Mason City, Iowa – November 1, 2018 – ServiceMaster by Rice (SMR), one of the largest ServiceMaster Restore Franchises in the country, announced they have purchased the ServiceMaster of Mason City Restore Franchise. This acquisition includes Cerro Gordo, Mitchell and Floyd Counties. ServiceMaster of Mason City will retain the janitorial franchise.

The purchase of the Mason City franchise expands the footprint to over 50 counties in Iowa and southern Minnesota. “We are excited about this opportunity. This new territory fits into our footprint perfectly. Our now 12 physical locations are strategically located within an hour of each other. This gives our team the flexibility and quick response time needed when disaster strikes.” Said Austin Rice Jr, Partner of SMR.

ServiceMaster by Rice has hired Brock Stecker to manage the Mason City Branch. Brock was born and raised in Mason City, graduated from Mason City High School, and went onto receive a degree at the University of Iowa. ServiceMaster by Rice’s management team also has another local tie to the area in Cole Amstutz. Cole grew up in northern Iowa and graduated from Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School.  Cole is currently the Commercial Sales Manager with ServiceMaster by Rice and will be working with Brock to market the ServiceMaster by Rice franchise in the area.

ServiceMaster by Rice was founded in 1954 by Austin Rice Sr. with a focus on carpet cleaning and furniture cleaning. Since then, the business has expanded into water and fire restoration along with mold remediation. SMR has become an elite company within the Disaster Restoration Industry. Our IICRC certified teams travel to hurricanes, floods, and tornado-ravaged areas throughout the country. The company is owned and operated by Austin Rice Sr’s sons, Joe and Austin Rice Jr., who pride themselves on being a family-owned business.

The Mason City Branch is located at 1544 South Garfield Place Mason City, IA 50401. The phone number is 641-421-2009. The SMR headquarters are located in Des Moines, IA. Go to for more information.