At a Glance
- Founded: 1970
- Locations: 49
- Initial Investment: $ 131K - 211K
- Headquarters: South Boston, MA
- Category: Home Products & Services
Amramp has manufactured metal products since 1970, and began developing the Amramp system in 1998. The company sells or rents ramps for in-home accessibility. Amramp is registered with the SBA Franchise Program to assist in obtaining financing, and can assist in utilizing a 401k to invest in a franchise, without penalty. Amramp is the only national ramp-rental program, serving an ever-increasing home health care market. The Wall Street Journal points out that there are 16.3 million non-ambulatory people in the USA – over 1 of every 20 Americans. Many of them are military veterans, and the United States Veterans Administration has awarded Amramp a pre-negotiated national supply (no bid) contract to provide systems to provide a lifeline for emergency egress in case of fire in those rental properties where a permanent ramp is not available. Amramp emphasizes that this is a career about changing people’s lives for the better – you won’t be another “burger flipper,” you’ll be pursuing a business opportunity that also helps people enjoy more dignified lives. It’s also a career with a solid future: Recent United States Department of Labor statistics ranked the services that Amramp provides as among the top three out of five identified business growth opportunities.
Amramp's beginnings go back to 1970 and a small producer of architectural metal items-- such as stairs, rails, fire doors and security products-- used by contractors and architects. In 1998, the company patented a modular ramp system that became the focus of their business-- and later, their franchise program. In addition to renting and selling wheelchair ramps, Amramp franchisees offer other accessibility solutions such as lifts, automatic door openers and grab bars.