TIER 1 Franchise Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the Tier 1 program?
A. PIRTEK USA’s Tier 1 program is the company’s standard franchise ownership model.
Q. What are the Tier 1 program’s requirements?
A. The Tier 1 program requires a $50,000 franchise fee to open a Service & Supply Center with a full staff (about six people) and three Mobile Service Vehicles. The franchisee should have a net worth of $750,000.
Q. Where can I open a PIRTEK franchise under the Tier 1 program?
A. PIRTEK will help prospective franchisees select a suitable location. A Tier 1 franchise should be in an area with the population, industry and ability to maintain an ETA of 1-hour response time. If a location already has a PIRTEK center, the area must be able to accommodate multiple centers before adding an additional Service & Supply Center. Also, the new franchise must be in a territory that does not compete with any existing PIRTEK. Contact PIRTEK USA at 1-888-774-7835 for specific information on locations.
Q. Does a Tier 1 franchise owner need any special experience in hydraulic or industrial hoses before owning a franchise?
A. No. PIRTEK will provide comprehensive training to the franchise owner and the new Service & Supply Center staff before the center opens its doors. PIRTEK franchisees include corporate professionals, sales people, managers, finance professionals, contractors, marketers, computer engineers, franchisees and veterans.
Q. What are some of the attributes a successful PIRTEK franchisee should have?
A. First of all, it’s important that a PIRTEK franchisee possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit and be success-oriented. He or she should also understand the value of networking, sales, marketing and community involvement.
Q. How long does it take to set up a PIRTEK franchise?
A. It’s possible to set up a PIRTEK franchise in a matter of months.
Q. What industries can provide a PIRTEK center with a customer base?
A. Any industry that uses hydraulic or industrial hoses is a potential PIRTEK customer. That includes construction, marine, manufacturing and many others. Any business with heavy equipment, vehicles, planes, trains or elevators can benefit from PIRTEK’s services.
Q. Is there another franchise ownership program other than Tier 1?
A. Yes, a Tier 2 franchise program is available. A Tier 2 franchisee can start with a mobile-only option: two Mobile Service Vehicles and a place to keep inventory (a small warehouse or storage facility). The franchisee is expected to add a third vehicle after the first year, progressing to a full Service & Supply Center location within three years. For more information, refer to the Tier 2 FAQ document.
Q. Are there any discounts available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces?
A. Yes, if you are an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible to receive a $15,000 discount off of the initial franchise fee amount at the time you sign the franchise agreement for a Tier 1 Business or $5,000 off the initial franchise fee for a Tier 2 Business.
Q. Where do I get more information?
A. You can contact our corporate office in Rockledge, FL, at 1-888-774-7835.