Surface Specialists - Tub Repair and Refinishing Experts

Start-Up Costs for Surface Specialists Franchise

Start-Up Costs for a Surface Specialists Franchise

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Surface Specialists refinishing franchise is estimated between the low cost of $43,200 to $56,000.

This price range includes the initial franchise fee of $36,000 paid directly to the franchisor. There are no hidden costs or different tiers to buy-in at. Training and a start-up supply of tools, equipment, materials and supplies for all the services we offer are also included in exchange for this one low franchise fee.

Other expected costs and fees are typically paid to a third party. A list of the expected fees and estimated ranges, as detailed in our FDD Item 7, can be found in the list below.


Initial Franchise Fee

Payable to Franchisor


Real Estate / Leasehold Improvements

Payable to Third-party Contractors



Payable to Third-party Suppliers


Equipment and Fixtures

Payable to Third-party Suppliers


Deposits and Business Licenses

Payable to Landlord, utility companies and government agencies



Payable to Insurance Company


Computer System

Payable to Third-party Suppliers


Additional Funds - 3 months*

Payable to Franchisor, Employees, Third-Party Suppliers


Total Range of these Low Start-Up Costs


*We also recommend you have funds equivalent to 6 months of your current salary set aside to cover living expenses while establishing your business


This total is an estimate of your initial investment and is based on our estimate of regional (Southeast) average costs and market conditions prevailing as of the issuance date of our current FDD and our years of experience in the business. You should review this amount carefully with a business advisor before deciding to purchase the franchise. These low cost start up figures are estimates only and we cannot guarantee that you will not have additional expenses starting your Surface Specialists Business.

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