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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #438 last year
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Initial investment
$44K - $64K
Units as of 2020
28 6.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Foliage Design Systems

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
1971
Parent Company
Foliage Design Systems Franchise Co.
Leadership
David Liu, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1980 (41 years)
# of employees at HQ
25
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
28 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook
Corporate Address
7048 Narcoossee Rd.
Orlando, FL 32822

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Foliage Design Systems 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
$20,000
Initial Investment
$44,400 - $64,400
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$33,950 - $124,600
Royalty Fee
6%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
Foliage Design Systems has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, 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
6-32 hours
Classroom Training
51-72 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
5
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #69

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Updated: February 8th, 2021