Being part of our independent association means we are organized; we share resources and can act collectively. Staying organized is not easy. We’ll need to communicate with each other, train each other, elect chapter delegates and representatives, and may, if needed also require to hire a legal team. To achieve all that, we have team up with the AAFD a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. The AAFD was formed by Declaration of Trust in May of 1992 with the original mission of “Bringing Fairness to Franchising.” Together, we foster a spirit of collaboration within our franchise system, to provide a common voice for our independent association, and channel proactive energies to resolve common problems and develop better approaches to operating our businesses.
These are just some of the benefits to be gained by joining together and communicating on an ongoing basis. In a competitive environment that is constantly changing, it is incumbent on us to join forces for our common benefit, to support our franchise system, and to support each other in challenging times. Our very survival depends on our standing up for the Independent Association of Line-X franchisee, working to improve our profitability, and working to assure our franchisor’s faith and confidence in our importance to the vitality of the entire system.
Memberships Dues & Benefit
US-based Owners Annual Franchisee AAFD Membership Dues as low as $37.00/per month!
- Annual Membership Base Dues: $414*
- A one-time $100 Chapter fee
- A one-time $95 initiation fee
- AAFD Annual National dues: $330
- Chapter Dues: $84**
- Membership dues can be paid annually or you sign up for the AAFD’s monthly Payment – by ACH or Credit Card
* Annual Membership Base Dues are based on one location. Additional locations are subject to an additional $60 per location fee, capped at 9 locations.
** Chapter Dues are set by the our chapter board of directors and may be subject to increase, but not to be less than $84.00 per year. Chapter Dues are discretionary funds that are approved by the board for use.
- AAFD’s FRANCHISEE LEGALINE℠
Legal referrals, Free legal consultations, and special ‘members only’ legal services. The exclusive network of experienced franchisee counsel can represent the interests of franchisees and prospective franchisees. Members can request a consultation from some of the best franchise attorneys in the biz.
- AAFD HEALTH BENEFITS SUITE which includes:
- Major Medical Plans, No Deductible, No Minimum Employer Contribution.
- Limited Benefit Plans
- Telehealth Membership program
- Member WellCards – Discount card for thousands of medical, dental, and vision providers and steeply discounted prescription prices at pharmacies.
- AAFD MEMBER ONLY DISCOUNTS.
The AAFD is continuously negotiating quality programs and discounts to increase the value of the membership.
Additional benefits added regularly – Check our Supplier Network Directory for all our Supporting Members.
Join our Association Today
In a competitive environment that is constantly changing, it is incumbent on us to join forces for our common benefit, to support our franchise system, and to support each other in challenging times. Our very survival depends on our standing up for the Independent Association of Line-X® franchisee, working to improve our profitability, and working to assure our franchisor’s faith and confidence in our importance to the vitality of the entire system. The creation and growth of our association will not only help the franchisees participating but will help the growth of all. The existence of a strong corporate model working with a strong Franchisee Association can be seen as an inviting atmosphere. Potential franchisees, knowing they have multiple avenues of support, would be reassured to invest in our franchise.