The NOVUS Glass franchise was founded in 1972 when Dr. Frank Werner and chemical engineer Bill Wiele wanted to find a way to repair windshields rather than replacing them. The business, which was originally called Keinath Inc., was soon renamed Novus and began franchising in 1985. The term Novus is Latin for "new." The company has grown to over 2,000 locations around the world and is a leader in fixing windshields. It was named by Entrepreneur as a top franchise opportunity you can get for under $100K. If you are looking for an opportunity with an industry leading franchise that you can get for under $100k, then the NOVUS Glass franchise could be for you. 

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NOVUS Glass Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


If you or anyone you know has a car, you know how frustrating it can be when you need to replace a broken windshield. After the third windshield replacement due to small cracks,  Frank Werner had enough of replacing windshields. As a result,  he and chemical engineer Bill Wiele wanted to find a way to repair windshields rather than replacing them. In 1972, Keinath Inc., named after Werner's business,  Gerald Keinath, was born to provide its patented windshield repair system to the public. The company was renamed Novus, which is Latin for "new," shortly afterward. The company is known for having great technology that  allows its technicians to repair windshield damages that a lot of the industry wouldn’t even attempt. By doing this, the brand saves its customers money and maintains the safety of the factory windshield seal. Additionally, the brand also maintains an innovative position in auto glass replacement. As many cars come with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a challenge is that many of these systems use a forward-facing camera mounted behind the windshield that must be calibrated following a windshield replacement. This causes customers to have to go back to the dealership. As a result, NOVUS teamed with Pilkington North America to provide its franchisees with the ability to calibrate these systems for their customers without sending them to a third party. They are an innovative brand that provides franchises with some of the best training in the industry. If you are interested in using your interest in chemistry to fix windshields and want to combine the two, then the NOVUS Glass franchise is for you. 

Company Details

Founded: 1972
First Franchise: 1985
International: Yes
Canada: Yes

Support and Training Offered By NOVUS Glass

In terms of support and training, franchisees can expect to spend a week at the corporate offices learning to fix windshields and run an auto glass business. Then they will spend two weeks at the brand's regional offices to get some hands-on training. They will also be given support as the franchise opens. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a NOVUS Glass Franchise.

What does a NOVUS Glass Franchise Cost?

NOVUS Glass franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Franchise Fee $10,500
Initial Investment $56,800 - $216,490
Net Worth Requirement $150,000
Cash Requirement $30,000
Veteran Incentives $1,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee 6%
Ad Royalty Fee 2%
Term of Agreement 10 years

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

No. NOVUS Glass is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is NOVUS Glass a Home Based franchise?

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

What Do NOVUS Glass Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does NOVUS Glass Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. NOVUS Glass franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is NOVUS Glass Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. NOVUS Glass franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is NOVUS Glass Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. NOVUS Glass franchise is looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Repair & Restoration, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


NOVUS Glass Franchises for Sale

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