Grout Doctor Global Franchise Corp.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Grout, tile and stone maintenance

Number of Locations: 73

Total Investment: $20.4K - $33.4K

Founded: 1992

Began Franchising: 2001

About Grout Doctor Global Franchise Corp.

Grout Doctor's founder first recognized the need for grout and tile maintenance services after working in the tile industry for many years. Grout Doctor franchisees specialize in residential grout, tile and stone cleaning, sealing, recoloring, repair, regrouting and recaulking maintenance services. They may also offer commercial grout and tile care, natural stone honing and polishing, permanent protective coatings and other supplemental services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 70 0 0 3
2013 69 0 0 3
2012 71 0 0 3
2011 68 0 0 5
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $20,405 - $33,415
Franchise Fee: $12,000 - $16,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: Varies
Term of Franchise Agreement: 7 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 50% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $15,905 - $39,915
Franchise can be run from home. 15% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (99% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: In Chicago : 80 hours over 9-10 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Teleconferences, intranet support, software support, vendor discounts, R&D, marketing materials & plans, trade show signage, social media, TV/radio

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #315 (2013), #311 (2012),
Low-Cost: #53 (2013), #63 (2012),
Top Home-Based: #87 (2013), #95 (2012),