California Closets

At a Glance

Products & Services: Custom storage systems

Number of Locations: 98

Total Investment: $127.5K - $377K

Founded: 1978

Began Franchising: 1982

About California Closets

Since 1979, California Closets has been creating custom closets and storage units for all rooms of the home. At showrooms, designers meet with clients to discuss their needs, present design proposals and place orders. Orders are filled in California Closets' workshops, and the finished products are installed in customers' homes. The company creates storage solutions for closets, utility rooms, garages, home offices and other parts of the home.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2011 88 8 2 0
2010 77 8 2 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Mexico.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $127,500 - $377,000
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $400,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
Operations
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..
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, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #417 (2012),

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