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Initial Investment

LOW: $85,100
HIGH: $112,750

Change in Units

+24.1% +14 UNITS (1 Year)
+29.3% +17 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1980

Franchising Since

1991 (25 Years)

Corporate Address

19015 S. Jodi Rd., #E Mokena, IL 60448

CEO

Terri Sniegolski

Parent Company

J & J's Creative Colors Inc.

About Creative Colors Int'l.

In 1980, Jim and JoAnn Foster answered an ad in their local paper that described a new technique for dyeing vinyl and leather. The couple bought the license to use the technique in their area and began J&J’s Creative Colors.

To strengthen their business, the Fosters began researching, practicing and refining various techniques for repairing vinyl, leather and plastic, incorporating them into their business. J&J’s worked with automobile, boat and recreational vehicle dealers, making repairs at the dealers’ lots.

The company began franchising in 1990 under the name Creative Colors International. Now franchisees across the country use the Fosters’ techniques to repair the interiors of various vehicles at dealer lots before they are sold.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$85,100 - $112,750

Net-worth Requirement

$50,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$20,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$43,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

7.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

Creative Colors Int'l. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Veteran Incentives


$1,500 off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2006 - 386
  • 2007 - 356

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 5 days

Training at headquarters: 15 days

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

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

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 1 - 4

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Updated: July 28th, 2016

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