Dr. Vinyl Franchise

Leather and vinyl repair; bumper repair and dent removal service

Former aerospace employee W. David Isley founded Dr. Vinyl in 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri. He and his wife, Marcia, worked with local restaurants, repairing torn, burnt, chipped and peeling vinyl booths and chairs, but soon discovered there were many similar repairs to be done at car dealerships. The couple did repairs for clients in the Kansas City area until 1981, when they began franchising.

Dr. Vinyl franchisees offers bumper repair, automotive paint touch-up, paintless dent removal, and vinyl siding repair in addition to the leather and vinyl repairs the Isleys introduced over 40 years ago.

In January of 2001, Dr. Vinyl was sold to Richard Reinders, formerly the company's European Master Franchisee. It now allows franchisees to purchase shares in the parent company.

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How much does it cost to open a Dr. Vinyl Franchise?

The investment required to open a Dr. Vinyl Franchise is between $41,320-$71,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $24,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Dr. Vinyl name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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Dr. Vinyl News
Dr. Vinyl International Headquarters procures and is now occupying a brand new $2 million building only 1 mile from past location. Come see us at the new building 201 NW Victoria Drive; Lee's Summit, MO 64086 � Teleconference for prospective franchise owners on Wednesday, December 8th, 2004, at 8...

Dr. Vinyl News & Press Releases

When did the first Dr. Vinyl open? 1972
When did Dr. Vinyl start Franchising? 1981

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 220 0 53 4
2004 183 1 25 0
2003 202 1 39 2
2002 185 1 25 0
2001 169 1 22 1
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee Yes No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media

Franchise can be run from home.

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 10% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (99% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • Your income potential as a Dr. Vinyl Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Dr. Vinyl

    Dr. Vinyl

    Dr. Vinyl & Associates Ltd.
    1350 SE Hamblen Road
    Lee's Summit, MO


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