Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise

Kitchen Tune-Up

is seeking candidates for expansion.

How do I buy a Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise?

Kitchen Tune-Up franchisees are remodeling experts, but only 6% of the owners joined the system with any previous experience. To buy a Kitchen Tune Up involves an initial fee of $49,000. Kitchen Tune Up Franchise provides owners with the knowledge, guidelines and methods be successful including a proven marketing system, ongoing operational support, a comprehensive (ongoing) training program, protected territory and group buying power.

Total Investment$54,850 - $64,900
Cash Required$50,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target Market National

Remodeling Your Expectations.

Kitchen Tune-Up is in the business of simplifying and improving our customers' homes. Our belief is that you don’t have to spend a fortune or be displaced from your home for weeks to improve your living space.We do it through a network of dedicated, success-driven franchisees. We think investigating and buying a franchise should be the same. Our tagline is "Remodeling Your Expectations" and our system lives it!

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Open Kitchen Tune-Up in any of these available states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.


Kitchen Tune-Up is the nation’s leading kitchen & bath remodeling franchise.

Rated as the top franchise in the Building & Remodeling category in Entrepreneur’s 2016 Franchise 500 list, for the 23rd year, Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in affordable kitchen and bath updates for residential and commercial enterprises. It is known for its signature one-day wood restoration tune-up, cabinet refacing, cabinet redooring, new cabinets, granite sealing and storage solutions. The standout remodeling concept offers personalized service and incredible results that are structured around eight customer service Trustpoints to ensure a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

Ideal Candidates

Kitchen Tune-Up appeals to entrepreneurs transitioning into business ownership from corporate backgrounds. Ideal franchise candidates are creative self-starters who appreciate the proven system Kitchen Tune-Up has designed and evolved during the past 28 years. No remodeling experience is needed. Less than 20% of our owners have a remodeling or woodworking background.

What is the work like?

Kitchen Tune-Up franchisees primarily manage their small employee base with minimal overhead, and consistently oversee effective sales and marketing programs. Our owners enjoy interacting with customers, providing transformational services, managing and growing their business, and being connectedwith a network of helpful franchisees that feels like family.Franchisees in the Kitchen Tune-Up system benefit from the knowledge and experience shared between owners – the domino effect of the expertise is invaluable.

How is the training structured?

You’ll receive a comprehensive training in 3 phases.

Online Pre-Training – You will become familiar with the Kitchen Tune-Up concept well before arriving at training school. Our online Pre-Training will help you to establish your business and to arrive prepared for training school. Pre-training consists of reading manuals, taking quizzes, viewing videos and establishing your new franchise.

Five day Classroom and Practical Training – Arrive at the Kitchen Tune-Up home office in Aberdeen, South Dakota where our professional trainers will teach you how to: market, sell, tune-up, redoor, reface, and so much more.

Twelve Week Action Plan – In the 12 weeks following training school you’ll attend scheduled webinars and weekly online training modules to reinforce and supplement the overall training program.

Initial Investment

Kitchen Tune-Up offers one of the soundest investments that you will find in franchising today. This investment includes the franchise fee, protected territory, start-up package, multi-phases of training and:

  • Marketing Plans
  • Sales Aids & DVD
  • Product Samples
  • Custom Website
  • Operations Manuals
  • Business Coaching
  • Proprietary Software
  • National Buying Power
  • On-going Training & Support

Recent Rankings

  • Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2016 Franchise 500 list. Ranked #1 in the Building & Remodeling service category not just for 2016, but for a total of 23 years!
  • Top franchise under $50,000 by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Ranked among “101 Best of the Best Franchises” by Entrepreneur Magazine

These Major Market Areas Are Sold Out: Austin, TX is sold out. Also, we are not registered in the state of Hawaii.

Currently Targeting These Markets: Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA; South FL; Omaha, NE; Lincoln, NE; Salt Lake City, UT; Minneapolis, MN

Business Details

Founded: 1975
Franchised: 1988
Open Units: 184
Industry Licensing Requirements: Yes, varies by state
Description of Licensing Required: Please know the states of California and Arizona require Kitchen Tune-Up owners to have a state contractor's license. It is not enough for franchise owners in these states to hire a contractor; they need to have a license themselves. Contact the state contractor’s licensing boards in these states to learn more.

Join North America's leading kitchen and bath remodeling franchise!