How many DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen franchises are there?
We have 36 franchisees operating nationwide.
How much can I make?
Several DreamMaker franchise owners have made Remodeling magazine’s annual Big50 list of top remodelers nationwide, but performance varies based on the marketplace, skills and work of individual franchisees. We don’t make financial representations about actual earnings, although individual franchisees you interview during your investigation process are typically willing to share their data. What we choose to focus on is margins — the profit per job that our franchisees earn from their work. Low margins, which are common in the remodeling industry, can hinder your ability to hire, grow and prosper — and we focus a lot of energy on helping franchisees maintain strong margins and quality of life.
Why is owning a DreamMaker home remodel franchise better than having my own remodeling firm?
DreamMaker’s buying power and vendor relationships allow you to earn higher margins on materials while remaining price competitive, and our pricing, financial and management systems help you run your business at peak efficiency, holding down costs while speeding your workflow — and that allows you to make more money per job. There are other benefits. Leveraging our GPS Marketing System™ to generate leads and comprehension of our sales system are keys to growth. DreamMaker franchisees enjoy strong training, support and ongoing coaching, as well as a family of remodeling professionals who are willing to share strategies and solutions to help your business thrive. Our systems are ultimately designed to help you grow the business, hire the right people to make your business easier to manage, and achieve success while still having time for your faith, your family, your friends, your community and your hobbies.
Do I need construction experience?
Construction experience helps, but it is not required. You do need to have some basic knowledge of home repair, and be interested in home design, but you can hire skilled carpenters to handle production work. The ability to learn and apply new information is needed. The most important thing is to have a passion for listening to people and helping make their dreams a reality, while offering guidance to help them get the most enjoyment out of their home.
Can I be an absentee owner of a DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Franchise?
Eventually, yes. It is important to be an active owner for the first few years as you grow your business and establish DreamMaker’s systems, but part of our franchise philosophy is having well-defined roles for new employees so that you are able to assign different responsibilities and step into a managerial role. That’s how remodelers who join DreamMaker are able to transition from working 80-hour weeks (where they are contractor, marketer, salesman and accountant) to working normal workweeks, reducing the number of hats they wear and focus in more while overseeing the business more effectively. Eventually, as your staff matures, you can grow the business to have a general manager to oversee day-to-day operations.
How much are royalties?
Royalties for new DreamMaker franchises range from 3% to 7%, depending on gross sales, with higher sales resulting in lower royalties. Royalties for existing remodeling businesses that join the DreamMaker system range from 2% to 3% based on the total revenue being rolled into the system.
Do I have to have a Design Center?
Yes, but not immediately. The Design Center is one of the things that sets DreamMaker apart in the marketplace because it allows potential customers to experience a variety of cabinets, sinks, faucets, tubs, showers and surfaces in actual displays of kitchens, baths and more — and it also demonstrates your permanence in the community. Most franchisees do not start out with a Design Center. It is required to open your Design Center by the end of your third year with us, and the timing is based on when your business has hit a tipping point on its way to accelerating revenue.
Do I have to offer full-service interior remodeling, or can I focus on kitchens and baths?
You can absolutely focus on kitchens and baths! Our name and our marketing materials reflect how important kitchen and bath remodeling is for a successful remodeler, and many of our most successful franchisees have built their businesses by focusing on kitchens and baths. The nice thing about DreamMaker is that, once you are comfortable in your new business and have a great team of carpenters, if a customer asks you to tackle a different remodeling project, you will have the systems in place to do a great job and make a solid margin.
Does DreamMaker help with financing?
DreamMaker may finance up to 70% of the franchise fee for your business, and can also help you secure other financing to start your business.
How can I get a copy of DreamMaker’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?
DreamMaker’s Franchise Disclosure Document is provided to franchise candidates as part of our mutual investigation process. To get started, fill out our request information form.