Ownership Matters: What It Takes
Why Border Magic
First and foremost, it saves time and money.
Owning a Border Magic franchise gives the franchisee multiple options to offer customers their choice of curbing, edging or walkway designs. You can provide everything from cobblestone, flagstone, double brick and more to enhance your client’s property. In addition, the exclusive color palette available to customers will bring a smile and excitement to the most discerning customer, as they work with you to upgrade their property with beautiful Border Magic concrete .edging and walkways.
Border Magic is a simple system with low entry cost and minimal inventory requirements. In addition, the flexibility of our franchise system allows you to transition from your job into business ownership gradually; no need to rent a storefront, grow as your business takes root. You also need minimal employees for Border Magic (2 – 3) and no employees for the Border Magic system which can be one of the biggest headaches for startups today.
The benefit with Border Magic in regards to the industry is our ability to offer custom products. Border Magic provides durable continuous concrete landscape edging, walkways, and decorative stepping stones that have the look and feel of real brick or stone for homeowners and businesses alike. Border Magic can install curbs in new and existing cart paths and parking lots. We use a smaller version of the same machines that extrude continuous lengths of concrete barriers along streets and highways. No waiting for forms to be set up or torn down means that you can call in your asphalt crew sooner during new construction projects thus avoiding costly weather related delays. We use the latest technology in epoxies that ensures the curb will stay in place for years to come. We have many common sizes available including the ability to customize any size and color to appease any architectural specifications.
Border Magic has over 98% customer referral rating as a result of past customers recommending Border Magic to their friends and family. Plus, as a Border Magic franchisee, you will be able to offer your clients a 10-year limited warranty, which covers structural integrity, cracking, fading and peeling. This warranty surpasses others that are provided by similar companies. The warranty program is also a great way to get back in front of your customers for additional revenue such as required reseal maintenance, add on work and more.
The initial investment in a Border Magic franchise package is $88,500. This includes training, all equipment needed; Border Magic production trailer sod cutter, mixer, sales and marketing assistance, ongoing business guidance operations, and graphic design and marketing.
The monthly franchise royalty fee is a flat fee which makes payment easy to process. Most franchise businesses pay a percentage of gross sales which can impede the process of payment.
The monthly royalty fee for Border Magic is structured as follows:
- $395/month for the first year;
- $495/month for the remaining 9 years (10 year terms)
Border Magic offers special incentives for veterans which include:
- $2,500 off the initial franchise investment fee;
If you decide to own multiple franchises, incentives include:
- $5,000 off the initial franchise investment fee;
- 25% off the monthly fee (ongoing).
“ The more people who see these jobs the more calls I get from prospective customers.” – Chad Hames, Border Magic and & Boulder Designs by Hames Enterprises, Iowa
“I don’t feel like I’m selling something–I feel like I’m explaining something, which always opens up a conversation that turns a customer into a friend.” — Lisa Ritchie, Border Magic of Northwest Indiana
“…Ray Ritchie and his team go the extra mile to make the homeowner (happy) and the product achieve a great look with style. I would recommend this product to anyone who would love to have a NO maintenance border with STYLE…” – Glenn and Robin Miller, Munster, IN
“Jamie did a very good job and was exceptionally careful with our property. A good representative of your company.” – Maxine and Bob S., Oak Ridge, TN
“We are very happy with the overall experience with your product salesmen and installers. We are very happy with the look of the final product” – David C., Davenport, IA
Meet The Team
Operations Manager / Development
Franchise Support Manager
Melanie “Del” Nettles
Marketing And Training Support
Border Magic is committed to training their franchisees to run and operate their business. Our Training program includes:
- The Border Magic Sales System: this includes generating leads, increasing project size, and giving effective presentations to customers, to name a few of the topics covered.
- The Border Magic Production System: this training is very intensive and thorough. Rigorous training will prepare the franchisee to operate their business efficiently.
- The Border Magic Growth System: This part of our training is essential for our franchisee. This section of the training includes expanding customer relations, co-op advertising and ongoing management process and guidance.
Our franchise administration personnel is a key component to your Border Magic operation. We have ongoing administration guidance to support your franchise. This includes items such as assisting with annual marketing reports, recording and compiling customer satisfaction surveys, and office requirements to name a few. The corporate office also assist you with your operations which is critical to maximize success for our Border Magic owners. From lead distribution, newsletters, to recording and retaining all leads and communication with your customers, Border Magic is committed to helping our business owners succeed.
Next Steps to Begin the Franchise Process
Great question! We are so glad you asked! Here are the six steps to owning a Border Magic franchise:
- Request more information.
- Getting to know you and determining if we are a good fit.
- Receive more information.
- Receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
- Travel to Waco to company headquarters for Discovery Day
- Execute documents and commence operation.
BORDER MAGIC + BOULDER DESIGNS
The Border Magic franchise business gives you the opportunity to design and sell decorative concrete borders to customers from many sectors. Your customer base includes residential, commercial businesses, farms and ranches, high schools, non-profits, golf courses, and memorials just to name a few. Contact the Border Magic team to learn more about activating your franchisee!