Proshred Security Franchise for Sale


PROSHRED®. We invented mobile shredding in 1986 and have invested over 20 years in perfecting one of the most comprehensive, secure, and technologically advanced professional shredding systems for companies, home-based businesses and residential consumers.

Recent growth in the document destruction industry has been fueled by security, environmental concerns, and the need for productivity improvements. Government legislation passed to protect consumers and the environment has made it imperative that all companies, big and small, as well as home-based employees and businesses, find convenient and effective ways to discard all types of documents and materials containing sensitive information.

PROSHRED® on-site professional shredding system is the most secure method of destroying confidential documents and materials, and eliminates the risks associated with off-site shredding and recycling programs. With the most advanced shredding technology installed on each mobile shredding unit, clients and customers can ensure that sensitive documents and proprietary materials are being destroyed quickly, efficiently, and in sight. There is no better way than on-site shredding to protect corporate or consumer confidential materials.

Locally Owned. Nationally Operated. All PROSHRED® locations are franchises, owned and operated by local business people who have invested in a proven concept within their communities. They are supported by an experienced organization, setting the industry's highest standards nation-wide.


Now is your chance to join a growing market and provide greatly needed services to clients and customers in your own exclusive territory. We are looking for highly motivated business people to join our system. PROSHRED® franchisees are typically successful business executives who have strong sales, marketing, and management backgrounds. If you feel you have the right experience and commitment, we invite you to read through our franchise program brochure and then contact us to take the next step toward becoming a PRSHRED® franchisee.
  • A growing multi-billion dollar industry driven by newly enacted privacy legislation
  • The opportunity to provide convenient, cost effective and secure on-site shredding for confidential documents and proprietary materials
  • Recurring revenue streams from regularly scheduled shredding, purge shredding, and recycling sales
  • A powerful, long-standing brand supported by an experience management team

PROSHRED®. Our vision is to be recognized as the system of choice for the secure destruction and recycling of confidential documents and proprietary material worldwide.

We are a pioneer in the industry, the originator and most experienced of on-site professional shredding services in America, and the first mobile shredding service to have earned ISO 9001: 2000 certification, meeting the rigorous quality requirements of the International Organization for Standardization.

PROSHRED® state-of-the-art shredding trucks are capable of destroying 7,000 pounds of paper an hour. This volume would literally chew up days of productivity using even the best available office shredder. And, we don't just destroy paper; our industrial shredding equipment is capable of destroying electronic media, such as data tapes, microfilm, CDs, DVDs, as well as many other types of materials. For our customers' peace of mind, we provide a PROSHRED® Certificate of Destruction after each and every service. An Environmental Certificate, confirming that all waste is recycled, is presented at year's end to all clients.

Our customer service professionals are highly-trained, uniformed, and bonded. They utilize the latest technology for account maintenance, scheduling and service. Both our proprietary Shredlogic software, which schedules client appointments and truck routes, and our Customer Relationship Management Software help make operating a PROSHRED® business an exercise in simplicity.

Over the years we've continuously refined and improved every aspect of our business. We've evolved into a valued service provider that residential, home office, and corporate accounts everywhere trust to destroy sensitive documents and proprietary materials. Our commitment to highly professional operations has fueled our growth, and it's what will ensure that PROSHRED® franchises continue to deliver reliable services to clients and customers in cities nationwide.

PROSHRED® has saved us a great deal of time and money. The system is extremely secure and the staff are very professional.
– Steve Lamonica, State Farm

We are saving about $150 per week because of the labor's very secure and we see what happens to the documents. We even get a certificate after it's shredded.
– Susan Kazczmarek, CNY Diagnostic Imaging

Secure Your Position in the Growing Document Destruction and Recycling Industry

Identity theft is continuing to grow at a rapid pace, witha reported total of 54 million victims of all types of identity theft or fraud1.

Due to increased security concerns, the shredding and recycling of confidential information and proprietary products has become a more than $1.5 billion market2 that is growing by around 35% per year3.

Legislation Requiring Security and Confidentiality in Document Destruction

  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act (ITPE)
  • The Economic Espionage Act (EEA)
Federal and state legislation has been introduced to safeguard consumer documents and punish organizations that mishandle personal information. PROSHRED® franchise program is an opportunity for franchisees to participate in the growing market and help clients and customers comply with privacy regulations. More and more businesses and individuals are seeing the need for document and materials destruction. Our growing number of satisfied clients and customers understand and appreciate the strength of PROSHRED® business model and best practices.

PROSHRED® franchises offer a wide selection of service options and customized solutions.PROSHRED® vehicles shred and recycle confidential documents and destroy other proprietary materials for thousands of organizations which include banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, hospitals and medical facilities, and high-tech organizations. Programs are also available for home office employees, home-based businesses and residential consumers.


Most of our PROSHRED® franchisees take advantage of multi-territory opportunities. They establish offices, and hire sales and marketing and customer service personnel to develop and support a large metropolitan marketplace. As a PROSHRED® franchisee, you, too, will have the opportunity to develop accounts in your own territory, as well as leverage our national account program. New clients and customers immediately see the value and convenience in PROSHRED®services, so the sales cycle is typically fast and easy. You'll provide secure document shredding and materials destruction services to large and small companies, home-based businesses and individual residences. You'll be able to leverage multiple potential revenue streams though repeat client and customer business, as well as through the sale and recycling of shredded paper. And, you'll have an experienced, professional team and a powerful brand to support you.
The systems, policies, procedures and support for sales, operations and administration provided by PROSHRED® have far exceeded my expectations. The industry experience that head office brings to the table is invaluable.
– Mark MacMillan, Tampa Bay, FL

The document destruction market is vastly underserved and the opportunities for growth are excellent. The support from PROSHRED®National Support Center is excellent. Resources from operations to sales and marketing and accounting are readily available and very valuable.
– Tom Wilson, Syracuse, NY

The key to the growth and development of PROSHRED® concept is our franchise system and the rigorous process by which we select our franchisees. PROSHRED® Franchising Corp. continually evaluates and updates training programs, conducts ongoing research into our markets and clients and customers' needs, and constantly strives to develop and implement new equipment and services.

As part of this progressive system, PROSHRED® franchisees enjoy the benefits of:

  • An experienced management group
  • Extensive market research
  • Exclusive territories
  • Four weeks of pre-opening training at PROSHRED® University
  • Ongoing field support
  • Proprietary Shredlogic and customized Customer Relationship Management software programs for help in scheduling, sales, and customer and financial management
  • The latest technology and industry innovations
  • Comprehensive operations, sales, and marketing manuals
  • System-wide buying power
  • Insurance programs
  • Baling and recycling arrangements
  • Annual meetings and conventions
  • National account programs
  • Award-winning marketing and promotional materials
  • Web-based marketing and communications tools

PROSHRED® Core Values:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Professionalism
  • A strong work ethic & initiative
  • Protection of the environment
  • Lifelong learning
  • Health, family and fun
  • "T.E.A.M." work
  • Together
  • Everyone
  • Achieves
  • More
1 First Data survey a reported by, November 2005.
2 Secure Destruction Business Magazine, November 2004.
3 David Lane, president of Lane-Link Group Inc., as quoted in Secure Business Destruction Magazine, March/April 2005.
Min. Liquid Capital:
$187,250 - $249,750
Total Investment:
$374,500 - $499,500
Franchise Fees:
Minimum Net Worth:
Home Based:

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