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Weathersby Guild

A Unique Franchise Opportunity in the High-Demand,
Stable Field of Furniture Repair and Restoration

At a time when so many corporations, manufacturers and other industries are struggling and susceptible to economic downturns, there are some industries that hold up better than most. Such is the furniture repair and restoration field and Weathersby Guild's franchise opportunity is a fabulous opportunity for entrepreneurs that want to work in their own business, while serving clients as a master craftsman. If this sounds like you, we can offer you an affordable franchise opportunity that will include all the training and proven business systems you need to open the doors of your new business. No previous experience is necessary.

Competitive Differentiators: Why We Stand Out in the Industry

The hallmark of the Weathersby Guild furniture repair franchise is our focus on skill level and craftsmanship. The demand for quality in the moving and transfer damage claims industry requires a level of expertise which exceeds other service-oriented businesses such as carpet cleaning or lawn maintenance. Our curriculum is aggressive and includes training in spot cleaning of upholstery and repairs to leather furniture. The Guild model represents our vision of continued growth in our craft.

A Strong Industry to Be Involved In…

Weathersby Guild brings its experience and industry knowledge to individuals who want a true ground floor opportunity. The art of furniture repair and restoration presents a potentially rewarding business opportunity. The overall market place is extremely broad, with a variety of revenue sources including school systems, hotel chains, office parks and of course, the moving and transfer industry. The Weathersby Guild specializes in furniture repair and restoration for the moving and transfer damage claims industry, and presently serves most of the major carriers in the United States. This is a solid, exciting industry to be involved in.

A Complete Business System: Benefit from Our Legendary Reputation

When you purchase a Weathersby Guild franchise, you are joining our family and will benefit from our experience, reputation, and established relationships. For three generations, the Weathersby Guild has provided the highest level of quality and service to the field of furniture repair and restoration arts. Our reputation is unexcelled and our commitment to craftsmanship and service has become legendary in the industry. A great challenge for any start-up business is developing new accounts. Over the years, the Weathersby Guild has cultivated and nurtured relationships with many of the industry's most recognized and respected names. Our franchise owners will have opportunities to enter market areas where established clients are already seeking our services.

No Previous Experience is Necessary! We Will Train You on All Aspects of Running Your Business.

The demands for quality repair and restoration in the moving and transfer damage claims industry require particular expertise that can only be attained through specialized training. Our 21-day training program is not a touch-up course. You will begin your adventure with the Weathersby Guild as a highly skilled craftsman and benefit from our ongoing mentoring program. We will stand behind you throughout your business ownership journey. Training includes:

· Franchisees enter our 21-day training course in Atlanta, Georgia as apprentices. They learn the art of furniture repair and restoration under the tutelage of master craftsmen, who provide on-the-job training through actual repair visits in the Atlanta area. Upon completion of the initial training course, apprentices become journeymen repairmen. At that point, they are qualified on all aspects of the furniture repair arts - but their training does not stop there. Through our on-going mentoring program, franchisees continue to grow and learn skills and techniques under the oversight of our master craftsmen. Over time, journeymen repairmen qualify to receive craftsmen designations, and finally master craftsmen designations.

· Because the Weathersby Guild specializes in servicing the household goods moving industry, our curriculum includes extensive instruction in damage claims handling procedures. Instructors are experienced claims adjusting professionals who provide thorough training in the best methods and approaches used by the moving and transfer damage claims industry.

· Additional training and instruction is provided in the areas of interpersonal skills, information technology and marketing.

· After graduation from the educational program, franchisees continue to be updated on methods, practices and techniques through trade-specific publications, forums and conferences. The Weathersby Guild maintains a

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