Tuffy Associates Corp.

Tuffy Associates Corp.


Initial Investment

LOW: $229,000
HIGH: $418,500

Change in Units

-2.1% -4 UNITS (1 Year)
-4.7% -9 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1971 (45 Years)

Corporate Address

7150 Granite Cir. Toledo, OH 43617


Roger Hill

Parent Company

Tuffy Associates Corp

About Tuffy Associates Corp.

Charles Amy founded Tuffy Auto Service Centers when he opened the first Tuffy Muffler shop in 1970. The private company began franchising one year later and now has shops in several states. It is based in Toledo.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$229,000 - $418,500

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Tuffy Associates Corp. offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory

Tuffy Associates Corp. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, accounts receivable, payroll

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 126

Lowest Rank: 468

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 2 weeks

Training at headquarters: 3 weeks

Additional Training: At existing store

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

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

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 4 - 5

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Updated: October 2nd, 2015

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