Welcome Gary and Peggy Thompson!
We would like to welcome our newest owners to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!
Please meet Gary and Peggy Thompson, owners of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Bowling Green / Toledo.
Gary and Peggy come to 1-800 WATER DAMAGE with extensive industry experience under their belts. They have owned and operated a successful carpet cleaning business in Ohio for 37 years, and recently became interested in expanding their business to service other local cities. Gary and Peggy recall watching Sheldon Yellen on Undercover Boss and "his sincere heart and respect for his employees" made BELFOR truly stand out to them. After discovering 1-800 WATER DAMAGE in a magazine with BELFOR beneath the logo, Gary and Peggy knew that joining 1-800 WATER DAMAGE was the perfect opportunity for them to expand.
With their new conversion to 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, the Thompsons will continue to serve cities within Wood, Lucas, Hancock, and Allen Counties in Ohio. Gary and Peggy's goal is to increase net sales so they can provide full coverage health insurance for their team members along with other benefits. They also plan on continuing to reinvest profits back into their franchise so they can keep growing and expand their business to other areas.
Gary and Peggy have been happily married for 45 years. They have three children--David, Jason, and Crystal--all of whom are married with their own families and successful careers. David owns his own construction company, Jason has his own landscaping business, and Crystal owns a janitorial business and was the business manager for the Thompsons' carpet cleaning company. Crystal will stay on as business manager for 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Bowling Green/Toledo, and her husband, Tim, will also be helping with day-to-day operations when needed.
Aside from building a family-owned-and-operated company for 37 years, Gary also became a Realtor and Peggy worked for Bowling Green City Schools (she just retired in December 2018!). Peggy will now be taking care of the financials for their new 1-800 WATER DAMAGE location. Outside of work, Gary and Peggy both enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. Gary also appreciates sitting outside on a nice, warm day and Peggy likes volunteering at church and reading. They are thankful for all their blessings and they're looking forward to this new chapter as part of the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!
Please join us in welcoming Gary and Peggy to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!