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Window World Franchise Costs & Fees

Date of Incorporation: 1995
Franchising Since: 2011
Headquarters: North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Business Description: Window World, Inc. is the franchisor. Window World is in the business of marketing and selling custom-made vinyl replacement windows, doors and siding for residential and commercial use.

Franchise Offer: Window World franchisees sell and install vinyl replacement windows, doors and siding, and accessories related to those products. The WWI franchised businesses are characterized by a system that includes standards, specifications, and procedures for operations; training and assistance; and advertising and promotion programs.

Financial Assistance: Neither the franchisor nor any agent or affiliate offers direct or indirect financing to franchisees, guarantees any note, lease or obligation of franchisees, or has any practice or intent to sell, assign or discount to a third party all or any part of any financing arrangement of franchisees.

Training and Assistance: New Store Owner Training is offered on an as needed basis, at the franchisor’s corporate headquarters and training center in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The majority of training classes are held in the training room at the corporate office. New Store Owner training is mandatory. There are no performance criteria to be met to satisfy our attendance requirement other than the franchisee must attend the entire training program. Existing Store Owner Refresher Training is available to WWI franchisees. This program is not mandatory.

Territory: Franchisees will receive an exclusive trade area as defined within the Franchise Agreement. The franchisor will grant, at a minimum, one county/parish as a trade area. The franchisor will not operate a store or grant franchises for a similar or competitive business within the trade area.

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the initial franchise term is 10 years. If franchisees are not in default under the terms of the Franchise Agreement, they have the right to renew their Agreement for an additional 10 year term if requirements are met.

Obligations and Restrictions: The franchisor encourages but do not require franchisees to personally supervise the franchised business, and prefer to select franchisees who favor and appear committed to a “hands on” and well-informed approach to the business. The franchisor strongly recommends that franchisees devote a substantial amount of time to their franchise, whether or not they hire a manager. The business must at all times be supervised and managed by a person identified to and approved by the franchisor. If franchisees are not willing to be the full-time operator of their business, then they will be required to hire a manager. The Franchise Agreement also prohibits franchisees from offering any products, services or other merchandise that is not included on the list of approved products list, as periodically revised, without first obtaining the franchisor’s written permission.

Estimated Number of Units: 195

Investment Tables:
Initial Investment
Name of Fee Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $35,000 $35,000
Franchise Agreement Travel Fee $500 $2,000
Training Travel Expenses (for the cost of travel to WWI Corporate Office & Training Center) $250 $1,000
Optional Online Customer Loyalty Service (per attendee for one year of access) $100 $100
Optional In-Store Sales Development Training $0 $1,500
Leased Real Property $5,000 $40,000
Equipment: Copier/Printer, Fax Machine $500 $500
Construction/Re-modeling $0 $35,000
Office Furniture $200 $5,000
Inventory and Supplies $3,000 $10,000
Utility Deposit $100 $500
Formation of Business Entity/Acquisition of Business License(s) $1,000 $2,000
Vehicle $1,000 $75,000
Initial Advertising $5,000 $20,000
Ongoing Advertising 10% of Gross Sales
Payroll $30,000 $50,000
Legal and Professional Services $3,000 $5,000
Additional Funds - 3 months $75,000 $200,000
ESTIMATED TOTAL $159,300 $483,600
Other Fees
Type of Fee Amount
Royalties Currently range between $.10 and $50 if flat fee or up to 10% of purchase price if a percentage.
Sale, Transfer or Assignment Approved by Franchisor 25% of the current Franchise Fee.
Approval of Alternate Vendor All fees and costs incurred by us to obtain the necessary information and evaluate the alternate vendor.
Technology Fee Current published price. Estimated to be $360/month.
Website Hosting Fee $189 per month or $1,890 per year.
Caulking Purchases Current Published Price.
Optional In-Store Sales Development Training Up to $1,500
Renewal Fee None.

The above information has been taken from the FDD of Window World. Year of FDD: 2016

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