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Window Genie

2014 Franchise 500
#195
At a Glance

Products & Services: Residential window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing

Number of Locations: 199

Total Investment: $89K - $139K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 1998

About Window Genie

Richard Nonelle founded Window Genie in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1994. Although Nonelle had a degree in marketing and finance and a background in sales and management, he knew nothing about the window-washing industry. The business originally focused only on window cleaning services, but Nonelle soon added full-service pressure washing, deck cleaning, house washing and concrete cleaning to the roster of Window Genie's services. The private company began franchising in 1998 and is still based in Cincinnati.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 199 0 0 0
2013 196 0 0 0
2012 146 0 0 0
2011 125 0 0 0
2010 72 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $89,000 - $139,000
Franchise Fee: $32,000 - $57,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: Expanded territory
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $40,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. 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: 5 days. At franchisee's location: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #195 (2014), #190 (2013), #407 (2012), #499 (2011), #485 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #72 (2014), #40 (2012),
Top Home-Based: #51 (2014), #44 (2013),