Franchise Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How big is the asbestos and mold industry?

The Global Environmental Industry, reaching over $780B, can be broken down into three main categories: Services, Resources, Equipment We are focused on the services category which represents over $1B in U.S. opportunities. Based on the most recent statistics, it is estimated that there are over 250,000 inspectors in the environmental field (asbestos, mold, lead, air quality, etc.) There are over 75,000 people currently employed in the remediation component, and over 125,000 people currently employed in the testing and analysis component.

  1. What are my start-up costs?
Getting started is easier than you think. IRIS Environmental Laboratories is an affordable investment, where dedication meets high profits in a recession-resistant business. We strive to uplift and guide successful business entrepreneurs into successful franchisee’s. Our executive team provides trade secrets, business methods, and strategies, marketing techniques that keep up with today’s online web demand, in-field training, and much more for a low start-up cost of $26,300.
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Type of Expenditure
Low Amount
Method of Payment
When Due
To Whom Payment Is To Be Made
Initial Franchise Fee
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Upon Signing the Franchise Agreement
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Equipment, Furniture and Fixtures
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Approved Vendor
Real Estate
As Incurred
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Utility Deposit
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Inventory of Products and Supplies
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Approved Vendor
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Third Parties
Vehicle Graphics
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Approved Vendor
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Spent Over the Course of Three Months
Salaries and Expenses
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Approved Vendors
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Spent Over the Course of Twelve Months
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Travel, Lodging and Meals for Initial Training Program
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Before Opening
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Asbestos and Mold Required Training Programs
As Incurred
Before Attending Our Initial Training Program
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Business Licenses, Permits, Certifications, and Other Professional Fees
As Incurred
Before Opening
Appropriate Licensing Authorities and Third Parties
Operating Expenses and Additional Funds
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Spent Over the Course of Three Months
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  1. What is special about our culture and methods?

We are proud to reinforce and set our company with the following standards.

  • Green Friendly operated- Everything we do we think first and how to protect the environment
  • Digital– Our first priority is to make everything digital
  • Remote capability– All of our key activity can be accessed remotely via the internet
  • Low Cost– We offer very competitive prices and in order to do that we monitor our costs and look for the most effective way
  • Accuracy – Quality control is the key to pursuit accuracy in our database
  • Excellent customer Service
Mission – Become a nationally recognized Asbestos and Mold Lab/Inspection facility, capable to inspect, collect, and analyze asbestos and mold substances at the highest quality.
Vision – theoretical knowledge, technical skills systems, and tools in order to deliver quality environmental laboratory testing and consulting services on time and at the most economical cost to our customers.
Values – We believe that business can inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. This means that what we do and how we do it must cause the least harm to the environment and the best answer to our clients.
  1. How will IRIS support me?
Our training program will guide you through the process of learning our method and every other phase of the business, giving you the necessary skills for the success of your Franchise. The degree of success, however, will depend upon your willingness to learn and communicate with us, as well as your customers, coupled with the amount of time and effort you are willing to devote to learning and executing each phase of the business. Your biggest advantage with IRIS Environmental Laboratories; is the Laboratory. You will work hand in hand with our Lab so you won’t need a 3rd party. Our training team consists of experienced professionals who are extremely dedicated to helping your business succeed!
  1. How much money can I make?
Financial success should be the most important concern for our franchisees. Our strategic methods are designed to help your business develop and prosper.

With dedication, our proven business model will show a high level of profitability. A Mold/Asbestos field Inspector can perform up to three inspections a day on a reasonable scale of scheduling work. According to Home Advisor data*, nationally asbestos inspection job’s price range from $366-$1336 and mold inspections jobs range from $295-$1065*Price data is based on 2018 project costs as reported by Home advisor’s members.

  1. Why should you team up with one of the best asbestos and mold inspection franchise?

Simple. Because we are the first Asbestos & Mold Inspection Franchise who in fact owns a National Accredited Analysis Laboratory in the country. And we have experience and know how to help our franchisees succeed. We provide successful and proven business model with scheduling flexibility, a call center to help you get started, a solid and knowledgeable support team to work with you hand in hand to help you start and grow your business. And best of all, SUPER low upfront investment allowing you a faster return on your investment.

  1. Why IRIS Environmental Laboratories might potentially be your business?

Recession resistant business (since asbestos is heavily regulated, inspections are required by law, on average 70% of real estate transaction will need an Asbestos and Mold Inspection, which means your business is always in demand).

Scheduling flexibility.

#1 Asbestos and Mold Inspection Franchise with its own National Accredited Laboratory.


Low overhead.

The low upfront cost to start.

Becoming certified by the State only takes a few days allowing you to get started much faster.

  1. Brand overview and experience.

IRIS Environmental Laboratories is the only North American asbestos and mold Inspection Company combining its experience and capabilities with a National Asbestos Accredited Laboratory. Before the launch of the franchise aspect of the business, which happened in July 2018, IRIS has taken technology and professional services to a whole different level in the asbestos/mold inspection and lab analysis industry.

Every day, IRIS Environmental Laboratories owners are helping people to buy, renovate and live in their home with confidence and peace of mind. Since mold and asbestos can affect not only Real Estate market but people’s health, IRIS Environmental Laboratories takes pride in its commitment to serving our community.

Over the years IRIS Environmental Laboratories has completed thousands of asbestos and mold inspections and millions of sample analysis, bringing unprecedented expertise to the table, not only to reinforce the IRIS Environmental Brand but provide the best Asbestos/Mold Inspection, lab analysis and deliver franchise owners success.

Since asbestos and mold air fibers can only be identified with laboratory analysis, you will brand your expertise not only as an asbestos and mold inspector, but carry around the laboratory “eyes” for your clients. In other words, you will be not only an asbestos and mold inspector but also a laboratory in the client’s perspective. With our training, marketing, and continuous support, you become a proven and trusted consultant, not only for real estate transaction but for contractors dealing with projects, renovations, and asbestos abatement projects. The reputation you build with real estate professionals, abatement companies, contractors, restorations business, home buyers, home sellers, and home owners is the foundation of success. Iris Environmental Laboratories is committed to consistently deliver the knowledge, skills, tools, and services to position you to succeed in your desire to own your own business.

  1. What does it take to be a successful franchisee?
To be a successful IRIS Environmental Laboratories franchisee, you should possess the following qualities:
  • Enjoy being around many different trades related to property development and construction.
  • Enjoy learning about your roll in the Real Estate transactions and Construction Industry.
  • Take pride in your knowledge and ability to help and serve your community.
  • Want to live on your own terms.
  • Have a natural ability to talk to people about what you do.
  • Committed to wanting better-secured
  • Discipline, having the gift that inspires others to become the best they can be, self-motivated, and a passion for the business.
  • Interpersonal skills and interest to foster relationships with realtors, contractors, plumbers, flooring companies, remediation/abatement businesses, Township Officials, different Military branches, and much more.
  • Willingness to carry out and execute Iris Environmental Laboratories’ proven system.
  1. What about Marketing?
Iris Environmental Laboratories has tested and proved the do’s and don’ts of the marketing process that works for its industry.

You can have the best product and a dream team by your side, but if you don’t tell people that you exist, then it’s as though you have nothing at all. With our support and your independent research of your territory, building a comprehensive marketing strategy will help skyrocket your reach in the industry. By connecting with local experts and potential clients, understanding your target audience, territory and other potential clients will help grow your franchise.

If you want to start your own company and don’t understand the process of marketing you’d have to hire an outside marketing agency or create a marketing plan from scratch all on your own. Of course, with a franchise, you are still in business for yourself, but you are not alone. By teaming up with our experienced marketing department, our team will provide all the necessary aid to develop a marketing plan and help grow your business. Our many years of marketing experience in the asbestos and mold inspections industry will help you to stand tall as you build up your new business and marketing strategy.

  1. How big is my territory?

Marketing also takes the territory as an important aspect of prospecting and success. In the Asbestos and Mold inspection industry, effective marketing consists of understanding your territory and keeping up with the needs of those in your community.

Each territory is different; modifying your strategy and materials to reflect the needs of your targeted audience is a key component in a strong marketing strategy. To accomplish this, it’s important to thoroughly research your territory and talk to people in your area.

  1. What other marketing strategies would I learn?
Networking and Building Your Inner-circle

Marketing is also networking. Networking is a vital aspect of any industry, it helps to develop professional relationships and potentialize business sales, but especially to those looking to own their first Asbestos and Mold inspection franchise. That’s why we want our new business owners to feel confident in meeting new people and creating new connections with people who revolve around the industry. The more connections you build, the more help and referrals you will have from these industry experts. Engaging with your surrounding community is one of the best ways to meet people and become well recognized.

When you own an Asbestos and Mold franchise, investing in business cards is super important. You must keep them handy for any encounter with contractors, real estate agents, abatement/remediation companies, attorney’s, engineers or potential homebuyers. You must be ready to jumpstart a new relationship at any given opportunity. You will enjoy attending contractor events, realtor events, open houses, visit real estate offices, and take an interest in learning about your territory inside and out.

People will appreciate your passion and strong dedication to your business and be eager to work with you. We have created an easy networking plan by giving you exclusive insight to built-in networking opportunities. As a National Accredited Laboratory, we have connections Insurance Company, house flipping companies, Contractors and much more. Our recognized brands to be utilized in order to really propel your marketing efforts to the next level. If you demonstrate these qualities, want more authority over your financial future, and are ready for the exciting challenges of owning an IRIS Environmental Laboratories inspection franchise, we want to talk to you!

13.  What are some advantages to owning an IRIS Franchise?
Committed to Your Success

At IRIS Environmental Laboratories we have a team fully committed and ready to answer any questions you might have.
We strive to give you the support and guidance needed to position you as a new business owner, no matter the personal or professional background. When you become an Iris Environmental Laboratories franchise owner you join a network of ambitious people who are dedicated to succeed and improve the lives of others.

The IRIS Franchisee Advantage

You can, with strong confidence, take the first step to own your own franchise when you invest in IRIS Environmental Laboratories. We have a proven business model that supports individual franchise owners driven to their success. We have the lowest startup costs for an asbestos & mold franchise.

With a strong business model, a franchise’s success depends upon the owner’s motivation, drive, passion, and of course, a supportive home office.

  1. How do I know if I’m a perfect fit?

If you are thinking about taking the next step of owning an IRIS Environmental Laboratories Franchise, well, think no more. IRIS Environmental Laboratories is a solid step to accomplishing your dream of starting your own business, hand in hand with a company that supports you along the way.

With our business model, training and support system, along with your willingness to walk the path of a business owner, this business is designed to help you succeed.IRIS Environmental Laboratories Inspection Franchise is for anyone interested in:

  • Being your own boss!
  • Spending more time at home with your loved ones.
  • Financial Security
  • Protecting the public
  • Helping people
  • Doing what you love
  • Networking

As an IRIS Environmental Laboratories Franchisee, you will find an excellent way to align your financial goals with your career and future. Our proven business model for owning your own franchise is focused on your success. Join forces with the only Asbestos and Mold franchise with a built-in Accredited Laboratory in America.


Begin a new phase of your life with the IRIS ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORIES FRANCHISE. Leave those long hours and over-worked stress behind as you enter your career as an asbestos and mold inspection franchise owner.


Owning an IRIS Environmental Laboratories franchise will allow you to stay close enough to the day-to-day operations while having more time for yourself.

Skilled Tradesman

Working for someone else can make you feel trapped. If you’re looking to be your own boss, take control of how you schedule your day, run your own team with a supportive office behind you, maximize your opportunities and partner with IRIS Environmental Laboratories.

Real Estate Agents

Realtors are known for their strong people-person personalities, interpersonal skills and their passion for networking. IRIS Environmental Laboratories franchise owners align well with any Real Estate Agent, and if you would like to continue fostering relationships, then our franchise is for you.

Asbestos and Mold Inspectors

When you work for someone else, you don’t get to decide how far you travel, or where they send you. Becoming an IRIS Environmental Laboratories franchise owner, you are assigned a protected territory; you control your schedule, and best of all, increase your revenue. With your prior knowledge of this field, take advantage of this successful business model and better opportunities for your life can be attainable.

  1. What are some of the qualities of an IRIS Environmental Laboratories Franchise owner?

Successful IRIS Environmental Laboratories franchisees demonstrate unique qualities that aid to a successful partnership. These qualities include:

  • Eager to serve your community
  • Extrovert personality and strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to educate others and share your knowledge
  • Enjoy being around residential and commercial properties and construction
  • Motivated, entrepreneurial and optimistic
  • Committed to executing the Iris Environmental Laboratories proven system