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Dream Doors Case Study
Matt Jones, the new owner of Dream Doors Truro, worked as a design technology teacher for 12 years before taking on a franchise. After researching the kitchen makeover brand in depth, he felt confident the business could meet both his financial and personal goals.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established20 years
  • Current UK Coverage63%
  • Franchisee Support Staff18
  • Personal Investment Req.£35,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£85,000
  • Shop-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
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Design teacher quits profession to take on kitchen makeover franchise

Matt Jones, the new owner of Dream Doors Truro, worked as a design technology teacher for 12 years before taking on a franchise.

Dream Doors - Matt JonesMatt had spent some time searching for a business for sale in the west country, but was struggling to find an opportunity that excited him. Then he stumbled across an existing Dream Doors franchise for sale in Truro and, after researching the kitchen makeover brand in depth, he felt confident the business could meet both his financial and personal goals.

Matt says:
"I wanted to be my own boss and have control over how I work and the money I earn.  Dream Doors ticked all the boxes. I have my freedom now, but what's also nice is I’m using some of my old skills as a design technology teacher to help customers design their dream kitchens."

Matt admits that quitting full-time employment was quite a risk. He had a young family to support and would be leaving the security of a regular pay packet. What’s more, jumping head first into a business that was already trading - and in an industry in which he’d had no previous experience - left little room for error. But Matt had seen what other Dream Doors franchisees had achieved and, reassured by the brand’s success and it’s reputation in the franchise industry, he felt the potential rewards far outweighed the risk. Nine months on and those rewards are no longer potential - they’re real.

As Matt explains, he is more than pleased with his decision to join:
"Dream Doors is the best thing I have ever done!  Sure it can be hard work sometimes, but it’s definitely worth it for what I get out of it. The training provided was top-notch too; I always knew what I had to do and how to act, but I learnt so much during that period that is bound to help me way into the future."

Matt’s final words are for anybody else thinking seriously about buying a franchise:
"Listen to all the advice you’re given; you don’t know everything and that’s okay. You buy a franchise to learn from other people’s experiences, so just listen to the professionals and embrace change as that’s how you become a success."

Dream Doors is the UK's largest kitchen facelift retailer with more than 70 franchised showrooms nationwide.

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What Our Franchisees Say

The training and support has been fantastic and has really reinforced the fact that we made the right decision. The initial training was really helpful and there have been plenty of visits from the Franchise Support Manager to keep us on the right path.Helen Mahon


Everything about the franchise works as it is written in the manual and, in your early days, this is important while you learn the business.Paul Reeder


If you want to work for yourself and have more flexibility, I would recommend a Dream Doors franchise. Also it’s good to know that you can run your own business, but still have the back up of a national company.Matt Jones


Why Choose Us

The kitchen industry is booming and, as an alternative to standard kitchen companies, Dream Doors offer our customers a solution that saves time, money and hassle

By replacing the doors, and usually the work-surfaces and sink, a kitchen can be transformed in 2 days

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