Glass Guru - Franchise

Quick Franchise Summary

The Glass Guru is the local glass, window, door, and shower experts our customers have come to rely on. In addition to glass replacement, our cutting-edge window restoration services provide property owners with an environmentally-friendly way to restore foggy, scratched, or water-stained windows, at about half the cost of traditional replacement.

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Glass Guru
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2022

Minimum Cash Required $30,000
Total Investment $64,150 - $183,000
Franchise Fee $17,600 - $65,000
Financing Assistance Available
Year Founded 2004
# of Existing Units 84
Franchising Since 2007
Training & Support Yes
Military/Veteran Promotion Yes
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We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • GA
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY
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Glass Guru - Franchise

Align with The Category Leader
The Glass Guru is the “Local Glass, Window, Door, and Shower Experts You Can Rely On!” We are the industry leader in glass & window RESTORATION, REPAIR, and REPLACEMENT services. Our cutting-edge window restoration services provide property owners with an environmentally-friendly way to restore foggy windows, at about half the cost of traditional replacement. The Glass Guru franchise locations also offer an extensive array of replacement glass products, as well as window and entry door replacements, new shower enclosures, in-glass pet doors, mirrors and frames, automatic openers for residential sliding doors, and more!
A Business Model That Works for You
The Glass Guru’s ideal franchise candidates are come from all walks-of-life, and often do not have ANY industry experience when they start. Typically, franchisees have business experience in sales, marketing, home improvement, and/or management. The Glass Guru franchise owners understand the importance of marketing and business networking, and are comfortable recruiting, and developing great employees. The Glass Guru has a proven business model, with a world-class support structure. 
Franchise owners rapidly deploy their franchise operations, with consistent and meaningful help along the way. The Glass Guru’s world-class support team is made up from industry and franchise executives with decades of combined experience. We’re here to help every step of the way to facilitate franchise growth and prosperity.
We’ve Earned a Reputation
Since 2007, The Glass Guru has become a top home-services franchise opportunity, but don’t just take our word for it.  We are proud to have been the recipient of honors from the leading business, industry, and trade publications. The Glass Guru is an award winning franchise, recognized as a top overall, low-cost, and home-services franchise.
Start Something Big from a Small Investment
The Glass Guru business model features a low fixed-cost structure, and has little to no inventory requirements. Staffing is minimal, and infinitely scalable based on the size of the operation. Franchise fees start at just $17,600, and most locations can be started with around $65,000 in liquid capital. Fixed costs like vehicles and physical locations are meant to be scaled up, and directly proportionate with the growth of the franchise location(s) over time, creating great positive cash-flow opportunities. 

The Glass Guru is Widely Recognized
Since 2007, The Glass Guru franchise opportunity has quietly become one of the best around. From the company’s inception, The Glass Guru has been the recipient of great praise from industry leaders and trade organizations.

Entrepreneur Magazine

  • Franchise 500 - #300 (2016), #234 (2015), #244 (2014), #262 (2013), #273 (2012), #400 (2011), #482 (2009)
  • Top Low-Cost Franchises - #63 (2016), #38 (2015), #45 (2014), #39 (2013), #50 (2102), #90 (2011)
  • Top New Franchises - #12 (2012), #34 (2011)
  • Top Home-Based/Mobile Franchises - #86 (2016), #64 (2015), #69 (2014), #68 (2013), 82 (2012)

Franchise Business Review

  • Franchise Satisfaction Award (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)
  • Top Low-Cost Franchises (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)

Remodeling Magazine 

  • Remodeling 550 – Top Remodeling Franchise 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Sacramento Business Journal

  • Fastest Growing Company in Greater Sacramento - #33 (2017), #29 (2013 ), #34( 2012)


Military & Veteran Promotions

10% off franchise fee for ALL Veterans.


The fact that there really was something unique about it (The Glass Guru franchise opportunity). I wanted to do something different. There was nobody else doing the moisture-removal part, and that’s something that stood apart from the rest.Michael Kugler
I can’t be more pleased! I’ve even tried to contain the growth of my company. The opportunity is there. All the training has been wonderful. I felt like I had a great grasp on what I was going to be doing once I left the training facility (The Glass Guru HQ.)Eric Helus
100% happy with the results so far! growth has been great, and I’m only looking to grow more in the future. The training and support has been great for the past 4 years. The Glass Guru is a great low-cost option for a franchise.Mitch Ritey
You guys have been awesome! I opened up our store a month and a half ago, almost two months now. Right out of the gate, I’ve gotten calls, I’ve done service work. Just today, I’ve gotten 3 phone calls, and all of them looking for moisture-removal, leading to other business.Frank Menchaca
The support is awesome! Everybody at home office does a great job. We’re looking to grow (even) moreErik Hilger
The training and support is amazing! they’ve been there for me any time I’ve needed anything. It’s a great (franchise) opportunity. I believe that this company is poised to grow. I think we’re very small compared to where we’re going to be someday, and I think it’s a great time to get into it.Dale Anderson
I’ve grown slowly… I started out by myself. I tell people that I was profitable in the first 30 days. I don’t know too many businesses that can say that! If you are going to do it (The Glass Guru), do it, and do it right. Dedicate the time to it, it’s a business.Ben Smith
I’m extremely happy with the results I’ve seen so far from the business. I’m excited to finish the year out to see where I end up. The training I’ve received from The Glass Guru has been top-notch… extremely pleased with it.Chris Allman

Press Releases & Awards

26 Jul, 2017 - Our Newest Location in Wisconsin

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