Glass Doctor Franchise
Glass Doctor is a franchise for a business providing windshield repairs. It was founded in 1962 and started franchising in 1977.
Their first shop was opened in Seattle, Washington. They offer complete services in glass repair and replacement. This can be any type of glass in automotive, residential, and commercial areas. They joined the Dwyer Group Inc. in 1998. Other companies under the same group are The Ground Guys, Aire Serv, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Rooter, Mr. Electric, and Rainbow International. The group has expanded in the United States in 24 other countries. The service they provide is mobile which makes it very accessible and hassle free. Their mobile shop carries all their supplies and inventory. Because of the design and their skilled technicians, they say that most of their services are completed within 24 hours from the time the client called them for help. Another thing that they focus on is their technicians being courteous. They wipe their feet on a special mat by the Glass Doctor and wear shoe covers to make sure that they are kept clean and the client’s property is treated with respect. They now have 185 locations in the United States and 10 locations in Canada.
What services do they offer at a Glass Doctor mobile shop?
For Home Glass Products, they have the insulated glass which is also energy efficient, low-E glass which allows the sunlight in and keeps the heat out, replacement windows, repair or replacement of patio door, entry door, or French door, and installation of shower doors or tub enclosures. For Auto Glass Services, they have windshield replacement, windshield repair, auto glass protection, auto glass replacement, and the services come with the G12 12-month windshield guarantee. For Business Services, they offer emergency service 24 hours and seven days a week for special cases such as broken storefront glass doors and windows. Another service is the advance measure in which they measure your glass and keep it on record so that when you have an emergency, they can provide you with what you need without having to do the measurements and coming back with a fit glass. Other services are door closures and maintenance, storefront doors, commercial glass services, and they also accept national accounts to avail of certain privileges.
Cost and requirements on running a Glass Doctor 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 $114,000 to $296,000. The cost of the Glass Doctor Franchise fee is $26,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 5% to 7%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. You will need about five to six employees to run one location. They do not allow absentee ownership.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be eight to 18 days training at the headquarters, three days at your location, and regional trainings twice a year. You will be receiving newsletter s and a toll free phone number. You will have access to the internet and assistance at the grand opening. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, co-op advertising, and national media.
Glass Doctor Contact Details
You may reach them at:
Address: 1020 N. University Parks Dr. Waco, TX 76707
Phone: (866) 696-1504