STARTING A GET A GRIP FRANCHISE BUSINESS
Get A Grip, Inc. is a family-operated and owned nationwide franchise organization that was founded in 1999 with its headquarters located at 11840 Cochiti S.E. Albuquerque, NM. They are into refinishing of tile showers, bathtubs made of porcelain; work on countertops made of marble, the repair and refinishing of cracked or worn fiberglass bathtubs.
Now ranked at #316, Get A Grip Inc. has been featured on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list of franchise companies both in the United States of America as well as Canada and have been franchising since 2007.
The Get A Grip Franchising LLC started when Ryan Dillard, who was on holidays, paid a visit to some of his family relations in Albuquerque. It was during this visit that he came across a method of restoring countertops or bathtubs that were worn without removing them from their positions.
Ryan also saw the possibility of reaching out beyond the immediate locality with such knowledge and how it would help people. So, when he got back home to his parents Cub and Sharon Dillard, he told them about his discovery and the business potential hidden in such a venture.
He was able to convince them about the profitability, and they all moved away from their homes in Texas down to Albuquerque in New Mexico to start Get A Grip. Currently, Get A Grip is known as a prominent force in the resurfacing industry and have more than 30 locations spread around the country and is still run as a family business.
Their sustained growth every year has proven that they are indeed leaders in the industry, as they have been able to save the homes, the time and the money (that would otherwise have been spent on replacing or remodeling) of business owners using their established business model.
There is no end to the class of people or businesses that Get A Grip caters for; for potential customers could be those that have or operate motels, hotels, resorts, apartments, commercial facilities, condominiums, churches, schools, hospitals, institutions, airports as well as factories. This is what makes owning a Get A Grip franchise a profitable business.
Individuals or groups of people interested in owning a Get A Grip franchise do not need to have any previous experience in the resurfacing industry. The franchise fee costs between $25,000 to $70,000 and the term of agreement and renewal are five years.
Included as part of the package that comes with the franchising opportunity, is a comprehensive business system that will help you to set your franchise in motion. Since Get A Grip seeks to provide quality and concentrates on delivering the best products and services that are friendly to the environment, new, safe as well as inventive, the company would not expect less from its franchisees.
The franchisor also offers high-class products for the business which are all registered trademarks and also provide the materials and equipment that will be needed when your franchise is called upon to work on countertop surfaces or for resurfacing laminated cabinets.
Other products offered by the franchisor includes the patented repair system, bio inlay, eurostone, ottesey (which is a unique spray system used to create a distinctive design and texturing). No royalty fees are required.
The franchisor also offers a hands-on and on-site training program for two weeks along with the complete set of equipment and systems for full operations of the business. Available are operations manual, franchise programs, useful how-to-network materials, photographs and press releases as well as constant technical support, steady guidance, and account support.
Since the franchise is a business model that can be operated from home, the required number of employees that will be hired is not more than two or each of the franchise units. If you desire to be a dormant franchise owner, the franchisor is ready to accept you because one hundred percent of Get A Grip franchisees are operators or owners. The network of Get A Grip franchises and dealers number up to thirty in seventeen states in the country.
The training program is also available at the headquarters, and the continuing support will be rendered via telephone lines that are toll-free and the internet.
They will also handle anything that has to do with security as well as safety procedures and field evaluations or operations. Additional marketing support includes an online website and manuals for operations.
So ensure you perform your due diligence before becoming or starting your business. Visit owners of franchises and talk to them, learn from their mistakes and get relevant information that will make your rise to fortune as effortless as possible.