- Sept. 10, 2019
-- In the summer of 2009 Matt Eggenberger was finding out just how difficult it was for a person over 50 years old to start a new career. Even with an MBA he couldn't find a new management position so he issued a press release to the Cincinnati Enquirer announcing a new service to refinish doors. Matt had tried his hand at entrepreneurship before with a Mr. Handyman franchise which he had for four years before selling it for a tidy profit. He was doing post-MBA studies and had some time on his hands. He ran a free ad on the back page of the Cincinnati Enquirer announcing a door refinishing service. Experience owning the Mr. Handyman franchise showed a demand for refinishing front doors. Later, while on an interview with a company that restores antique wooden boats he was given a facility tour and knew their process would work great on front doors. With the pieces in place he issued the Press Release – and received over 30 calls. He wasn't planning to start a business, he just wanted to fill some free time. The first doors were done in September of 2009, ten years ago. In spring the calls started coming in again. People had held onto the article, which told Matt the demand was greater than anticipated. It became a hobby-gone-wild story and the rest is history. Matt quickly outgrew his garage and needed help so hired a former co-worker. Vehicles were decaled, modest marketing was implemented and a rudimentary website was built. Calls started coming from all over Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. His employee and former co-worker, Barb, soon started her own Door Renew location in northern Kentucky. Hearing of Matt's success and sensing his excitement, 2 of his brothers in Michigan also launched Door Renew locations. One of the brothers, John, has extensive franchising background, as does Matt. They both saw great potential for Door Renew so in 2015 started taking steps toward franchising. Systems were refined, manuals written and the myriad legal items were handled over the next few years. They now have 7 locations in 4 states. All of them are booming. Two of the locations are owned and operated by women. One of the locations is owned by a former employee of Matt's who is in his twenties.
With low franchise fees, start-up costs and operating overhead, Door Renew is a great opportunity for people who have always wanted their own business.
For more information on the Door Renew franchise opportunity visit http://www.doorrenewfranchise.com