Dr. Vinyl & Associates Ltd.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Automotive vinyl, leather, fabric and plastic repair

Number of Locations: 126

Total Investment: $41.3K - $71.5K

Founded: 1972

Began Franchising: 1981

About Dr. Vinyl & Associates Ltd.

Former aerospace employee W. David Isley founded Dr. Vinyl in 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri. He and his wife, Marcia, worked with local restaurants, repairing torn, burnt, chipped and peeling vinyl booths and chairs, but soon discovered there were many similar repairs to be done at car dealerships. The couple did repairs for clients in the Kansas City area until 1981, when they began franchising.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 125 0 1 0
2013 125 0 1 0
2012 129 0 1 0
2011 135 0 1 0
2010 141 0 1 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $41,320 - $71,500
Franchise Fee: $24,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

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

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