Glass Doctor, Glass Repair Franchise Opportunities - Join the National Leader in Auto and Flat Glass Franchising
Is your existing business or job providing you a positive income and wealth? Does it afford you a good quality of life? Are you able to grow and innovate with your current business strategy? Do you have an exit strategy for when you wish to retire or sell your business?
If you answered no to any of these questions, then it’s time to consider opening a Glass Doctor® franchise. We can help you expand and diversify your services and put solid financial, customer service, and marketing systems to work for you and your company.
Glass Doctor is the largest fully franchised residential, business, and auto-glass franchise company in North America, and combines all the benefits of a local business with the strength of a 50-year-old national brand name. In 2012, Entrepreneur magazine ranked Glass Doctor #1 in the Franchise 500 home-service category.
As a Glass Doctor franchisee, you will be equipped with marketing and operations support, the World Class Frontline Service System to give your customers the best possible experience, vendor rebates and incentives, and training in our Code of Values™ to keep your business focused on what matters most.
Your business will benefit from the instant brand recognition and consumer loyalty that comes with being part of an industry leader. Contact us to become a Glass Doctor franchise owner today.
More About the Glass Repair Industry
The glass repair industry is one of the most profitable and consistent types of repair businesses available. In the recent storms in the South thousands of homes lost all the windows in their homes. Most of these homes were untouched by the tornados but suffered severe wind damage. Residential window repair is in constant demand due to:
Storm and wind damage
Dual-pane glass seal breakage
Energy efficiency upgrades
Unlike many other repair industries that only service the housing industry glass repair also extends into auto glass repair giving your business an added source of income. Moreover, glass repair is often covered by insurance meaning that customers are much more likely to seek your services. In addition, glass repair isn't a common DIY project and requires specific skills and equipment to be done properly.
Glass is a unique material because it is actually a liquid rather than a solid. Different types of glass also cut and break differently. Cutting and finishing residential glass projects isn't difficult but it does require a repair shop with professional glass cutting and glass repair tools, a special truck for transporting large pieces of glass, and sometimes a crew of 2-4 people for broken glass removal and installation. Customers will usually order both the services and the glass supplies through your business.
Your daily duties as a glass repairman will include:
Examining and assessing damaged glass or residential windows for new glass
Designing and suggesting solutions that meet the budget and needs of your customers
Careful measurements and accurate estimations for the repair job
Use of professional cutting tools and safety procedures for cutting and transporting glass
Preparation of the site, removal of old materials
Installation of new glass, including sealing and cleanup
Special training is recommended for professional glass repairmen. Glass can be very dangerous and it is important that you and your employees are properly trained to avoid accidents. There are Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for replacing auto glass and OSHA standards that must be met for handling and installing residential glass. Read more about franchise opportunities with Glass Doctor.
Interviews with Glass Doctor Franchise Owners
California especially was hit hard by the recession. Jon Lalanne at Glass Doctor of Tulare County has seen the effects of the recession firsthand, but he chose not to participate. We talked to Jon to find out some of his secrets to success. Read more
Dave Kozlowski was tired. He was tired of corporate life and he was tired of moving his family every two years. He thought if he could find the right franchise system, he could start his own business and stay in one place for a while. In June 2007 David bought a 14-year-old Glass Doctor shop in Milwaukee, Wis., and turned it into a full-service glass machine. Read more
Some people say it’s easy to be successful in a large market like Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York or Seattle. What about a market like Brookhaven, Mississippi? Brad Roberson of Glass Doctor of Brookhaven accepted the small market challenge. Read more
Clovis, New Mexico
You can add residential and commercial glass service to your auto glass business. Gene Porter of Clovis, N.M., did. Gene started his auto glass business in 1992 and ten years later it had peaked. He joined Glass Doctor and has experienced steady growth ever since. Read more
In 1999, franchise owner Cary Hooper joined the Glass Doctor team; he has watched his professional and personal lives thrive ever since. Cary credits his success to the tremendous support provided by the Glass Doctor support team and The Dwyer Group. Read more
Charlotte, North Carolina
Ed Sieber, principal owner of the Glass Doctor of Charlotte, N.C., franchise is celebrating 20 years as a Glass Doctor franchise owner. Read more
In 2001 Tom Ashley was in charge of a shop for a major glass services company, but he wasn’t satisfied. He wanted to own his own business so that he, his family and his employees would reap the rewards of their success. Tom looked at the Glass Doctor franchise system and saw what he was missing professionally. Read more
With a unique background, Karen Dotson has achieved great success through the Glass Doctor® franchise. A farm girl at heart, Dotson has lived in many places but currently resides here in Waco, Texas. In addition, Dotson has dual views of The Dwyer Group®, both from the perspective of a franchisee, as well as a franchisor. Read more
Michael Blanding Jr.
Sumter, South Carolina
A former corporate employee, Michael Blanding Jr. was searching for something more. After five years, he decided to join his dad’s small business, selling and installing awnings, patio covers, and sunrooms. Still longing for more, Blanding’s wishes were granted—by a call from The Dwyer Group®. Read more