Yesco

At a Glance

Products & Services: Sign and lighting services

Number of Locations: 84

Total Investment: $66.5K - $260K

Founded: 1920

Began Franchising: 2011

About Yesco

Yesco was founded in 1920. Since that time, the company has expanded its sign and lighting operations across the United States and is recognized by its many iconic structures including the Hard Rock Cafe guitar and the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. In 2011, Yesco began to offer its service model as a franchise to both entrepreneurs and existing sign business owners. Yesco franchises focus on the service and maintenance of business lighting and signage, using the company's proprietary business management software.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 32 5 0 47
2013 25 4 0 47
2012 16 1 0 37
2011 1 0 0 24
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Midwest, Northeast, South, Southeast.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $66,500 - $260,000
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 60% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks+. At franchisee's location: multiple times annually. Ongoing coaching by phone
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #345 (2014),
Top New: #26 (2015), #23 (2014),

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