DirectBuy Inc.

DirectBuy Inc.

DirectBuy Inc.
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Initial Investment

LOW: $359,000
HIGH: $904,000

Change in Units

-75.0% -39 UNITS (1 Year)
-105.8% -55 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1971

Franchising Since

1972 (44 Years)

Corporate Address

8450 Broadway, P.O. Box 13006 Merrillville, IN 46411-3006

CEO

Mike Bornhorst

Parent Company

United Consumers Club Inc.

About DirectBuy Inc.

James L. Gagan founded UCC TotalHome in 1971 and began franchising the following year. Based in Merrillville, Indiana, the private company has over 90 locations throughout North America.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$359,000 - $904,000

Net-worth Requirement

$100,000 - $200,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000 - $200,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$75,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

22%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

DirectBuy Inc. offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Veteran Incentives


20% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 186

Lowest Rank: 429

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: 5 weeks

Training at headquarters: 4 weeks

Additional Training: At regional meetings

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Number of employees required to run: 9 - 12

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Updated: October 1st, 2015

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