Ziebart Franchise

Ziebart Franchise Information

Ziebart is a franchise for a business providing auto appearance and protection services. It was founded in 1954 and started franchising in 1963.

It was founded by Kurt Ziebart and opened the first location in Detroit, Michigan. The company quickly grew and it was in 1963 that they opened their first international location in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

They have received recognition as part of Entrepreneur magazine’s top 500 franchises for the past 15 years. From Success magazine, it has been four years that they have been recognized as part of Franchise Gold 100. From Income Opportunities, they were part of the Platinum 200 list. They were also part of Franchise Time magazine’s first Top 200 list.

In 1994, the company became employee owned. It was done through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan or ESOP. Because of this, they were able to foster employee dedication, commitment, and a long-term devotion to the business. They now have 87 locations in the United States, 80 in Canada, 193 in other countries, and 16 locations that are owned and operated by the company.

What services do they provide at Ziebart?

For Detailing, they provide Diamond Gloss which seals and protect your paint, Glass Repair such as for chipped windshield, Rain Repellent which helps maintain your clear vision on different weathers, Interior Detailing for all seasons, Scratch and Scuff Repair, and Exterior Detailing. For Window Tint, they have Z-Shield that helps protect your vehicle from small damages such as bug splash or stone chips, Glass Repair, Glass Replacement, Rain Repellent, and Window Tints.

For Protection, they have the Z-Shield, Diamond Gloss, Undercoating, Rust Protection, Sound Barrier which is their thickest undercoating that keeps t the good noise in, Fabric Protection or Leather Conditioning which helps protect your interior from pets and cargos, and Sprayed-On Liner for truck beds. For Sprayed-On Bed Liners, it will give you a thick rubbery coating, direct bond to metal for rust prevention, non-skid surface that prevents the cargo from sliding, will keep it looking new and would not crack, peel, or lift, resistant of high or low temperature, and may also include an over-the-rail protection.

For Accessories, they have Remote Starters, Deflectors, Sunroofs, Toolboxes, Bedrails, Tonneau Covers, Trailer Hitches, Alarm Systems, and Step Bars.

Cost and requirements on running a Ziebart franchise

You need to have a net worth of $50,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $25,000. Expect to be investing about $167,000 to $326,000. The cost of Ziebart franchise fee is $25,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 5% or 8%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. You will need about four employees to run one location. They allow absentee ownership. They do not allow absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be three to six weeks training at the headquarters and another three to six weeks at your location. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be provided assistance at the grand opening. You will be given access to the internet. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, co-op advertising, regional advertising, and national media.

Ziebart Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Phone: (800) 877-1312

Email: mriley@ziebart.com