We have great faith in our business model and we’re always open to the idea of expanding to new areas. The Great Day Moving® franchise system offers a unique business opportunity for entrepreneurs. It’s not just the name you’re buying. We offer complete training as well as the support of our tried and true administrative system to manage everyday operations.
Three years before Roger and Dana Ward developed the Great Day Moving® business model, they purchased a local moving company called Marathon Moving & Delivery (MMD) and promptly tackled the company’s lack of infrastructure. The system they created works by simplifying every job, organizing tasks efficiently and providing enhanced accountability to the client. Great Day Moving® is a veteran-owned company backed by modern technology.
If you’re an entrepreneur seeking a new adventure in a viable business that benefits the community, then Great Day Moving® may be right for you. Simply apply now and we’ll contact you as soon as possible to get the process started. Below you’ll find more details and some frequently asked questions to help you learn more about this moving company franchise opportunity.
Qualification & Investments
- Strong leadership and people skills
- Good networker and connector in the community
- Committed to quality
- Problem solver
- Business experience
- Residence in local market
- Willingness to market business 24/7
- Ability to manage people
- Customer service focus
- Enthusiasm to follow a proven system
- Passion for the moving industry
- $25,000 liquid assets
- Credit Score 680
- Ability to secure funds for initial investment
The initial franchise fee is $30,000. Each additional territory is $10,000. The initial franchise
fee covers initial franchisee training, setup and orientation with the Franchisee Dashboard,
one electronic tablet for your first truck, setup with accounting and payroll services, human
resources toolkit, credit card and check processing setup, franchise location page on
GreatDayMoving.com, and local listings in over 200 online business directories.
- Administrative Services Fee – Fee paid for all administrative operations performed by
Support Center which eliminates the need for office space or personnel and allows the
franchisee more time for marketing and better customer service.
- Royalty Fee – Fee paid for the ongoing use of the Great Day Moving system and marks.
- Marketing Fee – Fee paid for the creation and maintenance of the Great Day Moving
website, promotional materials, and guides.
Training & Support
We provide a three week initial franchisee training program at our corporate office in Kansas City. This training covers the areas of operational guidelines, dashboard operations, truck operations, employees and insurances, and marketing. We provide you with complete operation and training manuals. All classroom training is completed in the first week. Weeks two and three cover on-the-job training at a local Great Day Moving franchise location.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you finance?
No. We have relationships with a number of lenders and can provide you with their contact information.
Can I choose my own location?
As a Great Day Moving Franchisee, we provide assistance in locating the site(s) for your truck(s).
Can I open a Great Day Moving Franchise in a state that doesn’t already have one?
Yes, we offer our Multi-Unit opportunities in every city, state and zip code throughout the United States.
Do I buy my products from Great Day Moving?
No. However, Great Day Moving does require purchase of approved products. These products are delivered by our approved national distributors.
Can I have more than one Franchise location?
Yes. Multi-Unit opportunities are available. A designated number of franchise units are agreed upon along with a scheduled timeline for unit openings.
What is an ideal territory to establish this business?
We are now living in the age of the retiring baby boomers. Seventy-six million American children were born between 1945 and 1964 representing a cohort that is significant on account of its size alone. This demographic is expected to have non-stop growth for the next 15-20 years. A mix between the older generation and well-populated middle class suburban areas create a fantastic opportunity for the moving industry. A typical territory has a population of 300,000 to 500,000.
What do I get when I buy a Great Day Moving franchise?
When you buy into the Great Day Moving system, you are not only buying a name or system, but purchasing the right to ask any question and receive an answer. The majority of new, independent businesses fail within the first 5 years because they encounter too many problems without enough solutions. The Great Day Moving system provides answers to the many questions of a young entrepreneur.
How much will it cost to open a Great Day Moving Franchise?
Total opening costs vary depending on location and number of trucks. Some areas of the country are also higher due to economics of the area. Typically you can expect to spend between $53,000-$224,400. This figure includes your franchise fee, 3 months working capital, equipment, marketing, and most other expenditures you incur for your location.