The Groutsmith cleans and restores tile and grout on floors, walls and showers for both residential and commercial customers. For more than 20 years, the Groutsmith has provided the highest quality services available.

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Groutsmith Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The Business


The Groutsmith could easily be described as the?perfect business model!?A home-based business with low overhead, no selling, recession-proof and offering huge, exclusive protected territories. It gets better: Groutsmith will provide you a detailed six-year earnings statement in Item 19 of the FDD.

The Industry

The tile and grout industry is very healthy and offers huge growth potential. Over 3 billion square feet of tile floor covering is sold and installed each year in the United States. The grout and tile cleaning, restoration and repair industry will continue to profit from this growing demand. Both homeowners and businesses need a professional who can service their grout and tile needs. As a GroutSmith franchisee you will be certified to clean, restore, repair, and maintain all grout and tile surfaces. Our family-friendly home-based business opens the door for you to establish yourself as the expert in your own exclusive territory.

The Opportunity

The Groutsmith franchise is?your opportunity for financial independence.?With our proven system, products and support, and your effort and hard work, we have the winning formula. You can build a solid, respected business with incredible income potential.

Our unique and proven system includes:

  • Exclusive Groutsmith territory
  • 80 hours hands-on training
  • Comprehensive start-up package
  • Proprietary Groutsmith professional product line
  • Proprietary Groutsmith consumer products
  • Vehicle Decal package
  • Software program
  • Proven marketing system
  • Personal Intranet page on our extensive site
  • Technical support

Other unique benefits:

  • Modest fixed monthly royalty
  • Passive income benefits from consumer purchases
  • Niche business/employees optional

Company Details

Established: 1992
First Unit Franchised: 2011
Franchised Units: 50
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: California, Virginia, Minnesota, Washington, Wisconsin, Maryland

Support and Training Offered By Groutsmith

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Training: 80 hours of "hands on" training in Sarasota, Florida for 2 people. Training includes: office management, customer management software program, marketing program and systems, field estimating and grout and tile restoration and repair procedures and techniques.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Groutsmith Franchise.

What does a Groutsmith Franchise Cost?

Groutsmith franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $35,000
Total Investment: $42,500 - $49,400
Minimum Net Worth: $75,000
Franchise Fee: $34,900
Royalty: $0/month for months 1-6; $600/month for months 7-12; $800/month for year 2; $1.000/month for year 3; $1,250/month for years 4-15
Average Number of Employees: 2-5
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: Yes
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Is Groutsmith a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Groutsmith 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 Groutsmith a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Groutsmith is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Groutsmith Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Groutsmith does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Groutsmith a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Groutsmith is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Groutsmith Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Groutsmith franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Groutsmith Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

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

Is Groutsmith Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Groutsmith franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Groutsmith Looking for International franchisees?

No. Groutsmith franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Repair & Restoration, Maintenance, Home Services, Cleaning & Maid Services, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

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