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Dealer FAQs

Q: What is the fee for acquiring a Hotsy Distributorship?
Q: How much training will I receive to help me learn to run my own Hotsy Sales & Service Center?
Q: How much on-going support will I receive to help open and run my new business?
Q: What kind of facilities will I need to start my business?
Q: How much money will I need to invest?
Q: How much money will I be able to earn?
Q: Who are my customers?
Q: What kind of financial support will Hotsy provide?
Q: Where are Hotsy products manufactured?
Q: What is the profile of successful Hotsy Owner?
Q: What is my next step?

What is the fee for acquiring a Hotsy Distributorship?

We do not charge a fee or require any payment of royalties for the Distributorship rights. This is not a franchise operation by choice. We will provide you with exclusive rights to market Hotsy branded products in your territory.

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How much training will I receive to help me learn to run my own Hotsy Sales & Service Center?

You will receive:

  • Site selection and set-up support
  • Facility layout/design and equipment specifications
  • Small business management training and support
  • Cash management and finance tools
  • Sales and product training
  • Marketing support
  • On-site sales support
  • Customer and prospect database set-up
  • Employee training
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How much on-going support will I receive to help open and run my new business?

  • Grand opening
  • Display & marketing materials
  • On-site support for sales, service and administration
  • On-going classes and regional seminars for sales
  • Toll-free customer service
  • Technical assistance
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What kind of facilities will I need to start my business?

  • 3,000 square foot office-warehouse in business park location
  • Loading dock
  • Garage door
  • Floor drain
  • Service and inventory storage area
  • Showroom
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How much money will I need to invest?

There are no franchise fees, start-up fees or royalties. you will need $20,000 to $50,000 in available cash for initial working capital and the costs associated with setting up a business. In addition, you will be financing your initial inventory, vehicle leases, etc. Actual costs will vary by location and whether you are starting from scratch. A variety of financing sources are available to Hotsy Distributors.

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How much money will I be able to earn?

The ultimate earning potential depends on many factors and rests primarily on how hard you are willing to work and your operating and occupancy cost and most important your ability to operate business effectively.

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Who are my customers?

Your list of prospective customers will run into the thousands. Nearly all businesses have some kind of cleaning opportunity that Hotsy products solve. Primary Markets:

  • Transportation (trucking, bus, railroads, airlines, automotive, etc.)
  • Construction
  • Food (processing, preparation, retailing)
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Anywhere you find dirt and grime
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What kind of financial support will Hotsy provide?

Hotsy and Lease Consultants Corp. have a financial package for qualified Distributors that allows you to offer term payments to end users to help close more sales. Hotsy also has inventory support programs for setting up your initial stock and for Distributors who are expanding their businesses. A detailed comprehensive program is provided in the Hotsy Operations Manual.

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Where are Hotsy products manufactured?

Hotsy has several manufacturing and distribution centers throughout North America and a manufacturing plant in Europe. The North American plants are all strategically located to support our North American Distributor network. The European plant produces water pumps and other critical components.

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What is the profile of successful Hotsy Owner?

  • Good business acumen
  • Driven to succeed
  • Owner is not a victim of circumstance
  • Belief in fast, friendly, knowledgeable service
  • Belief profitability of ideal customer – service, detergent, parts accessories etc.
  • Sell and servicing the BEST equipment available
  • Marketing savvy
  • Belief in education of employees and certification
  • Believe in outside super star salespeople
  • Value a manufacturer that supports its distributors and their beliefs
  • Values and leverages Regional Manager support
  • Willingness to try new things and provide feedback on marketing initiatives – what works and what does not
  • Website, email, CRM, mapping
  • Store front and service center
  • Solid IT structure (company utilizes modern technology)
  • Customer focused
  • Stocks all Hotsy branded products (equipment, parts and soap)
  • Dedicated to continual growth
  • Understand building a business with equity
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What is my next step?

Fill out the informational form and send it to Hotsy. After speaking with you, we will together determine whether to proceed to the next step of having you complete a confidential qualification questionnaire.

This application will be reviewed by the Hotsy General Manager and if approved you will be invited to C-Tech's International Headquarters in Camas, Washington for an interview and further discussions. Successful candidates will be offered a Hotsy Distributorship Agreement and a schedule for site selection, training and set up will be determined. Normally it takes 90 days to commence operations.

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