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Initial investment
$41K - $72K
Units as of 2015
125 Decrease

Company Overview

Former aerospace employee W. David Isley founded Dr. Vinyl in 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri. He and his wife, Marcia, worked with local restaurants, repairing torn, burnt, chipped and peeling vinyl booths and chairs, but soon discovered there were many similar repairs to be done at car dealerships. The couple did repairs for clients in the Kansas City area until 1981, when they began franchising.

About Dr. Vinyl & Associates Ltd.

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses, Windshield Repair, Leather & Vinyl Repair
Founded 1972
Leadership Richard Reinders, CEO
Corporate Address 1350 S.E. Hamblen Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
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Business Overview

Franchising Since 1981 (43 years)
# of employees at HQ 9
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states:

# of Units 125 (as of 2015)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Dr. Vinyl & Associates Ltd. 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
$24,500
Initial Investment Information Circle
$41,320 - $71,500
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$100,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
7%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 1 week
Classroom Training 2 weeks
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising

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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
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022