Novus Glass

Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $40,000
Net Worth Required: $40,000
Total Investment: $54,500 - $258,199

Franchisee Options

Financing: Available
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: $1,000 discount off Franchise Fee

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: NOVUS Glass
Total Units: 172 Franchise - 29 Corporate US & 1,300 in 30 Countries
Year Founded: 1972
Franchising Since: 1986
Home Office: St. Paul, MN

About Novus Glass

The NOVUS claim to fame isn't just windshield repair — NOVUS invented the entire concept and process. Before NOVUS the best anyone with a damaged windshield could hope for was a costly and wasteful replacement process. Novus hasn't stopped innovating since the invention and development of the windshield repair process. Earning over 30 patents, the organization has repaired over 35 million windshields alone, saving the public millions as a forward-thinking Green Company long before the term even existed. NOVUS now offers a suite of automotive-related glass services, from glass repair to glass replacement, scratch removal, window tinting, and more.

Values & History

The Novus Glass story began with founder and inventor Dr. Frank Werner in 1972. Looking for an alternative to the costly and wasteful practices of windshield replacement, Dr. Werner was sure there had to be a better way — especially when the rough Wyoming landscape sent three of his windshields to the local landfill. Together with chemical engineer Bill Wiele, Dr. Werner developed a unique, never-before-seen process, and the vision of windshield repair became a reality. Franchise opportunities opened up in 1985 under the aptly named NOVUS, Latin for "innovative." Today Novus has been awarded more US patents for windshield repair than any other company in the industry.

Industry Performance

Automotive glass repair saves American motorists millions every year, with the industry taking in around $658 million in revenue over 2019 alone, growing an average of 4.2% between 2014 and 2019. Roughly 1,867 businesses offer automotive glass repair, but NOVUS invented the process and has continued to innovate beyond the competition, offering investors a solid and clear choice for franchise ownership.

Purchasing a Novus Glass Franchise

Those interested in pursuing franchise ownership under the NOVUS Glass brand will need $40k in liquid capital and a net worth of at least $40k. Mobile franchise models can expect to invest $54,500, while Retail locations will typically run between $79,500 and $258,199. Veterans receive a $1000 discount on franchise fees, and financing options are available for qualified individuals.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

NOVUS Glass owners come from all backgrounds and walks of life, most with no automotive or glass experience. Savvy business-minded individuals determined for personal and financial success will benefit from a proven innovative process backed by a solid brand and trusted franchise.

Training & Support

Franchise owners along with one additional partner or manager responsible for the day-to-day operation will attend a core business management training that covers all processes and best practices for business under the NOVUS brand. The training takes place over the course of five days at the facilities in St. Paul, MN. Replacement training then follows at a designated regional facility for two weeks. Beyond this, a regional manager will be assigned to your operation for a full week to provide guidance and support, and the home office will always be on hand to assist with marketing strategies and other inquiries along the way.

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Novus Glass is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming