Weathersby Guild

The Weathersby Guild offers a unique franchise opportunity focused on the art of furniture repair and restoration. Founded in 2002 by a master craftsman, they prioritize training and mentorship, equipping franchisees with skills to revitalize furniture both on-site and in their mobile workshops. Their low-overhead, home-based model boasts strong corporate support and a collaborative "family" atmosphere, making it an enriching pathway for entrepreneurs seeking artistic expression, business ownership, and meaningful customer relationships.

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The Weathersby Guild: Breathing New Life into FurnitureThe Weathersby Guild isn't your typical franchise. Forget fast food or retail chains – this unique opportunity delves into the world of furniture repair and restoration, a niche with surprisingly bright prospects. Founded in 2002 by Kent Weathersby, a veteran craftsman, the Guild has carved a distinct path by blending Old World skills with modern business practices.At its core, the Guild offers franchisees the chance to become masters of furniture revival. Through comprehensive training and ongoing support, you'll learn the art of repairing scratches, dings, and even major structural damage. The process combines time-honored techniques with cutting-edge technologies, giving you the tools to breathe new life into cherished pieces. It's not just about carpentry; you'll also master communication and customer service, building relationships with insurance companies, furniture movers, and individual clients.The appeal of the Weathersby Guild goes beyond the satisfaction of reviving furniture. It's a low-investment franchise model, perfect for those seeking a home-based business with minimal overhead. You'll start small, operating from a van or workshop, and scale up at your own pace. Importantly, the Guild boasts a strong sense of community. Franchisees are not just colleagues; they become part of a supportive network, sharing knowledge, expertise, and a passion for giving furniture a second lease on life. So, if you're an artist at heart, a skilled entrepreneur, and someone who values craftsmanship and sustainability, the Weathersby Guild might just be the perfect fit for you.

Franchise Details
Year Established:
2003
Category Locations:
Home-Based,Mobile
Available Ownership Type:
Owner Operator
Corporate HQ City:
Peachtree City
Corporate HQ State:
GA
Investment Range:
$75,000 - $85,000
Canada Franchising:
No
Yes
Latin America Franchising:
No
Yes
India Franchising:
No
Yes
Franchise Fee:
49,000
Royalty Percentage:
0.07
Veteran Discount:
No
Yes
E2/EB5 Visas:
No
Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities:
No
Yes
Support and Training Offered By
Weathersby Guild

Weathersby Guild takes pride in its comprehensive support and training program for new franchisees, ensuring they have the tools and knowledge to succeed in the furniture repair and restoration business. Here's an outline of what you can expect:Initial Training:21-Day Immersive Program: You'll embark on a hands-on journey at the Weathersby Guild headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. This intensive program combines classroom learning with practical experience in the workshop, commercial settings, and residential environments.Image of Weathersby Guild training classOpens in a new windowm.yelp.comWeathersby Guild training classMaster Craftsman Mentorship: Learn from the best! Throughout the program, you'll be mentored by experienced Master Craftsmen who will share their knowledge and expertise in furniture repair techniques, restoration processes, and business operations.Guild System: Weathersby Guild follows the traditional "Guild" system, where you progress through different levels of mastery. You'll start as an apprentice, graduate to Journeyman level upon completing the program, and have the opportunity to advance to Craftsman and eventually Master Craftsman status as you gain experience and expertise.Ongoing Support:Field Support: Dedicated Regional Managers will provide ongoing guidance and support, visiting your territory regularly to offer assistance with marketing, operations, and technical challenges.Online Resources: You'll have access to a comprehensive online portal containing training materials, operational manuals, marketing templates, and a forum for connecting with other franchisees and headquarters staff.Conferences and Webinars: Weathersby Guild regularly hosts regional and national conferences and webinars to provide updates on industry trends, new techniques, and best practices.Additional Training:Marketing and Sales: The program includes training on developing marketing strategies, creating proposals, and effectively communicating the value of Weathersby Guild services to potential clients.Technology and Software: You'll learn how to use specialized software for estimating, job scheduling, and managing your business operations.Compliance and Regulations: Training covers important industry regulations, such as the Federal Moving Van Tariff, to ensure your business operates within legal guidelines.

Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a
Weathersby Guild
How much does it cost to open a
Weathersby Guild
?
Investment Range:
$75,000 - $85,000
Is
Weathersby Guild
a home based franchise?
Available Category Locations:
Home-Based,Mobile
Is
Weathersby Guild
a Master Franchise Opportunity?
Yes.
No.
Weathersby Guild
is a
is not a
Master Franchise Opportunity.
Does
Weathersby Guild
Offer a Veteran Discount?
Yes.
No.
Weathersby Guild
does
does not
offer a veteran discount.
Does
Weathersby Guild
Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?
Yes.
No.
Weathersby Guild
does
does not
work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.
Is
Weathersby Guild
Looking for Franchisees in Canada?
Yes.
No.
Weathersby Guild
is
is not
looking for Franchisees in Canada.
Is
Weathersby Guild
Looking for International franchisees?
Yes.
No.
Weathersby Guild
is
is not
looking for International franchisees.
Is
Weathersby Guild
Looking for Franchises in India?
Yes.
No.
Weathersby Guild
is
is not
looking for Franchises in India.
Is
Weathersby Guild
Looking for Franchises in Latin America?
Yes.
No.
Weathersby Guild
is
is not
looking for Franchises in Latin America.
Additional Information
Category Location
Home-Based,Mobile
Number of Units Open
60
0
Investment Range
$75,000 - $85,000
Master Franchise
No
Yes
Home Based Franchise
No
Yes
Item 19 Franchise
No
Yes
Veteran Discount
No
Yes
Franchise Opportunities in Canada
No
Yes
International Franchise Opportunities
No
Yes
E2/ EB5 Visa Franchise
No
Yes
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