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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$22K - $95K
Units as of 2019
305 -11.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

In 1974, a small group of restoration contractors joined together to form Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) as a collaborative business and personal network. Twenty years later the company became a franchise. Services provided by franchisees include emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation and reconstruction.

About DKI

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1974
Parent Company
DKI Ventures
Leadership
Charles Ebersole, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1994 (27 years)
# of employees at HQ
42
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
305 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
25 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a DKI 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
$20,000 - $50,000
Initial Investment
$22,145 - $94,750
Royalty Fee
$625-$2.1K/mo.
Ad Royalty Fee
$750-$5K/yr.
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
DKI offers in-house financing to cover the following: startup costs, accounts receivable
Third Party Financing
DKI has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory, payroll

Training & Support Offered

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

Classroom Training
13 hours
Additional Training
Ongoing national & regional conferences & meetings
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
10
Are exclusive territories available?
No

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Updated: February 8th, 2021