Matco Tools

Service. Trust. Results.

Join a top home-based business - own a Matco Tools franchise! Our in-house financing program can cover up to 100% of start-up costs for those who qualify. No advertising or royalty fees. Extensive training. Get started today!

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What Does a Matco Tools Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Matco Tools, you'll need to have at least $40,000 in liquid capital. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $70,000 - $170,000. They also offer financing. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$40,000
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Total Investment:$70,000 - $170,000
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Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Franchise Units:1600+
Franchising Since:1993
Industry:Retail Stores
Subsector:Hardware Products/Tool Stores

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Get Paid to Play with Tools.

Jump-start your career and enjoy all of the perks of owning your own franchise with the award-winning support of Matco Tools. This franchise opportunity allows you to work for yourself and set financial goals that will help turn your dreams into reality. Plus, being surrounded by the best tools and equipment on the market isn’t a bad perk!

We’ve developed a model that allows you to go into business for yourself – not by yourself. Start a booming business with one of the fastest growing companies in the automotive industry – Join the Matco Team today!

Why Matco?

  • In-house financing program can cover up to 100% of start-up costs for those who qualify
  • Full and part-time programs available
  • More training and support than other mobile tool businesses
  • No advertising or royalty fees
  • Company is booming - We had a record number of new franchisees in 2014!
  • Lower start-up costs than other franchise business models
  • Ranked as a Top 50 franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Proven Business Model

As a franchise owner, you’ll benefit from nearly 70 years of national brand experience in the automotive equipment industry with over 20,000 of the highest quality and most innovative tools in the business. With continued growth year over year, we’ve structured our programs and resources to help you run a successful business that is rewarding, profitable and fun.

Our network of 1,600 independent mobile distributors services over 500,000 loyal customers each week. To get started, you will be given a list of at least 325 exclusive potential customers who know and love our brand. Our distributors are committed to providing the premium tools, storage and equipment that our customers need to get the job done, while also offering outstanding service and customer support.

Best-In-Class Training & Support

Matco not only provides one of the most extensive training programs in the industry, but we also offer on-going support to help you continuously grow your business. Our initial 10-day classroom training program combines product information with business classes to help you get off to a successful start. After you graduate, you will experience another six weeks of intensive training in the field. We make sure that you feel comfortable and confident, not only with your decision to join the Matco Tools family, but also day-to-day in your store.

In addition to the industry-leading classroom sessions and hands-on training in your store, Matco will provide you with the tools you need to succeed. Receive national advertising, marketing materials and sales tools to boost your business at no cost to you – No advertising or royalty fees.

Low Start-Up Costs &In-House Financing

In addition to having one of the lowest start-up costs in franchising, Matco Tools is one of the few franchise systems that offers in-house financing to those who qualify. Matco’s Financial Services group has a dedicated team that will assist you with your financial needs as you start your new business.

A Franchise with Options

Starting your own business is a big decision which is why it’s important to partner with a company that best fits your schedule, finances, goals and needs. Matco understands that one size does not fit all, so we’ve created different levels of ownership. Now, you can choose the franchise model that works best for you – full or part time.

A Winning Team

At the end of the day, one of the best things about being a Matco Distributor is being a part of something that is larger than yourself. It’s knowing that you are part of a team that is dedicated to seeing results and that works together to ensure that those results are driven.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It…

“Getting started was pretty easy. It didn’t require a lot of out-of-pocket cash, and I was able to start up quickly and get customers on the books. After my initial investment, my business could support itself.” – Josh Mellow, Matco Franchise Owner

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Matco Tools has received the following awards and acknowledgements:
Franchise Gator Top 100 (2014, 2016); Franchise Gator Fastest Growing (2017)


Matco Tools is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $40,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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