Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no. 184 – Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence – US
Products & Services: Interior & exterior sandless wood refinishing
Number of Locations: 268
Total Investment: $11.94K – 62.54K
Began Franchising: 2005
About Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence
Mr. Sandless franchisees use a method for refinishing wood floors that does not require sanding. The company’s finishes are certified green, and its services have been used by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $11,945 – $62,550
Franchise Fee: $2,500 – $16,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $20,000
Liquid Cash Available: $10,000
Franchise can be run from home. 100% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet
Other marketing support: Intranet
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #184 (2013), #125 (2012), #162 (2011), #253 (2010), #227 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #56 (2012), #38 (2011), #38 (2010), #46 (2009),
Low-Cost: #28 (2013), #17 (2012), #34 (2011), #60 (2010), #44 (2009),
Top New: #3 (2010), #11 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #41 (2013), #26 (2012), #45 (2011), #70 (2010), #56 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #125 (2013), #103 (2012), #128 (2011), #188 (2010), #174 (2009),
Our Mission: To refinish the world, one customer, one floor at a time!
Who we are: Mr. Sandless® is the #1 floor refinisher in the world!
Our Goal: To dominate the refinishing and maintenance market.
Our Values: Mr. Sandless is committed to bringing an environmentally safe refinishing to the communities we serve, while providing opportunity to develop business leaders in those communities. We believe that working together is essential to our continued success. We believe in the Mr. Sandless system, our business model, our owner/operators, suppliers, company employees, and having all of these work as one for all of our success. At Mr. Sandless, we have a code of honor that we live by. We will do all things in a professional manner, provide the best and most excellent service we can to our customers, and always strive to put our customers first.
We are the American Dream!
Our Partners: Mr. Sandless is a gold sponsor of Alex’s Lemonade, who provides valuable research into curing childhood cancers.
Our Milestones: We opened in 2004, started franchising in 2006 with just 12 sites open. By 2008, we had 89 units open. By 2010 we had 219 units open, and ended 2011 with an astounding 265 and #1 in our franchise category! Mr. Sandless has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, HGTV, Forbes, The LA Times, The Chicago Daily Herald, Business Journal, Franchise Times, All Business, and many other publications.
Our Affiliations: Mr. Sandless is proud members of The International Franchise Association, National Wood Floor Association, The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Philadelphia Apartment Association and the Better Business Bureau.
Our Offering: We offer a revolutionary way to refinish hard wood floors. We do it without odor, without the high cost of sanding, and without the mess that sanding leaves behind. That’s because we do it without sanding!
Dr. DecknFence® is the outdoor version of Mr. Sandless®. We offer our clients a vast improvement to their decks, fences, patios, gazebos with no downtime or cleanup, with a system that is easy to learn, in-demand, with large exclusive territories and is certified green, kid and pet safe!
This is your opportunity to add the income you have always wanted! Run as a part time venture, an add-on to a Mr. Sandless business, or as a free standing business!
Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence is a Retail franchise in the Florists market. Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence has an estimated 270 franchises, which is 133 more than the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities.
Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence’s average initial franchise fee is $9,250, which is $20,750 less than the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities. The estimated average total initial investment for Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence is $37,477.5, which is $175,873 less than the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities. Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence requires an average liquid capital requirement of $10,000, which is $65,000 less than the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities. Additionally, the franchise requires a minimum net worth of $20,000.
The franchise term for Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence is 10 years, which is the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities. Operation training for the Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence franchise includes Available at headquarters: 1 week.
Dr. DecknFence delivers true VALUE to our customers!
We are the sure cure for decks and more!! We offer our clients:
ü Service Complete in just one or two days!
ü 2 Year Warranty that is unmatched in the industry!
ü No one will match our warranty!
ü Certified Green Products rather than caustic strippers!
ü Excellent Results! Increases the Value of Their Home and helps sell a home!
ü Refinish Stairs, handrails, concrete, and more!
Our model for our dealers includes:
ü Large Exclusive Territories: We know what you want! We want you to add another truck before we add another franchise!
ü An Easy to Learn System: Just 2 days training! And you will be set to go!
ü Home-Based with Low Overhead
ü Extensive Training and Support: Support and Training that is second to none!
ü Aggressive Advertising and Branding: Customized television commercials, company branding, and aggressive Internet campaigns that yield impressive results.
Why Dr. DecknFence Stands Alone!
There is so much more that we offer and can’t list it all here including a database system, e-mail quote system, and a helpdesk!
One of the lowest Franchise Fees in the Industry – Franchise fee, total equipment package and everything you need for under $9,500! You can put this business on a credit card! Or add it to a Mr. Sandless Franchise for just $1,000!
Excellent Training – 2 days in the field servicing real clients. We can teach our system to anyone. Training includes airport pickup and return, free furnished apartment and use of a company car! When you leave training you will be ready!
Opening is Easy – We have never had a location struggle to open. We tell you exactly what you need to do and give you a list of people who are going to help you do it!
Tech support 24/7 – Our trainers, coaches and staff are always there for you when you need us!
Do not miss this great opportunity to become the leader in this industry! Change your future by contacting
Dr. DecknFence ® today! Simply check the book on the franchise form that you are interested and along with your Mr. Sandless information, you will receive information on this incredible opportunity! For more information, see http://www.drdeck.com
This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy a franchise. An offer can be made by prospectus only.