Atlantic Pinstriping Franchise
The Atlantic Pinstriping franchise is for a business providing auto pin striping services. It was founded in 2003 and started franchising in 2004. The founder, Mike Montemurro, started working in a body shop as soon as he graduated from high school.
When he was 21, he was already able to open his own body shop which was in Lindenhurst, New York. It was when he opened his own body shop that he saw the potential market on a pin striping business. He then decided to sell his body shop and started concentrating on pin striping. It was called “Monte’s Pin Striping”. Dealerships began distinguishing their automobiles with Mike’s hand painted pin stripes. In 1994, he decided to start from scratch by opening a shop in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was soon competing with tape pin stripers and added a guarantee to his work which put many people’s trust in the quality of work that he can do. He noticed that because he hand paints pin stripes, it has become a problem when the weather is rainy or windy. This was when he invented his patented tool for pin striping. It used to take 30 minutes to complete a job but with this tool, it took only 10 minutes finish. He pioneered in the hand pin striping business and as the demand grew, he started franchising the business.
What makes Atlantic Pinstriping different?
Atlantic Pinstriping hand paints the pin stripes instead of taping it. They use patented tools to which helps make the pin stripes straighter and more appealing to the eyes. It takes only 10 minutes to complete the job by using the pin striping tool. They also provide a limited lifetime warranty that lasts for the ownership of the vehicle unless the stripe was damaged due to repairs done by someone else because of fixing a dent or any other defect. They have a private label type of paint that is specifically designed for the purpose of hand pin striping.
Costs and requirements on running an Atlantic Pinstriping franchise
You will need to have a net worth of $100,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $50. Expect to be investing about $45,000 to $68,500. The Atlantic Pinstriping franchise fee is $30,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 7%. This is for a renewable five year term agreement. This business can be run from home. You will need about two employees to run one location. They allow absentee ownership.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be two weeks training at the headquarters which will include hands on training and administration and reporting training. You will also be receiving an operations manual. You will be receiving a start up materials package and an on-site training at the opening. You will be given exclusivity in your territory, your own website specific for your location. You will have the rights to use their propriety tools and private label paint designed specifically for Atlantic Pinstriping. You will be receiving newsletters, phone support and may expect occasional field evaluations. For marketing, there will be regional advertising and public relations guidance.
Atlantic Pinstriping Contact Details:
You may reach them at:
Address: 5701 Chretien Point Dr. Charlotte, North Carolina 28270