Dan Wilmoth and Jim Palmer started Lil’ Angels Photography in 1996. Both armed with decades of professional photography experience, they formed the model for a specialized photography business focusing on children’s portraiture. The company travels to schools and daycare centers - complete with props and dress up attire, if requested - to take pictures of kids. More than 75 Lil’ Angels franchises operate in the United States today.
Start-up Cost: $46.7K - 51.2K
Match Point is a franchise consultancy with a difference and stands alone by offering unique services resulting in better informed franchise candidates, personal franchise profiling, and professional franchise consultants.
Start-up Cost: $49.1K-95.5K
Jeff and Jill Summerhayes started Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies in 1983. The fresh fruit smoothie idea was fairly new to the general public, and consumers loved it. The two joined forces with Michael Haith, an experienced food-industry businessman, and took the company to the franchising market. Now, more than 230 of these smoothie and coffee shops serving U.S. customers and the company is a regular on top franchise lists.
Start-up Cost: $42.2K - 250K
Money Mailer started in 1979 in Huntington Beach, California and turned to the franchise market the following year. Money Mailer franchisees work as consultants for the businesses in their area, helping them to market their services via direct mail advertising. The company has become a household name with over 225 franchises in the United States.
Start-up Cost: $42.55K - 69.5K
Mr. Appliance operates as part of The Dwyer Group, which also includes brands like The Glass Doctor, Rainbow International, and Aire Serv. There are more than 150 Mr. Appliance franchises in North America, providing appliance repair for mostly residential customers. The company regularly makes appearances on top franchise lists.
Start-up Cost: $45.85K - 97.62K
Mr. Sandless franchises provide homeowners and businesses with floor repair and beautification. They use specialized methods that eliminate the need for sanding. This is achieved through methods, equipment, and non-toxic solutions developed by the company through years of research. EDIT
Start-up Cost: $28.4K - 56.65K
Roger J. Murphy founded this brokerage/real estate company in 1994. Murphy gave the venture his own name and set forth creating a viable model for an aggressive, well-connected brokerage. Once the Murphy name opened up to franchising, it quickly became a favorite among investors. Now there are more than 150 United States locations, and the company has begun to expand its operations into Canada.
Start-up Cost: $39K - 80K
When Bill Caplan partnered with Susie and Yacov Sherman in 1983, they sought to open a fitness center that catered to young children and integrated physical health with developmental learning. They met this challenge by forming My Gym Children’s Fitness Center. The idea was popular with parents, and My Gym became a franchised company in 1995. Now there are more than 200 independent locations under the name.
Start-up Cost: $34.25K - 236.25K
N-Hance is a franchise network of wood restoration businesses in the United States and Canada. The N-Hance company uses advanced formulas and methods to renew the beauty of wood flooring and cabinets. Founded in 2001, the company started franchising two years later and has rapidly grown with more than 200 N-Hance dealerships under the brand.
Start-up Cost: $35.6K - 118.45K
National Property Inspections Incorporated offers commercial and residential customers in the United States a variety of home and property inspection services. The company was formed by entrepreneur Roland Bates in 1987 and has been creating franchise opportunities for business investment seekers in the United States and Canada ever since.
Start-up Cost: $37K - 39K
Nite Time Decor is a landscape lighting company serving residential and commercial customers. Their technicians install lighting systems for yards and gardens, pools, patios, walkways, driveways, and decks. Nite Time also provides ongoing service and maintenance. Currently there are around 40 Nite Time franchises.
Start-up Cost: $37.5K - 74.35K
Dr. Frank Werner started Novus Glass in 1972. Werner, an inventor, had sought to find a way to repair broken or damaged windshields rather than have to replace them. He enlisted chemical engineer Bill Wiele to help formulate a way to do this. The two patented their method and started the first ever auto glass repair business, which came to be known as Novus. In 1985, the company began franchising and there are now more than 1,700 locations.
Start-up Cost: $45.78K - 134.8K
Oxi Fresh provides carpet and upholstery cleaning services to business and residential customers via more than 200 franchised operations throughout the United States. Businessman Jonathan Barnett founded the company in 2006 and immediately began selling franchises. Oxi Fresh uses non-toxic ingredients in their formula and. They also offer tile and grout cleaning.
Start-up Cost: $34.63K - 57.01K
Now a 500-strong franchise network, Pillar To Post provides home inspection services. The company provides training and continued education for its inspectors, who are also insured. Pillar To Post was founded and franchised in 1994 and has risen to be the top franchised home inspection service in the United States.
Start-up Cost: $30.7K - 42.75K
Pressed4Time is a company catering to corporate clients, providing dry cleaning pickup and drop off services for busy working people. Pressed4Time operators create service schedules with participating businesses, picking up customers’ clothing items for cleaning, mending, and other garment care services. The items are then dropped off according to the aforementioned schedule. The company was founded in 1987 by entrepreneur Ken Levinson.
Start-up Cost: $35.91K - 44.81K
Qualicare offers healthcare solutions for people struggling with life’s changes due to medical events. They help people stay at home when faced with acute or chronic illness or when challenged by aging. Qualicare provides guidance, support, hourly or live-in care and private nursing services.
Start-up Cost: $49.2K - 95.7K
The RE/MAX concept is to hire only experienced, qualified agents to give buyers and sellers of real estate peace of mind in knowing that they are in good hands. The company was founded in 1973 by Dave Liniger in Denver, Colorado and has continued to expand through the years. Today there are thousands of RE/MAX brokerages all over the world.
Start-up Cost: $35K - 194K
Real Property Management consists of local franchises that provide property management services for homeowners and associations. They provide leasing and evictions, maintenance, collections, inspections and other services to help people manage and maintain their real estate investments. Nationwide, there are currently more than 200 Real Property Management locations.
Start-up Cost: $35.55K - 72.4K
Donald MacDonald started Rooter Man in Billerica, Massachusetts in 1970 as a plumbing, drain, and sewer service company. The company was popular with customers and MacDonald franchised Rooter Man in 1981. The Rooter Man name can now be found on around 480 individual plumbing service providers in the U.S. and Canada.
Start-up Cost: $46.75K - 137.6K
RSVP is a direct-mail advertising company that sells feature space in its mailer to a cooperative of businesses. Independently owned RSVP franchises operate in localized regions, working with area businesses to increase their exposure to potential customers through direct marketing via coupon mailers. About 100 RSVP units are being run by franchisees today.
Start-up Cost: $49.5K - 180.6K