Archadeck is a franchise on a company building decks. It was founded in 1980 in Richmond, Virginia. They started franchising in 1985.
They initially built only decks. They now custom build sunrooms, screened porches, and gazebos as well. They have now completed more than 75,000 projects on outdoor living. They have also trained, certified, and licensed people and practices in every applicable area. A private professional forum has been placed for Archadeck builders to communicate and help each other to always be ahead of other builders. Relationships have been established with material vendors. They have also been featured in HGTV and been on the cover of eight national magazines.
Who do they have partnerships with?
They wanted to make sure that they use the best materials and that is why they formed the Preferred Suppliers group which is a chosen few who are experts in outdoor living. For metal railing, they have Fortress Iron. For Composite and Synthetic Decking and Railing, they have AZEK and TimberTech. For Cable Railing, they have Feeney Cable Rail. For Connectors and Fasteners, they have Grabber.
What are the seven keys that they follow in making sure that they produce a great project?
First is the function. They need to determine how you want to use your outdoor space. Second is the aesthetic. They will help you decide on what design would fit your home and the design that you want to achieve. Third is the choice of material. They will need to know what kind of materials would be able to withstand the weather in your home and how willing you are to maintain the space. Fourth is detailing the written contract to set the right expectations. Fifth is making sure that proper insurances are set. Sixth is knowing the construction methods that will be used. And seventh is discussing the costs.
What type of projects have they completed so far?
For decks, they have done composite and vinyl, wood decks, hardwood decks, pressure treated decks, pool and spa decks, and IPE decks. They have also done patios, hardscapes and outdoor rooms such as sunrooms. For porches, they have done covered porches, screened porches, front porches, and porticos. For outdoor living, they have done outdoor kitchens and docks. They have also done shades such as gazebos, pergolas and trellises, and awnings.
Costs and requirements on running an Archadeck franchise
You need to have a net worth of $150,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $65,000 to $110,000. Expect to be investing about $91,000 to $143,000. The Archadeck franchise fee is $39,500 to $49,500 with an on-going royalty fee of 3.5% to 5.5%. This is for a renewable five year term agreement. This business can be run from home and you will need only one employee to run one location.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be 20 days training at the Archadeck headquarters and nine days training at your location. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone line. You will be attending meetings and expect occasional field evaluations. You will also be given access to the internet. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks and national media.
Archadeck Contact Details:
Address: 2924 Emerywood Pkwy., #101 Richmond, Virginia 23294
Phone: (800)789-3325 or (804)353-6999