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Initial investment
$77K - $260K
Units as of 2018
175 Increase 1.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

When American Leak Detection was founded in 1974, the business was detecting leaks in pools, spas, and slabs in Southern California. Since then, American Leak Detection has expanded beyond Southern California, operating across the U.S. and around the world. In addition to detecting pool, spa, and slab leaks, American Leak Detection franchisees perform sewer and utility line locating; oil, gas, and natural gas leak detection; crack injection; and other related services.

About American Leak Detection

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses, Home Inspections
Founded 1974
Parent Company American Leak Detection Inc.
Leadership Pat DeSouza, CEO
Corporate Address 888 Research Dr., #100
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Social Facebook, Twitter

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1984 (40 years)
# of employees at HQ 125
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 175 (as of 2018)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a American Leak Detection 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 Information Circle
$29,500 - $120,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$76,755 - $259,550
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$200,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$70,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$5,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6-10%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 American Leak Detection 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 240 hours
Classroom Training 80 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 2-3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022