Abra Auto Body & Glass

  • ABRA Automotive Systems, Inc.
6601 Shingle Creek Pkwy., # 200
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • 888 / (651) 491-3384
  • (651) 351-7075 (Fax)

One of the first automobile collision and glass franchises. Operating company and franchised auto body collision and auto glass replacement shops. We offer support with marketing, business management, equipment and material purchases. Investment opportunities for qualifying owners and managers.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1984

Franchising Since: 1987

Operating Units

Franchised Units 24 26.1%
Company-Owned Units 68 73.9%
Total Operating Units 92 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 92 100.0% In 12 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 92 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Minnesota 28
Tennessee 7
Wisconsin 6

Registered in the following Registration States

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member No
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 53
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance No

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Yes, at additional cost
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Yes, at additional cost
Regional or National Meetings Yes, at additional cost
800 Telephone Hotline Included


ABRA Training Center, Minneapolis, MN 2-4 Weeks
On-Site 6 Weeks
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $500K
Cash Investment $60-100K
Total Investment $229.6-422.6K
Average Total Investment $326K


Initial Franchise Fee $22.5K
Average Franchise Fee $22K
On-Going Royalty N/A
Average Royalty 5%
Advertising Fee N/A

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees N/A
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 0
Space Needs (in square feet) 8,000-15,000
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Storefront
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 5
Specific Industry Experience 5
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 10
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Yes, for 1 year
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 12
USA Yes, Central, South, Southeast
Canada No
Overseas No
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