DOTI Design Stores
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DOTI Design Stores

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Promoted Opportunities

Initial Investment

LOW: $290,000
HIGH: $398,000

Change in Units

Company Profile

Founded

1983

Franchising Since

1999 (18 Years)

Corporate Address

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

About DOTI Design Stores

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.

Financials

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

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

Units (Locations)

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 2 weeks

Training at headquarters: 2 weeks

Additional Training: At various locations

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 9

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Updated: June 3rd, 2010

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