Color Glo Office

Color Glo specializes in the restoration of leathers, plastic, vinyls, velour, fabrics and carpet. Exterior blemish repair specializes in stone chip repair, power polishing, buffing and shining.

Our major markets are automotive, commercial, residential, domestic, marine and aviation.

We offer a low cost, home based franchise business that has been very successful over the past three decades. Our system is recession proof as there will always be items in the major market places to be repaired.

We are leaders in the environmental arena. We save thousands of tons of leathers, plastics and vinyls from the landfills each year by repairing rather than replacing.

Formally incorporated in 1975 Color-Glo began franchising in 1982. Color Glo® products are proven everyday to offer the correct results and best value every time they are put to the test.
We initially began our franchising in the United States and have since then expanded into Canada and overseas markets in South America, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.

Our focus is restoring and repairing common defects such as worn and faded interior components such as leather upholstery, headliners, burns and broken plastic or composite molding. These problems are found in the interior of every automobile, RV, truck sports vehicle, plane or boat in use today.

Color Glo is also proud to have received patents in this industry including a process patent for using the Color Glo process and products in aircraft.

In 2006, Color Glo became the first and only ISO 9001 Certified Company in the industry.

Our Story

Since its beginning in 1976, Color Glo has become the recognized leader in the mobile automotive reconditioning industry. Founded by Everett C. Smith to address the growing demands of an industry that was growing each year, Color Glo has from the very beginning been the benchmark of this industry. Having been involved in the reconditioning industry for years, Mr. Smith knew that the existing products were not of the quality he would need to build a strong and successful brand. Although it was very costly and challenging, he decided that for his company, the only direction that would satisfy his pursuit of perfection and quality was to formulate his own line of exclusive and proprietary products.

Color Glo opened their own research and development labs to formulate the best products in this industry. He hired chemists that had strong backgrounds in new product formulation and research and over a period of several years his team developed the original Color Glo proprietary line of restoration and repair products. Today the original 8 products in the line have grown to over 100 different and unique products. Each of the over 100 products are developed and selected to work seamlessly within the Color Glo system.

In the last 30 plus years Color Glo has grown from an idea to an International operation that encompasses the globe. The corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over the years, Color Glo has been recognized repeatedly by National and International publications for the excellent products, value and quality of this services that they offer.

Color Glo is also proud to have received patents in this industry including a process patent for using the Color Glo process and products in aircraft.

In 2006, Color Glo became the first and only ISO Certified Company in the industry.


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World Class Franchise – Color Glo International has been rated a World-Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute. Our Franchisees were asked several questions pertaining to Color Glo International. In order to achieve the World-Class rating we must receive 97% or higher in our scores. We are very honored to receive this accomplishment from our franchisees.

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BBB (Accredited Business) – Color Glo International currently has a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Color Glo International has been a member for more than 20 years.

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ISO – Color Glo International is an ISO 9001 certified company. ISO is an Internationally recognized certification known for excellence and quality assurance.

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IFA – Color Glo is a proud member of the International Franchise Association!!