Al & Ed’s Autosound Franchise
Al & Ed’s Autosound franchise sells and installs mobile electronics in vehicles. It was founded in 1954 by Al Brotsky and Ed Zionts.
They were the ones who built this industry. They are known for being the first ones who installed an FM radio in a car, invented and installed the first car alarm, the first ones who installed rear deck speakers, conceptualize the “dealer installation” process, and was the first one who opened a car radio repair business. They have been in business for 50 years and have installed more than 2 million mobile electronics in vehicles. Their employees are trained to be experts in installation and integration and most of their franchisees are almost 20 years in the business and know it very well.
What service do they offer at Al and Ed’s?
One thing that they are focused on is integration such as OEM integration and iPod integration. This is only besides the traditional mobile video receivers, CD receivers, amps, subwoofers, speakers, headrest systems, enclosures, GPS navigation systems, radar detectors, security systems, Power Steps, and Bluetooth hands free kits. Some of the known brands they carry are Kenwood Excelon, Alpine, Focal, JL Audio, Rockford Fosgate, Pioneer Premier, Clifford, Vizualogic, XM Satellite Radio, Escort, and Sirius Satellite Radio. They don’t sell actual phones or iPod’s but they have the accessories to integrate them into your vehicle. Some of the items they sell are: Car stereos that are in-dash, in-dash DVD players, CD changers, and custom fit CD or MP3 players; GPS navigation systems, tracking systems, and accessories; car video, headrest monitors, satellite TV, internet devices, hard drive, and video cameras for sports and action; Bluetooth car kits and accessories; car speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers; Sirius and XM satellite radios, and HD radio; factory system upgrades like cruise controls; marine stereos, amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories; radar and laser detectors and accessories; car alarms, remote start systems, interior camera system and car alarm accessories; collision advance systems; car back up sensors, cameras, and accessories; exterior paint sealant, and lighting, wheels, seat comfort, mounts, motorcycle audio accessories. They say that they are an authorized dealer for every product they sell.
Costs and Requirements Associated with Running an Al & Ed’s Autosound Franchise
You need to have a net worth of $300,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $100,000. Expect to be investing $160,000 to $561,000. Franchise fee is $25,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 7%.
They do not disclose other franchise information but you can reach them at:
Address: 6855 Hayvenhurst Ave. Van Nuys, California 91406
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org.