If you’re in it to win it, you’re one of us.

If you have business acumen and can manage a team, you’re the type of person we’re looking for. Though many of our Franchise Owners have construction experience, it’s not required. What is important is that you genuinely want to help others and will do what it takes to build a business for yourself and your family.

Danny Thompson
Window World of Omaha
Window World of Wichita

If you’re in it to win it, you’re one of us.

If you have business acumen and can manage a team, you’re the type of person we’re looking for. Though many of our Franchise Owners have construction experience, it’s not required. What is important is that you genuinely want to help others and will do what it takes to build a business for yourself and your family.

Danny Thompson
Window World of Omaha
Window World of Wichita

 

 

“I knew right away that Window World was the right choice. I wish I would have started this 10 years ago.”

Chad Shirey, Multi-Unit Franchise Owner

 

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QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHOULD HAVE:

$150K
Liquid Capital

$176,900 - $456,250
TOTAL INVESTMENT RANGE

$45K
FRANCHISE FEE

 

In addition to the costs listed above, here’s a breakdown of the total investment for the startup phase of opening a Window World franchise, which will be 3 months from the date of opening.

 

TYPE OF EXPENDITURE AMOUNT
Initial Franchise Fee 1 $30,000 - $45,000
Royalties Varies based upon product between $.10 to $50 per item if flat fee or up to 10% of gross purchase price for product if percentage
Franchise Agreement Travel Expense 2 $150 - $2,000
Training Travel Expenses 3 $500 to $1,000 for the cost of travel to WW Corporate Office & Training Center
Leased Real Property 4 $7,500 - $25,000
Equipment: Copier/Printer, Fax Machine 5 $500
Construction/Remodeling 6 $0 - $15,000
Office Furniture 7 $1,500 - $3,000
Inventory and Supplies 8 $1,000 - $3,000
Utility Deposit 9 $100 - $500
Utilities $3,000 - $4,000
Lease Deposit $0 - $2,500
Formation of Business Entity/Acquisition of Business License(s) $1,000 - $2,000
Vehicle 10 $1,000 - $75,000
Initial Advertising 11 $5,000 - $20,000
Ongoing Advertising 10% of Gross Sales
Payroll 12 $30,000 - $50,000
Insurance $150 - $250
Legal and Professional Services 13 $3,000 - $5,000
Exterior Signage $2,500
Additional Funds (3 month duration) 14 $90,000 - $200,000
TOTAL COST $176,900 - $456,250



 

Legal

1. The Initial Franchise Fee paid to WINDOW WORLD, INC., is non-refundable. All fees and payments are non-refundable unless otherwise noted or allowed by third-party vendor.
2. You are responsible for paying all transportation, lodging, and food expenses incurred to travel to our headquarters to sign your franchise agreement.
3. You are responsible for the cost of your transportation to our Corporate Office and Training Center in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, for new store owner training. WWI will pay for food and lodging during your visit. There is no separate training fee. You are responsible only for your travel expenses.
4. You must lease or provide a suitable facility for the operation of the franchised business. You may choose a larger facility, but it will increase  your operating costs. Our estimate in this category is based on you leasing the facility and on you leasing a facility based on the square footage we specify below. We recommend that your store/building be at least 5,000 square feet of flex space with at least 1 private office. You should plan to use 1/3 of the floor space for your showroom, and use the remaining two-thirds as a warehouse for product storage. We recommend that you look for office space with a minimum of 1 overhead door, room for a 53 foot trailer with accessibility to your loading area used for receiving delivered inventory, and a loading dock. Your cost to lease is difficult to quantify because there are factors that will impact what you pay. These factors include the facility’s location, its square footage, cost-per-square foot, renovation costs and any required maintenance fees. Your landlord may refund your security deposit, but most will not refund rental payments. You should ask your leasing agent or landlord about their refund policy before you sign a lease agreement. We do not require you to purchase or build a facility to house the franchise. Your cost may increase over our projections should you choose to purchase or build. You should consider construction delays and their unpredictable cost before electing to build or purchase. You should seek professional advice if you choose to purchase or build. You will likely incur costs to renovate or remodel the space you lease. Your costs will vary depending on many factors, including the size, condition and location of the facility, local wage rates and the cost of materials. The amounts you pay for leasehold improvements are typically nonrefundable. You should ask the vendor you hire to renovate or remodel the facility about its refund policy before you patronize the vendor.
5. This figure varies depending on the equipment you select.
6. This figure varies depending on your site selection and desired modification(s) to the premises. No up-fit is necessary in some locations, while extensive up-fit may be necessary in other locations.
7. This figure is merely a rough estimate of the average cost of leasing or purchasing office furniture necessary to fill a 5,000 square foot office space using one-third of that space as an office/showroom, and the remaining two-thirds as a warehouse.
8. The purchase of inventory (windows, doors and/or siding, etc.) is not factored into your start-up expenses. No supply of these products is required to begin operation of your franchised business. Typically, you will custom-order products to fulfill your Sales Contracts upon execution of the contract and receipt of a security deposit. The cost of supplies is factored into this amount.
9. This figure is a rough estimate of the average cost of the total amount of deposits paid for utilities at a new store location. Figure will vary. WWI recommends that you initiate your telephone service at least 3 weeks prior to your grand opening so that you may receive calls generated from advertising that you roll out during this time period.
10. You are not required to purchase a vehicle for your business. If you do not, you will have to make other arrangements to transport the product. If you do you will incur additional expense. If you elect to purchase a vehicle for the business, you are required to have a late model (less than 5-year-old) vehicle in good condition. You must send us pictures of the vehicle for us to approve the vehicle. You must use our approved vehicle wrap. Low assumes you already own a quality vehicle and only require magnetic signs or vehicle wrap. High assumes new car purchase with vehicle wrap.
11. We recommend, but do not require, that you begin advertising 3 weeks prior to your grand opening. Your advertising budget should represent approximately 10% of your projected gross sales. Depending on the size of your market, you may expect to budget between $5,000 and $20,000 for your initial month of advertising.
12. You may choose to employ and/or contract for individuals to assist in the operation of your franchised business, including but not limited to front office people, salespeople and installers.
13. You will need to retain an attorney, an accountant and other consultants to help you to establish your franchised business. Your cost will depend on the location of the franchised business, the prevailing rates of local attorneys, accountants and consultants. Your costs for these services are typically nonrefundable. You should inquire about the refund policy of the attorney, accountant or consultant at or before the time of hiring.
14. We estimate the start-up phase to be 3 months from the date you open your business. These amounts do not include any estimates for debt service. You must also pay the fees described in Item 6 of this Disclosure Document. These figures are estimates and we cannot assure you that you will not have additional expenses. Your actual costs will depend on factors like your management skills, experience and business acumen. You should base your estimated start-up expenses on the anticipated costs in your market and consider whether you will need additional cash reserves. We relied upon the experience of our existing franchisees as reported to us. You should review these figures carefully with your business advisor. You should have a 3-month cash reserve to cover the operations of the franchised outlet. Your cash reserves should be based on the total monthly cost of operating the franchised outlet. You should consider rent, salaries, utilities, maintenance, supplies, payroll, taxes, loan payments and other related operating costs to arrive at your 3-month reserves. Your costs will be affected by factors in the local market, local economic conditions, and local competition where your franchised outlet is located, which we cannot predict. For example, the wages and rental rates in the area where your franchised outlet is located will affect the size of your cash reserve. You may need to have more or less money in your cash reserve. You may need to have additional working capital to cover for low sales or high operating costs. You should speak with a financial advisor to get a more accurate estimate of the amount you should have in reserve. The operating costs on which you may use the cash reserve are typically non-refundable, but you should ask about refund policies before you patronize any vendor. The payments made to third parties may be refundable depending on the terms offered by each third party. These estimates do not include any finance charges, interest or debt service obligations. The amounts shown are estimates only and may vary for many reasons including the capabilities of your management team, where you locate your Franchise and your business experience and acumen. You should review these estimates carefully with a business advisor or accountant before making any decision to buy a Franchise. You will be required to designate a bank account with a balance equal to our liquidity standards and you will be required to provide us with a bank approval letter showing sufficient capital and additional funds.

 

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