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Initial Investment

LOW: $43,200
HIGH: $56,000

Change in Units

-2.3% -1 UNITS (1 Year)
0.0% 0 UNITS (3 Years)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1982 (34 Years)

Corporate Address

621 Stallings Rd, Ste-B Matthews, NC 28104

CEO

Dan Kaplan

Parent Company

Surface Specialists Systems, Inc.

About Surface Specialists

Wayne McClosky founded Surface Specialists in 1981, establishing the franchise prototype in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the beginning the family-owned company offered only minimal repair services for plastic laminate countertops and fiberglass and porcelain bath surfaces, but it soon expanded to include refinishing services for marble sinks and vanity tops. It began franchising in 1982 and is now based in Matthews, North Carolina.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$43,200 - $56,000

Net-worth Requirement

$75,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$25,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$36,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

Surface Specialists offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Veteran Incentives


20% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2009 - 444
  • 2010 - 357

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 2 weeks

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

Number of employees required to run: 1 - 1

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Updated: October 14th, 2015

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