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Initial investment
$69K - $197K
Units as of 2021
77 4% over 3 years

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Ductz franchise.

Ductz is a leading air duct cleaning, HVAC restoration, and dryer vent cleaning service for homes and establishments. As a division of Belfor, the world's biggest property restoration company, Ductz operates on standards acknowledged by all HVAC advocacy organizations. Ductz ensures top-notch results by employing only highly-trained and certified technicians and using the best tools and techniques for all projects.

Why You May Want to Start a Ductz Franchise

A significant factor behind the success of Ductz is the work that Belfor funnels down to the local franchisees. Because of existing relationships with large corporations, you may have access to national clients as soon as your franchise location opens.

Indoor air is everywhere, and every person who breathes indoors is your potential customer. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, people must clean their HVAC systems to keep molds from proliferating and causing respiratory illness. In the end, you may have not only a growing business, but also an opportunity to help communities stay healthy.

What Might Make a Ductz Franchise a Good Choice?

To be part of the Ductz team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also be prepared for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

You may receive financial help with the franchise fee from the Ductz team. They also have partnered with third-party financial lenders to help cover the startup cost and equipment. If you are a veteran, you may qualify to receive a discount on your franchise fee. The franchise term typically lasts for ten years, and if you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible to renew your franchise for several more terms.

How To Open a Ductz Franchise

To make an informed decision about the possibility of opening a Ductz franchise, make sure you explore the opportunity entirely. Also, complete general market research of your desired territory and potential customers. Knowing your market and customers will help you in your determination to purchase a franchise or not. If you live in an area where other air quality services exist, then it may not be a good idea to open a Ductz franchise in that area. It also may also help future sales if there are extra pollutants in the surrounding area, as a Ductz franchise would help solve the problem.

You should be prepared to receive the Franchise Disclosure Document after submitting your information to Ductz. Then, you will be given a few weeks to do your due diligence and decide if you want to pursue the franchise opportunity.

If you and Ductz agree to pursue the franchise opportunity, you may travel to their headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where you may meet the executive team and other current franchisees. There, you may sign your franchise agreement and pay the initial fees. They will also schedule you for training to learn the Ductz business model, marketing, and more.

Soon you may be providing clean air to your Ductz customers!

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Company Overview

About Ductz

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
2002
Parent Company
Belfor Franchise Group
Leadership
Rick Bohdel, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2003 (19 years)
# of employees at HQ
40
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Europe (Western), Canada

# of Units
77 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
731 Fairfield Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Ductz 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
$34,900 - $74,900
Initial Investment
$69,485 - $197,296
Net Worth Requirement
$175,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
10%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
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
Ductz offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Ductz has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment

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
10 hours
Classroom Training
50 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
1
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021