How Do I Get Started as a Dealer?
CTi wants you to have a thorough understanding of what we offer so getting started is easy. All you have to do is register for one of our two-day training seminars that will show you all of our applications and introduce you to our marketing plan for building your business.
Do I need experience in concrete or other home improvements?
No. CTI prides itself on having engineered our product line to be user friendly and easy to install. In addition, we support our Dealers via:
1.A comprehensive, hands-on training program.
2.The industry's most comprehensive training manual.
3.A 24/7, live-person, technical support hot-line.
4.A proprietary Dealer web site with technical and bulletin board sections.
5.A set of Technical Videos that show our Dealers the most popular installation techniques.
CTI has successful Dealers who come from all walks of life: airline pilots, teachers, truck drivers, computer programmers and many others
How many employees does a Dealership need?
Most CTI Dealers operate with 2-3 people on the job site. In some cases, this includes the business owner. Other employees such as a person to handle sales calls and a receptionist in the office can be considered once the Dealership begins to grow.
What is the average dry time for the product?
Dry times depend on factors such as temperature and humidity. Normally our skim coat will dry in less than one hour. The spray coat dries more quickly and can usually withstand foot traffic in less than one hour. The sealer will normally allow the customer’s foot traffic within a couple of hours. In general, the CTI System allows our Dealers to smoothly move from one step to the next with corresponding dry times.
How does CTI help me reach my market?
CTI provides you with a proven marketing plan during your initial training. This plan is designed to target the customers in your area that are most likely to buy the CTI System. You will be provided with a thorough understanding of how our plan works, as well as all of its tools, such as:
1.A professionally designed trade show booth for Home and Garden Shows.
2.A Direct Mail Program to jump-start your Dealership.
3.Newspaper ad slicks for on-going advertising.
4.Brochures for retail prospects.
5.Yard signs for referral customers.
6.A ready made web site for an internet presence.
How long does it take to generate positive cash flow?
Although this depends on the skills and motivation of the particular Dealer, CTI prides itself on the way it establishes CTI Dealers. All Dealership investments are secured with stocking inventory. This means that CTI Dealers do not have to be concerned with fees such as franchise fees, royalties and advertising fees. CTI Dealers who implement the marketing plan we provide, use our sales process and install even 1 job per week will find themselves in a positive cash flow position within 60-90 days.
How much does a CTI Dealership cost?
Attend a 2 day CTi training class for $499 a person
A CTI Dealership with a closed territory can be purchased for as little as $9,500. Your investment will be secured with stocking inventory, marketing materials and tools and equipment.
Please fill out our request for consideration form to see if CTi has a territory available for you.
How does the Dealer's exclusive territory work?
CTI offers its Dealers the ability to be the exclusive Dealer for a particular county or counties. This means that the Dealer will own the only CTI location for the area and will have the exclusive advertising rights for the area. The only exception we provide is referral work. If you are invited, via referral, to another county to install an application, CTI will allow for that particular application as long as no further advertising is done.
What kind of vehicle do I need?
Most CTI Dealers work out of a panel truck or attach a trailer to their current vehicle.
What is the average size of a job?
Across the nation, the average size of a CTI Job is between 800 and 1,000 square feet.
How long does an average job take?
A job of 800 - 1,000 square feet with average preparation and installation will normally take 3 people 1 - 1 ½ days or 2 people 1 ½ - 2 days to complete.
How does the weather affect my business?
CTI offers a full line of both indoor and outdoor applications. In addition, we provide advertising tools to help our Dealers who have inclement weather during certain parts of the year begin to install the product inside the customer’s home in areas such as kitchens, basements, bathrooms and garages. This allows a CTI Dealer to keep busy year round.
Can I get started part time?
Yes, CTI allows you the flexibility to begin your business at the level you find most comfortable.
Why do i need to fill out the request for consideration form?
With CTi offering exclusive areas, we need to make sure the area is indeed open for a new dealer.
We receive hundreds of inquiries each month from people who want to start Dealerships. CTi prides itself on forming a partnership with each Dealer it supports and therefore wants to make sure we understand the needs of each prospective Dealer as well as their background prior to opening. The Request for Consideration provides us with this information so we can insure a successful parternship.