Kitchen Solvers

At a Glance

Products & Services: Kitchen and bath remodeling and design

Number of Locations: 67

Total Investment: $43.1K - $85.7K

Founded: 1982

Began Franchising: 1984

About Kitchen Solvers

Kitchen Solvers franchisees provide custom and pre-built cabinetry, custom countertops, solid surfaces and kitchen accessories. Franchisees can also expand services to include cabinet, countertop and appliance recoloring, cabinet/wood restoration and cabinet reconditioning.

Current franchisees and independent kitchen cabinet refacing businesses can acquire a Kitchen Solvers franchise for a reduced initial franchise fee.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 63 4 0 0
2013 62 4 0 0
2012 71 4 0 0
2011 85 4 0 0
2010 99 4 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $43,070 - $85,655
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 50% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $40,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 56% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 10 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #484 (2011),