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How long has Access Garage Doors been in operation?

Access Garage Doors began operating in 2005 when Jesse Cox, the Founder and CEO, started operating his new business from his humble apartment with an adjacent garage he rented in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His goal was to build the best local garage door company, built on the principles of honesty, integrity, and pride in quality work to achieve an unprecedented level of success. Access Garage Doors was off and running and soon became a tremendous force throughout their local market. The demand had become so great that the one location was being requested for projects all over the country. Open Doors Inc. then began development of their franchise program in order to meet the demand of their products and services. Today, the company has been established as a leader in the garage door business and continues to grow to new territories across the United States.

Is Access Garage Doors a franchise?

Yes, Access Garage Doors is a franchise system. Open Doors Inc. is the franchisor, and there are franchisees across the United States who are considered independent business owners.

How much does an Access Garage Doors franchise cost?

The Access Garage Doors initial franchise fee is $20,000 paid to us the franchisor. Other initial startup costs for your business, paid directly to your vendors, typically amount to approximately $36,000. This brings the total initial investment for our franchise owners to $56,000. This attractive and affordable investment level allows you to start your business from home, providing all the proven tools, resources, and training necessary to quickly recoup your initial investment and scale into a multi-million-dollar business.

Additional franchise units, complete with additional protected territories, are available at a 50% discount, making the franchise fee just $10,000. This enables you to expand your business efficiently and cost-effectively, leveraging the benefits of our established brand and support system.

How much are the royalty and advertising fees?

The royalty fees are 4% your first year, 4.5% in your second year, and max out at 5% for your third year and thereafter. The system advertising fee is 0.5%.

Are there franchise opportunities near me?

We are always expanding into new markets and might have a new or even an established service area available near you. Contact us for more information.  Access Garage Doors is currently not registered in all states. Please refer to our Available Territories locations page to see if opportunities exist near you.

Does Access Garage Doors offer a veteran discount?

Yes! Access Garage Doors offers veterans 20% off the franchise fee.

Do I need real estate and a dedicated store for this franchise model?

No, Access Garage Doors is a low-investment business with a start-from-home option. The start-from-home model allows for simplicity, minimal overhead, and maximum profit. Each franchise is awarded a protected territory among Access Garage Doors franchise owners.

How do I expand my Access Garage Doors franchise?

Access Garage Doors has several resources to help grow your business. With these resources, combined with marketing efforts and good business practices, the demand for services will continue to increase.

For those who want to expand their territories, Access Garage Doors offers a 50% discount for franchise fees associated with additional protected territories.

What training will I receive as a new owner of an Access Garage Doors franchise?
When you become an official franchise owner, training will start right away with our “Opener Program.” This program is designed to help you set everything up properly with the assistance of our corporate team while learning different aspects of the business with integrated educational courses from our proprietary online educational platform called A-Train. Prior to opening within 60 days, There will be an administered 10-day training course starting with 5 days virtual or at headquarters (your choice), and then your training will wrap up with 5 days at our corporate headquarters once your business is open to ensure you can apply the tools you need to have a strong start.
Is there franchise marketing support?

Franchise owners receive a variety of marketing support to help promote their business. Their provided website and search engine optimization (SEO) will help drive new customers to their business. Franchise owners have exclusive access to marketing techniques and proven results, providing them with a template to choose how they would like to invest in marketing for their business. Our marketing launch plan will help to ensure your business takes off properly.

Are you SBA registered?

Yes! The U.S. Small Business Administration was created through the Small Business Act of 1958. Since then, the SBA has delivered a variety of resources, including financial support, contracts, training, and counseling sessions to assist small businesses, including franchises.

Where can I apply to be considered as the newest Access Garage Doors franchise owner?

The first step is to simply send us an inquiry. We will contact you immediately, provide you with preliminary information and have a discussion with you to answer your questions in order to determine if this opportunity is the right fit for you. One simple conversation may open up some pretty big doors of opportunity. You may then have the opportunity to move on to the application process. After the application process, we will then begin the education process.  We look forward to speaking with you!

Does Access Garage Doors offer Financial Assistance?
We do not. However, we have a preferred 3rd Party vendor who specializes in obtaining funding and financing for our franchise program.

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Is my territory available for an Access Garage Doors franchise?

Check out our “Protected Territories Page” to see existing locations.

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What support will I receive as a new owner of an Access Garage Doors franchise?
As a franchise owner of Access Garage Doors, you’re not just gaining access to a brand name—you’re tapping into over a century’s worth of combined expertise and resources. Our support team is a well-oiled machine, dedicated to providing swift assistance so you can concentrate on scaling your business. From operations to finance, accounting to technology, marketing to human resources, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Our comprehensive support extends to pricing strategies, established vendor relationships, and beyond. With Access Garage Doors, you’re not just a franchise owner—you’re part of a network committed to your success.
Are there vendor and supplier advantages to me as a franchise owner of Access Garage Doors?
As a franchise owner of Access Garage Doors, you’re not just securing access to vendor relationships; you’re tapping into decades-long partnerships that have been cultivated with care. These relationships offer more than just products and services—they provide access to proprietary information and resources essential for running your business smoothly. Being part of a national franchise system often brings additional perks, such as pricing and distribution advantages, that independent business owners often miss out on and may not ever be positioned to obtain. Working with our preferred vendors also provides added conveniences as they are well acquainted and armed to handle your needs in a streamlined approach. In essence, as an Access Garage Doors franchisee, you’re part of a larger ecosystem that opens doors to unique opportunities and benefits not available to standalone businesses. We can open the doors of opportunity for you!

Access Garage Doors opportunities are offered by Open Doors Inc

Currently not available in: CA, HI, IL, IN, MD, MI, ND, RI, SD, VA, WA or WI.

We are not registered in these states at this time, but for the right candidate, we will get our process started.

This website and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. The communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

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