DirectBuy Inc.
Consumer buying club
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DirectBuy Inc.
Consumer buying club

About
Founded

1971

Franchising Since

1972 (47 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Mike Bornhorst

Parent Company

United Consumers Club Inc.

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 - $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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Online Support

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

On-The-Job Training:

5 weeks

Classroom Training:

4 weeks

Additional Training:

At regional meetings

Number of Employees Required to Run:

9 - 12

Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $359,000 High - $904,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Canada
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: October 1st, 2015