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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$41K - $72K
Units as of 2015
125 -3.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

Former aerospace employee W. David Isley founded Dr. Vinyl in 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri. He and his wife, Marcia, worked with local restaurants, repairing torn, burnt, chipped and peeling vinyl booths and chairs, but soon discovered there were many similar repairs to be done at car dealerships. The couple did repairs for clients in the Kansas City area until 1981, when they began franchising.

About Dr. Vinyl & Associates Ltd.

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1972
Leadership
Richard Reinders, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1981 (40 years)
# of employees at HQ
9
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
125 (as of 2015)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook
Corporate Address
1350 S.E. Hamblen Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Dr. Vinyl & Associates Ltd. 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
$24,500
Initial Investment
$41,320 - $71,500
Net Worth Requirement
$100,000
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
1 week
Classroom Training
2 weeks
Additional Training
Online training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising

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
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021