Border Magic/Boulder Designs

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Concrete landscape edging, walkways, stepping stones, custom boulder signage

Number of Locations: 94

Total Investment: $55.96K - $129.8K

Founded: 1987

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.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 93 0 0 1
2014 93 0 0 1
2013 87 0 0 1
2012 85 0 0 0
2011 80 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $55,965 - $129,800
Franchise Fee: $20,000 - $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $195-$400/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee (Border Magic); 25% off franchisee fee & royalty fee (Boulder Designs)
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Franchise can be run from home. 15% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 4 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®: #323 (2015), #339 (2014), #490 (2013), #261 (2011),
Top Homebased/Mobile: #87 (2015), #95 (2014), #79 (2011),

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