Slow, Steady Growth to Continue for Franchise Businesses in 2013
The Franchise Sector is Projected to Create 162,000 New Jobs in 2013
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012—Franchise businesses will grow at a slightly slower pace in 2013 than in 2012, yet the franchise industry will continue to outpace growth in other business sectors according to an IHS Global Insight report prepared for the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation. Compared to 2012, The Franchise Business Economic Outlook: 2013 forecasts very similar growth rates in new franchise business formation, job creation, output and contributions to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).
According to the report, the macroeconomic outlook for 2013 is another year of only modest improvement in employment and consumer spending, with overall economic growth held back by slower growth of business investment and a bigger decline in federal government spending. The expected resolution of the fiscal cliff will eliminate some of the uncertainty that has restrained the franchise sector, but it will also bring higher taxes that create a drag on growth. The basic indicators of the health of the franchise sector will show a slight slowdown. Yet the franchise sector will continue to do well within the industries where franchise businesses are concentrated.
Following are franchises related to remodeling and the home improvement industry that remodelers may find of interest, either as an adjunct to their current businesses or as a new endeavor in a related field:
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.
ABC, Inc. dba/ABC Seamless
3001 Fiechtner Drive
Fargo ND 58103
AmeriSpec offers home-inspection franchise opportunities. With more than 350 independently owned and operated businesses that conduct more than 150,000 inspections annually, AmeriSpec’s 17 years of experience provides training, support, tools and marketing.
3839 Forest Hill Irene Rd.
Memphis, TN 38125
ANDY OnCall® Handyman Service is a manageable franchise opportunity in the home-industry. It is a customer service and management organization helping craftsmen and homeowners. ANDY OnCall® benefits the craftsman who needs assistance obtaining work and managing the business side of performing small jobs, repairs & remodeling. Franchises start at $25,000.
Archadeck is a builder of custom decks, screened porches, sunrooms, gazebos and other outdoor-living projects. Franchisees are trained on marketing and sales, construction and business management.
BCI Acrylic Bath Systems is the largest independent manufacturer of acrylic bath liners, shower liners and wall surrounds. Its New Blue program features high-quality products and the latest technology for startups and existing businesses looking for new revenue streams. BCI offers no franchise or royalty fees, comprehensive product and sales training and high profit margins.
524 South Hicks Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Phone: (800) 963-8827
Fax: (847) 358-4710
BrickKicker provides the tools and stepping stones a person needs to build a future in the home-inspection market, including training and ongoing support.
Budget Blinds offers franchises practical guidance, brand recognition, training, peer experience, business systems and ongoing support. The initial start-up fee for a Budget Blinds franchise is $15,000.
Budget Blinds Corporate Office
Budget Blinds Inc.
1927 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92865-4313
Case Handyman and Remodeling Services LLC is recognized as one of the country’s premiere remodeling companies. Through its headquarters and Case franchises around the country, Case continues a tradition of industry innovation and superior design and remodeling service.
CertaPro Painters offers home-improvement franchise opportunities by providing the tools, systems and support needed to own a piece of the estimated $80 billion home-services industry.
CertaPro Painters Ltd.
PO Box 836?Oaks, PA 19456
Phone: (800) 689-7494
Clear Choice USA’s Clear Choice Replacement Window franchise offers access to some of the best minds in the window-treatment business with training, marketing, advertising and promotion materials, as well as operational guidance and support.
North American & US Headquarters
545 N. Broad Street
Canfield, OH 44406
Phone: (877) 597-4614
Fax: (330) 800-9281
Closet Factory has franchise opportunities worldwide. By continuing to set new standards in client care, customization and craftsmanship, Closet Factory has grown to become a leading franchise in closet systems with more than 117 territories throughout the world.
The Crack Team provides a year-round, in-demand concrete repair service in an industry with few competitors. Its franchise system provides crack-repair solutions, lead-generation programs, on-going technical and field training support, and exclusive territories.
CRC Concrete Raising of America Inc. relies on its 65-plus years of experience raising settled concrete and grouting unstable soils to establish new, dynamic, franchise locations in metropolitan areas. Highlights include: exclusive territories, initial & continuous training, niche service offering, market opportunities, CRC brand/history, proven systems, franchise network, ongoing support, and innovative multi-purpose equipment.
Delta Disaster Services is a full-service mitigation and reconstruction business with solutions that range from emergency water removal and fire board-ups to complete reconstruction. Because of the varied nature of work, ideal Delta franchisees are established general contractors, including home builders or remodelers, who are eager to form mitigation insurance relationships.
Disaster Kleenup International Inc. is a network of independent property-damage restoration contractors across North America. DKI member companies provide emergency response, water-damage mitigation, mold remediation, complete reconstruction and more. DKI returns damaged property to pre-loss condition fast and efficiently, delivering satisfaction to the consumer, insurance companies and corporate customers.
Disaster Kleenup International
1555 Mittel Boulevard, Suite S
Wood Dale, IL 60191
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen by Worldwide is an exclusive bath and kitchen remodeling franchise organization. It has franchisees nationwide and more than 30 years’ experience in taking businesses to the next level of success. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen offers opportunities in residential and commercial markets.
Exovations is one of the largest replacement contractor companies in Georgia and is currently seeking franchise candidates in the Southeast to capture this exploding market opportunity. An Exovations franchise includes training, marketing, ExoTek order procurement systems and continued support.
FAFCO, a U.S. solar-water heating manufacturer, is accepting new dealers and distributors for its solar domestic hot-water systems, which are designed to reduce energy consumption and costs by up to 50 percent. FAFCO systems are made out of polymer, making them lightweight and easy to install. Everything comes in one box that weighs 70 pounds.
The Franchise Co. is a part of FirstService Corp. and has developed a business model that leverages decentralized individual platform management, centralized business planning, core vision and values, and the dissemination of best practices and processes. Its brands include Paul Davis Restoration, Pillar To Post, Handyman Connection and more.
Four Seasons has been a leader in glass-room design, manufacturing and marketing since its inception in 1975. Its experience and market research has enabled it to define exactly who the customer is, how to reach them and how to entice them to buy its products. A Four Seasons franchisee, gains access to this information and can capitalize on the unique marketing benefits it offers its business.
Get A Grip Inc. offers a no-royalty franchise that includes a turnkey, complete business system to help start a new business quickly. The company performs minor and major repairs on laminate and cultured-marble vanity sinks, ceramic tiles, porcelain bathtubs and sinks, fiberglass bathtubs, showers and enclosures.
Glass Doctor is a full-service glass company, specializing in home and business glass door and window replacement and repair. Currently operating in more than 120 markets, it is seeking professionals to join as franchisees.
Granite Transformations is a franchise organization that transforms kitchens and bathrooms in as little as one day with its engineered granite and recycled glass slabs that are installed over the existing surfaces (Trend Stone, Trend Glass and Trend Mosaic). No demolition. Fast Installations.
Grout Doctor franchises meet the demand for after care of tile installations. A Grout Doctor franchise is a year-round business and has an initial investment of between $24,030 and $40,000.
Grout Medic franchise owners benefit from the backing of a national brand and the buying power of a franchise network that keeps supply costs low and profitability high. Industry partnerships drive market awareness and boost customer referrals while investments in research and development ensure that Grout Medic franchisees utilize the most effective and environmentally friendly technologies available.
Gutter Pro USA manufactures two systems--Gutter Pro and LeafSlugger—that it distributes through home remodeling companies or small contractor businesses nationwide. The company also offers exclusive, professional support in sales, marketing and administration to all its distributors.
Handyman Connection was created to help homeowners find qualified, reliable craftsmen to do the small home repairs and small remodeling jobs in their homes they don’t have the time, tools or talent to do. Franchisees are provided with corporate training, proprietary software, marketing and ongoing training.
Handyman Matters is focused on developing a brand that consumers can trust. Handyman Matters franchises to those that can deliver extraordinary customer service in a fair and professional manner.
HomeTask franchise partners focus on billable hours rather than scheduling and paperwork. Franchise options include a turnkey franchise package for $38,950, which includes a van, computer, start-up materials, travel and more, or $15,000 for a franchise if a service van isn't needed. Discounts are available for veterans and for organizations with an existing client base that want to convert.
House Doctors handyman and home-improvement franchisees employ service technicians and schedule them to go out and work with clients. Roles include managing the business, recruiting, training and motivation of staff, and marketing and planning responsibilities. A minimum of $35,000 capital is required to begin exploring the House Doctors franchise opportunity.
HouseMaster is a home-inspection company that is ranked one of the top 50 franchises in Franchise Business Review’s Annual Franchisee Satisfaction Survey. A HouseMaster franchise includes free training, reduced royalties, e-marketing campaigns and no advertising fund contribution minimums.
Inspect-It 1st Property Inspection provides both residential and commercial clients with inspection reports. Franchisees receive a robust launch package, comprehensive initial training and ongoing sales, marketing, technology and business development support.
Kitchen Solvers has been working with people around the U.S. and Canada, helping them achieve career goals by incorporating experience, expertise and tested methods into a complete package of training and support. Whether a hands-on owner-operator or an owner-executive managing a staff, it’s easy to benefit immediately from a Kitchen Solvers franchise program.
Kitchen Tune-Up was started in 1975 and has been franchising since 1988, earning Entrepreneur Magazine's No.1 spot for home-improvement franchises for 20 years. It provides a cost-effective way to renew surfaces, add features, improve layout and generally put some real "wow" value into kitchens and baths.
Luxury Bath Systems, the leader in the acrylic-bath industry, helps cost-conscious consumers beautify their bathroom in as little as one day. Luxury Bath, which has been selling franchises since 1993, specializes in one-day acrylic bath remodeling, allowing consumers to design and install custom-made bathrooms at a fraction of the cost of conventional bath remodeling.
MasterShield Gutter Protection offers a turnkey marketing program designed for home-improvement companies and marketing organizations interested in exclusive territories. Dealers get product, a message and materials to quickly differentiate their businesses. The company also offers lead programs and access to media proven to cut lead/sales costs.
Mr. Handyman franchise owners will spend one week of initial training at the corporate office in Ann Arbor, Mich., and receive ongoing support through the corporate intranet site, telephone, conference calls, regional meetings, conventions and publications.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives partners with individuals to help achieve personal goals and build a business. The company provides rigorous training, proven sales support and marketing systems that enable its franchisees to sell, design and install professional outdoor lighting systems. Franchise fees range from $29,000 to $89,000.
Owens Corning Basement Finishing System, a product designed to meet the unique needs of the basement environment, and Owens Corning SunSuites Sunrooms combine the best features of traditional materials with the advantages of fiberglass construction. Franchise requirements include minimum purchase requirements, good standing with the Better Business Bureau, a five-year contract and a minimum warehousing requirement of 1,000 square feet.
Paul Davis Restoration is a single-source provider of restoration contracting services for the property insurance industry. PDR has been in business since 1966 and currently has more than 225 franchised units. Members of the Paul Davis Restoration franchise network will take part in a comprehensive training program, receive field training by industry experts, enjoy promotional support and build a team of associates.
Pillar To Post knows home inspection makes a difference not only in the lives of the home buyers and sellers who rely on it to help them make life-altering decisions, but also in the lives of the men and women who have built successful businesses by providing home inspections. Pillar To Post has more than 470 locations across 43 states and nine provinces.
Precision Door Service has been providing quality garage door repair service to homeowners and businesses across America since 1997. Since then, we have become a national leader in the garage door industry with over 70 locations nationwide.
(321) 225-3500, ext. 223
PremierGarage specializes in creating garage environments that equal the style, quality and attention to detail found in clients’ homes. PremierGarage is looking for enterprising trade contractors located in small- to mid-sized cities and towns who want to extend their current businesses through this opportunity.
(866) 483-4272 outside Arizona
Pro Energy Consultants is the nation's first, and largest, franchise of energy auditing and energy improvement professionals, serving both residential and commercial clients. Franchisees receive thorough training; a full equipment package including blower door and infrared camera; and ongoing sales, marketing, technology and business development support.
PuroClean specializes in water, fire and mold cleanup and offers a unique opportunity to entrepreneurs who possess excellent interpersonal skills and business experience.
Rainbow International is a franchise organization that provides comprehensive fire-, water- and smoke-damage restoration and cleaning services to residential, commercial and insurance customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is currently looking for select individuals to join the company as it continues to expand.
Re-Bath provides an array of innovative and attractive products, unique business systems/strategies and support. The franchise offers homeowners a range of replacement bathtubs, walk-in bathtubs, bathtub to shower conversions and much more. Over 84 million homes in the United States are more than 15 years of age and each has at least one bathroom. This equates to a large number of bathtubs, showers and wall surrounds in the residential market alone. Liquid capital required: $50,000; total investment: $91,000 – $320,500.
Re-Bath Express is a mobile showroom and workshop that allows remodelers to specialize 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. Its comprehensive approach, excellent products, years of experience, sound management and positive reputation provide a unique opportunity for remodelers. Franchise fees start as low at $3,500.
Rhino Home Pro offers flooring, coating and lining solutions for the home. These systems include epoxy, polyaspartic and stain that have been time-tested to withstand steady foot traffic and chemicals. From its premium polyaspartic flooring solution, which offers a quick return-to-service, to its epoxy flooring system for cost conscious customers, Rhino Home Pro has a solution for everyone's flooring needs. Become an applicator.
RSU Contractors has a unique franchise opportunity that offers both large-scale, multi-million dollar home renovations, as well as ongoing home-maintenance services. As part of its strategic franchise expansion plan, RSU Contractors is seeking franchisees throughout Tennessee before spreading around the country. New franchisees will benefit from RSU’s existing relationships and brand awareness in the state.
SeaShell Awnings USA is looking for providers with which it can build partnerships. The company delivers leads to its providers, as well as marketing, advertising and public relations support to its authorized provider network.
ServiceMaster Clean is a leading franchise opportunity in the commercial cleaning, residential and restoration industries. ServiceMaster Clean has more than 50 years of franchise experience and offers a variety of licenses and complete training and support.
SERVPRO is a fire and water cleanup and restoration service. It has created a brand, system and support to help people from diversified educational, vocational and financial backgrounds take control of their own future.
Sir Grout offers grout and tile restoration, stone restoration, sandless wood floor restoration and slip resistance applications to the consumer and commercial markets.
Franchise includes training, support and innovative products.
Solatube International Inc. is now recruiting in major markets throughout the U.S and Canada in an effort to grow its network. With the assistance of its business development team, members will establish a showroom location to push out a comprehensive marketing campaign targeting the residential market.
Surface Specialists franchises have been business since 1981. The company is looking for qualified, motivated and committed individuals who will build the value of the Surface Specialists name, follow its proven operating system and use its ongoing support to dominate local markets.
United States Seamless is in the business of developing and franchising businesses that sell and install seamless steel siding, seamless gutters, soffit, fascia, windows, storm and entry doors, other siding, insulation and accessories, as well as other products and services. It focuses on new construction and existing homes, apartment buildings and commercial buildings in an exclusive franchise territory.
WIN Home Inspection offers members the freedom, flexibility and financial rewards of running a business and helping people make an informed decision on life’s biggest investments.
Window Depot USA recruits business people with a proven track record of success in the home-improvement and/or related industry. The ideal licensee candidate must be creditworthy to establish a direct buying relationship with one of the company’s strategic business/window manufacturers. Licensees also must be willing to embrace the Window Depot USA business model.
The Window Source offers a licensed program that provides all the tools and resources to execute one of the most successful business models in the replacement window industry. Licensees are provided with a protected trade area, training, marketing and advertising materials, as well as ongoing support and national branding. Start-up cost is low and products are competitively priced.
Window World has more than 220 locations that install more than 1 million vinyl windows annually. Window World licensees sell, furnish and install vinyl replacement windows, vinyl siding, entry doors and garage doors all over the U.S. Window World licensees benefit from low start-up costs, competitively priced goods, protected trade areas, professional training and numerous other advantages.