Are you interested in a Ziebart franchise? Moran Family of Brands has a scalable opportunity that is easy to manage and costs less. Learn how Moran’s Turbo Tint brand compares with a Ziebart franchise to decide which concept will make the best investment.
Ziebart Sports High Price Tag
Kurt Ziebart opened his first automotive rust-proofing location in 1959, and the company sold its first franchise in 1963. The Ziebart brand continued to grow slowly after it was sold to Roger Waindle. Today Ziebart offers a wide array of services and franchises at more than 400 locations. The company said it has more than 1,200 service centers worldwide. Ziebart even landed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 500 ranking, coming in at 181 this year.
Ziebart offers a wide variety of services, including detailing, paint protection, window tint, rust protection, and auto glass replacement. With such a vast number of profit centers, opening a Ziebart franchise can be cost-prohibitive. Opening a Ziebart franchise can require an investment of up to $469,100 with $150,000 in cash and requires a significant real estate investment.
The average square footage of a Ziebart location is 5,000 to 6,500 square feet. While the company prides itself on providing franchisees with ample support, it takes eight weeks of training to get up to speed on the brand’s extensive menu of services.
Turbo Tint Offers Franchise Advantage
The initial investment for a Turbo Tint location starts at $215,000 and requires a shop with less than 4,000 square feet. Turbo Tint specializes in offering one-hour window tinting services. Every location also provides paint protection, as well as architectural tinting for residential homes and commercial buildings.
“Even though we only have three profit centers, they all center around one product — film. This makes it much easier to become an expert that specializes in these products,” said Greg Goodman, the brand’s co-founder.
The first Turbo Tint location opened in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 2020. It is owned by Goodman, a longtime Moran Family of Brands’ franchisee, and his son, Chandler. The Goodmans created the quick-installation, online purchasing, and scheduling concept and worked with Moran executives to develop a new franchise brand. Currently, there are three Turbo Tint locations, and Moran already has franchise agreements to add 32 more units.
Cost is not the only consideration when it comes to choosing a window tinting franchise. Turbo Tint’s manageable slate of services and small footprint help make it easier for franchisees to add additional locations. The limited number of installers required to provide services makes it a simple business to manage and helps facilitate faster growth.
The brand separates itself from the competition by offering package window tinting options and online ordering. Each location also features an upscale waiting room with WiFi, plush furniture, and complimentary beverages, including wine and beer.
“We’ve had a great response so far, and know this concept is a game-changer for the automotive window tinting industry,” Goodman said.
Learn More About Turbo Tint
Visit the Turbo Tint website to see a list of available territories for new franchise locations. If you are ready to learn more about a new automotive franchise that is primed for expansion, visit www.moranfamilyofbrands to connect with a Turbo Tint franchise business consultant.