PROSHRED? pioneered the mobile paper shredding and recycling industry in the mid 1980's in Canada and is recognized as a North American leader. PROSHRED? shreds and recycles confidential documents and proprietary materials for "fortune 500 companies", "large", "small and medium sized enterprises" as well as "home based business" and "residential consumers" in all industry sectors. PROSHRED? is a GREEN business opportunity.

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Proshred Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


PROSHRED? specializes in on-site shredding for the secure destruction and recycling of confidential documents and proprietary materials for thousands of organizations and individuals across the United States. In addition to serving major government, financial, medical, legal, high-tech and manufacturing industries, PROSHRED? actively services the growing home office and residential shredding markets.

According to the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), document destruction in the United States is a multi-billion dollar industry, positioned to continue rapid growth due to recently enacted privacy legislation and heightened concerns about safeguarding confidential business and consumer information.

Within this rapidly expanding market, PROSHRED?'s vision is to be the premier franchise system in the shredding market, recognized as the system of choice for the secure destruction and recycling of confidential documents and proprietary materials worldwide.

A Professional Shredding Business for the Business Professionals:
PROSHRED? franchises are ideally suited for seasoned business executives with strong sales, marketing and management experience who are actively involved in their community.

Our proven business model presents successful franchisees with:

  • Recurring revenue streams
  • High volume sales potential
  • High margin earnings capability
  • Business-to-business sales model
  • Low proportion of bad debt accounts
  • Monday to Friday hours of operation
  • Exclusive territories
  • National accounts

Company Details

Established: 2002
First Unit Franchised: 2003
Franchised Units: 21
Company Owned Units: 6
States Registered In: AL, AZ, AR, CA, DE, FL, HI, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA.

Support and Training Offered By Proshred

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: No
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: 4 weeks - 2 at the National Support Center, 1 week of Mentor Training in field and 1 week of preopening training.
Other Info: Ideal Candidate - High net worth business executive with strong sales and marketing background. Well known and connected in community.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Proshred Franchise.

What does a Proshred Franchise Cost?

Proshred franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $250,000
Total Investment: $400,000-$800,000
Minimum Net Worth: $1,000,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000 per Territory Unit
Royalty: 6.5% -1.5% desceding based on performance?
Ad: 1-3%
Average Number of Employees: 4
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No

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

Yes. Proshred 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 Proshred a Home Based franchise?

No. Proshred is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Proshred Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Proshred a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Proshred is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Proshred Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Proshred franchise does offer a veteran discount.

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

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

Is Proshred Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Proshred franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Proshred Looking for International franchisees?

No. Proshred franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Green & Eco Friendly, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Proshred Franchises for Sale

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