Team of Veterans Opens Georgia’s First VetCor

VetCor of Norcross Georgia

Veteran business owners Patrick Salmon and Bob Reid bring water and mold damage restoration services to Norcross

Established business owners of Norcross-based Canebridge International  and military veterans Patrick Salmon (Marines) and Bob Reid (Army), decided to add water and mold damage restoration services to their business portfolio. Signing the first franchise agreement in Georgia, the Veteran team opened VetCor of Norcross with a ceremony on Friday, August 7, 2020. 

VetCor of Norcross will provide Emergency Restoration Services to include water damage mitigation, fire and smoke damage, emergency board up and roof tarping, as well as cleaning and the application of disinfectants to residential and commercial property owners. 

Paul Huszar, VetCor President and CEO, says “We eagerly welcome Patrick Salmon and his team to Team VetCor!  Patrick is our first franchisee outside of Florida, and we’re excited to have this Marine lead the way in our revolution as we expand outside of Florida and throughout the United States.” 

Salmon learned about the VetCor franchise opportunity when his daughter, Air Force veteran Tkeisha, and son, Marine veteran K’yon, both worked for VetCor of Tampa. When moving back to Norcross earlier this year, Tkeisha mentioned how she loved the Veteran values and work environment and asked her Dad to talk to Huszar about the franchise opportunity. Salmon says, “After we came to Tampa to talk to Paul and Mike Long, Vice President of Franchise Development, and as a Veteran myself, I just knew this was a perfect fit for our existing business, my business partner, and for my family.” Both of Salmon’s children will help run day-to-day operations.

Huszar says, “This is the first of many more to follow as part of our mission to create sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities, and now business ownership opportunities, for our Nation’s heroes and their immediate family members.”  

For more information about VetCor of Norcross, visit or call 844-VETCOR1.


VetCor is a restoration company that solves water and mold damage problems in commercial and residential properties, staffed primarily by veterans of the U.S. military. VetCor’s mission is to provide exceptional service to its customers while providing great value to corporate partners and creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for our Nation’s heroes…Sustaining a Legacy of Service! VetCor is a Florida state certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) certified firm. VetCor provides services throughout Florida and in Norcross, Georgia with more locations coming soon. VetCor has received the following recognition: Bright House Regional Business Start-up of the Year in 2016,  Greater Tampa Chamber’s similar recognition in 2017, Grow FL Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2018, Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 in 2019, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year Runner-up in 2019.

VetCor is now offering franchise opportunities to veterans and their immediate family members. VetCor achieves a very strong return on investment in comparison to the rest of the franchise industry in general. With the implementation of a structured and systematized business model, the growth achieved by VetCor® in several markets across the U.S. has been significant and impressive. For franchise opportunities, visit