Performance & Growth

An Honest Look At The Glass Guru

The intent of this page is to provide an honest look at the numbers behind The Glass Guru. While we’re pretty proud of the numbers we’re sharing here, understand that a much more complete version of the company’s financial information is included in our Franchise Disclosure Document (also known as the FDD.) You can get a copy of The Glass Guru FDD by contacting us via the Franchise Inquiry Form.

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Key Franchise Terms

Here’s an outline of the initial franchise terms including the length of the franchise agreement, renewal options, royalties, and fees.

Initial Term 5 Years
Renewal Options (2) Three 5-Year Renewals
Royalties (3) 5%
Marketing Fee (4) 3%
Technology Fee (5) 1%

(1) See section 4.1 of The Franchise Agreement (Exhibit A to the Franchise Disclosure Document)

(2) See section 4.2 of The Franchise Agreement (Exhibit A to the Franchise Disclosure Document)

(3) See section 3.3 of The Franchise Agreement (Exhibit A to the Franchise Disclosure Document)

(4) See section 3.4 of The Franchise Agreement (Exhibit A to the Franchise Disclosure Document)

(5) See Item 6 of The Franchise Disclosure Document

Financial Requirements

There are a lot of variables that determine the initial capital required to start a franchise with The Glass Guru. Below is the anticipated range for the initial investment.

Minimum Liquid Capital
$95,755 – $193,030 (1)

(1) See Item 7 of the current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Franchise Fee

$19,450

Minimum Franchise Fee

$30,000

Average Franchise Fee

$45,000

Maximum Franchise Fee

The Glass Guru initial franchise fee is based on territory population. Our minimum initial franchise fee is $19,450 for a territory with a population of up to 200K. The franchise fee for a territory with 750K in population would come with the maximum franchise fee of $42,250. The table below shows example territory populations and the corresponding franchise fee.

Population $ per 1K Population Franchise Fee
200,000 Min. Fee $19,450
250,000 $84.86 $21,215
350,000 $80.00 $28,000
450,000 $75.00 $33,750
550,000 $70.00 $38,500
650,000 $65.00 $42,250
750,000 & Up $60.00 $45,000

(1) See Item 7 of the current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Gross Sales Statistics

Here are some healthy numbers from The Glass Guru franchise network for last calendar year. These figures are meant to be an overview, and further clarity on these numbers and more can be found by reviewing our current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

$2,121,598

2022 Average Gross Sales
(Top 10% of Locations)

$1,767,998

2022 Average Gross Sales
(Top 25% Locations)

$685,610

2022 Average Gross Sales
(All Locations)

(1) See Item 19 of the current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Unit Growth Statistics

Since our inception, The Glass Guru has had phenomenal growth. Take a look at the following snapshot of the growth in gross sales our franchise locations saw in 2022 vs 2021.

2.32%

2022 vs. 2021 Avg. Growth
(All Locations)

(1) See Item 19 of the current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Home Services Market Outlook

Because The Glass Guru has a business model that has equal footing on both the home improvement and home repair categories, the brand has been able to demonstrate tremendous economic flexibility in weathering the economic challenges of the past 2 decades. While there are short term declines in the tremendous growth rates seen in both categories over the past several years, there is still forecasted grown that transcends the typical growth seen in these categories in normal years.

While the repair and remodeling market is seeing slowing expansion, growth will remain positive through much of 2023. The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies revised its estimates downward in July with the growth rate decelerating from 15 percent in Q1 2023 to 6.5 percent in Q3 2023.

 

“While beginning to soften, growth in spending for home improvements and repairs is expected to remain well above the market’s historical average of 5 percent,”

Abbe Will | Associate Project Director
Remodeling Futures Program – Harvard University JCHS

 

“While many categories will feel stagnation, the window and door market remains a great opportunity. “The window and door space has “attractive and durable drivers of long-term growth.”

David Nord | Chairman
Jeld-Wen Windows

$21.2 B

2030 Insulated Glass Window Market
6.9% CAGR

$130B

2025 Residential Windows & Doors Market
3.1% CAGR

Market Advantages

While there are of course external factors like the marketplace that can affect the trajectory of any home services business, The Glass Guru has specific market advantages that have helped lead to our organizational success for nearly 20 years. While we are a home services company, a glass company, a window & door company, The Glass Guru is so much more. Yes The Glass Guru brand is a leader in providing these products and services, but out success comes from how we deliver these products and services that truely differentiates our brand from the rest of the pack.

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