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Crafting a Proprietary System with Don Gilmartin of TraumOne

Don Gilmartin is the Co-Founder of TraumOne Franchise Systems. In 2013, Don became an independent restoration contractor and in 2015 added a Crime & Trauma Scene clean-up division. In 2019, Don franchised the trauma division and dropped the restoration division to pursue his passion for TraumOne, a home-based recession proof service-based franchise opportunity for both Marketer or Technician profiles.

Key Takeaways:

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[0:59] Josh introduces today’s guest, Don Gilmartin, the Co-Founder of TraumOne Franchise Systems.

[1:38] Josh welcomes Don to Franchise Euphoria.

[2:19] Don gives an overview of what he does and how he got into his franchise business.

[4:35] What makes TraumOne so unique is that the structure is modeled after the funeral industry.

[5:03] In Don’s words, TraumOne is a crime and trauma scene cleanup and removal service.

[7:19] A typical TraumOne franchisee is someone who has connections with law enforcement or funeral industries, but it can have many different verticals.

[9:00] Don’s team realized that their systems and procedures were already full proof, so franchising presented itself as a viable option.

[12:22] There are two franchise opportunities within TraumOne – either a marketer or an operator. The first of which is more of the face of a location, and the operator works more within the business.

[13:54] TraumOne currently has seven franchises running in southern California, with another three set to open by the end of fourth quarter.

[19:15] Don shares how important it is to understand your industry, and how TraumOne handles their relationships with their clients, individuals who are dealing with trauma, is a very delicate process.

[23:41] If you want to learn more about TraumOne, visit their website listed below.

[24:15] Thanks for listening, and please, reach out to Josh anytime through email at If you enjoyed this interview, please leave us a review on iTunes.

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About the author, Josh

Josh Brown is a franchise and entrepreneurial attorney that helps buyers, owners, and expansion-minded businesses find success through franchising. When not working on his two businesses, you can find him on the golf course or spending time with his wife and three beautiful daughters.

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