Furniture Medic

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Company Overview

Furniture Medic is a furniture restoration franchise and is part of multi-brand franchisor ServiceMaster, which has more than 50 years’ franchising experience. Franchisees provide home and business owners with an affordable alternative to replacing fine furnishings and fixtures by providing a range of furniture restoration treatments. Furniture Medic also has a close working relationship with the insurance industry which provides work resulting from claims for fire, water and accidental damage.

Franchise Overview

Furniture Medic was established in 1992 in the USA, where it achieved rapid growth by delivering convenient, onsite furniture restoration and fulfilling a unique niche in the furniture repair industry. In July 1996 Furniture Medic was acquired in the UK by franchisor ServiceMaster. The franchise currently has over 500 independently owned and operated locations worldwide and has a vast coverage in the UK. However, available areas include parts of Scotland, northern England and south Wales.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 51-100 units
  • Franchise Type: Management franchise
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £22,075 + VAT
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £6622.50 (30% investment)
  • Franchise Location: Home and office based
  • Market: B2C & B2B

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Initial training is provided through a comprehensive 10-day academy that includes both workshop and onsite training. Experienced personnel teach furniture restoration and repair methods as well as covering all the preparation, procedures and systems necessary to develop, manage and operate a professional furniture restoration franchise. Franchisees benefit from continued training and support, gained through workshops, as well as seminars which allow ideas and best practice to be shared.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Working onsite in customers’ premises or offsite at home or in a workshop, you will offer a full range of restoration services using advanced techniques and materials to restore furniture for domestic customers and all types of commercial enterprises. Work includes upholstery re-covering and repairs, leather and fabric repairs, polishing and re-finishing, colour matching scratches, dents, watermarks and burns, antique restoration, re-upholstery and structural repairs, French polishing, and wood finishing. 

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