Get A Grip Franchising LLC

At a Glance

Products & Services: Countertop, tub and tile resurfacing

Number of Locations: 17

Total Investment: $43.6K - $92.7K

Founded: 1999

Began Franchising: 2007

About Get A Grip Franchising LLC

While taking a break from college, Ryan Dillard discovered a way to restore (without removing) worn bathtubs and countertops without and saw a business opportunity. He convinced his parents Cub and Sharon Dillard, and brother Austen, to leave their homes in Texas and come to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to start Get A Grip. The company began franchising in 2007. Franchisees apply new coatings onto bathtubs, sinks, countertops, tile, cabinets and appliances.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 16 0 0 1
2013 15 0 0 1
2012 15 0 0 1
2011 16 0 0 1
2010 15 0 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northeast, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $43,600 - $92,700
Franchise Fee: $25,000 - $70,000
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% 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: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Other marketing support: Operations manuals, website

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #316 (2012), #393 (2011),
Low-Cost: #65 (2012), #87 (2011),
Top New: #18 (2012), #33 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #97 (2012),

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