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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#140 Ranked #116 last year
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Initial investment
$55K - $264K
Units as of 2020
2,053 2.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

After having to replace three windshields due to small breaks, inventor Dr. Frank Werner teamed up with chemical engineer Bill Wiele to find a way to repair windshields rather than replacing them. In 1972, Werner partnered with Gerald Keinath, patented his windshield repair system, and designed a business plan to bring it to market. The business, originally called Keinath Inc., was soon renamed Novus (Latin for "new"), and began franchising in 1985.

About Novus Glass

Industry
Automotive
Founded
1972
Parent Company
Mondofix
Leadership
Steve Leal, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1985 (36 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
2,053 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
650 Pelham Blvd., #100
St. Paul, MN 55114

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Novus Glass 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
$10,500
Initial Investment
$55,000 - $264,190
Cash Requirement
$30,000
Veteran Incentives
$1,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 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.

Third Party Financing
Novus Glass 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
72-78 hours
Classroom Training
74-96 hours
Additional Training
In field
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
1
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #140

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #21

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #120

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #9

Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021