What Does It Cost to Open a Klappenberger & Son Franchise?

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Franchise Start-Up Costs

First of all, there are real costs to starting any business. The Klappenberger & Son franchise start-up costs are no exception. 

Indeed, comparing various franchise start-up costs that are similar can be a daunting task.  Furthermore, it is obviously a very important undertaking.   

While Klappenberger & Son is here to assist you with the process of obtaining funding, we will not personally finance any portion of the loan.

As a result, your investment in owning your own business is entirely up to you.  However, we will be happy to help you prepare the proper documentation to put in front of the loan officer.  Additionally, we will provide you with a detailed FDD.  This document includes financial performance to submit to your lender. As such, this will allow the institution to take a close look at the agreement between the franchisor and franchisee.

Comparing Franchise Start-Up Costs

The following table contains an overview of all franchise start-up costs:

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Franchise Start-up Costs Include the Territory

A major benefit of owning a Klappenberger & Son franchise is that we offer you your choice from a wide array of expansive, available territories. Our territories are much larger than those of all other competitors.  Right now, the wealthiest territories are still available in your area. Truly, a fantastic advantage of getting a franchise early is that you can stake your claim where you want.


Why do we offer such large territories?

I’d rather have 200 successful and satisfied franchises than 400 franchises complaining that their territories are too small. 

I’ve heard stories of other franchises complaining that they are bidding against each other for large commercial jobs.  

Also, before franchising, I grew my company to 25 techs working during the peak seasons.  The area I worked in had about 450,000 people.  Thus, it would only be fair that my franchisees to have the same opportunity.


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Franchise Start-Up Cost Comparison Chart

The following table is a franchise cost comparison between Klappenberger & Son, CertaPro, College Pro, FRESH COAT, ProTect, Five Star, and Handyman Matters.  However, more than just the franchise start-up costs, it is important to compare fees, training, and territory size.

Start-up cost comparison chart for painting franchises

What Does the Secret Sauce Make?

  • Satisfied Customers — In 2014-20, a third-party review company Guild found that 94% of our customers would use us again.  Additionally, they would refer us to a friend.  We have been honored to be in Best Picks since 2014.
  • Consistency — When everyone is following the same process, problems disappear. Thus, you have the secret sauce for success.
  • Improved Margins — Using the best products, plus the best process, plus having an educated and trained staff equals better margins and happier customers!



Owning and growing your own business has never been easier. Currently, we have franchises available in all of Virginia and Delaware and in most of Maryland. 10 of the top 20 wealthiest counties in the country are in these areas.

  • Step-by-Step Opening Guide — Part of our unique training is to assist and train you to have the phone ringing from day one. In addition, our marketing and advertising strategies will get your phone ringing without busting your budget and let you grow at your own chosen speed.
  • Large Territories Granted — Our territories start at populations of 420,000 and can go as high as 550,000. They are 2-3 times larger than those offered by other painting franchises.  With this in mind, you can see how you could benefit from purchasing a K&S franchise.
  • Cloud-Based Customer Management System — Easy to use and complete online access from your phone or tablet. Indeed, one of the most important tools in our belt.
  • High Close Rates — We know exactly how to turn proposals into jobs. So, we will provide and train you on how to give the customer confidence that your services will meet and exceed their expectations.
  • Not All Jobs Are Created Equal — We will show you how to maximize profits and avoid pitfalls. We’ll help you to market your business where the profit margins are the highest.

Ongoing Support

  • Outbound Calling Center
  • Bookkeeping and monthly reports
  • IT Support
  • Supply Order System
  • Ongoing Support and Training
  • Major National discounts at Sherwin Williams


Complete Systems for Your Business

  • Estimating System
  • Painting Estimate Software
  • Sales and Marketing Material
  • Social Media
  • Blog Site
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Would you like more information on owning your own Klappenberger & Son Franchise Territory?

For more information on the Klappenberger & Son Franchise Opportunity, please request a Franchise Kit. To speak with someone immediately, please call 410-647-5700 and we’ll connect you with our Franchise Sales Director.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. It is for information purposes only. An offer is made only by a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Klappenberger & Son franchises will not be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state, and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law.

Currently, certain states regulate the offer and sale of franchises. In the U.S., states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises include California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states, or even if you reside elsewhere, you may have certain rights under applicable franchise laws or regulations.