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Color Glo® has developed and provides exclusive proprietary products and patented methods which are today providing our franchises a quality of life most people can only dream of. We have developed a strong team approach to assuring your success in business.

By forming this “dynamic partnership” with each of our franchises we are positioned in these billion dollar markets to grow well into the future. Auto dealers and furniture retailers are but two of the numerous industries we are serving.

Our skilled technicians worldwide, renew, and extend the service life of any fabric indefinitely, with our proprietary environmentally safe water-based restoration system.

Color Glo® International is able to repair and clean a variety of problems with leather, vinyl, velour and most fabrics.

We are a specialist business that services the following sectors:

  • Automotive2011 - 2014 WC
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Marine
  • Aircraft

We repair, restore and re-dye:

  • Leather
  • Vinyl
  • Fabric / Velour
  • Plastic
  • Carpet

We also offer a deodorizing service to all of the above sectors.


Since its beginning in 1976, Color Glo has become the recognized leader in the mobile automotive reconditioning industry. Founded by Everett C. Smith to address the growing demands of an industry that was growing each year, Color Glo has from the very beginning been the benchmark of this industry. Having been involved in the reconditioning industry for years, Mr. Smith knew that the existing products were not of the quality he would need to build a strong and successful brand. Although it was very costly and challenging, he decided that for his company, the only direction that would satisfy his pursuit of perfection and quality was to formulate his own line of exclusive and proprietary products.

Color Glo opened their own research and development labs to formulate the best products in this industry. He hired chemists that had strong backgrounds in new product formulation and research and over a period of several years his team developed the original Color Glo proprietary line of restoration and repair products. Today the original 8 products in the line have grown to over 100 different and unique products. Each of the over 100 products are developed and selected to work seamlessly within the Color Glo system.

In the last 40 plus years Color Glo has grown from an idea to an International operation that encompasses the globe. The corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over the years, Color Glo has been recognized repeatedly by National and International publications for the excellent products, value and quality of this services that they offer.

Color Glo is also proud to have received patents in this industry including a process patent for using the Color Glo process and products in aircraft.

In 2006, Color Glo became the first and only ISO 9001 Certified Company in the industry.

2012 – Color Glo receives best of Minneapolis Award! PRESS RELEASE

2011-2015  Color Glo is named a World Class Franchise by The Research Institute Color Glo International a World Class Franchise

2014 – Color Glo is named one of 50 franchises for minorities by World Class Franchising!  PRESS RELEASE

2015 – Color Glo makes Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises list for 2015 AND Franchise Gator’s Fastest Growing Franchises for 2015!  PRESS RELEASE

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Top 100 - Fastest Growing (2015)
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Basic Franchise Info

Average Investment: $56300 - $61375

Minimum Investment: $56300 - $61375

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Min. Liquidity: 60000

Years in Business: 1976

Open Units: 123

In-House Financing: Yes

Lead Assist: Yes

Coaching: Yes

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