Cartex Limited Franchise
Cartex Limited, otherwise known as “Fabrion” is a franchise for a business providing professional repair systems. It was founded in 1987 and started franchising in 1988.
The founder, Larry Klukowski, invented his own fabric repair kit that produces invisible repairs that lasts. He first sold his kit to a auto repairman in Tennessee. The sale happened in just a rental car lot then he started getting requests from North Carolina and Georgia. Through word of mouth, the demand grew and soon, it became a repair system that was one of the best and in very high demand. They have been featured in several publications and some of the big names included GM’s Tech Center News and even Newsweek. From being used as an interior restoration tool for automotive, they have grown to servicing aircraft interiors, boats, even in restaurants, offices, and homes. They now have 72 locations in the United States, one in Canada, and one that is company owned.
What services do they offer?
First is the FAB4 YOUR CAR. This is mostly advisable for leased vehicles. They can repair the torn, ripped, or even cut vinyl, upholstery, or leather. They can remove stains and work on any part that has been damaged due to excessive wear and tear and even cigarette burns. Second is their FAB4 EVERYTHING. Their repair services are also available for other types of vehicles like buses, boats, and even airplane interiors.
They currently work with over 4,000 car dealerships and they can deal with any repair no matter how big it is. Third is FAB4 YOUR HOME. They can repair rugs, carpets, and furniture at a fraction of time. They also deal with neutralizing bad odors from mold and mildew, pets, cigarette smoke, heavy cigar, and organic wastes. Fourth is FAB4 YOUR BUSINESS. They understand that a business may look less than its value if their office is not at their top condition. Not everyone can afford to just replace damaged or used up furniture and carpet. It costs less to use the service of Fabrion. They can also repair vinyl, fabric, and leather. Their repairs are not visible to the naked eye and that makes everything look good and new. Other services include Mat service, Odor Treatment, Plastic Trim Restoration, and Headlight Restoration.
Costs and requirements on running a Cartex Limited franchise
You need to have a net worth of $50,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $35,000. Expect to be investing about $39,000 to $91,000. The Cartex Limited franchise fee is $19,900 to $77,500 with an on-going royalty fee of 7%. This is for a renewable five year term agreement. This franchise can be run from home. You will need about one to three employees to run one location. They do not allow absentee ownership.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be one week training at the Cartex Limited headquarters and two weeks initial training in the field. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will also be given access to the internet. Expect to be attending meetings and having occasional field evaluations.
Cartex Limited Contact Details:
You may reach them at:
Address: 6543 Arrow Dr. Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
Phone: (800)421-7328 or (586)739-4330