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Closets By Design Franchising

2014 Franchise 500
#343
At a Glance

Products & Services: Custom closet and home/office organization systems

Number of Locations: 47

Total Investment: $126K - $296.5K

Founded: 1982

Began Franchising: 1998

About Closets By Design Franchising

Since 1982, Closets By Design has been installing custom closets, garage organizers, entertainment centers and home office systems. Franchisees manufacture all products and handle installation.

All Closets By Design franchisees are owner/operators.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 35 6 0 6
2013 33 6 0 3
2012 30 3 0 6
2011 31 3 0 6
2010 30 3 0 4
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $126,000 - $296,500
Franchise Fee: $20,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee's location: 3 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: In-house art department

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #343 (2014), #321 (2010),

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