A South Choctaw Drive office/warehouse has been sold for $980,000 to a pair of local businessmen who plan to move their Servpro franchise into the space.

JBWM Real Estate Holdings LLC purchased the nearly 26,000-square-foot building at 9454 S. Choctaw in a deal that was filed Thursday with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s Office. The seller was Herrick Capital Holdings of Baton Rouge.

JBWM is made up of Jeffrey Betz and Wilbur McDaniel, who own a local Servpro franchise. Servpro helps homeowners and businesses clean fire and water damage.

Rhett Sandusky of Pro Sold Realty, who represented the buyers, said the plan is to make the building a hub for Servpro. Equipment will be stored in the building, along with wet furniture that needs to dry out. Employees will be dispatched from there.

About 30 to 40 people will work out of the building, Sandusky said.

“They’re looking to start moving in there during this upcoming week,” he said.

Bob Kirby of Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate represented the seller. The building had been occupied by Southern Janitorial and Paper Supply since 2003. Southern Janitorial recently sold the business to new owners and they had been leasing back the space, Kirby said.