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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#324 Ranked #315 last year
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Initial investment
$98K - $143K
Units as of 2021
213 12.1% over 3 years

Company Overview

Founder Dave Haglund began a cabinet distributorship in 1975 and found his niche market while visiting a customer's home in 1986. Noticing that the 6-year-old kitchen was starting to look a little run-down, but wasn't ready to be remodeled, he offered to touch up some of the worn areas. When the customer was thrilled with the results, Haglund realized the market potential of this concept. After testing and perfecting his process of restoring interior wood surfaces, Haglund began franchising in 1988. Today, Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in one-day wood restoration, cabinet refacing, cabinet redooring, cabinet painting, and new cabinets for both residential and commercial customers. Franchisees may also offer replacement hardware, cabinet accessories, countertops, and granite tune-ups. Kitchen Tune-Up is a member of the family of brands under the umbrella of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), which also includes Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft, AdvantaClean, and Bath Tune-Up. HFC is owned by JM Family Enterprises Inc. 

About Kitchen Tune-Up

Industry
Home Improvement
Founded
1986
Parent Company
Home Franchise Concepts
Leadership
Heidi Morrissey, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1988 (33 years)
# of employees at HQ
240
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
213 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
19000 MacArthur Blvd., #100
Irvine, CA 92612

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Kitchen Tune-Up 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
$19,950
Initial Investment
$98,430 - $142,550
Net Worth Requirement
$150,000
Cash Requirement
$56,830
Veteran Incentives
15% off initial franchise and territory fees
Royalty Fee
4-7%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 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.

In-House Financing
Kitchen Tune-Up offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

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

On-The-Job Training
33 hours
Classroom Training
62 hours
Additional Training
Online pre-training/post-training webinars
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #324

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #52

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Updated: February 8th, 2021