Creative Colors International

Creative Colors International

Upholstery repair and replacement
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #410 last year
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Initial investment
$95K - $122K
Units as of 2020
77 1.3% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Creative Colors International

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1980
Leadership
Terri Sniegolski, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1991 (30 years)
# of employees at HQ
11
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
77 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

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

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Creative Colors International 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
$49,500
Initial Investment
$95,125 - $122,250
Net Worth Requirement
$50,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
$1,500 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7.5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
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
Creative Colors International 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
40 hours
Classroom Training
80 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
1
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021