Should I Invest in a Home Improvement Franchise or Start One From the Floor Up?

There are many benefits to owning your own business and being your own boss. If you’re interested in the freedom and flexibility that being a business owner can offer, you may wonder what steps you need to take to pursue your career goals.

Here at Footprints Floors, we know a lot about the time, effort, and dedication it takes to not only start a business, but also make it succeed. Our Founder, Bryan Park, worked for a professional flooring company upon his return from serving in the United States Air Force and, in 2008, made the decision to launch Footprints Floors, a professional flooring installation business that specializes in everything from small repairs to large refinishing and installation projects.  

Over the years, as word spread and business grew, Bryan recognized that it was time to create a framework for a Footprints Floors franchise model. The goal was to expand the brand nationally, of course, but there was another reason behind this decision: Bryan wanted to give people an opportunity to invest in this fast-growing franchise that operates so much differently than its big-box competitors. 

If you want to open a business within the home improvement industry, you can certainly follow in our Founder’s footsteps and start your own. Just be aware that there’s a lot of legwork involved, plus numerous logistics you’ll have to consider. Another option—the one we recommend—is to consider investing in a franchise! 

Flooring Franchise Owner Jeff Barnwell shows off his territory on our map

33.2.The Benefits of Investing in a Footprints Floors Franchise

1. Our Brand—and Reputation—Is Well-Established:

When you invest in a franchise, you can rest easy knowing that the brand under which you operate has already been established. In the case of Footprints Floors, our brand comes with a stellar reputation, which means that new and existing customers who want to give you their business will know that they will be given unbeatable prices, not to mention an incredible customer service experience.

2. No Background Experience Necessary:

Our Franchise Owners represent a wide array of professional backgrounds and have varying levels of experience when it comes to owning and operating a business. What they all had in common when they initially approached us was a desire to own their own business and make a better life for themselves and their families. 

3. You Don’t Need to Start From Scratch:

Starting your own home improvement business “from the floor up” can be as exciting as it is intimidating. In fact, starting a brand-new business within any industry is comparable to building a bicycle from scratch. You have to go out and source all the components. Then, you have to learn how to build the bicycle and, once it’s finished, figure out how to sell it. Investing in a franchise is more like this: we supply all the parts and tools you need, and then we give you access to a knowledgeable, experienced team to help you correctly build the bike and then sell it. In other words, a franchise model is designed to set you up for success straight out of the gate. 

4. Our Team Is Your Team:

Another benefit to opening a franchise with Footprints Floors? We give you unlimited access to all the tools and resources you need to excel in this industry. That’s right—our customer support agents are your customer support agents. Our marketing team is your marketing team. Our corporate call center handles lead generation, appointment scheduling, and customer service queries, which helps you achieve the flexible, healthy work-life balance you desire—and deserve! Our marketing team will do everything they can to spread the word about your franchise location and the installation services that Footprints Floors offers.

5. When You Become a Franchise Owner, You Become Part of Our Family:

Bryan and our entire team at Footprints Floors are here for you—always. We’ll offer you the training you need and the ongoing support you’d expect. We want you to succeed because your success is our success. 

Some potential Franchise Owners approach us because they’re seeking a career change. Others have experience in the home improvement industry and join us because they’re excited about the endless potential and possibilities of owning a Footprints Floors franchise. Our company, after all, was ranked among Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500® and also ranked as a Top Low-Cost Franchise 2022 and a Fastest-Growing Franchise 2022. We are passionate about our work and committed to building long-lasting relationships with our customers.

Our simple and effective franchise model is unique in that it allows you to start an independent business that gives you incredible financial and personal freedom. You don’t need to install floors, answer customer calls, or generate new leads. Instead, your primary responsibility is to focus on growing the business. 

Suppose you’re interested in opening a franchise. In that case, we’d be glad to provide more information, answer your questions, discuss the territories available, and help you determine if this is an investment you’d like to make. We seek candidates who take pride in assisting customers, are skilled at multitasking and problem-solving; and excel at communicating clearly and effectively.

Interested individuals are asked to complete what we call a “mutual discovery process”—a four to six-week process that enables us to learn more about you while you learn more about us. The process aims to encourage you to make an informed, confident decision when opening a Footprints Floors franchise. If you decide to move forward, you’ll soon be on your way to joining the Footprints Floors family. 

For more information about owning a Footprints Floors franchise, please visit www.footprintsfranchise.com. We indeed do our work at the ground level, but when it comes to opening a franchise with us, the sky’s the limit!