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The Investment

How Much Does It Cost to Open a STOP Restoration Franchise?

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a STOP Restoration franchise is $103,200 to $184,000*. This amount includes your franchise fee. Discounts available for existing cleaning and restoration companies making a conversion to STOP Restoration. See our most current FDD Item 7 for additional information. See below for the initial investment range.

What Does It Take to Join STOP Restoration?

If you're an entrepreneur looking to start a new business, we’re ready to start a discussion that will help you decide if starting a restoration company is right for your goals. You don’t have to be an industry veteran to start a successful STOP Restoration location, and we’re ready to show you how we’ll help you get to work!

Franchise Fee*

  • $48,000 for a start-up franchise with a territory of up to 300,000 population.

We may finance up to 75% of the Franchise Fee to qualifying candidates when signing the Franchise Agreement. Please see current FDD for details.

Ongoing Fees**

  • Royalty Fee for a Start-up Franchise: Between 5% to 7% of gross revenue dependent on volume and opening date of your franchise.
  • Marketing: Brand Fee is dependent on the time period following original opening date of your franchise and ranges between $595 per month or 2% of Gross Revenue, whichever is greater.

**See item 6 of the current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for additional information.

Discounts for Veterans

We’re proud members of the International Franchise Association (“IFA”) and participate in the IFA’s VetFran® Program. With VetFran, we reduce the total of the Franchise Fee and Territory Fee by 30% for all honorably discharged veterans of American and Canadian armed forces. This discount is for the first franchise only.

Diversification Discount for Women & Minorities

We’re proud members of the International Franchise Association's (“IFA”) DiversityFran® Program, which provides a reduced franchise fee of $5,000 for minority owned and women-owned businesses. To qualify for the Diversity Discount, the franchised business must be at least 51% owned by a woman or minority. Discounts may not be combined. This discount is for the first franchise only.

Authority Brands uses the power of the franchise system to transform the home services industry and keep small businesses alive at the heart of the economy. We have a deep commitment to giving franchise owners all the tools they need to operate a successful business, and part of that includes making the unreachable reachable for communities that face additional barriers to entry. Through the International Franchise Association’s VetFran and DiversityFran programs, we are creating more veteran-, woman-, and minority-owned businesses. Let’s talk today about how those programs can work for you.

The Initial Investment

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $48,000

  • Initial Training: (Low) $1,700 - $6,000 (High)

    You are responsible for your transportation to, from, and during your initial 6-day STOP Restoration training visit. We will arrange and pay your living expenses for the STOP Restoration Initial Training, including a hotel (one room) and food (up to two people) during this training visit. You will be responsible for your travel and incidental expenses to attend your “Advanced Training” courses, which are offered regionally (and regularly) by the I.I.C.R.C., an industry training and certification body.

  • Rent: (Low) $0 - $2,000 (High)

    Your business may be operated out of your home until a shop is necessary, based on the volume and size of jobs received. Your first shop will need to be a 1000-2500 square foot commercial space. Real estate costs vary from city to city. “Drive-by” visibility is not necessary for your business.

  • Leasehold Improvements: (Low) $1,000 - $5,000 (High)

    It is your responsibility to find a site for your business. We must approve the site and facility. This approval takes no more than three days. You will need an office, work area, cleaning area with sinks, counters, etc., tool/storage area, and, in colder climates, you may need inside parking for your vans/trucks.

  • Computer Systems: (Low) $800 - $3,500 (High)

    You will need certain office equipment and supplies to begin your business (computer, scanner/printer, internet access, calculator, letterhead/envelopes, postage, etc.). A computer system (CPU, monitor, printer) will also be needed.

  • Automotive Equipment: (Low) $0 - $30,000 (High)

    A van or cube van is needed to perform most cleaning, repair, and restoration work. A new or good used van should be obtained before or upon opening. We have arranged for your purchase of a new heavy-duty van, equipped with shelving and signage, at a very competitive “fleet sales” price that you may buy directly from this arranged industry supplier. Van can be delivered to a major city or to your door for an additional cost. There is no additional charge for assisting you in this purchase.

  • Equipment: (Low) $25,000 - $28,000 (High)

    You will need certain equipment and supplies (water extraction machine, air movers, dehumidifiers, hand and/or machine tools, cleaning agents/disinfectants, sponges, etc.) to perform work when you initially open your business. Also required are items and services related to accounting and estimating software, internet marketing (website and SEO program), professional apparel, industry “certified” technical training, promo materials, and signage. We have arranged discounted prices for our franchisees and for us from many manufacturers and suppliers. We offer many of the items you will need.

  • Technology, Promotion and Advanced Training: $12,000

    You are required to attend certain advanced, “industry-certified” technical training courses. Thirteen (13) days of additional classroom and hands-on training (after STOP Restoration’s 6-day Initial Training) plus a 12-hour estimating software training course are part of this package. We also provide you with a localized STOP Restoration website, specific web content to begin your site’s SEO (search engine optimization) efforts, and a webmaster to upload any news or blogs you provide in the future. Also included in the package is a business kick-off kit of STOP Restoration apparel, marketing aids such as brochures and postcards, and truck signage. We have assembled the items and services from many suppliers.

  • Additional Funds: (Low) $10,000 - $30,000 (High)

    This item estimates your initial start-up expenses for a three-month period. These expenses include the costs of preparing for business, employee salaries, and expenses incurred during pre-opening training (such as travel), and sufficient funds to cover any excess of expenses over cash flow from operations during the first three months you conduct business. We estimated these expenses based upon a typical service company with average revenue, and the actual amount you will pay will vary depending on your revenue and other factors. Personal living expenses, as well as an estimate of the cost of financing or the amount of debt service obligation you undertake, are not included in this item. We do not offer financing for any portion of these incidental initial investment costs. The availability and terms of financing depend on the availability of financing generally, your own creditworthiness, and the collateral you possess.

  • Travel Expenses for Initial Training: (Low) $1,700 - $6,000 (High)

  • Signage Costs: (Low) $200 - $1,000 (High)

  • Start-Up Supplies: (Low) $1,000 - $5,000 (High)

  • Insurance (Low):  $3,500 - $12,000 (High)

  • Professional Fees: (Low) $0 - $1,500 (High)

  • Miscellaneous: (Low) $1,000 - $5,500 (High)

Total: (Low) $103,200 to $184,000 (High)
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The Benefits of Owning a STOP Restoration Franchise

  • More Than Four Decades of Experience

  • Low Initial Investment & Overhead

  • Large Protected Territories

  • Full Support & Training

  • Proven Business Model

  • Full Scalable Business To Suit Your Lifestyle

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