radio, Ron talks about his path to business ownership and why he ultimately invested in this franchise.  

For Ron, it’s not just about what he’s doing for people who are going through disasters, he also teaches his crew members every aspect of the business to give them the training ground to one day own their own business. 

“We all have revenue projections we have to make, but if I could do this business and not be paid, that would still be rewarding.”

This Veterans Day, we honor our country’s bravest by featuring this Veteran turned franchise owner who is achieving the American dream he served to protect.

Questions and topics discussed during this interview include:

  • How has your company been since COVID-19?
  • What makes you different from other companies in your industry?
  • Why the change from corporate America to entrepreneurship?
  • Why did you pick property restoration?
  • How would previous customers describe you all?
  • As a business owner, what are your top three priorities?
  • How do you define success?
  • Explain a time when you exceed a customer’s expectation

If you or a Veteran you know are looking for the bridge to more financial independence and the freedom that comes with business ownership, reach out to me today at [email protected] for a no-cost consultation. 


Leslie Kuban is a nationally recognized franchise industry expert, CFE (Certified Franchise Executive) and Market President of FranNet; a locally owned and operated franchise consulting firm. Leslie has helped more than 500 individuals achieve their dreams of business ownership through a no-cost, educational and coaching process.

Leslie is a guest lecturer for the MBA and EMBA programs at Emory University and Kennesaw State and a founding member of the Georgia State University Franchise Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. Connect with Leslie to begin a conversation about your personal, professional and financial goals.  


Nov 12, 2020