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DOTI Design Stores
Upscale home furnishings & design store

About
Founded

1983

Franchising Since

1999 (19 Years)

Corporate Address

236 Ponte Vedra Park Dr., #201
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$290,000 - $398,000

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$125,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$37,500 - $37,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Financing Options

DOTI Design Stores has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

On-The-Job Training:

2 weeks

Classroom Training:

2 weeks

Additional Training:

At various locations

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

9

Bio
When Jim and Michele Evanger purchased Barrington, Illinois-based Designs of the Interior (DOTI) in 1993, they had big plans for expanding their new company. The couple added two locations by 1997 and started franchising in 1998. DOTI has recently shifted its franchise concept from that of a small design studio to a larger design store.

DOTI's stores average 5,000 square feet in size and provide everything from upholstered furniture and rugs to accessories, lighting and window treatments. The company offers both single-store and multistore development programs.

DOTI has reached agreements with various manufacturers to develop its own private-label line of furniture. Franchisees that take advantage of the program can then sell merchandise reflecting the DOTI brand to their customers.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $290,000 High - $398,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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