Mac Tools

  • Stanley Industrial & Automotive, LLC
  • SBDK
505 N. Cleveland Ave.
Westerville, OH 43082
  • (800) 622-8665 / (614) 755-7000
  • (888) 294-1888 (Fax)

With Mac Tools, you benefit from our 70+ years in the automotive equipment industry, with over 100,000 products, including hand tools, tool boxes and specialty items; to a full range of power tools, electronics and shop equipment. Our tool boxes are manufactured in Georgetown, OH and the majority of our sockets, wrenches and ratchets are made in Dallas, TX. Because we are a division of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. our franchisees have access to well-known product lines such as DEWALT, Stanley and Vidmar.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1938

Franchising Since: 2007

Operating Units

Franchised Units 641 95.0%
Company-Owned Units 34 5.0%
Total Operating Units 675 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 675 99.3% In 52 States
Canada 5 0.7% In 4 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 680 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

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

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Texas 56
New York 41
Pennsylvania 30

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member No
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 175
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance N/A
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Coupons/Rebates, Promotional Items, Site Signs, Television Ads, Videos
Additional Services: In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies
Other Marketing Support Magazines

Ongoing Support

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


Initial District Manager Field Training 10 Business Days
Mentor Ride (Various Locations) 5 Business Days
Westerville, OH (Class Time) 5 Business Days
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $18K
Cash Investment N/A
Total Investment $103.2-256K
Average Total Investment $180K


Initial Franchise Fee $3K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty $82.50/Month
Average Royalty 0%
Advertising Fee $50-250

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 1
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 0
Space Needs (in square feet) None
Preferred Site Types Not Applicable
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 3
General Business Experience 5
Specific Industry Experience 4
Formal Education 2
Psychological Profile 1
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 5
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 204
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas No
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