Becoming a Franchisee
Steps to Becoming a Franchisee
Do you have what it takes to be a Floods4Less Franchisee?
If you have people and management skills and seek a rewarding, high-growth, low-investment opportunity, please follow the steps below to see if you have the qualifications to be the next Floods4Less franchise owner.
Talk to Us
You should be very thorough in exploring the Floods4Less Franchise opportunity. We too are careful about selecting the best candidates to become franchise owners. We need to get to know one another to determine if there is a good fit for both of us. This begins with your submission of an online initial inquiry form to us or by calling us. We only award franchises to qualified people who we feel will continue to build on the Floods4Less brand and successful track record. We are in a unique business and the best way to become familiar with our company is to talk directly with our Director of Franchise Development. Please call us at (619) 994-2258; we are here to answer all your questions. This important step will activate the discovery process so that you can learn more about the Floods4Less business opportunity.2
Review Facts and Figures
You will receive a series of emails and a brochure by conventional postal delivery. As you learn more about our industry and the restoration business, you'll become familiar with the demands of the insurance industry and the needs of their customers. Be certain to write down your questions so that when we talk you receive complete answers to each one. The relevance of your questions will tell us a great deal about you and whether or not you are a good fit for the Floods4Less franchise opportunity.3
Complete The Franchise Application
Complete the Franchise Application, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (760) 632-0772. Filling out the application does not obligate you to purchase a Floods4Less franchise, nor us to sell you a franchise.4
Review Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
In order to protect you, every franchise company must provide you with their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) in compliance with the FTC's franchise sales Rule 436. The FDD is a uniform document consisting of 23 items plus the standard franchise agreement. We will schedule a phone appointment with you to review our FDD in detail. This step is always very helpful to our franchise candidates, since reading the FDD can often be an overwhelming experience.5
Schedule a Visit for a Discovery Day
We want to get to know you. You need to get to know us better. So we designed a Discovery Day that will bring you to Santee, California, a suburb of San Diego, to meet with our Floods4Less Team, to learn all about our systems and support, and to see if we are a good fit for each other. We promise a very informative, enlightening and memorable day. This will be a one-on-one personal meeting, not a group session that usually takes about 4 to 5 hours. You may bring whomever you wish to the meeting including spouse, partners, and advisors. After your arrival at San Diego International Airport (SAN), you should arrange transportation to your hotel and then to our headquarters to begin your Discovery Day. If you are staying in the area, you may also want to take the opportunity to enjoy some of the sites and restaurants of San Diego.6
Become a Floods4Less Franchisee
Once you have made an informed and educated decision to become a Floods4Less Franchisee and have been approved by Floods4Less Franchising, Inc., the only remaining step is to sign the Franchise Agreement and pay the initial franchise fee. This final step on your path to franchising will begin the next exciting chapter in your life as a Floods4Less Franchisee.7
The initial training program, including the mold remediation course and set-up training are conducted at our headquarters in Santee, California, or at a location we designate. The initial training program consists of five (5) days of basic instructions for operating the business, plus the mold remediation course which consists of four (4) days of training, and the set-up training which consists of three (3) days of instruction, for a total of twelve (12) days of training. The specific number of hours for each subject within the training program is more fully described in ITEM 11 of the FDD.8
During this step, you will explore site selection, the necessary building permits, site build-out and building fixtures. We will also provide you with assistance during the pre-opening period including guidance in obtaining licensing requirements from the Contractors State License Board in your state.