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What is included in PRO BRO system?

PRO BRO system includes know-how on cleaning products and other items required to wash cars, as well as on specific equipment, materials and supplies required for car wash operations, which are selected and tested over long term operation by SB; methods, uniform standards, proprietary designs, specifications and procedures for operations; procedures for management control; training and assistance; merchandising, advertising and promotional programs; comprehensive operations and training manuals and more.

What is PRO BRO?

Since 1998, PRO BRO has grown from a single car wash in Lithuania to the fastest growing network of Express car washes in Europe. We continue our expansion in one of the fastest growing industries and are looking for franchise candidates that meet our criteria to grow with us all around the globe. PRO BRO operates its own 7 Express car washes and 3 more are under development. PRO BRO mission it to deliver value through creating a culture of cleanliness.

How do I start the process of applying for a PRO BRO franchise?

Submit application form on our website, and our Franchise Development Manager will contact you. An online application can be submitted electronically.

What is per hour vehicle capacity at PRO BRO Express car wash?

PRO BRO Express Car Wash systems can accomplish a complete wash cycle that includes a dryer in less than 2 minutes, processing over 220+ cars per hour. One Express Car Wash cleans the same amount of cars per month as 35 standard in bay automatic car washes. High capabilities of PRO BRO Express car wash allows maximize your revenue, profit and ROI.

Who will select the location?

It is the responsibility of the franchise owner to acquire a suitable location. However, we will work with you during the land plot selection process, and all land plots must be reviewed and accepted by PRO BRO.

What is the term of the franchise agreement?

The term of the Franchise Agreement is twenty (20) years and it can be renewed 3 times for three additional terms of ten (10) years each.

What is the royalty fee?

Royalty fee is 4% of gross sales.

Is there advertising fee?

Yes. National advertising fee is 1% of gross sales. This fund will be used for national and regional marketing programs, advertising materials, public relations activities such as television, radio, magazine, billboard, newspaper, e-commerce, direct mail and other media programs and activities; for conducting marketing surveys and test marketing; employing advertising agencies; development and maintenance of our Website; and providing promotional brochures, coupons and other marketing materials to all franchisees of the System and etc.

 

Also franchisee must conduct local marketing and promotion for his Franchised Business. Each franchisee is required to spend a minimum of 1% of gross sales each month for marketing and promotion of your Franchised Business. Owner/Operators work with local agencies to place advertisements and, in some cases, produce their own creative material.

What is the initial investment cost to open a PRO BRO Express car wash?

There are numerous geographical factors that affect the costs of construction, equipment, as well as location and type of site model. The estimated total investment required to open Express car wash normally ranges from 1.5M € to 3.5M €. Franchise Disclosure Document provides a range of costs by category for your review.

How much money do I have to have?

PRO BRO requires each applicant to have a minimum of 1M € of liquid assets available to invest in PRO BRO Express car wash. While this is a minimum requirement, PRO BRO may require that an applicant have a significantly higher amount of liquid assets available to inject into a multiple Express car wash purchase.

How many employees does it take to operate a unit?

Expect to hire 5 to 7 full time employees.

What is the difference between the single- site and the multi-site opportunity?

The single-site franchise opportunity is perfect for candidates who would like to start out by franchising a single PRO BRO Express car wash with the possibility to add more later on. Usually it’s best in markets where PRO BRO Express car washes already exist.

 

The multi-site opportunity is geared toward candidates who have financial resources and the management capacity to operate at least 3 PRO BRO Express car washes from the start, with the possibility to add more later on. In new markets it is best to start with a car wash network to have synergy.

Does PRO BRO provide financing?

We do not provide direct financing. However, we have a lot of experience with numerous lenders. We can consult in communicating with lenders regarding lending needs.

What kind of support will I receive from PRO BRO?

PRO BRO provides initial and on-going support for your franchise. This includes: site selection and configuration, design and construction, operations, funding assistance, financial advice, supply chain, technical support, software systems, staffing and training, quality assurance, industry expertise, marketing and payment options.

How PRO BRO training program works for myself and/or my managers?

We provide up to one month a mix of classroom and on-site wash training leaving you confident when the doors open. You’ll gain hands-on experience in the running of Express car wash and learn the different roles, from what a crew member does to how manager operates Express car wash. Education continues with additional learning courses and more.

You will be trained in service techniques and procedures, equipment maintenance and repair, customer service, car wash control systems, safety, quality, employee scheduling and management, recruiting and retention of employees, budgeting, operations management software, marketing and more.

Is there a charge for the training program?

No. The training is included as part of your initial Franchise Fee. However, lodging, food, and other travel expenses incurred during training are the responsibility of the franchisee. In addition, the travel, lodging and per diem meal costs for the trainers that come assist you with your car wash opening will be at the expense of the franchisee.

Do I need to build a new building for PRO BRO Express car wash?

We offer three different ways to join PRO BRO community all around the globe. Build a new Express car wash on real estate you own or lease. Purchase one of our existing locations or rebrand your existing location.

How much space is needed for PRO BRO Express car wash?

Needed space for PRO BRO building varies depending on type of site model. Express MAXI model approximately requires 3000 m2+ of land. Express MIDI 2500 m2+ and Express MINI 2000 m2+ of land.

How much will I make owning a PRO BRO Express car wash?

There are numerous factors that affect the profitability of Express car wash, including traffic, sales volume, location, type of site model, competition in the market, managerial skill, dedication, and the ability to manage the costs of the business appropriately. During your due diligence and after a thorough investigation of our franchise program, you will have the data necessary to make an informed business decision as to whether investing in a PRO BRO Express car wash franchise is compatible with attaining your personal business and financial goals.

What is the Franchise Fee for Location?

The Franchise Fee is 45,000 € and is paid after Franchise Agreement is signed.

I’m excited to learn more! What’s the next step?

Please review all of the information on our franchising website to learn more about the company and our franchise award process. Complete application form on our website. Once you submit that to us, we will promptly review your information and contact you to discuss next steps!

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