USA Insulation

At a Glance

Products & Services: Home insulation and weatherization

Number of Locations: 23

Total Investment: $148.7K - $179.5K

Founded: 1985

Began Franchising: 2007

About USA Insulation

USA Insulation was incorporated in 1985 in Eastlake, Ohio, by Jeff Pitrone. When his son Patrick joined the business in 2004, he saw the potential to expand nationwide. The company began franchising in 2007. Franchisees install USA Insulation's proprietary foam insulation in walls and attics to help homeowners reduce energy costs.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 23 0 0 0
2013 21 0 0 0
2012 22 0 0 0
2011 18 0 0 0
2010 15 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Midwest, Northeast, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, Southeast, Southwest, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West, Wisconsin, West Virginia.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $148,704 - $179,500
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8 - 12. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..
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: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #330 (2013), #327 (2012), #432 (2011),
Top New: #23 (2012), #50 (2011),