Amramp is a franchise for a company providing wheelchair ramps. Julian Gordon founded the company in 1998 in South Boston, Massachusetts. They install and patented their portable roll-in wheelchair showers and wheelchair ramps.
They also provide free evaluations to see what would be the best wheelchair ramp for the customer. They started over 40 years ago providing architects and contractors with metal items such as rails, stairs, and fire doors. It was in 1998 that they put their focus on the patented modular ramp system. They are also proud to say that their products are environmentally friendly. They practice reduce, reuse, recycle. They use recycled and 100% recyclable steel. Even if their products has been used for many years, they can steel be taken apart and put back to their inventory and used by someone else instead of being thrown in the dump. They now have 43 locations all over the United States and their location in Boston is the only one that is still company owned.
What are the benefits of the Amramp wheelchair ramps?
Firstly, their ramps are patented and low-cost. Compared to concrete or wood ramps, steel ramps do not require contractor or property tax assessments and permits. They will deliver the ramps to you and it will only take days for them to install it. Since it can be portable, if you are moving homes, it can easily be dismantled without being damaged and assembled again in a new location. Another benefit is if the person using it is just renting the place, it won’t be a problem to the landlord to have it installed since it won’t be damaging the structure. They also make sure that their products are manufactured with safety in mind of the designers. All their products meet the A.D.A. code. They even try to go over the codes to make it even safer than expected. An example of it is their mesh wheelchair ramp which has holes and lets the water through it preventing puddles and making it slip resistant for the wheelchair. Another step they took is using a special paint that increases the traction between the wheels and the ramp.
Costs and requirements on running an Amramp franchise
You need to have a net worth of $200,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $75,000. Expect to be investing about $121,000 to $206,000. The Amramp franchise fee is $49,250 to $98,500 with an on-going royalty fee of 12%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. It would also help if the franchisee has an understanding of the client’s needs. This franchise can be run from home. You will need two employees to run one location. They allow absentee ownership.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be one week training at the headquarters. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone line. You will be given access to the internet and purchasing cooperatives. You will also be attending meetings and expect occasional field evaluations to check on your progress. For marketing, there will be co-op advertising, ad slicks, regional advertising, and national media.
Amramp Contact Details:
You may reach them at:
Address: 202 W. First St. South Boston, Massachusetts 02127-1110