DOTI Design Stores Franchise

Upscale home furnishings and design stores

When Jim and Michele Evanger purchased Barrington, Illinois-based Designs of the Interior (DOTI) in 1993, they had big plans for expanding their new company. The couple added two locations by 1997 and started franchising in 1998. DOTI has recently shifted its franchise concept from that of a small design studio to a larger design store.

DOTI's stores average 5,000 square feet in size and provide everything from upholstered furniture and rugs to accessories, lighting and window treatments. The company offers both single-store and multistore development programs.

DOTI has reached agreements with various manufacturers to develop its own private-label line of furniture. Franchisees that take advantage of the program can then sell merchandise reflecting the DOTI brand to their customers.

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How much does it cost to open a DOTI Design Stores Franchise?

The investment required to open a DOTI Design Stores Franchise is between $290,000-$398,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $37,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the DOTI Design Stores name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    5 years

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DOTI Design Stores News & Press Releases

When did the first DOTI Design Stores open? 1983
When did DOTI Design Stores start Franchising? 1999

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 16 0 0 2
2004 10 0 0 2
2003 5 0 0 2
2002 4 0 0 2
2001 11 0 0 2
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No No
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

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

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media

0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 9

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • Management experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at DOTI Design Stores Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    DOTI Design Stores

    DOTI Design Stores

    DOTI Design Stores
    236 Canal Blvd Ste #4.
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL


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