The Klappenberger Franchise Advantage
A fundamental question I asked myself when I decided to franchise my painting and handyman business of thirty years is “What are the key advantages I can offer in my franchise that will set me apart from the other franchise companies in this segment?” It is a question that I thought long and hard about. Because my painting and handyman business was going to be the model that I would be using, I wanted to make sure I included in the franchise model the same elements that made my own business a success. And using the decades of learning and experience I had accumulated along the way, what could I then provide, reward, and teach that other companies do not?”
What Klappenberger & Son Provides To Franchises
I can provide 6 weeks of training instead of the standard 2 weeks. For the life of me, I don’t know how someone can be trained in two weeks to run any business! During training we help our franchisees find customers, give estimates, identify and hire their staff, and start doing actual jobs in their territory. I am not aware of any other painting/handyman franchise that does this. Truth told – this can’t be done in two weeks.
I can provide the largest territories of any painting and handyman franchise in the country. My territories are between 400,000 and 500,000 people. If a franchise is to prosper, they need a large enough territory to build a significant business.
I can reward my franchisee’s with lower royalties as their business grows. Our royalty fees drop as their gross revenues increase. Why? Because I believe in rewarding hard work that produces tangible results.
I personally teach my franchisees how to close the sale. You can do a lot to generate customer leads and write estimates for prospective jobs, but if you can’t turn those estimates into actual jobs, that’s a lot of time and money wasted. The close rates on job estimates by Klappenberger franchisees is almost double the national average, and we are not the cheapest guys in town by any means!
My goal is to have the most satisfied and successful franchisees in our industry. My commitment is to provide the tools, mentoring, and support they need to achieve that goal. We have a support staff that has been in the industry for decades and knows the obstacles and challenges that franchisees face. With a commitment from the franchisee to follow the system and work the business, I know we can do great things together.