Foliage Design Systems

At a Glance

Products & Services: Interior plant sales, leasing and maintenance

Number of Locations: 24

Total Investment: $44.4K - $64.4K

Founded: 1971

Began Franchising: 1980

About Foliage Design Systems

Founded by John S. Hagood and John Blaser in 1971, Foliage Design Systems (FDS) provides interior plant products and services nationwide. Based in Orlando, Florida, FDS started franchising in 1980. The company ensures professional care with uniformed staff, all of whom are trained in horticultural services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 21 0 0 3
2013 29 0 0 3
2012 29 0 0 3
2011 30 0 0 3
2010 31 0 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $44,400 - $64,400
Franchise Fee: $20,000 - $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 4-5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $33,950 - $124,600
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 8-10 days. At franchisee's location: 3 days.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Leads, marketing materials

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