Ziebart
#378

Initial Investment

LOW: $227,000
HIGH: $450,000

Change in Units

+0.5% +2 UNITS (1 Year)
-1.1% -4 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1959

Franchising Since

1963 (53 Years)

Corporate Address

1290 E. Maple Rd. Troy, MI 48083

CEO

Thomas Wolfe

Parent Company

Ziebart International Corp.

About Ziebart

Ziebart was founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart, a German auto mechanic. Ziebart developed a process to stop corrosion and opened the first Ziebart store in Detroit, Michigan. The private company began franchising in 1963 and now has locations in 32 countries. Today, product offerings include automotive detailing, window tinting, paint protection film, fabric and rust protection, spray-on bed liner, glass repair, scratch repair and vehicle accessories.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$227,000 - $450,000

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%/8%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

Ziebart offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory, accounts receivable

Ziebart has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives


Franchise fee waived

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 153

Lowest Rank: 445

  • 2006 - 445
  • 2007 - 216
  • 2008 - 374
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

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

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 21 days

Training at headquarters: 14 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Grand Opening
Internet
Field Operations

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

Number of employees required to run: 4

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Updated: September 13th, 2016

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