Ace DuraFlo Systems Franchise
Ace DuraFlo Systems is a franchise for a repiping alternative business. It was founded in 1997 and started franchising in 2001.
They conceptualized a way to do repiping while minimizing the need to break floors, walls, ceilings, and foundations. They have certifications from the state and national organizations including the 61 approval from the National Sanitation Foundation for drinking water. They are listed with a Universal Product Code (UPC) and compliant with the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC). The piping systems can be affected with chemicals from galvanized and copper. With the technology that they have, they assure the customers that it won’t happen and they will have a safe water supply. They call their process the “in-place” pipe restoration. In 2010, they had 30 locations in the United States, 16 in other countries, and 7 that’s company owned.
How exactly do they do pipe relining or ePipe?
First, Ace DuraFlo Systems do the air drying. They attach hoses to the piping system then they dry the isolated system with filtered and preheated air. When the pipes are dry, they clean it with the use of air and an abrasive mixture. This prepares the inner part of the pipes for a good bonding of the epoxy. After then, they sandblast the inner part of the leaky pipes with air and corundum mixture. Last step is the epoxy coating. They apply the copper pipe epoxy coating to the system. What it does is prevent the future corrosion of the piping system by sealing it. A similar technology is used when they do drain repair or eLiner. They have had big projects with commercial buildings like the Junneau Centennial in Junneau, Arkansas and One California Place. For hotels, they have done work for the Mayflower Park in Seattle, Washinton and the Millennium Baltimore in Los Angeles, California. They have also done projects for government properties such as the King County Court in Seattle, Washington. For multi-family residences, they have worked on Valley Palms in San Jose, California and The Webster House in Washington D.C. They have also done schools like the Blatchley Middle School in Sitka, Arkansas and the Zela Davis School in Hawthorne, California. Besides these big structures, they also service single family homes.
Costs and Requirements Associated with Running an Ace DuraFlo Systems Franchise
You need to have a net worth of $100,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $25,000. Expect to be investing about $46,000 to $411,000. Franchise fee is $21,900 to $34,900 with an on-going royalty fee of 6% to 8%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. This business can be run from home and you will need about 5 employees to run one location. They allow absentee ownership.
What’s included in the Ace DuraFlo Systems Franchise package?
There will be 1 week training at the Ace DuraFlo Systems headquarters and 2 weeks training at your location. You will be receiving newsletters, a toll free phone number and internet. Also expect to be attending meetings and occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, Ace DuraFlo Systems will proide co-op advertising, ad slicks, regional advertising and national media.
You May Reach Them At:
Address: 3122 West Alpine St. Santa Ana, California 92704