Maaco is "America's Bodyshop" franchised with nearly 500 owner operators whose centers boast system-wide sales approaching a half billion dollars. No automotive experience necessary. Our owners come from all walks of life - accountants, engineers, managers - all share a desire to own and operate a successful business..

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Maaco Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Now is the time to invest in yourself with the leading brand in automotive paint & collision.

Start Making Money from Day 1

With a globally recognized brand in your window, you can open your doors to a built-in customer base on Day 1. At Maaco we are proud of the fact that our franchisees average some of the highest sales volumes of any national automotive retail franchise company.

As you investigate our brand, you'll find that our certified franchise centers average annual sales volumes of $1,233,014 and when franchisees post sales in excess of $1,000,000 a year, they're taking home over $216,000 in annual profits.*

Create the Lifestyle You Always Wanted

If the thought of a proven business model, family-oriented business hours and huge income potential excite you...keep reading!

  • Find the work/family balance you've been striving for
  • Minimize stress and take comfort in proven operating systems
  • Lean on the support of your peers in the franchise network
  • Earn the money that affords a comfortable living

No Automotive Experience Necessary

As the Maaco franchise business model is retail oriented, a background in the automotive industry is not necessary or required. In fact, successful Maaco franchise owners come from many walks of life with varied skillsets.

Company Details

Established: 1972
First Unit Franchised: 1972
Franchised Units: 420+
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: ALL

Focus on Multi-Unit Ownership

  • The Maaco system is actively transitioning from an "owner operator" model towards pure MSO with the larger franchisees owning between 5 and 20 units. Practice growing in 3 to 5 which best supports above shop level SG&A. We have developed tools and best practices for multi-unit owners.
  • Utilizing proprietary data, Maaco has created an M&A pipeline of independent shop locations that fit our business model which allows us to assist our franchisees with their first opening and subsequent growth.

Support and Training Offered By Maaco

  • 3 weeks of intensive management training at Maaco Headquarters
    • No automotive experience necessary!
    • We teach you everything you need to know, from learning the phone track to managing the production flow and sales.
  • 3+ weeks of on-the-job training for both you and your employees. We help you:
    • Interview and train your initial crew
    • Bring customers through the door and learn how to manage them
  • 6-12 months of new center development oversight
    • We help you stay on track with our model and adhere to production and management standards.
  • Annual Fall Convention and Spring Operations meetings, Maaco University, Rally Point, Driven Dash Marketing Portal, eStore for central purchasing, and many more supportive programs

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Maaco Franchise.

What does a Maaco Franchise Cost?

Maaco franchise fees for 2024:

Total Investment:$281,000 to $1,015,000* Per Item 7 of FDD
Minimum Net Worth: $900,000+  Liquidity: $420,000 Credit Score: 700
Franchise Fee: $45,000 (signle) - $87,500 (3 Units)
Royalty: 4% first 6 months, 8% thereafter. 

Multi - Unit Royalty Incentive: If a developer commits to signing an ADA for 3+ units, then the royalty ramp is 1% year 1, 2% year 2, 2% year 3, then standard royalties for the remainder of the term. If sales reach $1.1MM in year 2 or 3, then royalties reset to standard 8%.
Ad: $1,000/Week for local Ad Contribution
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes, Veterans get a royalty ramp incentive of 4% for the first two years of operation

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

Yes. Maaco 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 Maaco a Home Based franchise?

No. Maaco is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Maaco Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Maaco a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Maaco is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Maaco Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Maaco franchise does offer a veteran discount.

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

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

Is Maaco Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Maaco franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Maaco Looking for International franchisees?

No. Maaco franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

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

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Automotive, Repair & Restoration, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Maaco Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Maaco franchises for sale. We may have Maaco 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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