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Promoted Opportunities

Initial Investment

LOW: $62,250
HIGH: $163,600

Change in Units

-18.8% -3 UNITS (1 Year)
-35.0% -7 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1986

Franchising Since

1990 (27 Years)

Corporate Address

11301 W. Markham Little Rock, AR 72211

CEO

Tom Harris

Parent Company

Dent Doctor, Inc.

About Dent Doctor

Tom Harris co-founded Dent Doctor in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1986. This mobile and shop-based franchise provides paint-free dent repair to consumers, fleet companies and body shops.

Dent Doctor, which began franchising in 1990, reported repairing over 350,000 vehicles in its first 14 years in business.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$62,250 - $163,600

Net-worth Requirement

$75,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$20,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$13,900 - $23,900

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Financing Options

Dent Doctor has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives


10% off franchise fee

Units (Locations)

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

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 4 weeks

Training at headquarters: 4 weeks

Additional Training: Ongoing training at franchisee's option

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

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 3

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Updated: June 9th, 2016

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