Tootl Transport

Tootl Transport meets the escalating demand in the expanding US non-emergency medical transportation market by providing safe and reliable specialized transportation services for individuals of all abilities, including those with mobility or cognitive challenges, serving various purposes such as medical appointments and events while also partnering with hospitals and residential facilities, aligning with the market's projected growth and ensuring inclusive accessibility.

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Tootl Transport

Tootl Transport Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Tootl was founded in 2021 by Michelle and Tom Dacy, entrepreneurs with an extensive history working in the NEMT space. Michelle brings 22 years of experience to the business coordinating transportation for people with mobility and cognitive challenges. After working in the industry for 10 years, Michelle started her own wheelchair-accessible transportation company in 2012, focusing on quality with high service standards. The company grew each year in revenues, assisting clients across the entire Chicagoland area.

While the demand for services such as Tootl is high, the brand has no direct competitors at the national level. With strong growth potential and low-overhead, the innovative concept soon caught the attention of experienced franchising industry veterans Steve Greenbaum and Brad Fishman, who have joined the team as investors and advisors.

"We saw Tootl as a low investment, low risk, high gross profit margin opportunity for people looking to own their own business," said Greenbaum. "There is no associated real estate or leases, equipment (drivers and vehicles are outsourced), or utilities costs that come with having a storefront model. At the same time, there will always be a demand because Tootl caters to a diverse underserved consumer base that will always exist. Another interesting fact is that you don't have to have special needs or be in a wheelchair to use Tootl. Tootl provides safe, reliable door-through-door transportation for people of all ages and abilities."

Greenbaum, a partner, Board Member and Advisor of Tootl, has nearly 30 years in franchising as a founder and CEO. Fishman is co-CEO of the 30-year-old iconic franchising PR agency Fishman Public Relations, CEO of Franchise Elevator, a PR firm that serves emerging brands, and sits on the board of directors of several franchise organizations.

With backing from strong investors and advisors and a high demand in the market, Michelle and Tom decided it was time to provide their important services to more communities. In addition to operating in Chicago for over 11 years, Tootl opened a second corporate-owned location in Milwaukee that has been operating successfully since March, 2021. In July of 2023, Tootl announced that it will be offering franchise opportunities in select markets around the country.

Company Details

Established: 2001
First Unit Franchised: 2023
Franchised Units: 0
Company Owned Units: 2
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, Colorado - CO, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, South Carolina - SC, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Vermont - VT, West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Tootl Transport

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Yes
Online plus 5 days classroom in Chicago, 3-4 days on site at franchisees location.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Tootl Transport Franchise.

What does a Tootl Transport Franchise Cost?

Tootl Transport franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $50,000 - $75,000
Total Investment: $78,400 - $97,400 (single territory)
Minimum Net Worth: $150,000
Franchise Fee: $49,900
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 1%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 1
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: Yes
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Tootl Transport a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Tootl Transport 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 Tootl Transport a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Tootl Transport is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Tootl Transport Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Tootl Transport a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Tootl Transport is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Tootl Transport Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Tootl Transport franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Tootl Transport Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Tootl Transport franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Tootl Transport Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Tootl Transport franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Tootl Transport Looking for International franchisees?

No. Tootl Transport franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Health, Beauty & Nutrition, Miscellaneous & Unique, Senior Care, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Tootl Transport Franchises for Sale

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