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ServiceMaster Brands acquires ServiceMaster DSI’s commercial large loss division, building on 40-year relationship


March 16, 2021


ServiceMaster Brands (SMB) completed its acquisition of ServiceMaster DSI (DSI)’s commercial large loss division and related sales, marketing, operations and account management capabilities. This is an exciting step toward reestablishing Restore as the undisputed leader in disaster recovery.

“DSI’s commercial capabilities are an excellent addition to our SMR franchise network and will continue to help fuel our collective growth,” said John Tovar, President of ServiceMaster Restore. 

This acquisition allows us to grow our commercial capabilities, further invest in capability building across our entire franchise network and improve our coordinated response to large loss events. Bringing a dedicated commercial sales, marketing, operations and account management team with large loss experience strengthens ServiceMaster Restore’s commercial capabilities and scale, enabling our franchisees to compete more effectively in the marketplace. SMR franchisees have a rich legacy and unique local market strategies that this acquisition will allow us to continue to nurture.

“Serving our franchisees is at the center of everything we do,” said Elane Stock, CEO of ServiceMaster Brands. “After a successful partnership that spans 40 years, we are excited to fully welcome DSI into the ServiceMaster Brands family and work even more closely together to enable our franchisees to better serve their customers in their times of need.” 

Continuing its commitment to invest in talented leadership to fuel growth, SMB will welcome former DSI employees into various functions within the organization, including welcoming top leaders into newly created roles. Jim Boccher, formerly CEO of DSI, will serve as President – Commercial Restoration with responsibility for commercial sales, marketing, operations and account management, reporting directly to Elane Stock, CEO of SMB. John Tovar will continue to lead the entire ServiceMaster Restore division.

About ServiceMaster Brands

ServiceMaster Brands is a leading provider of essential services to residential and commercial customers in the cleaning and restoration markets, operating through an extensive network of franchisees. Our portfolio of well-respected brands includes AmeriSpec (home inspections), Furniture Medic (furniture and cabinet repair), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), ServiceMaster Clean (commercial cleaning) and ServiceMaster Restore (residential and commercial mitigation and reconstruction). 

About ServiceMaster DSI

ServiceMaster DSI (DSI) is the largest operator of ServiceMaster Restore ® (SMR) and ServiceMaster Recovery Management ® (SRM) businesses in the United States. With 17 regional offices in the Chicago, Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis, Madison, Miami and Indianapolis areas, ServiceMaster DSI provides restoration services from damages caused by water, fire or mold to residential and commercial properties. DSI is recognized as a leader in performance, service and quality across both commercial and residential disaster recovery industries. DSI serves clients in all 50 states, responding to every major disaster or named storm in the U.S. over the past 20 years. Some of these disasters include Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey and most recently Laura, restoring the Pentagon following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, countless regional floods such as the dam failures in Midland, Michigan, the Kincade wildfire and more recently the Midwest derecho which left a nearly 800-mile path of destruction across multiple states.  

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