Creative Colors Franchise

On-site vinyl, velour, leather, plastic and carpeting repair service for automobiles, boats and recreational vehicles

In 1980, Jim and JoAnn Foster answered an ad in their local paper that described a new technique for dyeing vinyl and leather. The couple bought the license to use the technique in their area and began J&J's Creative Colors. To strengthen their business, the Fosters began researching, practicing and refining various techniques for repairing vinyl, leather and plastic, incorporating them into their business. J&J's worked with automobile, boat and recreational vehicle dealers, making repairs at the dealers' lots. The company began franchising in 1990 under the name Creative Colors International. Now franchisees across the country use the Fosters' techniques to repair the interiors of various vehicles at dealer lots before they are sold.We have a goal to reach 500 units nationwide in US, adding 100 units over next 4 years

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a single Creative
Colors International
Franchised Business is $95,125 to $122,250. This
includes $84,000 that must be paid to the Franchisor.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of an Area Development
Creative Colors International franchised business is $179,125 to
$266,650. This includes $168,000 that must be paid the Franchisor. The
fee paid to the Franchisor covers the initial area development fee for 3
Franchised Businesses you will own and operate plus the Start-Up Fee
for the 1st Franchised Business you open. For each additional Franchised
Business you open, your investment is an additional $44,500 you must
pay the franchisor.
Veteran Incentives  $1,500 off franchise fee

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How much does it cost to open a Creative Colors Franchise?

The investment required to open a Creative Colors Franchise is between $179,125-$266,650. There is an initial franchise fee of $49,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Creative Colors name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    up to 20% of current fee

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When did the first Creative Colors open? 1980
When did Creative Colors start Franchising? 1991

United States: Nationwide


Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Other Financing Source(s): 401k programs available, vehicle fleet leasing options

Franchisee must participate in an initial training and familiarization course of three weeks duration held in Mokena, IL. You'll learn sales and marketing techniques, financial controls, upholstery coloring, restoration and repair methods, and other administrative and operational aspects of the Creative Colors International business. In addition, a Creative Colors International field representative will spend one week with you in your territory around the time your business commences operations to help you get started.

On-The-Job Training: 40+ hours
Classroom Training: 120+ hours

As a Creative Colors International franchise owner, you'll receive periodic visits from a trained field representative, who will provide guidance and quality control, and answer any questions you may have. In addition, you will receive a copy of the Creative Colors International Confidential Operations Manual, Training Manual and Employee Manual, which covers the policies and procedures involved in running your business. As the manuals are updated, revisions will be made available to you. And, of course, we'll be only a phone call away for answers to questions that arise during the day-to-day operation of your franchise, as well as having our Intranet available 24/7.
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Regional advertising

Franchise can be run from home.

20% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 4

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Creative Colors 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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    Creative Colors

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    Creative Colors International
    19015 S. Jodi Road
    Suite E
    Mokena, IL


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