The Glass Guru Named a Top Low-Cost Franchise for 2020

The Glass Guru was identified by independent franchise market research firm, Franchise Business Review (FBR), as being one of only 100 franchises to qualify for its 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises list. Brands on the list had to have high franchisee satisfaction and an investment of under $100,000 at the time their franchisees participated in Franchise Business Review’s survey. The Glass Guru has been regularly featured over the years as a top low-cost franchise opportunity by several publications. This year marks the sixth time in seven years that the brand has been recognized as a top low-cost franchise by FBR. The Glass Guru places a premium on recognition received over the years by FBR, as all recognition from FBR begins with an independent survey of actual franchise owners in the business.  Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. FBR publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.  More than 9,000 franchisees representing over 153 low-cost brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between July 2018 and February 2020. The Glass Guru’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

Many people never consider buying a franchise because they think they can’t afford it. But what they don’t know is that there are a number of very solid business opportunities out there that can provide the satisfaction and perks of business ownership but don’t require a huge financial investment. The low-cost franchises that made this year’s list are excellent options for those who are looking to make the leap to business ownership.” Eric Stites | CEO, Franchise Business Review

In terms of overall franchise satisfaction, The Glass Guru’s “Franchise Satisfaction Index” or “FSI” reached its highest point since 2014, with an FSI score of 75. Compare that to the FBR Benchmark (70.2)  reflecting the FSI scores of ALL companies participating in the survey, and The Glass Guru sits at 6.8% above the rest of the field. The Glass Guru’s FSI of 75 is 6.2% above the Home Services category score of 70.6.

We’re really proud of the recognition that our brand has received over the years. One consistent recognition we’ve seen is that of low-cost franchise. It’s an important distinction, because anyone with an entrepreneurial bone in their body, and who’s very well capitalized, can throw a lot of money at really expensive franchise opportunities and have some implied expectation of returns. However, the franchise space has been flooded in recent years, with low-cost brands offering little more than a logo, a lukewarm business concept, a handshake, and a prayer.  It’s not until you stack them up, side-by-side that you quickly realize that all low-cost franchise opportunities are not equal. It’s why we give so much weight to recognition given to The Glass Guru by Franchise Business Review. Our brand cannot be recognized if we do not first see overwhelmingly positive feedback from our franchisees about brand direction, profitability, training, work-life-balance, profitability, and more… We consider ourselves fortunate to find ourselves in this position once again, with our franchises indicating that their belief and satisfaction with The Glass Guru is at one of its highest levels to date. We’re proud to be able to continue and offer a great franchise opportunity with startup costs that are in reach for most candidates seeking franchise opportunities.” Dan Frey | Founder & CEO, The Glass Guru Franchise Systems, Inc.

The Glass Guru remains committed to securing a reputation as a top low-cost franchise. Since the low-cost list was published by Franchise Business Review, The Glass Guru has updated their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) which is required for all franchise organizations each Spring. In the new FDD,  the total start-up capital necessary to begin operation of a Glass Guru Franchise is similar to previous years, and ranges from $ 74,400 to $161,100, as discussed in Item 7 of the FDD. The organization has reduced its initial franchise fee for 2020. This Initial Franchise Fee is included in Item 5 of the FDD, and  ranges from $19,450 to $45,000, depending on the population of the franchise territory.   Now is a great time to look at business ownership. The Glass Guru remains as one of the single greatest opportunities to break into the in-demand industry. The franchise organization has built an incredible brand that allows franchise owners  to get up to speed quickly within a scalable business model. Visit to learn more about The Glass Guru franchise opportunity. Visit to see the full list of 2020 Top Franchises.   ABOUT FRANCHISE BUSINESS REVIEW  Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. To read our publications, visit To learn more about FBR’s research, please visit   ABOUT THE GLASS GURU The Glass Guru Franchise Systems, Inc. has been a leading glass and window restoration, repair, and replacement franchise since 2007, and continues to be one of the fastest growing brands in the industry. In addition to offering a proprietary, money-saving restoration service for failed insulated windows, the company’s 70+ full-service locations across North America are a one-stop solution for all of your residential glass needs.  For more information visit To learn more  about The Glass Guru franchise opportunity, visit