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Franchise 500 2023
Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$22K - $95K
Units as of 2019
305 Decrease 11% over 3 years

Company Overview

In 1974, a small group of restoration contractors joined together to form Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) as a collaborative business and personal network. Twenty years later the company became a franchise. Services provided by franchisees include emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation and reconstruction.

About DKI

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Restoration Services, Miscellaneous Home-Improvement Businesses, Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses
Founded 1974
Parent Company DKI Ventures
Leadership Charles Ebersole, CEO
Corporate Address 25 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Social Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1994 (30 years)
# of employees at HQ 42
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 305 (as of 2019)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a DKI 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
$20,000 - $50,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$22,145 - $94,750
Royalty Fee Information Circle
$625-$2.1K/mo.
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
$750-$5K/yr.
Term of Agreement Information Circle
5 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.

In-House Financing DKI offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, accounts receivable
Third Party Financing DKI has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training 13 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 10-100
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
No
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Updated: December 12th, 2022