Rank no.490 – Border Magic/Boulder Designs – US
Products & Services: Concrete landscape edging, walkways, stepping stones, custom boulder signage
Number of Locations: 87
Total Investment: $54.72K – 119.52K
Began Franchising: 2003
About Border Magic/Boulder Designs
Border Magic franchisees install concrete landscape edging, as well as decorative walkways, stepping stones and commercial curbs. Boulder Designs franchisees build and install decorative stones with business names, family names, addresses and memorials etched into them. Both companies are based in Rantoul, Illinois.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $54,725 – $119,525
Franchise Fee: $20,000 – $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $195-400/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Franchise can be run from home. 7% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 – 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (92% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 3 days. At franchisee’s location: Ongoing as needed.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Direct mail
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #490 (2013), #261 (2011), #498 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #79 (2011),
Boulder Designs® has been adding both style and functionality to landscaping across the USA. Based in Rantoul, IL, Boulder Designs® is the only franchised company in the United States that specializes in custom made personalized Boulders for both residential landscape uses as well as commercial business signage. The main appeal of this product is its ability to compliment existing landscaping while offering an eye appealing alternative to typical business signage. Boulder Designs® also greatly reduces costly maintenance issues. If you demand both style and functionality for your business or residential landscaping, we are the company to call.
Why not customize your outdoor living space with innovative new product lines from Boulder Designs®.
Boulder Designs® are beautiful yet functional boulders made from solid reinforced specially enhanced concrete. How about complementing your outdoor living space with a personalized Boulder Designs® water feature boulder? Or maybe a planter boulder would be more suitable. Working with you we will custom design your boulder around your needs. The possibilities are endless.
The Boulder Designs® system. A unique franchise, a rare opportunity The flexibility and simplicity of the Boulder Designs® system. Imagine all the potential clients that could use Boulder Designs® products in your area. Boulder Designs® is attracting people from all different walks of life, and once they look into Boulder Designs® further, they begin to see the endless possibilities that are in store for them. Boulder Designs® is a tremendous franchise opportunity for sales minded professionals or people who love to work with others. If you are looking for a rewarding career, Boulder Designs® may be what you’re looking for. If you are passionate about customer sales and services, we’re the franchise for you.
Boulder Designs®; a unique and uncomplicated franchise opportunity for you………
Little overhead with a low initial investment Turnkey operations system with initial training and ongoing support This opportunity can be effectively run with just one person Flexible commitment, full time or part time Materials and supplies are low cost, no expensive inventory Protected territories assures no oversaturated markets Can be effectively run out of a 2 car garage Custom Boulder Designs® transport trailer Complete proprietary equipment package Co-op advertising program Marketing package Unlimited customer and retail uses Operations Manual Office stationary package
What do you get with a Boulder Designs® franchise?
Training and support: You will complete our comprehensive training course at our corporate facility. You will be given the knowledge to create any size boulder utilizing the Boulder Designs® proprietary equipment and materials package. You will also receive semi-annual training updates and ongoing support whenever and as often as you need. Equipment and tools: Our complete line of equipment gives you the freedom to own your own business without taking on the hassles of employees or payroll. You will receive our complete line of equipment and tools. Everything needed to make any size boulder without the need for additional employee hires or help, unless of course the growth of your business demands it. An uncomplicated franchise with the benefits of a system that works together: You pay one low monthly fee regardless of amount of business you do. No weekly reporting or high percentage of gross sales reports. You now become part of a national team that shares ideas, and creates new marketing venues that are proven to work in the real world. Work at your leisure or in harmony with your other business. Due to our low initial investment and fixed low monthly fee, you can pre-plan and build your new business at your own pace. Knowing your fixed costs up front makes planning for your future simpler. Managing time for other interests or businesses you have makes Boulder Designs® a perfect opportunity to work into your existing business or other interests you may have. The opportunities are truly endless. Think about your customer base. Who wouldn’t’t want to put their name in stone? Business signage, churches, schools, homeowners, realtors, parks, municipalities, pet memorials, cemeteries, wholesalers, retailers, the possibilities are endless. Take the first step towards being awarded a Boulder Designs® franchise right now. You are under no obligation and the discovery process is without any cost. Don’t let this unique opportunity slip away. Lots of premium territories are available now. Contact Boulder Designs®