DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

Kitchen, bath, and interior remodeling
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Franchise 500 2023
2024 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #440 last year
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Initial investment
$211K - $399K
Units as of 2023
41 Increase 13.9% over 3 years

Are you ready to make bath and kitchen dreams come true? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is a full-service remodeling franchise helping entrepreneurs and existing remodelers grow their businesses. The franchise built its foundation on a remodeling system that puts a hard surface topcoat on porcelain bathtubs and sinks. 

Under the Dwyer Group, the bath fitters franchise grew nationwide. The company was then known to customers know it as Worldwide Refinishing Systems Inc. But in 1999, the company started focusing more on remodeling kitchens. The company changed its name to DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen's headquarters are in Waco, Texas. Franchisees may operate as absentee owners and run their locations full-time. The company may encourage potential franchisees to open multiple franchises. 

Doug Dwyer became the franchise's President and Chief Strategy Officer in 2003 after buying the company from his family. Dwyer helped expand the franchise's services, and it is now a full-service interior remodeling company.

Why You May Want to Start a DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Franchise

The secret to DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen's sustained success may be in its integrated system. This system may provide a franchisee with access to field-tested ways to run, organize, and improve their franchise's efficiency. This practice could possibly alleviate growing pains that come with growing one of the more well-known home improvement franchises.

Franchisees may benefit from the franchise name and established image in the local market. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has an aggressive marketing system that may include a direct mail program targeted to a customer's demographic profile and press releases for local media to announce a new business.

What Might Make a DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Franchise a Good Choice?

The DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen franchise term of agreement runs for a renewable period of ten years. The franchisor has relationships with third-party sources offering to finance qualified franchisees. This third-party financing may cover the franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and payroll.

To be part of the DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

How To Open a DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Franchise

To get started with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, you should submit a franchise inquiry form.

If the company sees you as a good fit, you may receive a call from the franchisor. During this initial call, you may schedule your discovery call. The discovery call gives you a chance to clear up any questions you may have. You'll also get an opportunity to schedule your discovery day. 

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you.

On discovery day, you may meet the DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen executives. During this day, they will most likely answer your questions about marketing, allocation, and advertising. After reviewing the Franchise Disclosure Document, you will probably attend training from DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen.

Soon, you may be well on your way to opening the newest DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen franchise.

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Company Overview

About DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

Industry Home Improvement
Related Categories Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Building & Remodeling, Building Services, Miscellaneous Home-Improvement Businesses
Founded 1971
Parent Company Worldwide Refinishing Systems Inc.
Leadership Doug Dwyer, President
Corporate Address 4547 Lakeshore Dr., #202
Waco, TX 76710
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1972 (52 years)
# of employees at HQ 17
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 41 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen 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
$40,000 - $54,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$211,460 - $399,185
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$400,000 - $500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$150,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
7%-3%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
2%-1%
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 DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

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

Classroom Training 17 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
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 1
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022