Access Garage Doors: A Unique Franchise for Entrepreneurs
Introduction to Access
Access Garage Doors is a special franchise that focuses on selling, repairing, and installing garage doors, electric opener systems and other garage accessories. We are part of the home services and construction industry. What makes our business unique is that we have a diverse customer base that helps diversify our business while staying within 1 scope of skillsets that can be efficiently taught and duplicated using our program. Our franchise program enables you to start a business from home, scale to a multi-million-dollar business and then even start and develop multiple franchises. This is all while having an experienced support and development team that is invested and highly motivated in your induvial growth and success.
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After years of developing and refining our business, we realized that our structure and processes could be valuable on a much larger scale beyond our company-owned locations. In 2018, we decided and began preparing to offer franchises as an efficient way to grow nationally and meet the demands we were experiencing for our services. We began development of our program. Our mission was, and still is, to share our knowledge and help entrepreneurs build their own successful businesses while avoiding costly mistakes that can easily happen when growing and running a business. In September 2019, Open Doors Inc started offering opportunities for people to own an Access Garage Doors.
No Experience Needed
We have developed effective ways to train individuals to become experts in our industry. Unlike other similar business models that may take years to reach a professional level, we can train our franchise owners and managers efficiently while maintaining a high level of competency. From managers, office staff to technicians, we provide systems that will enable our franchise owners to capitalize on others shortage of professionals within our field. We believe that technical knowledge and quality standards are important in our business. That’s why we have provided our franchises with proprietary systems to use with their staff to train, monitor and maintain the high-quality work standards that Access is known for. We teach our trade to franchisees in a morally correct way as we believe in providing honest and unbiased options to our customers through a highly trained professional, as integrity is the backbone of our brand and is the key to a successful home service business.
The Story of Access Garage Doors
Access Garage Doors was founded almost 2 decades ago by our CEO, Jesse Cox in 2005 at the age of 23. He started the business from his apartment complex working on and installing garage doors. He wrapped up his first 12 months of operations with sales totaling 500k. Access was off and running, but that’s not to say there were not many challenges ahead. In 2008, the housing crash forced Access to pivot from relying on new construction. Jesse had to work hard to scale and diversify the young business into the retail sector quickly which already had a lot of local and long-standing competition. Despite making mistakes and learning valuable lessons along the way, Access Garage Doors continued to show year over year growth while never becoming complacent with the “good enough” mentality. It was the relentless refinement of all facets of the business that continuously elevated Access above the rest. Access Garage Doors soon became a household name in their market.
Challenges and Success
When we launched our franchise offerings, we didn’t fully anticipate the support we would receive from both inside and outside our industry. We released our program during the pandemic when many people were losing their jobs and businesses. However, the demand for home services continued to grow and we experienced very early and substantial success for new unit development. Challenges then ensued from the effects of the pandemic. Despite the challenges, our franchise owners persevered with our full support. Much like the housing crash of 2008 that our original location went through, The Access corporate team was very quick to react and worked intently with franchises to eventually thrive as our teams have done through these challenges before. In fact, we are proud to say the Access franchise system reached targets in a third of the time than what was originally projected at the time of launching our offerings. Once again, we proved that our Access Garage Doors business model and our franchise program is sustainable and successful even through trying times.
Culture and Summary
Maybe when you started reading this page, you wanted to hear a story of how someone had it all figured out and they had overnight success with their initial and correct decisions. Well, as you can tell, that’s not who we are. Our brand and our teams have developed a program that not only facilitates a franchise owner’s growth, but also helps them avoid the many valleys we have trenched through ourselves. If you want to get serious about a real business opportunity, just reach out to us. You will see, with simple conversations, that we are real down to earth people who care deeply about everything we do. It’s that simple. Access…It’s What We Do!