Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to question what they truly want out of their job and life. For many, the answer boils down to freedom — the freedom to choose when they work, where they work, and how they work.
We’ve also seen a revival in people who don’t just want a job, but a career they’re passionate about. These are just a few of the reasons why so many people are looking towards franchises to fulfill all their needs.
Achieve Your Goals of Business Ownership in the New Year
In July 2020, several months into the pandemic, the number of applications for starting a business reached an all-time high of 551,657 — an increase of 95 percent when compared to July 2019.
Our Brands are Expanding Rapidly
In 2020 and 2021, Archadeck, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, and Conserva Irrigation each posted the strongest growth years in their 40+, 20+, and 5+ year histories, respectively.
When compared to 2019, Archadeck sales were up 36 percent, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives sales increased 25 percent, and Conserva Irrigation sales were up 32 percent.
Archadeck was recently included on the Franchise Times Top 400 and enjoyed a 36 percent sales growth to $74 million in 2020.
“We saw increasingly strong consumer demand for outdoor living spaces, which we design and build at Archadeck, as consumers spent more time at home riding out COVID and put an emphasis on home maintenance and improvement,” said Chris Grandpre, CEO of Archadeck’s parent company Outdoor Living Brands, Inc..
In just three years, Conserva Irrigation achieved an incredible milestone within the franchise world — opening its 100th location. In 2020, Conserva partnered with Franchise FastLane to increase and expand its presence across the country.
In the first half of 2020, Conserva added 14 new territories to the system and debuted in four new states. In June and July of the same year, Conserva Irrigation saw its highest sales months since the brand's inception.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
In 2021, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives also celebrated the opening of its 100th territory. With only about 18 percent of American’s 4,000 franchise systems reaching 100 units or territories, this is an incredible accomplishment for the brand and Outdoor Living Brands, Inc. as a whole.
Why Choose Outdoor Living Brands, Inc.
Our brands have enjoyed such substantial growth over the years, that LYNX Franchising, one of the leading franchisors in the commercial and residential service franchise industry, recently invested in Outdoor Living Brands, Inc..
“We are thrilled to invest in Outdoor Living Brands, Inc., as it is a leading franchise company with an excellent track record investing in successful residential services businesses,” said LYNX Franchising CEO Russ Reynolds.
Consumer Demand for Outdoor Living is at an All-Time High
COVID-19 affected nearly every aspect of homeowners’ lives these past few years. Most notably, we saw a shift in how homeowners spend their time and therefore money. With more people avoiding travel and staying at home for long periods of time, consumers began investing more money into not just their home, but their outdoor living space.
As more people prioritize meaningful outdoor living areas, the demand for services provided by our brands is only expected to grow.
Work in an Industry You’re Passionate About
Entrepreneurs aren’t just interested in collecting a paycheck at the end of the day — they want to work in a field they’re passionate about and build a business that’s all their own.
When asked what his favorite aspect of the job is, Ellie and Juan Lamonaca, owners of Conserva Irrigation of Fort Lauderdale said, “...it’s very special when you’re in a business where you’re also doing something to create a change for our environment. Being able to do things that will help sustain our environment longer is our favorite part.”
Outdoor Living Brands, Inc. is the market-leading franchisor of premium residential and commercial outdoor living services with multiple established national brands — Archadeck, Conserva Irrigation, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. Get started with us today!