Closet Factory
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Initial Investment

LOW: $203,500
HIGH: $353,000

Change in Units

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1985 (31 Years)

Corporate Address

12800 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90061


John La Barbera

Parent Company

The Closet Factory

About Closet Factory

John LaBarbera founded The Closet Factory in a small industrial space in Los Angeles in 1983. The company started out with six employees customizing closets, offices, garages and pantries, and now has more than 100 employees at its Los Angeles headquarters. There are also 11 other factories around the world.

The Closet Factory works with homeowners, contractors and interior decorators, installing closets, entertainment centers, pantries and shelves for offices and garages.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$203,500 - $353,000

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Closet Factory has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2006 - 480
  • 2007 - 453
  • 2011 - 489
  • 2013 - 494
  • 2015 - 490

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 10 days

Training at headquarters: 20 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 6

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Updated: September 28th, 2016

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