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Glass Doctor

2014 Franchise 500
#459
At a Glance

Products & Services: Auto/residential/commercial glass repair and replacement

Number of Locations: 173

Total Investment: $108.8K - $289K

Founded: 1962

Began Franchising: 1977

About Glass Doctor

Established in 1962, Glass Doctor offers complete glass replacement, service and repair to the automotive, residential and commercial markets at locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Glass Doctor is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 164 9 0 0
2013 170 10 0 0
2012 173 11 0 0
2011 179 12 0 0
2010 178 10 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Eastern Europe, Western Europe.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $108,800 - $289,000
Franchise Fee: $28,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5-7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000
Liquid Cash Available: $45,000 - $50,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5 - 6. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT 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: 8-18 days. At franchisee's location: 3 days. Regional training meetings twice a year; webinars
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,
Other marketing support: Intranet, social media

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #459 (2014), #397 (2013), #163 (2012), #167 (2011), #240 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #97 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #36 (2012),
America's Top Global: #129 (2012), #132 (2011), #179 (2010),

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