Glass Doctor - Franchise


Quick Summary

Glass Doctor is an award-winning glass repair and replacement franchise with two distinct verticals to choose from: flat glass or auto glass. Operating within a growing and recession-resilient industry that provides in-demand services, franchise owners enjoy an executive ownership model with personalized corporate support, protected territories, and an easy-to-follow system. Inquire to learn more about Glass Doctor and your path toward a flexible and fulfilling lifestyle!

Glass Doctor
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2024

Minimum Cash Required $50,000
Net Worth Required $250,000
Total Investment $164,400 - $317,100
Franchise Fee $59,900
Financing Assistance 3rd Party
Year Founded 1962
# of Existing Units 189
Franchising Since 1977
Training & Support Yes
Military/Veteran Promotion Yes
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MD
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

International Availability:

Accepting In These Countries:
  • United States and Canada
  • Overview
  • Military & Veteran
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Overview

Glass Doctor - Franchise

Starting a Glass Repair and Replacement Business
Explore this Business Opportunity with Crystal Clarity
There's a significant opportunity for aspiring or expanding business owners to be found in the glass repair and replacement industry. The puzzle is figuring out how to start a glass business that stands out from the competition.

That's a reason why many turn to franchise opportunities that can provide the training, resources, and support necessary to get a new business up and running quickly and well-positioned for success.

Glass Doctor® works with entrepreneurs and existing glass professionals to build solid and successful glass repair and replacement businesses. With a Glass Doctor franchise, you enjoy the independence of starting your own business with the security of joining forces with a nationally recognized brand.

Frame Your Future
Glass Doctor is an industry-leading glass franchise specializing in both auto glass services and home and business glass services, so you can choose to own a business in one of two recession-resilient service verticals.

Starting a Home and Business Glass Franchise
Starting a glass business can feel like an uphill battle to become well known in your community. However, with Glass Doctor's nationally respected brand, digital marketing expertise, and supportive home office team, you can skip past many challenges of "how to start a glass business" and focus on how to thrive in a new career with a flexible lifestyle.

Starting an Auto Glass Franchise
Auto glass industry growth has also been solid in recent years. Want in on the action? Glass Doctor's unique set of resources and robust business model are designed to help our auto glass franchise owners succeed. Helpful experts, longevity strategies, and national brand recognition are just a few of the competitive advantages we offer.

Why Glass Doctor?
Nearly 60 Years of Service and Stronger than Ever Today
Established in 1962 with one shop in Seattle, Washington, Glass Doctor offers complete glass repair, replacement, and services to the residential, automotive, and commercial markets in the United States and Canada.

Now headquartered in Waco, Texas, and part of the Neighborly® community of home services companies, Glass Doctor has grown into one of the largest and most well-respected franchises in the glass repair and replacement industry.

The Ultimate Glass Repair Business
If you are looking for glass replacement and glass repair business opportunities, you may have several options in mind. But to have a flexible lifestyle as you operate a home and business franchise, you need a phenomenal set of resources.

For over 6 decades, Glass Doctor has fine-tuned our franchise system to help dedicated people like you reach their goals.

Industry Recognition Tells the Story
Do industry accolades matter when evaluating franchise opportunities? You bet they do. All aspects of Glass Doctor's franchise system are reviewed along with our peers and competition, and we are consistently identified as one of the premier franchises in the industry.

  • 175+ franchises in U.S. and Canada
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500®
  • Franchise Times Top 200
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Top Franchise for Veterans
  • Franchise Business Review Satisfaction Award
  • Global Franchise Award Category Winner

What We Do
Shatter-Proof Support
It can be exhilarating to start your own glass repair and replacement business, but you also may have some trepidation about how to get your franchise up and running properly. With a Glass Doctor franchise, you have assurance the support you need to succeed will be available for you from beginning to end. Our support includes:

  • Business development plans and coaching
  • Business management tools
  • Marketing collateral, local marketing consultations, and digital marketing systems
  • Leadership development
  • Education in the Glass Doctor business, culture and systems
  • Technology and software training
  • Day-to-day operational support
  • Office system setup

Benefits for a Better Business

  • Built-in quality recognition as part of the Neighborly franchise system
  • Recession-resilient business offerings with two distinct services – Choose auto glass or home and business glass service vertical
  • Scalable business
  • Schedule flexibility and independence
  • ProTradeNet® vendor buying power with some of the biggest names in glass
  • Dedicated territory
  • Part of a values-focused network that feels like family

Why The Glass Repair and Replacement Industry?
We expect both the auto glass and commercial/residential glass repair and replacement industries to grow steadily as the U.S. economy continues to recover from the impact of the 2020 pandemic. Industry statistics provided by research firm IBIS World reflect the significant size of both vertical sectors.

Ideal Franchise Owner
Get Ready for a Future as Clear as Glass
Our franchise owners come from all walks of life, having worked in various different businesses, yet they all have many common qualities and goals. They have a desire to own a business and gain control of their professional destiny and gain a life/work balance. They have a competitive spirit and are ready to make a career change. And they know owning the right franchise in the home services sector holds almost boundless potential. Does this sound like you?

The System
Clear the Path to Your Future
Since our founding in 1962, Glass Doctor has been in the business of improving lives. Whether it’s the reliable, high-quality glass repair and replacement we provide our customers or the two unmatched business opportunities we offer our franchise owners, we make a habit of letting in a bit more light wherever we go. If your professional future has been looking foggy, it’s time to clear things up with the systems, training and opportunities from Glass Doctor.

The Value of Neighborly
A Family of Top Franchises
Glass Doctor is proud to be a part of Neighborly, which is a community of independently owned and operated franchise businesses focused on repairing, maintaining, and enhancing properties. We began as Dwyer Group 40+ years ago, launching with a single home services brand. Today, we’re the world’s largest home services franchisor of 19 brands and nearly 5,000 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers across nine countries.

Though Neighborly is a large franchise system, our culture is close-knit with a family business atmosphere. We’ve successfully developed an effective franchise business model that works well for everyone involved, and one of the reasons why is because we encourage feedback from our franchise owners and invite them to participate in corporate-level decisions. We attribute our continued growth to this culture, and to teaching and upholding our company's values.

Military & Veteran Promotions

Glass Doctor offers a 20% off initial franchise fee for qualified Veterans

Testimonials

The proprietary program was my big selling point. I saw it as unique to the industry and something that really helps us to stand out and be a competitor on that national level.Greg Malone
Our team is like our family. I've never had that anywhere I've ever worked before.Doug Dotson
The material that we get to help promote our business and to build our brand recognition is second to none.David Herrli
Had I chosen the franchise route earlier, I would've had the tools to save myself a lot of heartache over the years.Kevin Tennant
It's been really exciting to see employees come on board and achieve some of their own goals.Ed Sieber

Press Releases & Awards

12 Jan, 2023 - 16 NEIGHBORLY® BRANDS RANKED AMONG TOP FRANCHISES IN ENTREPRENEUR’S HIGHLY COMPETITIVE FRANCHISE 500®
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17 Jan, 2023 - Eight Neighborly® Brands Named by Franchise Business Review as Top Franchises of 2023
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8 Feb, 2022 - 15 NEIGHBORLY BRANDS RANKED AMONG TOP FRANCHISES IN ENTREPRENEUR’S HIGHLY COMPETITIVE FRANCHISE 500®
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30 Oct, 2020 - Glass Doctor Honors Top Franchise Performers During Neighborly’s First-Ever Virtual Reunion, Neighborly United
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18 Dec, 2020 - Neighborly Named to Inc.'s Inaugural Best in Business List in Enduring Impact
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2 Feb, 2021 - Glass Doctor® Ranked a Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 42nd Annual Franchise 500®
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15 Feb, 2021 - Neighborly Experiences Unprecedented Network Growth in 2020, Plans for Continued Expansion in 2021
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24 Mar, 2021 - Neighborly® Helps Homeowners Prepare for Spring with Annual Maintenance Checklist
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