Dr. Vinyl & Associates Franchise

Last Updated on July 25, 2012 by DeanR

Dr. Vinyl & Associates Franchise

Dr. Vinyl & Associates is a franchise for a business providing automotive interior repair.

 It was founded in 1972 by W. David Isley in Kansas City, Missouri. He was an employee at aerospace. Him and his wife Marcia was initially working for restaurants fixing burnt, torn, peeling, or chipped vinyl chairs and booths. They found out that car dealerships also needed their services to fix automobile’s appearance. They only concentrated in the Kansas City area until they started franchising in 1981. They have a sister company named “The Doctors Touch”. They did paintless dent removal, bumper repair, automotive paint touch-up, vinyl and leather repairs,recoloring of auto interior, ottoman and sofas, chairs, scuffs, bumps, scratches, and vinyl siding repair. Dr. Vinyl was sold to Richard Reindeers in 2001. Their target market includes restaurant owners, used car dealers, insurance companies, hotel managers, and private home and car owners.

They now have 190 locations in the United States, 68 in other countries like Puerto Rico, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, England, Austria, Canada, Turkey, Ecuador, Croatia, Caribbean, Italy, and Netherlands, and four locations that are company owned.

What services do they offer at a Dr. Vinyl & Associates?

For automotive services, they have vinyl repair, leather repair, fabric repairs, hard plastic repairs, paintless dent repair, graphics and stripes, carpet repair, windshield repair, odor removal, stain removal, headliner repair, and headlight refinishing. Other services include furniture repair, vinyl siding repair, carpet stain removal, furniture stain removal, medical equipment repair, leather furniture repair, and restaurant booth or seat repair. Upholstery services are available for restaurant booth and seats, medical equipments, and gym equipment.

Cost and requirements on running a Dr. Vinyl & Associates franchise

You need to have a net worth of $50,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $15,000. Expect to be investing about $55,000 to $86,000. The cost of the Dr. Vinyl & Associates franchise fee is $38,950 with an on-going royalty fee of 7%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement.  They also require marketing skills and a general business experience. You will need one employee to run one location. This franchise can be run from home. They allow multi-unit ownership. They do not allow absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be two weeks training at the headquarters, two weeks at your location, and on-going training either at the headquarters or another location as needed. There will be exclusivity in your territory. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be provided access to the internet and to purchasing cooperatives. You will also be provided assistance at the grand opening. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. You will have exclusivity in your territory. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, co-op advertising, national media, and monthly advertising assistance. Other support includes the national accounts program and retirement program for the franchisees.

Dr. Vinyl & Associates Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 201 N.W. Victoria Dr. Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64086

Phone: (800)531-6600 or (816)525-6060

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