Novus Glass Franchise

Last Updated on August 1, 2012 by DeanR

Novus Glass Franchise Information

Novus Glass is a franchise for a business providing auto glass repair, replacement, and accessories. It was founded in 1972 and started franchising in 1985. It was founded by Dr. Frank Werner.

The time when he discovered Novus Glass, he still owned Rosemount Engineering which is an aircraft instrumentation engineering company. The idea all started after his windshield broke three times. He said to himself that he needed to find a way to repair the breaks on a windshield without having to replace the whole windshield. He also received help from Bill Wiele who is a chemical engineer. That was when he discovered the windshield repair.

After formulating the solution to windshield repair, he bought the rights to this product. After that, he planned a way to bring the windshield repair out in the market for the very first time. It was first called Keinath Incorporated and he was just conducting the business at the basement of his own home. After some time, he changed the name to Novus which means innovative or new in Latin. They say that they have remained to be the pioneer in this industry’s development and research. They provide high quality and guaranteed auto glass and other consumer glass services. They now have 235 locations in the United States, 126 locations in Canada, 1,292 locations in other countries, and 10 locations that are company owned.

What services do they offer at Novus Glass?

For Windshield Repair, they have the MethodMan1 Windshield Repair System. They say that they can restore the damaged area up to 75% to 95% of its optical clarity and they can even restore the glass to its structural integrity before it was damaged. They also offer Windshield Replacement. When the glass is too damaged, they would advise the customer that it already needs replacing. They say that they offer this for the customer’s own safety. They use only urethane adhesives to meet government standards and safety. They assure their customers that the newly installed windshield will not leak or have any wind noise or they will fix it for you. Another service is the Truck Bed Liners. They have spray on bedliners which they say is the most sought after accessory for trucks.

Cost and requirements on running a Novus Glass franchise

You need to have a net worth of $50,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $5,200 to $50,875. Expect to be investing about $15,000 to $207,000. The cost of Novus Glass franchise fee is $2,500 to $10,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 8%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. This franchise can be run from home. You will need about two to three employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership and absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be five to six days training at the headquarters, one week at your location, two weeks at a regional center, and advanced training in replacement. 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 and to purchasing cooperatives. 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.

Novus Glass Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 12800 Highway 13 South, Suite 500 Savage, MN 55378

Phone: (800) 328-1117 or (952) 944-8000

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