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Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence

2014 Franchise 500
#179
At a Glance

Products & Services: Interior and exterior sandless wood refinishing

Number of Locations: 272

Total Investment: $9.3K - $52.7K

Founded: 2004

Began Franchising: 2005

About Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence

Mr. Sandless franchisees use a method for refinishing wood floors that does not require sanding. The company's finishes are certified green, and its services have been used by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 216 38 7 11
2013 215 35 7 11
2012 212 34 12 12
2011 212 33 11 9
2010 178 28 4 9
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $9,310 - $52,744
Franchise Fee: $2,500 - $8,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3%+
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $20,000
Liquid Cash Available: $10,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 100% of all franchisees own more than one unit. 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: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet
Other marketing support: Intranet

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #179 (2014), #184 (2013), #125 (2012), #162 (2011), #253 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #56 (2012), #38 (2011), #38 (2010),
Low-Cost: #33 (2014), #28 (2013), #17 (2012), #34 (2011), #60 (2010),
Top New: #3 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #45 (2014), #41 (2013), #26 (2012), #45 (2011), #70 (2010),
America's Top Global: #199 (2014), #125 (2013), #103 (2012), #128 (2011), #188 (2010),

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