Description of the business:  HOODZ occupies a valuable niche in the commercial food service industry. As the emerging leader in hood maintenance and cleaning, HOODZ offers an unparalleled opportunity to own a business in an industry on the rise. HOODZ kitchen exhaust cleaning services include restaurants, fast-food outlets, schools, hospitals, universities, caterers, hotels and more.

Parent Company:
 HOODZ is owned by BELFOR, the worldwide leader in property restoration services with over $1 billion in sales, offices in 27 countries and the ability to provide assistance to 90% of the global insurance market.

Brand Strength:  HOODZ is also a sister company to DUCTZ, America’s largest air duct-cleaning franchise.
Business Models - Full time best efforts commitment required form the owner. Owner responsibilities include sales and management - not cleaning. Owner will hire technicians who will perform the hood cleaning.

Franchisee Characteristics:  Successful owners tend to be friendly, coachable, conscientious and comfortable around business owners.

Territory Description:  Owners operate their franchise within a protected service area (PSA), giving them freedom and assurance, as well as a tremendous opportunity for success. Territories are available in most major metropolitan markets and mid-sized cities. Each territory encompasses 1,600, or a maximum of 2,000 retail food service businesses.

Competitive Advantage:  A reputation for trustworthiness, thoroughness, reliability and compliance, as well as the benefit of National Accounts give HOODZ a competitive advantage. Nation’s Largest Hood Cleaning Franchise.


Year Established: 2008
Year First Franchised: 2009
Franchised Units: 100+
Actual number of units: 130
Company Owned Units: 1
Projected New Units (12 months): 85

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: No


States/Countries Registered In: All state - See "Additional Information" for available territories
Availability in Canada: Masters / Area Developer: Not at this time


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $50,000
Minimum Investment: $100,000
Minimum Net Worth: $100,000
Franchise Fee: $49,900


  • Vet Fran

Royalty: 10%
Average # of Employees: 2
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: No


Total Investment: $80,000+
Franchise Fee: $49,900 Single Territory + Equipment package of $11,300 = $61,200
Discounts: VetFran, Women, Minorities? $2,500

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: Yes


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: No
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: N/A
Total Investment: N/A


No International Opportunities


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


Training & Support:

Financial Assistance Provided: Single Territory - $15,000

Co-operative Advertising: The home office initiates national campaigns. Co-op advertising with owners within a region would be up to the individual owners.

Support to our owners includes (but not limited to) one-week initial training, field support, annual meetings, national advertising and PR, negotiated purchasing benefits and ongoing advanced level training.


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development