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Paul Davis franchise moves to historic, downtown Jacksonville location


Paul Davis Restoration of North Florida, a leading provider of fire, water and mold damage restoration services for residential and commercial properties announced today that their company has formally moved to a new location at 2111 North Liberty Street in the historic Springfield neighborhood in downtown Jacksonville. The franchise office, operations center, contents cleaning, and business headquarters is located in a former Chevrolet Parts Depot with approximately 40,000 square feet of space in the two-story building. The Mumfords purchased the property in late 2012.

The Mumfords opened the local Paul Davis franchise office in 1999 at 5795 Mining Terrace in the Southside area of Jacksonville where the company remained until the recent move.

The Mumford’s renovated, circa 1929 building was designed by Detroit-based architect Alfred Kahn as a concrete, brick, and steel facility in Springfield.


To accommodate the modernization needed for staff and professional services, the structure was extensively cleaned, stabilized, and renovated with interior and exterior improvements including a new roof, chimney and windows, with most of the materials saved and reused in the interior and exterior renovations, among others. Some historic features of the space were kept with original garage doors, radiators, terrazzo flooring and original interior brick features, plus the original fire suppression system was able to be saved with minor modifications and was painted red.  Some areas of the building were also renovated to retrofit space from the original fresh water wells, coal chutes, and segregated bathrooms.

“We are proud to announce our company’s success and requirements for expansion. Our 35 staff members have many years of experience in the Paul Davis network. We’re fortunate to have a number of highly-trained professional technicians on our team along with a growing staff,” said Marguerite Mumford. “Providing consistent, high quality service to our customers is the framework under which we operate,” she said.

The strategic relocation will allow the company to be centrally located in the franchise territory along with providing state-of-the-art restoration and cleaning methods which serves as a trademark of Paul Davis. “This is a positive move for our company and will support the growth of our sales, staff and infrastructure,” said Mumford.

In addition to accommodating administrative, sales and marketing, and operations staff, a state-of-the-art classroom for continuing education and training courses will target insurance, real estate and facility management professionals. Additionally, the new space will feature a warehouse and contents cleaning processing facility which features climate-controlled storage for the contents of multiple properties.

The business also opened a materials showroom for an increasing restoration and reconstruction business. The contents restoration processing area positions Paul Davis as the area’s leading, comprehensive contents, clothing and electronics cleaning and restoration firm.

“Business professionalism and industry knowledge are important factors that contribute to our success at Paul Davis,” said Mumford. “We are committed to serving our community and its residents by providing exceptional customer service,” she said. “We help people through some of the most difficult times of their lives through restoration work and honor our commitment to help those in need with ongoing community service activities.”

Paul Davis utilizes the latest technologies and methods in the industry. The staff is highly trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Technicians respond to emergencies 24 hours a day.

Paul Davis serves customers in Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Nassau, and Union counties. The company’s Gainesville office is located at 3499 NW 97th Blvd., Ste. #10. For more information, contact Marguerite Mumford at 904.739.6047 or email


About Paul Davis:

Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV), is a national franchisor and leading provider of restoration services for residential and commercial properties since 1966.  Paul Davis Restoration also provides  mold cleanup services and has franchise locations throughout North America with owners and technicians who are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). For more information, call 904.737.2779.

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