California’s first – and still the largest – mobile communications specialists, with over 30 stores, Al & Ed’s Autosound insists that they’ve been in the business of selling and installing mobile electronics longer than anyone else. Started by Al Brotsky and Ed Zionts back in 1954, Al and Ed's Autosound kickstarted an entire industry. A mobile electronics sales and installation stalwart based in Van Nuys, Calif., has been credited with inventing and installing the first alarm for cars, the first FM stereo in a car, installing the first car rear deck speakers and much more. The business carries overheads and headrest systems, GPS systems, speakers, amps, subwoofers, security systems, radar detectors and much more. According to the company’s website, if it doesn’t carry a particular adapter or interface, it probably does not exist. Al and Ed’s specializes in some of the best brands in the auto industry, including JL Audio, Pioneer Premier, Alpine, Kenwood Excelon and XM Satellite Radio. Al & Ed’s is able to deliver a fully completed package, from the initial concept to final execution. If your vehicle has been rejected by another shop, bring it down to Al & Ed’s, whose crew of well-experienced installation techs can take your idea – no matter how wild or original – and make it a reality!
Full Franchise Information
Al & Ed’s Autosound is a national mobile electronics installation brand
Al & Ed’s Franchise Opportunities - History
Al & Ed’s Autosound was founded in 1954 and has been at the forefront of electronics installations since then. It’s based in Van Nuys, Calif. Since it opened, Al & Ed’s has done more than 2 million installations.
Al & Ed’s Autosound Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Royalty Fee
Total investment is $160,300 to $560,200 and the initial franchise fee is $25,000. Liquid capital required is $100,000 and there is a royalty fee of 7 percent.
Al & Ed’s Autosound Business Opportunities: Other Information
Al & Ed’s Autosound has been ranked one of the top 500 franchising opportunities in the world, according to Entrepreneur Magazine. It placed Al & Ed’s as the No. 3 franchiser in the “Miscellaneous Automotive Products and Services” category-- 430th overall.