Auto Glass Companies Remain in Franchise Top 400

Several auto glass companies rose in ranks on the Franchise Times Top 400 for 2021 list. Rankings are based on sales in 2020 by companies with franchised locations.

Glass Doctor is ranked at number 238 with 191 locations, including 179 in the U.S. and 12 international locations. Up from number 265 last year, Glass Doctor opened in 1962 in Seattle and provides a full range of glass repair services. Franchising began in 1977 and the company is franchised by Neighborly. Glass Doctor earned $172,623,376 in 2020, a .5% growth in sales and 2.1% unit growth.

NOVUS Glass moves up to number 272 from 299, with 2,019 locations. Founded in 1972, the company provides mobile windshield repair and replacement and began franchise opportunities in 1985. The company earned $123,112,937 last year with 194 U.S. locations and 1,823 internationally. The company saw a decrease of 10.9% in sales growth and a decrease of 1% unit growth last year.

At number 363, Tint World brought in $49,252,997 in 2020 with 85 franchises, including 80 in the U.S. and five internationally. Last year, the company, founded in 1982 and providing automotive, residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security film services, ranked number 429. Tint World is headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., and has a goal of having 300 stores by 2025, after 20.9% sales growth in 2020 and 16.4% unit growth.

Glass Guru’s ranking at number 396 brings it up from number 426 last year. The company offers repair and replacement window services in 71 franchises in the U.S. and five in Canada. Its headquarters is in Roseville, Calif., where the first outlet opened. Franchising began in 2007. In 2020, Glass Guru’s global sales were $37,787,781, which was a decrease of 9.7% sales growth and an increase of 1.3% unit growth.

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