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- 2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$108K - $147K
- Units as of 2021
13 333.3% over 3 years
About Kitchen Wise
More from Kitchen Wise
Be the expert in organization with a Kitchen Wise franchise
Kitchen Wise franchisees help residential and commercial customers optimize the spaces in their kitchens, bathrooms, pantries, closets and more with custom-designed storage solutions. Because of Kitchen Wise’s partnerships with leading building suppliers, we are able to provide one-of-a-kind organization solutions, superior designs and installation services. No experience is necessary to start.
Our franchise owners come from all professions and industries but have one thing in common: They are looking for a unique and in-demand business concept to help them build a business and legacy for themselves and their families.
Why Start a Kitchen Wise Franchise
As part of a $500+ billion home services market, Kitchen Wise fulfills a growing demand to reduce clutter and make more out of existing spaces in the home, whether homeowners are upgrading, downsizing or staying put.
More reasons to start a Kitchen Wise Franchise:
Home-Based, Low Investment: With no office space needed and no inventory, this home-based business offers a lower cost of entry at under $150k.
Competitive Products: Franchisees can offer competitive pricing on high-quality materials due to our national vendor partnerships.
Technology: High-tech business management and design software handles everything for your business from any device.
Flexible labor pool: You can choose to hire contractors or W2 employees. Working professionals with shift jobs, such as firefighters and paramedics, are often perfect for installation work. Partner with realtors or other organizational professionals to provide estimating and design services.
No Experience Needed: You don’t need to be a professional designer to succeed at this business. People who excel with a Kitchen Wise have a variety of backgrounds including sales, marketing, IT, operations, customer service and project management.
Full-Service Contact Center: Our in-house contact center handles calls, emails and web chat inquiries from your website and schedules appointments based on your availability — all integrating directly into your business management system.
Owner Experience Training: Created by an expert in executive education, our four-week comprehensive owner experience training applies cutting edge technology to train new owners for business success.
Kitchen Wise and Premium Service Brands
Kitchen Wise is among several franchises within Premium Service Brands, a leading home services franchisor. As part of our network, you’ll have access to a mature and robust support structure. This includes a large support staff with various levels of subject matter and industry expertise, a centralized technology platform, extensive local marketing support, in-house call center and CRM integration, one-on-one business coaching and a large network of collaborative, home services franchisees. Plus, once you have launched and built your Kitchen Wise franchise, you’ll have the opportunity to add more home services brands serving the same customers and benefit from the same support infrastructure.
- Franchising Since
- 2017 (4 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.
- # of Units
- 13 (as of 2021)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Kitchen Wise 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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $108,100 - $147,000
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 10% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- Kitchen Wise 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
- 4 hours
- Classroom Training
- 76 hours
- Additional Training
- Virtual training
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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