Kitchen Tune-Up $60,000 Liquid Capital Required

Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in affordable kitchen and bath updates for residential and commercial enterprises. It is known for its signature one-day wood restoration Tune-Up, cabinet refacing, cabinet redooring, new cabinets, granite sealing and storage solutions. The standout remodeling concept offers personalized service and incredible results that are structured around customer service Trustpoints to ensure a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

“Remodeling Your Expectations” is both the slogan and the mission guiding each project through completion for a truly transformational customer experience.

Ideal franchise candidates are creative self-starters who appreciate the system Kitchen Tune-Up has designed and evolved during the past 29 years. No remodeling or construction experience is needed. Kitchen Tune-Up franchisees primarily manage their small employee base with minimal overhead, and consistently oversee effective sales and marketing programs.

Franchisees within the Kitchen Tune-Up system receive comprehensive training with ongoing sales and business coaching. They also benefit from the knowledge and experience shared between owners – the domino effect of the expertise is invaluable.


Founder, Dave Haglund, began a cabinet distributorship in 1975 and found his niche market while visiting a customer's home in 1986. Noticing that the 6-year-old kitchen was starting to look a little run-down, but wasn't ready to be remodeled, he offered to touch up some of the worn areas. When the customer was thrilled with the results, Haglund realized the market potential of this concept. After years of testing and perfecting his process of restoring interior wood surfaces, Haglund sold his first franchise in 1988. Over the years, and with the help of many talented franchise owners, the Kitchen Tune-Up system expanded to include cabinet refacing, redooring, custom cabinets, storage solutions and more. There are now Kitchen Tune-Up franchises throughout North America. Both home-based and retail franchises are available.

Several members of the Haglund family have been involved in the family business including Dave’s oldest daughter, Heidi Morrissey. Heidi has served as vice president of sales & marketing since 2003. She was announced as the new president of the Kitchen Tune-Up national franchise system in January 2017. Heidi oversees franchise training and serves as an effective sales and business coach for the company’s 190 franchise partners.

How is the training structured?

You’ll receive a comprehensive training in 3 phases.

Online Pre-Training – You will become familiar with the Kitchen Tune-Up concept well before arriving at training school. Our online Pre-Training will help you to establish your business and to arrive prepared for training school. Pre-training consists of reading manuals, taking quizzes, viewing videos and establishing your new franchise.

Five day Classroom and Practical Training – Arrive at the Kitchen Tune-Up home office in Aberdeen, South Dakota where our professional trainers will teach you how to: market, sell, tune-up, redoor, reface, and so much more.

Twelve Week Action Plan – In the 12 weeks following training school you’ll attend scheduled webinars and weekly online training modules to reinforce and supplement the overall training program.

Steps to complete as you investigate the Kitchen Tune-Up franchise:

  • Introductory phone call with Kitchen Tune-Up’s franchise development representative
  • Submit a Request for Consideration (application) to review the Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Attend Informational Webinar hosted by Heidi Morrissey, Kitchen Tune-Up’s President
  • Choose a Target 5 day training school
  • Territory analysis call with Jeff Dorn, Kitchen Tune-Up’s Senior VP
  • Attend live or virtual Discovery Day (optional)
  • Send deposit to reserve territory and a seat in training school
  • Complete the online Pre-Training course
  • Attend training school

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