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 Franchise      From garages to kitchens and baths, 2009 could be a good year to take a new direction.

                    emodeling contractors are entrepreneurs by nature. And this year,                       If you are currently not meeting your business goals and aspirations, there
                    more than any other year in recent memory, those entrepreneurial                   are two basic types of opportunities that might fit, says Case.
                    skills are being put to the test. Most remodelers are in the process
                                                                                                       1. New Business Engine: Add a new arm to your business to improve short-/
        of right-sizing their business, finding the right blend of cost reductions and
                                                                                                          mid-term cash flow, effectively add new clients and to enhance the stability
        marketing know-how to grow the top line, all while keeping a firm hand on
                                                                                                          of your business. There are a number of options like gutter licenses, sun-
        expenses. For many remodelers, this may well be the year to strike out into
                                                                                                          rooms, etc. Case’s new “Handyman Express” licensed product gives you the
        new directions, to re-examine the opportunities offered by the many remodel-
                                                                                                          tools to add Handyman services under your current business name/brand at
        ing industry franchise networks and dealer opportunities.
                                                                                                          a low level of investment.
             A recent discussion on Qualified Remodeler’s LinkedIn group page (www.
        linkedin.com) featured points made for and against seeking new opportunities                   2. Franchising: Franchising is more akin to getting married than the
        at this time. Ron Cowgill, president of the Chicago NARI chapter, cited the                       options outlined above. This approach is good if you are ready, willing
        upfront costs and the potential for a delayed payback as reasons for holding off                  and able to make a larger investment of time and money to embrace the
        on exploring the franchise option this year.                                                      systems of the franchise. If you think you’re ready for franchising, plan
             Likewise, Bruce Case, president at Case Design/Remodeling Inc., recom-                       on spending a good deal of time researching your options. I’d recom-
        mends a thorough analysis before proceeding in a decision to explore purchas-                     mend giving franchisors a “test drive” first by experiencing their educa-
        ing a remodeling franchise or dealership.                                                         tional or licensing products. |

      ABC SEAMLESS manufactures                             projects. Franchisees are trained on       al buying power. The BBN offers free        advantages of a franchise store without
      seamless steel siding and gutters.                    marketing and sales, construction and      training, support for all members and       the associated franchise fees. With
      Franchisees get exclusive territories and             business management.                       has a low start-up capital requirement      access to some of the best minds in
      products, ongoing sales training, appli-              www.archadeckfranchise.com                 between $199 to $2,195.                     the window treatment business with
      cator and machine training, marketing                 (800) 722-4668                             www.myblindbiz.com                          training, marketing, advertising and
      support and business planning.                        Circle 77                                  (888) 922-5463                              promotion materials, and operational
      www.abcseamless.com                                                                              Circle 79                                   guidance and support, a Clear Choice
                                                            BCI Acrylic Bath Systems is the largest
      (701) 293-5952                                                                                                                               USA business can be taken to any level
                                                            independent manufacturer of acrylic        CASE HANDYMAN AND
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                                                            bath liners, shower liners and wall sur-   REMODELING SERVICES, LLC is
      For nearly 40 years, ADMIRAL                          rounds. Its New Blue program features      the United States’ largest full-service
                                                                                                                                                   (866) 725-8674
      SUNROOMS has featured qual-                           high-quality products and the latest       residential remodeling company. With
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      ity engineered and built sunrooms.                    technology for start-ups and existing      headquarters in Bethesda, Md., the
      Utilizing the latest technologies,                    businesses looking for new revenue         multiple award-winning organization         The No. 1 franchise in closet systems,
      Admiral’s products offer innovative,                  streams. BCI offers no franchise or        is recognized as one of the country’s       CLOSET FACTORY has franchise
      high-quality construction. Highlights                 royalty fees, comprehensive product        premiere remodeling companies.              opportunities worldwide. By continu-
      of the Admiral Sunrooms’ dealer pro-                  and sales training, and high profit        Through its headquarters and Case           ing to set new standards in client
      gram include: no franchise fees, exten-               margins.                                   franchises in over 180 territories          care, customization and craftsman-
      sive product line, training programs                  www.bciacrylic.com                         around the country, Case continues          ship, Closet Factory has grown to
      and a full range of business support                  (800) 963-8827                             a tradition of industry innovation          become a leading franchise in closet
      systems.                                              Circle 78                                  and superior design and remodeling         
Description: CASE HANDYMAN AND REMODELING SERVICES, LLC is the United States' largest full-service residential remodeling company. With headquarters in Bethesda, Md., the multiple award-winning organization is recognized as one of the country's premiere remodeling companies. Through its headquarters and Case franchises in over 180 territories around the country, Case continues a tradition of industry innovation and superior design and remodeling service.
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