- Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$44K - $202K
- Units as of 2023
25 3% over 3 years
In 1985, Dr. Gerald Vanderpool, a well-known member of the Board of Certified Allergists, founded Duct Doctor USA. His goal was to provide customers with an excellent duct cleaning experience, improving their environment's air quality and flow in the process.
Duct Doctor USA offers in-depth duct cleaning for residential and commercial clients. In 2000, Duct Doctor USA started franchising the company. Since then, it has opened several locations in select states across the United States. Duct Doctor also has a few international locations.
Why You May Want To Start a Duct Doctor USA Franchise
Duct Doctor USA is looking for franchisees willing to work hard and be involved firsthand in daily operations. A Duct Doctor USA franchise is not something that a franchisee can operate from afar. Franchisees should work closely with their customers and team members.
In terms of professional skills, franchisees typically need to have good customer service skills and be personable. Generally, franchisees will be interacting with current or new clients on the daily. Franchisees may also need to have proven leadership skills, excellent time management skills, and solid organizational skills.
What Might Make a Duct Doctor USA Franchise a Good Choice?
A Duct Doctor USA franchisee may find that the brand has an edge over its competition due to the technology it uses and the training it puts its franchisees through. Its diesel-driven vacuum cleaners clean out ducts and are designed to keep debris and contaminants from expelling into the living/working space of the client.
NADCA Certified Air System Cleaning specialists may train Duct Doctor USA technicians. This training means that the company trains technicians to clean using processes up to NADA standards. Franchisees will most likely need to stay aware of changes in the industry to keep their training up to date.
To be part of the Duct Doctor USA team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
How to Open a Duct Doctor USA Franchise
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. Due diligence and meeting the franchise's financial requirements for a startup are probably two of the more important parts of the screening process. This may show corporate that you are serious about the opportunity.
As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Duct Doctor USA franchising team questions.
Franchisees may receive support from the Duct Doctor USA brand throughout the franchising process if awarded a franchise. This typically includes a territory startup program that includes marketing development, a training program that includes manuals for the franchisee, a 24/7 call center that acts as a liaison between the customer and franchisee, and assistance with commercial bidding and logistical coordination if a franchisee owns more than one unit.
About Duct Doctor USA
|2000 (24 years)
|# of employees at HQ
This company is offering new franchises worldwide.
This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming
|# of Units
|25 (as of 2023)
Information for Franchisees
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Duct Doctor USA 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
|$44,100 - $201,500
Net Worth Requirement
|$5,000 off franchise fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
|Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
|Third Party Financing
|Duct Doctor USA 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.
Meetings & Conventions
Security & Safety Procedures
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Additional details about running this franchise.
|Is absentee ownership allowed?
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Can this franchise be run part time?
|# of employees required to run
Are exclusive territories available?
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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