22nd September 2017
Dream Doors, the UK’s largest kitchen door replacement franchise, has just completed its 60,000th kitchen makeover. Established in 1999, the company’s very first kitchen facelift was sold from its original base in Gosport, Hampshire. But, from those humble beginnings, Dream Doors has now grown into a national franchise network almost 80 showrooms strong.
The company’s 60,000th sale was won by Nick and Sandy Martin, owners of the Dream Doors franchise in Brigg, North Lincolnshire. Their delighted customers, Mr and Mrs Austin, who were presented with a luxury hamper, said they couldn’t wait to show off their brand-new kitchen to family and friends.
"Dream Doors provided an excellent service, the new units were beautifully fitted and the team were second to none," says Mrs Austin. "Our new kitchen looks fantastic. We would like to extend our thanks to all those involved."
It’s just one year since Dream Doors sold its 50,000th kitchen, a job completed in September 2016 by its Norwich franchise. With close to 900 jobs being completed every month, and more branches opening all the time, the 70,000th kitchen makeover will be achieved by mid-2018.
Dream Doors’ financial performance during 2017 has surpassed expectation, with group turnover for 2017 projected at £45M. And, since Dream Doors’ unique blend of time and money-saving kitchen makeovers delivered by locally owned franchisees is taking market share, company founder, Troy Tappenden, is naturally in high spirits:
"2017 is shaping up to the best year for Dream Doors yet! With financial figures exceeding target and many new franchisees joining our growing network, it’s certainly the best time to be in this industry! We sold our 50,000th kitchen makeover during September last year. So, for the network to sell over 10,000 projects in a single year is more than impressive, truly illustrating the collective hard work and determination of the Dream Doors franchise network."
Dream Doors allows customers to completely overhaul their kitchen for a fraction of the cost of a full re-fit, by replacing work surfaces and doors to create a completely fresh look. All doors are made to measure in the UK, and are available in a vast range of colours, styles and materials.
The company achieved an average customer rating of 9.6 out of 10 on Checkatrade.com, and of all the consumer feedback received, just one in every 187 jobs showed reasons for concern. The national average is 1 in 4, prompting Checkatrade’s boss, Kevin Byrne to describe Dream Doors’ statistics as “nothing short of remarkable.”
With the number of kitchen makeovers performed by the franchise rapidly increasing over time, it seems the company’s illustrious 100,000th makeover is well within reach.
10th May 2018
Kitchen industry leader, Dream Doors, has unveiled its new and improved website.
4th May 2018
Kitchen makeover retailer, Dream Doors, opens new showrooms in Essex and Kent.
13th February 2018
Dream Doors has just opened a brand new showroom in the West Nottingham area.
10th January 2018
Dream Doors has named Philip Carr as its new Managing Director.
19th December 2017
Gerald Ratner made a guest appearance at the Dream Doors 2017 Conference.
24th November 2017
Dream Doors announces an unprecedented 10 showroom openings within the first quarter of 2018.
1st November 2017
Dream Doors continues its record-breaking year with even more award wins. The kitchen makeover franchise has just secured its first trophies at the inaugural Home and Living Awards.
20th October 2017
Kitchen industry leader, Dream Doors, announces Best Online Marketing Campaign award win.
6th October 2017
Dream Doors’ new national advertising campaign starts in the press in October.
29th September 2017
Dream Doors has begun looking for individuals, or couples, interested in taking over lucrative franchise resale opportunities.
15th September 2017
Dream Doors are looking for new franchisees to partake in lucrative resale opportunities.
12th September 2017
Dream Doors has been shortlisted for three Franchise Marketing Awards.
2nd August 2017
Dream Doors has launched a campaign focused on increasing consumer awareness and gaining new leads for its 76 franchised showrooms.
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
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
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
nThe kitchen industry is booming and, as an alternative to standard kitchen compaies, 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