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- 2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$109K - $148K
- Units as of 2021
27 145.5% over 3 years
About ProLift Garage Doors
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About ProLift Garage Doors
ProLift Garage Doors performs repair, replacement, installation and servicing of overhead garage doors for residential clients. Garage door services is an in-demand niche market, making for a valuable franchise investment. ProLift Garage Doors promises a commitment to customer service as well as industry expertise. We are a proven, scalable and leading business that fits the needs of your local community.
Why Own a ProLift Garage Doors?
Garage doors often serve as the most popular entrance to the home, which has contributed to a greater need for repair work. A functioning, well-maintained garage door ensures the home is secure and heightens its overall curb appeal. With its professional services and focus on creating an excellent customer experience, ProLift Garage Doors can serve as a valuable business in any market.
Home-Based and Semi Absentee: ProLift Garage Doors can be operated from your home, and you can choose to start semi-absentee or full time.
Centralized Contact Center: Our professional contact center team answers customer inquiries by chat, email and by phone. They answer customer questions and schedule appointments on your behalf, integrating directly into your scheduling system.
Comprehensive, Cutting-Edge Training: Designed by experts in executive education, our four-week training program uses the latest technology — including artificial intelligence and role-playing scenarios — to prepare owners in every aspect of opening and operating a garage door franchise.
Training for Technicians: Service technicians are extensively trained on all makes and models of garage doors and openers and can often provide same-day service to clients.
Digital and Local Marketing Strategies: A robust marketing team with expertise in digital and print marketing will help you plan a go-to-market and ongoing marketing strategy to acquire customers.
Expertise in Garage Doors: Our leadership team and brand coaches have decades of experience in running home services businesses and particularly in garage door repair, among other industries.
ProLift Garage Doors and Premium Service Brands
ProLift Garage Doors is a part of Premium Service Brands, a leading home services franchisor, and is backed by over 20 years of home services experience. As part of our large network of brands, you will have access to a mature support structure. This includes a large support staff, a centralized technology platform to manage your business, extensive local and digital marketing support, an in-house contact center, one-on-one business coaching and a large network of like-minded home services franchisees. Another benefit of being part of Premium Service Brands is that if you wish to scale and expand, you can add additional brands to your business portfolio, servicing the same customers and benefitting from the same support infrastructure.
- Franchising Since
- 2016 (5 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
- 27 (as of 2021)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a ProLift Garage Doors 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
- $108,600 - $147,500
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
- ProLift Garage Doors 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
- 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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