The Great Frame Up

The Great Frame Up

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Promoted Opportunities

Initial Investment

LOW: $111,973
HIGH: $182,615

Change in Units

-5.6% -5 UNITS (1 Year)
-12.5% -12 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1971

Franchising Since

1975 (42 Years)

Corporate Address

221 First Executive Ave. St. Peters, MO 63376

CEO

Joseph Lynch

Parent Company

The Great Frame Up Systems Inc.

About The Great Frame Up

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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$111,973 - $182,615

Net-worth Requirement

$200,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$50,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

1.5%

Financing Options

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

Veteran Incentives


$5,000 off franchise fee

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 4 days

Training at headquarters: 10 days

Additional Training: Convention & trade shows

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 2 - 4

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Updated: August 17th, 2016

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