LENTZ USA Service Centers was founded by Gordon Lentz on July 1, 1983. But even as Gordon watched the first LENTZ USA Service Center signs going up, he'd already been honing his successful business strategy for over ten years. Quality products at fair prices. Excellent customer service...Tempered with careful attention to business practices and costs. Gordon Lentz was trained as a mechanical engineer. His first exposure to the automotive exhaust business came in the early 1970's, when he was selling storage systems, including tube racking products to muffler shops. He could see room for improvement in a lot of the shops he visited. He took a chance; quit his job, and invested his life savings in building his own shop. Gordon opened his first muffler shop as a Tuffy Muffler franchise in October, 1972 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Contact Information for Lentz U.S.A. Service Centers

Company Website: http://www.lentzusa.com

1001 Riverview Dr. NA
Kalamazoo
MI 49048 USA Work: (269) 342-2200
Fax: (269) 342-9461

Entrepreneur.com Company Profile

Email: quietcar@lentzusa.com

Opportunity Type:

Training Available:
  • At headquarters
  • At local location
Support Available:
  • Newsletter
  • Phone Support
  • Internet
  • Purchasing cooperatives

Business Start Date: 1

Description: LENTZ USA Service Centers was founded by Gordon Lentz on July 1, 1983. But even as Gordon watched the first LENTZ USA Service Center signs going up, he'd already been honing his successful business strategy for over ten years. Quality products at fair prices. Excellent customer service...Tempered with careful attention to business practices and costs. Gordon Lentz was trained as a mechanical engineer. His first exposure to the automotive exhaust business came in the early 1970's, when he was selling storage systems, including tube racking products to muffler shops. He could see room for improvement in a lot of the shops he visited. He took a chance; quit his job, and invested his life savings in building his own shop. Gordon opened his first muffler shop as a Tuffy Muffler franchise in October, 1972 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Required net worth: $150,000

Total investment: $115,000

Cash liquidity: $50,000

Franchise fee: $20,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 10

Number of Franchises: 13

Company Owned Units: 11

Ongoing Royalty: 7%

Financing Available: Yes Third Party


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