• Last Year Rank: 267
  • Investment Range: $297,800 - $469,100
  • Initial Investment: $36,000
  • Category: Automotive
267. Ziebart

Company Description

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Ziebart is a franchised chain of retailers specializing in services associated with the automotive aftermarket. The company’s services include auto detailing, paint protection, window tinting, and external body rust proofing.

The first Ziebart outlet opened in 1959 in Detroit, Michigan. An investor group led by Roger Waindle created the brand; it became a franchised business in 1962. Along with locations throughout the United States, Ziebart has units in countries such as Japan, Canada and Denmark.

Company Statistics

  • Global Sales: $180,000,000
  • US Units: 84
  • International Units: 316
  • Total Units: 400
  • Percent Franchised: 97%
  • % International Units: 79%
  • US Franchised Units: 72
  • International Franchised Units: 315
  • Sales Growth %: 5.9%
  • Unit Growth %: 2.0%