LINE-X was once again named the #1 franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® Miscellaneous Auto Products and Services category for the 10th time since 2005. The magazine’s overall Franchise 500 list named LINE-X #272 of the nation’s top 500 franchises in all business categories.
Last year, LINE-X celebrated its 25th year as a premier franchise corporation supporting more than 550 franchise locations across North America. The continued growth in North America and around the world has helped LINE-X remain a global leader in powerful protective coatings, high-performance spray-on bedliners and first-rate truck accessories. With consistent growth year-over-year, LINE-X has added 85 new franchises since 2016, with many of those being opened by existing franchise owners who already own one or more locations. The growth of the brand and demand for product across the country has resulted in several new franchise opportunities for new and existing franchise owners.
This is LINE-X’s 16th appearance on Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list, which is now in its 40th year of ranking franchises nationally. The rankings were the first of its kind when introduced and the key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.
- In 2018, LINE-X continued to grow its world-class franchise network into one of the best in the nation with a combination of low franchise fees, world-class franchise support and superior product offerings across its full line of protective coatings and premium truck accessory line, Truck Gear by LINE-X.
- Exclusive Accessory Offering – The Truck Gear by LINE-X brand has become a staple for many LINE-X franchises and in 2018, new and exciting automotive and lifestyle products were launched which included new tonneau covers, a line of high-performance, rotomolded coolers and an e-commerce website allowing customers to order products and have them shipped to a local LINE-X location at no charge.
- Marketing Support - Comprehensive integrated marketing programs provided increased brand awareness, new business opportunities and lead-generation support for entire network of franchise owners.
- Veteran Friendly – LINE-X continued its commitment to Veterans by offering discounts off LINE-X franchise fees which again helped grow the overall number of veteran-owned franchises.
- Enhanced Training and Quality Assurance Programs to support its vast network of franchisees.
- LINE-X has a 24-hour technical support line, on-site equipment installations and on-going technical support for all franchise owners.
“LINE-X’s year-over-year growth has been nothing short of remarkable over the last couple of decades and it is such an honor to again be recognized as the top automotive services franchisor by this year’s Franchise 500 rankings,” said Dennis Weese, president of LINE-X. “I truly believe we are consistently ranked number one because we have the best franchise program with the very best franchise owners in the country. Spread from coast to coast across the United States and Canada, our franchise network is second to none, and I am extremely proud of the work they do and the way they represent our amazing brand.”
In addition to a top-rated North American franchise program, LINE-X also leads the protective coating industry with a global network of distributors and dealers in 75 different countries. Being part of the LINE-X family gives business owners a complete business offering with access to revolutionary and proprietary protective coating formulas, a wide-range of world-class, nearly-indestructible protective coatings for automotive, manufacturing and industrial purposes, as well as Truck Gear by LINE-X — a growing lineup of high-quality aftermarket truck accessories designed to help franchises grow their businesses by creating a one-stop shop for all truck customization needs.
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