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Franchise: Surface Specialists

Initial Investment
HIGH: $56,000
Change in Units
+2.3% +1 UNITS (1 Year)
+2.3% +1 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

Training Onsite: 57-73 hours

Training at headquarters: 23 hours

Number of employees required to run: 1 - 1

About Surface Specialists

Wayne McClosky founded Surface Specialists in 1981, establishing the franchise prototype in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the beginning the family-owned company offered only minimal repair services for plastic laminate countertops and fiberglass and porcelain bath surfaces, but it soon expanded to include refinishing services for marble sinks and vanity tops. It began franchising in 1982 and is now based in Matthews, North Carolina.



Franchising Since

1982 (35 Years)

Corporate Address

621 Stallings Rd., #B Matthews, NC 28104


Dan Kaplan

Parent Company

Surface Specialists Systems Inc.

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$43,200 - $56,000

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$36,000 - $36,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Surface Specialists offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Veteran Incentives

20% off franchise fee

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Updated: September 15th, 2017

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