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Window Gang

2014 Franchise 500
#460
At a Glance

Products & Services: Window, exterior, dryer-vent and chimney cleaning; deck and fence sealing

Number of Locations: 165

Total Investment: $34.4K - $81.1K

Founded: 1986

Began Franchising: 1996

About Window Gang

Tim McCullen founded Window Gang in 1986 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a summer job. As the company gained clients, McCullen decided to franchise beginning in 1996. Window Gang has locations along the East Coast from Virginia to Georgia. The private company is based in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 153 0 0 12
2012 143 25 0 25
2011 148 25 0 16
2010 144 25 0 20
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Central America, Mexico, South America.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $34,350 - $81,100
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 65% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (85% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 7-14 days. At franchisee's location: 7 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Internet

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #460 (2014), #356 (2013), #179 (2012), #239 (2011), #195 (2010),
Low-Cost: #62 (2013), #27 (2012), #48 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #40 (2012), #71 (2011), #56 (2010),
America's Top Global: #143 (2012), #185 (2011), #153 (2010),