Color Glo International

  • CGI International, Inc.
7111-7115 Ohms Ln.
Minneapolis, MN 55439
  • (800) 333-8523 / (952) 835-1338
  • (952) 835-1395 (Fax)
  • Mr. Scott L. Smith, Chief Financial Officer, and National and International Sales Marketing Director

The leader in the leather and fabric restoration and repair industry. From automotive to marine to aircraft to all-leather furniture, COLOR-GLO leads the way with innovative products and protected application techniques. We serve all US and foreign car manufacturers. We were also recently awarded a Top 100 Franchise by Franchise Gator and a Top 50 Franchise by Franchise Business Review.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1976

Franchising Since: 1983

Operating Units

Franchised Units 127 100.0%
Company-Owned Units 0 0.0%
Total Operating Units 127 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 77 60.2% In 32 States
Canada 1 0.8% In 1 Provinces
International 50 39.1% In 50 Foreign Countries
Total 128 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

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

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Florida 10
Washington 8
California 7

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

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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 15
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance N/A
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No
Marketing Materials Brochures, Direct Mailers, Trade Show Exhibits
Additional Services: Newsletter
Other Marketing Support Decals for work vehicle, marketing manual, intranet site, seminars, franchisee website.

Ongoing Support

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


Headquarters, MN 2 Weeks
Franchisee's Territory 1 Week
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $50K
Cash Investment $44.9K
Total Investment $56.3-61.4K
Average Total Investment $59K


Initial Franchise Fee $33K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 4% or $150/month
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 0%

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 N/A
Encourages Conversions N/A
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 4
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 3
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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 6
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas Yes, All Countries
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