AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg

AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg

Custom building of single-family homes
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#366 Ranked #409 last year
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Initial investment
$410K - $1.6M
Units as of 2022
43 2.4% over 3 years

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Arthur Rutenberg, the founder of AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg, began constructing sturdy and original home designs in 1953 and started AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg in 1977. It has since grown into a well-known custom-luxury home building franchise. 

Offering customers innovative designs and a custom-tailored buying experience, AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg may be known for its refined materials, craftsmanship, and techniques in more than 30 franchises located across more than nine states.

Why You May Want to Start an AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg Franchise

AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg strives to offer its clients expert advice from local professionals with acute knowledge of the latest market and building practices. Clients can preview high-quality model homes, with the final product being backed by a builder's guarantee. Boasting hundreds of designs ranging from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet, future homeowners can plan alongside designers and builders to customize a perfect house with powerful architectural design technology and transparent pricing.

AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg values cutting-edge home designs, a passion for quality materials and expertise, and a devotion to providing a personalized and pleasant customer experience. If you're looking to get building as a strong leader in collaborative, localized company culture, then you may have knocked on the right door.

What Might Make an AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg Franchise a Good Choice?

Thanks to state-of-the-art design and budgeting software, customers may receive as much hands-on experience as they wish. What's more, franchisees will likely get access to the industry-leading Arthur Rutenberg Information System, which may tie your business together alongside additional advantages such as first-rate business intel, strategy, resources, and proprietary tools.

If you are awarded a franchise, you are backed by comprehensive training and support programs; AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg franchisees come from diverse backgrounds, yet are united by a dedication to luxury home design and building. If you're looking to become the next AR Homes by Arthur Rutneberg franchisee, you will have to sign a term agreement of 10 years and accept the royalty fee.

Though on-the-job training varies, franchisees can expect several dozen hours of classroom training. Meanwhile, AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg offers a suite of ongoing and marketing support, including field operations, security and safety procedures, site selection, ad templates, social media, email marketing, and much more.

How To Open an AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg Franchise

To be part of the AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include royalty fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg franchising team questions. 

Once you've staffed, established local contacts, and opened for business, you may have just laid the foundation for many luxury homes to come.

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Company Overview

About AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg

Services (Other)
Parent Company
AR Franchising Inc.
Jim Rosewater, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1991 (31 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units
43 (as of 2022)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
160 Fountain Pkwy., #250
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
Initial Investment
$410,000 - $1,627,000
Net Worth Requirement
Cash Requirement
Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
Classroom Training
72 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


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Updated: February 8th, 2021