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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#482 Ranked #211 last year
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Initial investment
$324K - $442K
Units as of 2020
62 6.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

In the early ’80s, George Homan’s Dayton, Ohio, distribution company was suffering from the impact of the recession. To combat this, the company began manufacturing its own detergent formulas, delivering the detergent to industrial customers in refillable containers.

Chemstation customers receive free containers that franchisees refill. Franchisees handle all receiving, storing, disposing and rendering of the detergent for their customers.

About ChemStation

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1965
Leadership
Jeff Purks, President & CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1983 (38 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

# of Units
62 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
3400 Encrete Ln.
Dayton, OH 45439

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a ChemStation 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
$50,000
Initial Investment
$324,000 - $441,500
Net Worth Requirement
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$300,000 - $500,000
Royalty Fee
4%
Ad Royalty Fee
to 2%
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
ChemStation offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment
Third Party Financing
ChemStation has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

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

Classroom Training
17 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Social Media
Website Development

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
6
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #482

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Updated: February 8th, 2021