SERVPRO honors local business at annual convention

July 19, 2014

SERVPRO, an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, honored JoAnn and Ray Hopkins, SERVPRO of Sussex County, with the Millionaire's Gold award for outstanding revenue performance. The recognition took place during the company's 45th Annual Convention, held June 24-27 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

"This award reflects both the dedication of the SERVPRO of Sussex County team and the ongoing support that SERVPRO provides that helps us maintain  our leadership position in our industry," said JoAnn Hopkins, SERVPRO of  Sussex County owner. "We will continue to work hard to earn the trust and  respect of home and business owners in our community and to stand ready at  a moment’s notice if they need help recovering from a storm, fire, water, or other disaster."

The record-breaking 2,400 owners and key employees who attended the annual event benefitted from more than 60 educational and business sessions covering more than 25 topics. This year's keynote speaker was Chris McChesney, author of the book, "The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX)," who offered attendees a formula for executing their most important strategic priorities as business owners.

"On behalf of Servpro Industries Inc., I congratulate JoAnn and all of our award winners on a successful year," said Servpro Industries Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sue Steen. "We believe that the dedication and professionalism of our franchisees and their teams is a key differentiator  for us in the industry. Our annual convention is an opportunity to update our entire network with the latest intelligence about our company and our industry. SERVPRO franchisees leave the event armed with the practical, technical and business knowledge they need to offer reliable, state-of-the-art disaster recovery service to home and business owners in their communities."

For more information about SERVPRO of Sussex County, contact Hopkins at 302-856-9768 or or go to

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Franchise System is a national leader and  provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of nearly 1,700 individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multimillion-dollar losses. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.