Building Your Business

Many remodeling companies are seeking ways in which to expand their offerings or increase revenue. One way that some are finding success is to invest in a franchise. These days, the list of franchise possibilities is endless and covers the full spectrum of the building industry. Researching to find the right fit is important factoring in company size, geographic location, client base, etc. Following is a list of franchises that might be a good fit for you. Feel free to fill out the reader service card in this issue to get more information from each company.

ABC Seamless
ABC Seamless manufactures seamless steel siding and gutters. Franchisees get exclusive territories and products, ongoing sales training, applicator and machine training, marketing support and business planning.

Alvis Coatings
Alvis Coatings is aggressively seeking entrepreneurs to expand the Alvis Dealer Network across the nation, in order to meet demands for Spray-On Siding. Alvis offers professional sales training, as well as marketing, business development and installation support. Alvis has been in business since 1996 and has nearly 100 dealers through the country.

Archadeck is the nation’s largest builder of custom decks and also builds screened porches, sunrooms, gazebos and other outdoor living projects. Franchisees are trained on marketing and sales, construction and business management.

Case Handyman Services
Case Handyman Services is building a premier brand for quality home repair services through a national network of quality franchise partners, leading manufacturer alliances and dedicated employees. Case began franchising in 1998 and now has locations in more than 30 cities across the country.

Clear Choice USA
Clear Choice USA provides premium-grade replacement window products with factory-direct pricing for an unbeatable price/value combination. It is not a franchise, but rather a partnership where support and direction are provided in all aspects of growing the business, including operations, sales and marketing. Clear Choice USA was founded on the principle to provide home-owners a straightforward approach for purchasing vinyl replacement windows for their home.

ClearVue Patio Covers
ClearVue Patio Covers features a breakthrough glazing system and simple, elegant construction to make the best patio cover available today. Solving the problems inherent in glass and double wall skylight systems, ClearVue Patio Covers and Screen Rooms let the light in, block UV and are simple to clean. This product is an excellent fit for patio cover/sunroom dealers, deck builders, as well as remodelers who wish to add a high margin product to their business.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
Based in Waco, Texas, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen by Worldwide has approximately 190 independently owned and operated franchises in 11 countries and has been in more than 2 million homes. DreamMaker remodels more than 20,000 baths and kitchens each year.

Handyman Connection
Since originating the concept in 1990, Handyman Connection has served as the no-hassle way for skilled craftsmen and busy home-owners to connect on small to medium home repairs and remodeling. There are more than 140 exclusive franchised territories in the United States and Canada. Franchisees are provided with corporate training, proprietary software, marketing and ongoing training.

Most commonly known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses” franchise, HomeVestors of America, Inc. was founded in 1989 and has been franchising since 1996. HomeVestors has more than 20 franchises throughout the United States The first franchise company of its kind, HomeVestors trains and supports franchisees who specialize in buying homes in need of repair.

House Doctors
A House Doctors franchise can be a profitable business for a skilled craftsman or remodeler. There are more than 150 offices nationwide. Franchisees are provided with an extensive five days of training, including marketing technical knowledge and business procedures.

Interior Door Replacement Company
The Interior Door Replacement Company is the largest interior door replacement company in the United States specializing in the replacement of old, ugly, flat doors with designer raised-panel molded doors. Since 1997, IDRC has been committed to establishing the industry standard for quality products and exceptional levels of customer service. From providing a proprietary five-day start-to-finish installation system to offering a wide selection of products, and performing most work off-site to eliminate messes, the IDRC business was designed to make the process as easy and hassle-free as possible for the homeowner.

Kitchen Solvers
Established in 1982, Kitchen Solvers is a national cabinet refacing and kitchen remodeling company with more than 120 franchise outlets. Service lines include cabinet refacing, prebuilt and custom cabinetry, solid-surface counters, custom laminate countertops, and kitchen planning and design.

Luxury Bath Systems
Luxury Bath Systems fits custom-formed acrylic tubs and wall-surrounds over existing tubs and tile. This technology allows one-day remodeling of any bathroom to save time, mess and the expense of demolition. Remodeling can include walls, shower doors, ceiling panels, towel and grab bars, plumbing fixtures and accessibility products. LBS has awarded more than 200 franchises and is expanding.

Master Shield Gutter Protection
MasterShield offers a turnkey marketing program designed for home improvement companies and marketing organizations interested in exclusive territories. Dealers get a product, message and materials to quickly differentiate their business. Installation is easy and fast; clogged gutters are nonexistent and why MasterShield is backed with a manufacturer’s money-back warranty. MasterShield offers innovative lead programs, access to media proven to cut lead/sales costs.

Owens Corning Basement Finishing
The HOMExperts Basement Finishing System is designed especially for basement conditions, such as higher humidity levels, occasional moisture and the need to access interior foundation walls. Unlike traditional (drywall) remodels, it combines extra insulation and noise control properties into attractive fabric-covered wall panels. The result is a quiet and attractive living area that’s perfect for a family room, office, gym or playroom.

Re-Bath specializes in one-day bathroom remodeling with acrylic bathtub liners, wall surround systems and shower base liners designed to fit over ugly, dingy and out-of-date bathrooms. The company was started in 1979 and has more than 165 dealers. Re-Bath has installed more than 1 million units in residential and commercial properties over the past 25 years.

Total Basement Solutions
Total Basement Solutions offers a basement finishing program complete with prefinished or paintable panels and trim. With a variety of features in the finishing package and a product that offers resistance to rot, mold, water and fire, this exclusive dealership program includes marketing support, as well as sales and installation training. The program features low start-up costs and no royalty fees, and can be a remodeler’s solution for adding increased cash flow and year-round revenue.

Window Depot USA
Window Depot USA is one of the nation’s fastest-growing “Licensors” of companies that specialize in replacement windows and doors. With over 42 locations in 24 states, Window Depot USA offers exclusive and protected markets with no licensing or royalty fees.

Window World
Window World has grown to a network of 155 franchises in 40 states in just a few years by offering customers “simply the best for less.” The product line includes windows, siding, sunrooms, and entry and garage doors. Licensees are provided with protected territories, start-up and ongoing training, proven marketing and sales programs.