Interquest Detection Canines Franchise

Drug detection using dogs


Debbie Farmer and Mike Ferdinand started Interquest in Texas in 1988 when they bought the canine detection division of Security Associates Int'l., a multinational security company. Farmer and Ferdinand targeted their new company toward schools. By 1992, Interquest had expanded to other states, and in 1995, investors purchased the rights to the Interquest program and name.

Based in Houston, Interquest Detection Canines uses dogs to detect drugs and other contraband. Franchisees serve public school districts, private schools and businesses. In addition to detection services, franchisees also provide dogs to police departments, offer school security consulting and conduct drug testing programs for clients.

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How much does it cost to open a Interquest Detection Canines Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Interquest Detection Canines Franchise is between $46,500-$85,300. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Interquest Detection Canines name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $46,500-$85,300
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $30,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    6%
  • Advertising Fee:
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    $3K



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When did the first Interquest Detection Canines open? 1988
When did Interquest Detection Canines start Franchising? 1999

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 42 0 0 1
2003 33 0 0 2
2002 32 0 0 1
2001 28 0 0 2
2000 26 0 0 2
Year U.S.A.
2004 42
2003 33
2002 32
2001 28
2000 26
Year Canada
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
2000 0
Year International
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
2000 0
Year Corporate
2004 1
2003 2
2002 1
2001 2
2000 2
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment Yes No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Training
Quarterly quality assurance training

Support
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Marketing
Co-op advertising, National media

Franchise can be run from home.

40% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Interquest Detection Canines 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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    Interquest Detection Canines

    Interquest Detection Canines

    Interquest Detection Canines
    21900 Tomball Pkwy.
    Houston, TX
    77070-1526

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