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Low-Cost Franchise to Buy: SuperGlass Windshield Repair Offers a Big Opportunity With a Small Price Tag

The world’s largest windshield repair-only franchise requires an initial investment of under $25,000.

Franchises come in every size, and so do their price tags. It’s not hard to find brands with an initial investment fee of over $100,000, while others can come in under $25,000. In our Low-Cost Franchises to Buy series, we’re taking a look at great opportunities in the latter category.

SuperGlass Windshield Repair is one concept that falls on the lower end of the cost spectrum, with an initial investment between $18,685 to $84,205, according to Entrepreneur, and an initial franchise fee of between $5,000 to $17,500. SuperGlass Windshield Repair also offers veteran incentives including 10% off the franchise fee. 

SuperGlass Windshield Repair was founded in 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia by David Casey, Bill Costello and Bill Mitchell. The brand offers windshield repair, glass scratch removal and headlight lens repair. According to Franchise Help, the Orlando, Florida-based brand is the largest windshield repair-only franchise in the world. SuperGlass Windshield Repair has 223 locations throughout the world including South Africa, Spain, France and Germany. 

The overhead costs for starting a SuperGlass Windshield Repair are so affordable because of the franchise’s mobile-based business model, in which a brick-and-mortar location is not required. This creates low overhead costs, strong margins and easy operations with proper management of labor and materials.

When it comes to support, the company offers franchisees an extensive, two week training process that includes learning about all types of windshield breaks, how to work with extreme weather conditions and how to repair long cracks. Franchisees also learn how to invoice customers, use the brand’s filing system, update books, create basic business reports and records and retain customers over the long term. Prospective franchisees also get to go out to appointments with a SuperGlass Windshield Repair representative and watch the process first-hand.