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BlueGrace Logistics

2014 Franchise 500
#380
At a Glance

Products & Services: Transportation management

Number of Locations: 31

Total Investment: $75K - $156.3K

Founded: 2007

Began Franchising: 2011

About BlueGrace Logistics

BlueGrace Logistics is a third-party logistics provider of freight shipping services. Bobby Harris founded the company in 2007 and created BlueShip, a web-based TMS (Transportation Management System,) to help companies streamline their supply-chain management process. Franchising began in 2011.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 29 0 0 2
2012 23 0 0 1
2011 12 0 0 1
2010 N/A N/A N/A 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $75,000 - $156,250
Franchise Fee: $57,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 18-21%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 15% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #380 (2014),
Top New: #31 (2014),