FREE Franchise Guide!
Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
See the Full List
Initial investment
$80K - $95K
Units as of 2022
195 Decrease 36% over 3 years

Furniture Medic is a recognized franchise in furniture repair and restoration. Founded in 1992, Furniture Medic has expanded to over 300 locations all around the world, including over 200 in the U.S. and a few dozen in Canada, thanks to the continued demand for furniture restorations and its quality of services.

For decades, Furniture Medic has remained a major company in the furniture business by extending fixture and furniture life through quality, water-based, and chemical-free products that customers have endorsed. They also meet all the governing agencies' standards.

Other services under the Furniture Medic portfolio include precise on-site repairs, structural repair, stabilization, millwork, door and railing restoration, and fire or water damage repair. With Furniture Medic, you can rely on expert technicians committed to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Why You May Want to Start a Furniture Medic Franchise

As a franchisee, partnering with Furniture Medic will allow you to serve with a unique, reliable, and trusted brand working with commercial and residential clients. Besides, Furniture Medic has long-standing relationships with transportation companies, insurance agencies, and manufacturers. These relationships will help you as a franchisee, enhance your business operations, explore new markets, and capture leads.

Furniture Medic has well-placed strategies to address the needs of franchisees. Some of these strategies include expert business and marketing support, a world-class training center with full-time instructors, a technical support hotline, and in-house financial support with the franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, and inventory.

Franchisees will also be supported and trained to ensure you have the business knowledge and technical skills to continue the same seamless customer experience this company is known for. This training involves many hours of online study and a multi-week intensive training at the Furniture Medic Training Center at company headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. Franchisees also receive a multi-day mentorship program and a post-training support week within six months of completing the initial training.

What Might Make a Furniture Medic Franchise a Good Choice?

Furniture Medic’s furniture renovations and refinishing furniture cost have remained competitive over the years, making it a stable investment. If your net worth and available liquid capital match the brand’s requirements, you may qualify to open a Furniture Medic franchise, and you can get started with an initial investment that will include a franchise fee and other startup costs.

Furniture Medic does not offer direct financing, but its affiliate ServiceMaster Acceptance Company Limited Partnership (SMAC) offers a good portion off the initial franchise fee for seven years if the franchisee qualifies. The commencing franchise term is five years effective from the date of the agreement.

How to Start a Furniture Medic Franchise

The first step in opening a Furniture Medic franchise is to submit an inquiry form. Once the company receives your inquiry and approves of your interest, they may assign you a dedicated brand representative to discuss your business interests with the company. 

Next, you will fill out the franchise application, and background check forms. You will then connect with the on-ground team supporting you in the establishment of your business. Once these steps are complete, you may obtain funding through SMAC or any other lender of your choice. Afterwards, you will return your signed franchise agreement, marking your beginning as an official Furniture Medic franchisee.

The final steps with Furniture Medic include completing your training at their training center in Memphis and participating in the Furniture Medic mentorship and post-training programs. Soon customers will be searching for a "Furniture Medic near me."

Find Your Perfect Franchise

Company Overview

About Furniture Medic

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Home Repairs/Handyman Services, Miscellaneous Home-Improvement Businesses, Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses, Home Improvement
Founded 1992
Parent Company ServiceMaster
Leadership Tim Arpin, VP of Franchise Development
Corporate Address 1 Glenlake Pkwy. N.E., #1400
Atlanta, GA 30328
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1992 (32 years)
# of employees at HQ 177
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Asia, Europe (Western)

# of Units 195 (as of 2022)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Furniture Medic 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
Initial Investment Information Circle
$79,995 - $94,700
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
Term of Agreement Information Circle
5 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
Take Our Free Franchise Quiz!

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 Furniture Medic offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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 62 hours
Classroom Training 111 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 1
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Take our quick quiz to find your ideal franchise

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Furniture Medic landed on this year's Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Sign Up for Our Franchise Newsletter

Stay up to date on the latest news and trends affecting the franchise industry.

Related Franchises

Are you eager to see what else is out there? Browse franchises that are similar to Furniture Medic.

Fresh Coat Painters

Residential and commercial painting


Hydraulic and industrial hose maintenance, repair, and replacement

ClaimTek Systems

Medical billing and practice management solutions

Decorating Den Interiors

Interior design and decorating services and products

Related Franchise Content

Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.


School of Rock Taps Latin America Master Franchisor for United Kingdom Expansion

The music educator is taking a new step in its international expansion with a master franchise agreement in the UK — and a familiar face is leading the venture.


Know The Franchise Ownership Costs Before You Leap

From initial investments to royalty fees to legal costs, take stock of these numbers before it's too late.


What Franchising Can Teach The NFL About The Impact of Private Equity

The NFL is smart to take a thoughtful approach before approving institutional capital's investment in teams.


Use These 3 Steps to Find The Perfect Franchise Opportunity For You

Once you've decided to buy, here are three steps for finding the franchise that's right for you.


For Small Business Week, President Biden Sided With Labor Bosses Over More Than 5,300 Franchise Owners

With the president's veto of a bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would have overturned the expansion of the joint employer rule, the Biden Administration showed that it cares more about special interests than small business owners.


McDonald's Introduces a New Dessert Inspired By 'Grandmacore' Trend

McDonald's will launch the "Grandma McFlurry," a limited-time dessert blending syrup, vanilla ice cream and candy pieces, as a tribute to comforting grandmotherly treats — and a nod to a TikTok trend.

See more franchise content
The information on this page is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any particular franchise or business opportunity by Entrepreneur Media. Our listings and rankings are solely research tools you can use to compare opportunities. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing in a franchise or business opportunity. That should include reviewing the company's legal documents, consulting with an attorney and an accountant, and talking to former and current franchisees/licensees/dealers.
Updated: December 12th, 2022