This is a B2B Automotive Parts distribution business. There is no service, repair or automotive experience needed. The 1-800-Radiator & A/C franchisee has on average 1,000 automotive type businesses as its primary customers, including parts stores, gas stations, repair shops, body/collision shops, new and used car dealers, junk yards, and radiator repair shops. A fully integrated proprietary software system (System) gives franchisees a strong competitive advantage over local competitors in their market.
First Unit Franchised: 2005
Franchised Units: 215
Company Owned Units: 3
States Registered In: All
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: No
Owner operator is the best model. Owners will support activities from inside sales, outside sales and tasks to ensure service levels to take care of customers.
IDEAL CANDIDATE: The best franchisees are highly motivated and ambitious people who want to run multiple locations and are focused on rapid market penetration. The most successful franchisees typically have run or owned another business before buying into the 1-800-Radiator & A/C franchise network. This is not to say this is a prerequisite, but most of the top quartile franchisees have similar backgrounds.
Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: 2 weeks of remote training with subject experts. 1 week at corporate office for hands on training. Support staff on site the week before and after launch.
Other Info: No automotive knowledge or experience needed. No service or repair, just moving boxes.
Minimum Net Worth: $750,000
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Average Number of Employees: 5
Item 19: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount Yes
Special Discount Programs: Reduced franchise license fee of $40,000
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