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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$77K - $260K
Units as of 2018
175 1.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

When American Leak Detection was founded in 1974, the business was detecting leaks in pools, spas, and slabs in Southern California. Since then, American Leak Detection has expanded beyond Southern California, operating across the U.S. and around the world. In addition to detecting pool, spa, and slab leaks, American Leak Detection franchisees perform sewer and utility line locating; oil, gas, and natural gas leak detection; crack injection; and other related services.

About American Leak Detection

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1974
Parent Company
American Leak Detection Inc.
Leadership
Pat DeSouza, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1984 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ
125
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Central America, Canada, South America, Mexico

# of Units
175 (as of 2018)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
888 Research Dr., #100
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a American Leak Detection 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
$29,500 - $120,000
Initial Investment
$76,755 - $259,550
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000
Cash Requirement
$70,000
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6-10%
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.

Third Party Financing
American Leak Detection 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.

On-The-Job Training
240 hours
Classroom Training
80 hours
Additional Training
Annual convention
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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

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Updated: February 8th, 2021