Ace DuraFlo Systems LLC

At a Glance

Products & Services: Pipe-restoration services

Number of Locations: 54

Total Investment: $36.2K - $410.1K

Founded: 1997

Began Franchising: 2001

About Ace DuraFlo Systems LLC

Ace DuraFlo Systems started in 1997 with the goal of developing a solution to pipe corrosion other than re-piping. The company's ePIPE system allows franchisees to offer in-place pipe repair and restoration eliminating the need to damage walls, floors, ceilings and foundations by tearing piping out.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2012 33 0 16 5
2011 33 1 16 7
2010 30 1 16 7
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $36,190 - $410,100
Franchise Fee: $21,900 - $34,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6-8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $25,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 25% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #494 (2012),

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