NOVUS franchising is a welcoming environment for people searching for a future career. We expertly train people with diverse backgrounds to operate a NOVUS franchise and perform a variety of technical services.
It was during the early 1970s when Dr. Frank Werner (who at the time owned and operated an aircraft instrumentation engineering company, called Rosemount Engineering) decided to exit the corporate world to focus solely on – his strong passion for creating inventions. Werner, who had invented and patented the first Rosemount fitted buckle ski boots, founded Origin, Inc. – a testing laboratory and commercial-physical research company in Wyoming. After having three windshields replaced due to small breaks caused from the rough terrain of the Wyoming landscape, Werner felt he needed to find a solution to fix breaks without having to dispose of the entire windshield. The combination of his curiosity, driven determination and help from chemical engineer Bill Wiele led to the discovery of windshield repair.
In 1972, Dr. Werner partnered with Gerald Keinath and they aquired the patent rights for windshield repair. Together they strategically designed the business plan that would bring windshield repair to the general market for the first time. It started as a business called Keinath Incorporated and it was located in the basement of his home. The name of the business was soon changed to NOVUS – the Latin word for “new” or “innovative” – and, in 1985, NOVUS Glass became a full-fledged franchise company.
While we endeavor to repair as many windshields as possible, there are of course instances where a windshield is just too severely damaged and will have to be replaced. While no one wants to replace their windshield unnecessarily, you can count on NOVUS to get the job done right! At NOVUS, we are concerned about your safety, and only use urethane adhesives that meet or exceed all government and OEM safety standards. All windshields used by NOVUS meet stringent US Department of Transportation Standards for crash worthiness. Leaks and wind noise? Not a problem! At NOVUS, we guarantee your new windshield installation against leaks and wind noise or we’ll fix it.
Liquid up-front capital required:$15,000 - when someone is using the NOVUS internal finance program or a bank SBA loan program.
Total investment range:$15,100 - $226,995. New NOVUS franchisees who start the business with a mobile business might invest a smaller amount. Those individuals who rent or purchase a fixed location might spend the higher amounts.