2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #367 last year
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Initial investment
$54K - $148K
Units as of 2021
102 54.5% over 3 years

Company Overview

About GarageExperts

Industry
Home Improvement
Founded
2008
Leadership
Don Champion, Franchise Director
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The GarageExperts Difference

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Why GarageExperts?

A proven, innovative business model: For new GarageExperts franchise owners, the goal is to be profitable within the first year. With no inventory stocking requirements, GarageExperts’ franchise owners can maintain low overhead and free up capital. Instead of keeping heavy inventory that is left on a shelf collecting dust, GarageExperts is set up for franchise owners to order materials by the job. Its manufacturing facilities provide a quick turnaround time on shipments, meaning less time franchise owners are stuck waiting to get on the floor. Having that extra cash on hand allows GarageExperts franchise owners to invest in their marketing and other business operations to drive their growth.

Low, fixed royalties: Typically growing a franchise means more money is paid towards royalties. However, that is not the case with GarageExperts. Rather than having franchise owners pay more towards royalties, GarageExperts emphasizes the importance of investing into their own business to achieve more growth and success, offering a fixed royalty schedule that starts at $500 per month. After all, the success of GarageExperts is derived from the success of its franchise owners.

End-to-end mobile business solutions: As technology is constantly changing, it’s easy to get stuck with old business practices. With an in-house IT team, GarageExperts is focused on growing with technology. By staying on the leading edge, GarageExperts uses technology to streamline its business practices, offer more mobile solutions in the field and improve the customer experience. GarageExperts has developed a mobile CRM system that allows franchise owners to run their business on-the-go instead of behind a desk. Sending estimates, taking payments and managing communication are just a few of the features the system has to offer. With more advances to technology, GarageExperts will continue to innovate its practices.

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Strong community of driven entrepreneurs: While GarageExperts’ internal support team is dedicated to helping franchise owners reach the next level, it also has a network of driven entrepreneurs that work together to gain even more knowledge. In fact, one of GarageExperts’ franchise owners said that GarageExperts’ network “provides an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience that new franchise owners can tap into for technical questions and support.” Some may find entering the garage makeover space daunting if they do not have previous experience. However, new GarageExperts franchise owners learn rather quickly that support comes in from many sides. From in-house product technical support and training to a supportive network of experienced franchise owners, GarageExperts can pass on extensive learned-in-the-field knowledge to new franchise owners before they step onto their first floor.

At the end of the day, GarageExperts was founded to empower entrepreneurs to achieve their greatest potential. Between regularly scheduled business meetings and focus groups with other franchise owners, GarageExperts focuses on helping its entrepreneurs uncover their business potential to allow them to maximize profits. This focus is what drives the success of GarageExperts’ franchise owners.

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2008 (14 years)
# of employees at HQ
45
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units
102 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
245 W. Carl Karcher Wy.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a GarageExperts franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$15,000
Initial Investment
$53,947 - $147,869
Net Worth Requirement
$150,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
$500-$1.8K/mo.
Ad Royalty Fee
$500/mo.
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
GarageExperts has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
35.5 hours
Additional Training
Ongoing
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2-10
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #64 in 2021

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Updated: February 8th, 2021