Smart business and smart money

How much to start your own franchise

Everyone is different, whether it's their experience level, their goals, or their finances. We're interested in individuals with excellent common sense, a great work ethic, and lots of ambition. It does take a real financial investment to start a franchise, and we're happy to work with you—whether you're a first-time owner or a seasoned pro—to find a solution that fits your lifestyle.

*These figures are taken from Patio Patrol's FDD issued March 31, 2023.

Initial requirements

  • Initial Franchise Fee
  • Additional Working Capital
  • Total Minimum Investment*


  • $20,000  -$35,000
  • $54,545 - $134,545
  • $74,545 - $169,545

Sources for your investment

We help you strategize ways to fund your investment

Your investment capital doesn't have to come from a single source. We can guide you through different funding opportunities, including financial assistance from us. These are the most common funding sources:

Cash & Savings

One of the most common ways to finance the initial start-up investment is directly through cash and savings. Some owners may choose to sell a few stocks or liquidate CD's. Others get help from family members. This is the utilized simple source for investments.

401k Rollover

You may also choose to take advantage of IRS programs to rollover some or all of your 401k funds for business start-up financing, without triggering taxes or early-distribution penalties.

Business Financing

Many new owners obtain loans to support their initial start-up investment. Our staff can help you with securing SBA loans. We may even be able to provide some direct financing for qualified franchisees.

Patio Patrol vs. other franchise opportunities

Startup costs at other franchises can be pricey

Without the need for expensive build-out or inventory costs, a Patio Patrol franchise is a cost effective way to be your own boss.

Patio Patrol
Quick Service Restaurants Ice Cream/ Yogurt Shops Health Club/ Gym Automotive
Franchise Fee $35,000 $25,000 $20,000 $25,000 $30,000
Royalty Fees 7% 10% 7% 12% 8%
Marketing Fees National 2% 5% 5% 3% 5%
Real Estate Lease $0 - $4,800 $15,000/mo $5,000/mo $15,000/mo $10,000/mo
Tools & Equipment $4,500 $150,000 $50,000 $75,000 $100,000

*Estimated first year setup costs. Aggregated using industry UFDD's.


Where your initial investment goes

‚ÄčThere's often confusion about where all that upfront money will go.

Many people think the bulk of their investment is paid directly to the franchisor. This is not the case with Patio Patrol. This Patio Patrol chart breaks down your initial investment among the various expenses you'll have during your first three months in business.

A supportive team

Our passion is helping new business owners achieve their dreams. Whether it is a financial or lifestyle goal, each entrepreneur has a different vision they want to achieve and that is what our work is all about.

Kieran Scott

Brand President, Patio Patrol

Patio Patrol is an excellent opportunity for an individual to live out their small business dream by being part of a home service that helps families enjoy their lives.

Brett Shraiar

Director of Operations, Patio Patrol

We're here to help new franchisees find the best way to fund their new business.

Alison Lair

Franchise Development Manager, Patio Patrol