UNITS Moving and Portable Storage

  • Units Franchise Group, Inc.
234 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 111B
Charleston, SC 29492
USA
  • (855) 981-8648 / (843) 881-0113
  • (843) 884-9262 (Fax)

UNITS® Moving and Portable storage is one of the largest portable storage companies in the United States, beginning its franchising model in 2006. UNITS® Moving and Portable storage is an industry leading company that provides short and long-term storage and convenient moving capabilities with the most secure storage container in the industry. We focus on our customers’ needs at the local and national level, providing unmatched moving and storage customer service based on our core company values. The $41 Billion dollar moving and portable storage industry is growing at a rapid pace, and is one of the most recession and technology resistant industries available. UNITS® Moving and Portable storage business is simple and easy. The business allows for a franchise to be run with few employees, semi-absentee or owner operated. The franchise partner can either retain their day job by hiring a manager or they can leave their day job and run the business from their home, office or on-site.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 2003

Franchising Since: 2005

Operating Units

Franchised Units 25 86.2%
Company-Owned Units 4 13.8%
Total Operating Units 29 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 25 100.0% In 10 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 25 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators 0
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators 0

North American Unit Density

(no data available)

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 5
Site Selection
Assistance
Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads, Trade Show Exhibits, Videos
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies

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

Training

Charleston, SC and on-site 3 days
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $1,000,000
Cash Investment $250,000
Total Investment $400,000
Average Total Investment $550K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $55,500
Average Franchise Fee $85K
On-Going Royalty 8%
Average Royalty 8%
Advertising Fee 2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 2
Average Number of Part-Time Employees N/A
Space Needs (in square feet) 14,000 warehouse
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building
Other Site Types Allowed Warehouse
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

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

Term of Initial Contract 20
Term of Renewal Period 10
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Agreements?
No
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
No
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 12
USA Yes, All states
Canada Yes, All
Overseas Yes, Several countries
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