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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$43K - $56K
Units as of 2021
49 11.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Surface Specialists offers low-cost remodeling alternatives for bathrooms and kitchens. Franchisees help customers determine whether to repair, refinish, or replace existing fiberglass, acrylic, porcelain, steel, cast iron, cultured marble, and laminate surfaces. The company began franchising in 1982 and has franchises across the United States.

About Surface Specialists

Industry
Home Improvement
Founded
1981
Parent Company
Surface Specialists Systems Inc.
Leadership
Dan Kaplan, President/CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1982 (40 years)
# of employees at HQ
3
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units
49 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
621 Stallings Rd., #B
Matthews, NC 28104

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Surface Specialists 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
$36,000
Initial Investment
$43,200 - $56,000
Net Worth Requirement
$75,000
Cash Requirement
$25,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
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.

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

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
57-73 hours
Classroom Training
23 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development

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
1-1
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #82 in 2021

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Updated: February 8th, 2021