Not Ranked

Initial Investment

LOW: $56,300
HIGH: $61,375

Change in Units

+4.0% +6 UNITS (1 Year)
+9.3% +14 UNITS (3 Years)

Fund Your Franchise with Guidant

Guidant Financal Learn how to invest your IRA or 401k into a franchise. ($50k min)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1975

Franchising Since

1983 (33 Years)

Corporate Address

7111-7115 Ohms Ln. Minneapolis, MN 55439

CEO

Gary Smith

About Color Glo Int'l.

After years in the automotive reconditioning industry, C. Everett Smith was not satisfied with the quality of existing products. So when he started Color Glo, he opened his own research and development labs and hired chemists to develop a proprietary line of restoration and repair products. Color Glo's original eight products have now grown to over 100. Color Glo franchisees use these products to clean, repair and re-dye leather, vinyl, fabric, carpet, plastic, fiberglass and other materials. They serve both residential and commercial customers, including the automotive, marine and aviation markets.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$56,300 - $61,375

Net-worth Requirement

$50,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$50,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$33,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%+

Financing Options

Color Glo Int'l. offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory

Color Glo Int'l. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


10% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2006 - 319
  • 2011 - 125
  • 2014 - 304

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 1 week

Training at headquarters: 2 weeks

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Internet
Security
Field Operations

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

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Related Franchises

Related Articles

Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know Ben & Jerry's?

Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know Ben & Jerry's?

From its legendary flavor graveyard to its iconic cow on its packaging, we want to test your Ben & Jerry's trivia for National Ice Cream month.
Grace Reader
Why More Baby Boomers Are Looking to Franchise

Why More Baby Boomers Are Looking to Franchise

Twenty-two percent of boomers have less than $100,000 of retirement savings.
David Nilssen
Why This Auto Repair Franchise Expanded to Nigeria

Why This Auto Repair Franchise Expanded to Nigeria

An automotive repair franchise takes the leap.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Travel Agencies Are Seeing a Boom -- and This Franchise Knows Why

Travel Agencies Are Seeing a Boom -- and This Franchise Knows Why

Learn how Rob Steinfeld and Dean Hanson set up a franchise and joined the unexpected travel boom.

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.

Updated: April 28th, 2016

Reprints & Licensing
Update Your Listing
Submit New Listing

Regions/States List

More Franchise Rankings

Top Low-Cost Franchises

100 franchises for under $60,000

Top Homebased/Mobile Franchises

These 100 businesses can be managed from home

Fastest-Growing Franchises

These companies have shown rapid unit expansion over the last two years

Top New Franchises

The top 75 companies that began franchising in the last five years

Top Global Franchises

200 North American franchisors seeking international franchisees

For reprints and licensing questions, click here.

Previous Years Rankings

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012