DirectBuy Franchise

Consumer buying club

James L. Gagan founded UCC TotalHome in 1971 and began franchising the following year. Based in Merrillville, Indiana, the private company has over 90 locations throughout North America.

DirectBuy began with a vision. It was a vision of liberating consumers from the high cost of retail buying; of allowing consumers to buy goods for their homes at manufacturer direct prices plus freight, handling and sales tax; of restoring to families the opportunity to buy the things they need and want at prices they could afford.

That was over three decades ago. Today, the vision has materialized into an exceptional opportunity for DirectBuy franchise owners. We provide a proven, replicable system that allows them to realize the results and rewards of their business quickly.

DirectBuy is the largest, most successful business of its kind in North America. For homeowners, remodelers and families in general, our centers are a very significant channel of alternative purchasing in North America.

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How much does it cost to open a DirectBuy Franchise?

The investment required to open a DirectBuy Franchise is between $359,000-$904,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $75,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the DirectBuy name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    12 years

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DirectBuy News & Press Releases

When did the first DirectBuy open? 1971
When did DirectBuy start Franchising? 1972

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 96 20 0 3
2004 74 18 0 4
2003 65 17 0 6
2002 63 17 0 9
2001 55 15 0 13

United States: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,

International: Canada,

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

Third Party Financing Source(s): SBA-approved lenders & outside leasing companies

At regional meetings

Newsletter, Meetings, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media

1% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 9 - 12

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

Business Experience:

  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at DirectBuy 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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    8450 Broadway, P.O. Box 13006
    Merrillville, IN


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