Gatsby Glass

Gatsby Glass offers Glass Installation Services to residential and commercial customers within a defined protected territory on a year-round basis.

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Gatsby Glass

Gatsby Glass Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


What started out as a two-man shower door operation in Lincoln, Nebraska during the 90's has now evolved into a nationwide glass solution franchise that covers everything from bathrooms to offices. When Gatsby Glass first got started, the custom work industry was rather small with jobs few and far between.

However, as the size of homes, and bathrooms, began to increase, so did the need for quality products and technically advanced shower door and enclosure installations. That's when Gatsby Glass really started to find its spotlight. An increase in demand for custom and larger bath-related work brought along a need to increase our operations, which eventually branched out to multiple offices and showrooms in Lincoln and Omaha.

Now, we've taken the brand nationwide.

Gatsby Glass offers Glass Installation Services to residential and commercial customers within a defined protected territory on a year-round basis. Specifically, Glass Installation Services include: shower door installations, shower door kits, custom shower doors, custom residential interior glass, mirrors, countertops, railings, enclosures, repair, and parts; commercial walls, partitions, enclosures, repair, and parts; and glass cleaning and maintenance products and services and other products, services and events that we may approve and modify from time to time.

Why do customers choose to raise their glass with Gatsby? Over the past thirty years, we've taken up the mantle on providing excellent, prompt customer service with quality glass and a long history of installations done right.

Company Details

Established: 1985
First Unit Franchised: 2022
Franchised Units: 48
Company Owned Units: 1

Registered in all non-registration states and the following registration states: CT, GA, IN, LA, ME, MI, MN. NC, ND, RI , SC, SD, WI

Pending Registration: 

Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Gatsby Glass

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: No


Gatsby Glass Franchisees will complete 60 Days of Gatsby Glass University - Virtual Training Tool, and 4-5 Days of in-person training with the Gatsby Glass Support Team in Omaha, NE.

  • Dedicated onboarding team
  • 100-point pre-launch / onboarding checklist on interactive digital platform HorsePower Hub
  • Hands-on intensive digital training (6-8-week program prior to training at HQ)
  • Training academy week at HQ (hosted monthly due to consistent development)
  • Post Launch field visit from Sr. Success Coach (2-3 days)
  • Robust digital training platform (both for the franchisee and employee training throughout ownership)
  • Fulltime staff training

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Gatsby Glass Franchise.

What does a Gatsby Glass Franchise Cost?

Gatsby Glass franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $294,331 -$358,187
Total Investment: $294,331 -$358,187
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Minimum Liquid Capital: $100,000

Franchise Fee: $59,500
Royalty: 8.50%
Ad: N/A
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 3
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Semi-Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes, 10% off of the first territory

Is Gatsby Glass a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Gatsby Glass is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Gatsby Glass a Home Based franchise?

No. Gatsby Glass is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Gatsby Glass Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Gatsby Glass franchisees make. Gatsby Glass offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Gatsby Glass a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Gatsby Glass is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Gatsby Glass Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Gatsby Glass franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Gatsby Glass Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Gatsby Glass franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Gatsby Glass Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Gatsby Glass franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Gatsby Glass Looking for International franchisees?

No. Gatsby Glass franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Gatsby Glass's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Home Services, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Gatsby Glass Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Gatsby Glass franchises for sale. We may have Gatsby Glass franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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