Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a NOVUS® Franchise cost?
We understand this section can be confusing. Please discuss this section with one of our NOVUS Franchising Advisors. If you qualify for a finance program, you might only need to put a few thousand dollars down.
- If you qualify for the NOVUS Finance Program, your down payment is only $15,000.
- The initial investment will range between $46,770 to $137,295 for a NOVUS Glass Repair/Replacement Mobile Franchise.
- The initial investment will range between $57,270 to $229,295 for a NOVUS Glass Repair/Replacement Fixed Retail Franchise.
This initial investment range includes fees for: franchise fee, training, salaries & expenses for up to two (2) people while training, initial equipment, tools, supplies and promotional materials, computer hardware/software, vehicles and beginning inventory.
How much does it cost to start a NOVUS Glass Franchise?
If you qualify for the NOVUS Finance Program, there is a $15,000 down payment. If you prefer to make the full payment, you will pay $34,070.
How soon can I open my NOVUS business?
The time it will take you to begin operating your business will depend upon your ability and desire to complete your decision making as to whether or not a NOVUS Glass franchise is for you. The typical length of time may range between several weeks to several months.
Is NOVUS right for me?
We have a dedicated staff which will work to assist you in making an informed decision. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary tools and information, while guiding you through the NOVUS application process.
Does NOVUS Glass have a special program for existing automotive type businesses?
In 2011 NOVUS Glass launched the NOVUS Glass Affiliate License Program to help automotive related businesses to add auto glass to their business. Click here for more information.
How much money can I make as a NOVUS franchisee?
Great question! We suggest that you visit with existing NOVUS franchisees to discuss their experience. The fact is that the amount of money you can make will depend on several factors such as operating cost controls, sales volume, location (area of primary responsibility) and your ability to manage the business. These and other factors will affect the profit that a NOVUS franchisee can expect to earn.
How long is the franchise term?
10 years with option to renew
Do we receive training?
Yes! You and one additional partner or manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operation will attend core business management training & windshield repair training at our training facility in Savage, MN. This course will last five and a half days. You and one additional partner or manager will also attend replacement training at one of our designated regional training facilities. This training course will last two weeks.
Does NOVUS offer Financing?
Yes! The NOVUS Finance program gives qualified applicants the opportunity to finance through NOVUS. Other franchise candidates may pursue obtaining the necessary financing through a local bank or through a preferred SBA lender.
For further explanation of any of these questions or for additional questions not covered in this FAQ, please contact a NOVUS Franchising Adviser at 800-944-6811.