Ziebart
#189 Franchise 500| Auto appearance and protection services

About
Founded

1959

Franchising Since

1962 (57 Years)

Corporate Address

1290 E. Maple Rd.
Troy, MI 48083

CEO

Thomas Wolfe

Parent Company

Ziebart International Corp.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$291,800 - $463,100

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%/8%

Ad Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

228 hours

Classroom Training:

104 hours

Number of Employees Required to Run:

4

Ziebart is ranked #189 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Ziebart, founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart, is an automotive appearance and protection services franchise. Ziebart developed a process to stop corrosion and opened the first Ziebart store in Detroit, Michigan. The private company began franchising in 1962 and now has locations in 34 countries. Today, product and service offerings include automotive detailing, window tinting, paint protection films, vehicle wraps, ceramic coatings, fabric and rust protection, spray-on bed liners, glass repair, scratch repair, and vehicle accessories.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $291,800 High - $463,100
Units
+0.3%+1 UNITS (1 Year) +4.5%+17 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 13th, 2019