National Water Surveying
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National Water Surveying

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Initial Investment

LOW: $95,000
HIGH: $110,000

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

2002 (14 Years)

Corporate Address

5700 100th ST SW Lakewood, WA 98499

About National Water Surveying

When Christine and Ervin Kraemer's domestic well went dry, the couple spent nearly a year researching how they could locate groundwater before drilling a new well. They founded NorthWest Aquifer in 2001 based on the technology they discovered for that purpose. The company started franchising the next year.

Franchisees use electro-seismic technology to locate and map groundwater for a range of clients, including home owners, developers, engineering firms, and utilities suppliers


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$95,000 - $110,000

Net-worth Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Financing Options

National Water Surveying has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2006 - 470

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 2 weeks

Additional Training: Continued corporate support

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 1

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Updated: June 19th, 2014

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