Why Choose Tootl Transport
If you want to make a positive impact providing a much-needed service in your community, Tootl Transport is the right business for you. Tootl fills a niche with a specialized service that provides accessible transportation for youths, adults and seniors with mobility and cognitive challenges. With an endless source of customers from health care, schools and event planners, you won’t have to look far to find individuals in need of our service.
In terms of compassion, exceptional standards and solid infrastructure, being a part of this emerging franchise brand will allow you to own and operate a meaningful home-based business that allows flexibility for you and your family. Tootl is backed by a dream team of trusted partners with decades of experience in both the franchise and special needs transportation industries. Tootl is a low-cost, low-overhead and highly rewarding platform in the booming Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) sector.
The total investment to open a new Tootl Transport franchise is $78,400 to $97,400, which includes your initial franchise fee. The cost to own a Tootl franchise is low for many reasons, mainly because it doesn’t require real estate or owning vehicles. You can operate the business from your home, and your drivers are independent contractors with their own wheelchair accessible vans and buses.
Easy to operate
To operate a Tootl franchise, all you need is cell phone, a computer and a desire to serve an important need in your community. With Tootl’s simple, proven business model, there’s no bricks and mortar location and no need to purchase any vehicles. Overhead is minimal – your main investment is in the time to serve customers and network in your community. Your enthusiasm and our expertise are what drives success.
A team always in your corner
The moment you click for more information, you’ll find an exuberant and experienced team to navigate you as embark on your journey to own your own Tootl Transport franchise. Once part of our franchise family, we will “ride shotgun” with you the entire way – from pre-opening through your growth into the future. We provide you with hands-on training to set you up to succeed in all aspects of your business, including operations, marketing and customer service.
Compassionate customer service
Tootl’s purpose starts and ends with the phenomenal service we provide to our clients. The brand was founded with a goal of differentiating itself with compassionate, caring service for our customers. It’s what drives everything we do. We treat our franchisees with the same level of exceptional service provided to our customers.
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Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
Booming segmentWhen you invest in Tootl, you are investing in a booming industry that will only continue to grow. The rise in the geriatric and disabled populations plays a significant part in the growth of the U.S. non-emergency medical transportation market, creating a huge demand for Tootl’s services. In 2021, the non-emergency medical transportation market was $8.6 billion in the U.S. and is projected to reach over $15 billion by 2028. The market growth is primarily driven by the country’s increasing aging population and an expanding need for necessary medical care.
LED BY TITANS IN THE INDUSTRY
Each partner on the Tootl Transport corporate team has decades of experience in founding and operating
their own businesses, either as a franchisor, franchisee, franchise supplier or all three combined.
Michelle & Tom Dacy
Michelle has been in the special needs transportation segment for 20+ years. Inspired by a personal need, in 2012, she launched her own non-emergency medical transportation business in Chicago with a goal to provide high-quality customer service to seniors and the disabled. Her husband Tom, with a background in hospitality, soon came on board to join her venture. Together, they have grown their vision and company.
With nearly 30 years in franchising as a founder and CEO, Steve has a wealth of experience and in-depth perspective on building teams, building brands and building relationships and trust within franchise communities. He believes in values-based franchising and purpose driven companies that positively impact everything and everyone their brand touches. Steve founded PostNet in 1992 to help simplify business needs and make entrepreneurs’ lives easier by offering graphic design, shipping and printing solutions all in one place. Over 25 years, he led the growth of PostNet’s franchise system to over 660 locations in nine countries. After selling PostNet in 2017, Steve served as CEO of Best Life Brands, a franchised multi-brand platform company in the healthcare industry before launching Full Contact Franchising, a boutique consulting firm that advises, invests and supports franchise businesses. Steve was featured in CBS’s Undercover Boss (Season 4) and Undercover Employee and is a Certified Franchise Executive, a former Chairman of the International Franchise Association and a well established speaker, mentor, and advocate for the franchising industry.
Brad Fishman is Co-CEO of Fishman Public Relations, the premiere national agency specializing in PR and content marketing services for franchise brands. He also founded Franchise Elevator, a fast-growing specialty PR agency serving emerging franchise brands. On a global level, Brad also operates Fishman Canada, a PR firm providing lead generation and consumer PR for franchise brands in Canada, as well as co-founding Rev PR, a leading franchise PR firm in the United Kingdom. He spent nearly 30 years helping hundreds of franchisors raise awareness of their brand among consumers and expand their franchise systems through lead generation PR and content marketing.
Brad also sits on the board of directors of many franchise organizations and franchise suppliers including Franchise Payments Network and FranFund and previously served on the Board of Directors of FranChoice. He is the past chairman of the International Franchise Association’s Supplier Forum, a past member of the IFA’s board and executive board and serves on the IFA’s Membership Committee.
Debra brings 25+ years’ experience in franchise public relations and content marketing expertise to Tootl. As President of Fishman Public Relations, Debra manages client relations, develops new client services offerings, and builds operational systems and best practices to keep the agency on top of its game in the franchise industry. Debra’s main emphasis is on outcomes – ensuring the agency’s franchise client campaigns generate franchisee and customer leads. A former journalist, Debra covered the Illinois legislature for the Associated Press, was a municipal and business reporter for The Daily Herald Chicagoland newspaper, and served in editorial positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Safety Council. Debra serves on the IFA Women’s Franchise Committee, the IFA Annual Leadership Conference Task Force, the IFA Suppliers Board and serves on the Board of Directors for Worldcom Public Relations Group.
Jeff Mathews has been working within the franchise industry for over 22 years, representing a multitude of brands and helping them grow. His responsibilities with franchise brands have ranged from strategic development, new sales of existing brands, startups, conversions, re-sales and overall brand development, executing over 1000+ franchise licenses. Many of the franchise systems Jeff worked with have been in the fitness sector, first with Snap Fitness and then as the SVP Development with 9Round, placing 739 licenses in just under 10 years. It was during this time that he realized that his personality, interests, skill set and passion for people and helping them to achieve their dreams and goals were perfectly tailored to help any and all franchise concepts. Jeff joined the Tootl team in March of 2023.
OUR LOW INVESTMENT MAKES IT EASY TO GET STARTED
Initial Franchise Fee
$78,400 to $97,400
(includes initial franchise fee)
Monthly Royalty in Sales
National Marketing Fund
Territories available nationwide
Tootl Transport has availability for single and multi-unit territories throughout the United States.Get Started