The Great Frame Up

The Great Frame Up

Custom framing and wall decor
Total Units
N/A Yearly Data not available
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$114K - $189K

Company Overview

Started in Chicago, The Great Frame Up opened its first location in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1971 and started franchising four years later.

Stores include a vertical viewing board for seeing the art as it would appear on a wall with various mat and frame selections. Full service options allow customers to frame pieces themselves or have staff members do it for them. The stores carry in-stock frames, mats, glass, framed art, unframed posters and prints, catalogs with thousands of prints and ready-made frames.

The Great Frame Up is part of Franchise Concepts Inc., a group that includes Deck The Walls and Framing & Art Centre.

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About The Great Frame Up

Industry
Retail
Founded
1971
Parent Company
Franchise Concepts Inc.
Leadership
Joseph Lynch, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1975 (46 years)
# of employees at HQ
11
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
221 First Executive Ave.
St. Peters, MO 63376

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Great Frame Up 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
$30,000 - $30,000
Initial Investment
$113,682 - $188,615
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.5%
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.

Third Party Financing
The Great Frame Up has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
40 hours
Classroom Training
80 hours
Additional Training
Convention & trade shows
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
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
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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