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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$74K - $161K
Units as of 2020
75 16.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

The Glass Guru first opened in 2004 in Roseville, California, offering moisture removal for failed dual-pane windows as well as surface restoration for scratched and stained windows. In 2006, the company added glass and window replacement to its available services. Glass Guru locations also offer screens, shower enclosures, mirrors, table tops, doors and specialty products. Franchising began in 2007.

About The Glass Guru

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
2004
Leadership
Dan Frey, Founder/President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2007 (14 years)
# of employees at HQ
11
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
75 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1382 Blue Oaks Blvd., #213
Roseville, CA 95678

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Glass Guru 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
$19,450 - $45,000
Initial Investment
$74,400 - $161,100
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%
Term of Agreement
5 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
The Glass Guru offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
The Glass Guru has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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
57 hours
Classroom Training
33 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021