Dent Doctor

At a Glance

Products & Services: Paint-free dent repair, auto appearance services

Number of Locations: 15

Total Investment: $61.3K - $162.6K

Founded: 1986

Began Franchising: 1990

About Dent Doctor

Thomas Harris founded Dent Doctor in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1986. This mobile and shop-based franchise provides paint-free dent repair to consumers, fleet companies and body shops.

Dent Doctor, which began franchising in 1990, reported repairing over 350,000 vehicles in its first 14 years in business.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 12 1 1 1
2013 17 1 1 1
2012 17 1 1 1
2011 20 1 1 1
2010 19 1 1 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $61,250 - $162,600
Franchise Fee: $13,900 - $23,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $75,000
Liquid Cash Available: $20,000
Operations
5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% 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: 4 weeks. At franchisee's location: 4 weeks. Ongoing training at franchisee's option
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, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Local advertising plan

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