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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$69K - $197K
Units as of 2021
77 4.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

Ductz Air Duct Cleaning & HVAC Restoration was founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2002 and began franchising nationally in 2003. The company merged with Florida-based Duct Busters in 2006. In 2007, Ductz was acquired by Belfor Property Restoration. This acquisition led to the formation of Belfor Franchise Group, with support and training facilities headquartered in Ann Arbor.

About Ductz

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

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2003 (18 years)
# of employees at HQ
40
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

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

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

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #136

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Updated: February 8th, 2021