Border Magic Boulder Designs Franchise

Last Updated on July 22, 2012 by DeanR

Border Magic Boulder Designs Franchise

Border Magic or Boulder Designs is a franchise for continuous concrete edging for commercial and residential yard enhancement.

It was founded in 1987 and started franchising in 2003. They specialize in decorative landscape edging. They have the ability to compliment a landscape that has already been existing and they make it a point that they reduce the time the owner takes to maintain it. They use non-invasive materials to which makes it easier to install and takes only a day. This is why they have been featured at a famous ABC show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” which is known for completing a whole house in just seven days. In terms of design and sizes, they have grown the choices over the years. They now have 25 different sized styles, 23 colors, and 15 different patterns.

What kind of products do they offer to install?

Some of what they have for edging textures are single brick, double brick, basketweave, soldier course, slate, brick running bond, cobblestone, paver brick, field stone, flagstone, and cobble brick. They also have a wide range of premium base colors such as brick red, baja red, nutmeg, sahara, rustique, oyster, onyx, smoke, apple red, brick, old gold, pecan, Sedona, cedar, rustic brown, ginger, drift wood, cocoa, bark, lava, willow green, and green slate. After installation, these are covered with protective sealers that keep the integrity of the colors for many years. For shades and sheens, they have bedrock (natural grout), flagstone (brown grout), cobblestone (natural grout), soldier course (natural grout), cobble brick (black grout), spaced offset brick (black grout), basket weave (black grout), double brick (black grout), single brick (black grout), special L-brick (black grout), triple brick (nine inch only), and spaced H-brick (black grout).

If you still don’t find what fits your design from these choices, the local franchise may have their own signature patterns as well.  Another product that they have is the Edge Lite which is used to light the edging of concrete landscapes.

Costs and requirements on running a Border Magic Boulder Design franchise

You need to have a net worth of $250,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $50,000. Expect to be investing about $49,000 to $98,800. The Border Magic Boulder Designs Franchise fee is $20,000 to $35,000 with an on-going royalty fee of $175 to $400 per month. This is for a renewable five year term agreement. This franchise can be run from home. You will need about one to three employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership and absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be three days training at the headquarters and on-going trainings as needed. You will be required to attend an annual training seminar which keeps the standards of all franchises at the same high quality level set by the company. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone line. You will be given access to the internet and purchasing cooperatives. You will also be attending meetings and expecting occasional field evaluations to check on your progress. For marketing support, there will be co-op advertising, ad slicks, regional advertising, and national media.

Border Magic Boulder Designs Contact Details:

You may reach them at:

Address: 1503 Country Rd. 2700 N. Rantoul, Illinois 61866

Phone: (217)892-2954

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