The mission of The Garage Door Depot® is to put in place an international Garage Door Franchise network made up of individuals who want to make the garage door industry a rewarding and meaningful career. This network will be the first of its kind in the industry. Our corporate goal and vision is to have a Garage Door Depot® partner in hundreds of locations throughout North America.The franchise network will be comprised of both conversion and start-up franchisees. There is a huge opportunity for both in all markets as we grow across Canada and into other markets. In the spring /summer of 2010 we will start a very aggressive and comprehensive marketing campaign as well as a public relations campaign in order to bring on, over the next four to five years, approximately 40 franchises in locations across Canada. At the same time our goal is to enter the US market in 2012 and into other countries shortly after. As we penetrate various regions and markets, The Garage Door Depot® will enter into various forms of joint promotion with affiliated construction companies and form working alliances with them. Our goal like theirs will be to drive business to the front door. “The garage door is the new front door!”
What You Can Expect as a FranchiseeWe are adopting a rapid but controlled growth strategy to ensure the quality and consistency of our program and provide a strong support base for our franchisees.
As a franchisee, you will receive:
- The use of the Garage Door Depot® name, trademarks and reputation
- A comprehensive initial training program
- A complete set of manuals, which includes pre-opening manual, policy and procedures/operations manual, checklists, agreements, and forms
- A listing of your franchise territory on our corporate website
- Ongoing support
- Garage Door Depot® will provide the vehicle wrap and decals
What We Look For in a FranchiseeWe strongly believe that the success of our franchisees is based on our franchisee-selection process and your desire to succeed. We consider that one of the most important attributes is your commitment to listen and learn and make constant improvements in the way you operate your franchised business. In choosing franchisees, preference will be given to applicants who:
- Appreciate the benefits of working on a team and within a proven system of operation
- Are disciplined self-starters with a high level of personal integrity and have the desire to build and maintain long-term client relationships
- Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
- Are familiar with and involved in the community where the business is located
- Will actively work in and manage the business
- Have the funds to invest in the business, as well as the financial ability to survive the start-up phase while drawing only a nominal salary
- Have the ability to get started within 120 days
The Mutual Investigation ProcessWe have developed a “Mutual Investigation Process” which allows both parties to exchange information in a sequential manner and proceed at their own pace. During this process you will be asked to provide adequate information for us to evaluate your potential as a Garage Door Depot® franchisee. At the same time, you will be receiving sufficient information from us about the franchise opportunity that will allow you to decide if you wish to move forward at each stage of the application process.
StepsStep 1. The Initial Enquiry The first step is to thoroughly read the information above. If you are still interested in pursuing a Garage Door Depot® franchise, you should complete and submit the Initial On-line Enquiry Form located at the end of this section. You will receive an introductory email with more information, and a phone call to:
- Explain the total level of investment and minimum cash requirement
- Determine your preferred territory
- Discuss your time frame to opening
Frequently Asked Questions
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What Our Franchise Owners Are Saying
After researching an assortment of business possibilities, Mike decided on The Garage Door Depot®. He said, “As we are currently involved in the construction industry it just makes sense to choose a business venture associated with it. With our many years of business experience and the ever increasing growth in the province, we feel that joining the Garage Door Depot® is an opportunity with infinite possibilities.” Debbie adds, “Going to Coquitlam to meet with Dean Carman was a true pleasure. I found it to be extremely informative, with no pressure to invest. We are pleased to be an integral part of the company’s expansion into the Province of Saskatchewan.”
Mike and Debbie Dirven, Owners
Yorkton Garage Door Depot Saskatchewan
After two years and countless hours of looking at other businesses for the exact mix we were looking for, we found The Garage Door Depot®. The fact that they were a young, fast growing company that represented quality products, had a strong vision for the future, backed up their products with a high level of customer service and that we would be getting involved very early on in their expansion is what initially interested us. After flying to meet Dean and the Franchising Team and talking to them further it became more apparent that they had not only a strong commitment to customer service but also had good strong business ethics and were very committed to ensuring that these same traits were represented in the franchises they were growing in the Canadian marketplace, something that was very important to us. As these closely align with our own business practices and morals we were excited to find that after almost two years of searching we had finally found a company that was synergistic with our own in terms of quality of product line, service standards and business practices.
Jim Goode, Owner
Edmonton Garage Door Depot Alberta
As we were searching and meeting with prospective franchises we came across The Garage Door Depot® model. I was so impressed with Dean Carman in his presentation and CONFIDENCE that it propelled us to start the process. While taking in all the training and information to be successful in a competitive market, I knew Dean and Dennis had a perfect model for Cathy and I to bring to the east coast of Canada.
Sandy and Cathy Martin, Owners
Halifax Regional Municipality Garage Door Depot Nova Scotia