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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#282 Ranked #455 last year
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Initial investment
$129K - $224K
Units as of 2023
425 Increase 11.0% over 3 years

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning was founded in 1999. It then became a fully operational franchise in 2003. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has hundreds of locations throughout the United States. The company provides maintenance, replacement, ductwork, and, as the name suggests, heating and cooling repair services.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is a part of a prominent home service provider called Authority Brands. The range of HVAC items that are maintained by this company include things like air conditioners, heaters, pilot lights, motors, circuit boards, and control valves. 

Why You May Want to Start a One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Franchise

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning may help you grow or expand your business, even if you have no industry skills or expertise. For heating, ventilation, and air conditioning service providers, this franchise might improve the quality of services you can provide while maximizing growth. It may even provide you with services that make starting or growing your own business much easier.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning may also provide outlines for customizable advertising. Franchisees are typically able to speak with marketing field officers about any challenges they may be facing. The company also has a one-hour model that contains promotions and provides you with management software.

What Might Make a One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Franchise a Good Choice?

Every home, office, or building will probably need HVAC services at some point. That means that One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning services are likely to be in demand. Services are usually year-round, which may allow for a fairly steady stream of clientele. 

If you wish, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning offers an option for franchisees to operate as absentee owners. This may allow you to spend more time with your friends and family, pursue other business ventures, or simply have more time to yourself as you run your One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning franchise.

How to Open a One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Franchise

To be part of the One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning 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 ensure that you are aware of the presence of ongoing fees that will include advertising fees and royalty fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

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. Speak to existing franchisees and ask questions directed to the One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning team. You may want to ask how services differ in varying climates. 

Suppose your net worth and available liquid capital match the brand's requirements. In that case, you may qualify to open a One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning franchise, and you can get started with an initial investment.

After they make sure that you meet all the requirements, you may be able to successfully register to open a One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning franchise. 

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Company Overview

About One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories HVAC/Duct-Cleaning Services, Home Repairs/Handyman Services, Miscellaneous Home-Improvement Businesses, Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses
Founded 1999
Parent Company Authority Brands LLC
Leadership Traci Fournier, VP of Operations & Brand President
Corporate Address 7120 Samuel Morse Dr., #300
Columbia, MD 21046
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2003 (21 years)
# of employees at HQ 742
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

# of Units 425 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning 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
$43,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$128,954 - $223,738
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$250,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$150,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
30% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%+
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
to 1.5%
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.

In-House Financing One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning 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.

On-The-Job Training 35 hours
Classroom Training 35 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
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
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 4-12
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022