“The Success of our Franchisees is our Highest Priority”
Is this your idea of the perfect franchise opportunity?
- A solid, 50+ year track record
- A well-known, respected brand name
- A proven operating system
- A creative environment
- Target customer is virtually every adult in the country
- Doesn’t deal in perishables, doesn’t have a high risk factor
- Doesn’t require a large staff
- You’ll spend every day working on interesting new projects with people who’ve come to you for help in beautifying their homes and office.
If all these advantages appeal to you, as they have to a lot of other people, you’ll also be happy to hear that our stores will put you right in the middle of the exciting art and custom framing industry. In fact, our parent company, Franchise Concepts, Inc., is one of the world’s largest, most successful franchisors of art and custom framing retail stores. FCI owns two large national framing franchises in the U. S. – The Great Frame Up® and Deck The Walls® – and the only one in Canada – Framing & Art Centre®.
10 more reasons why our stores are a great business opportunity
1. Low startup and low inventory costs
If you’ve looked at other types of franchises, you know the startup costs can be astronomical. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at our reasonable costs. Franchisees have told us this gave them an important comfort zone when they joined our franchise system, and it also enabled them to quickly expand.
2. The combined buying power of FCI’s system of stores
With our parent company’s dominant industry position, we’ve been able to negotiate major discounts, not only with leading publishers, distributors and suppliers, but also with credit card providers, insurance companies, advertising options and more––discounts that will give your business a serious advantage over every other competitor.
3. Assistance with site selection, lease negotiation and custom buildout
Our experienced startup team will work with you right from the beginning. We’ll help evaluate potential sites, help negotiate the best possible lease, and work with you during the entire construction process. We know what it takes to make a store work, and we’ll make sure yours gets off on the right foot, right from the beginning.
4. Comprehensive training programs
Our franchisees come from a variety of different backgrounds. Some were experienced business people who recognized the potential of our concept, but had no framing experience. Others were experienced framers who had no idea how to run a successful business. Today, thanks to our intensive training program, which includes a thorough introduction to our state-of-the-art computer systems, our experienced business people have become expert framers, and our framers know exactly how to run an efficient business.
5. Financing assistance
At your request, we’ll be happy to connect you with third party financing sources that are familiar with our programs.
6. Prime locations still available
Chances are, you’ll find an excellent location in a shopping center near where you live. Or if you prefer, you can use this as an opportunity to relocate to just about any other area of the country you’d like.
7. Professionally prepared, proven marketing and merchandising programs
The National Marketing Fund was established to provide you with a full range of professionally produced marketing and merchandising materials––the kind you couldn’t afford as an independent business owner. Some of these programs include our proprietary web based marketing system and direct mail programs, our yearlong series of in-store merchandising programs, a link to your store’s individual customizable website, in-store window and point of sale signage and displays, as well as other National advertising discounts. Plus, our “Best Seller Lists” will give you an ongoing, industry-wide view of what’s hot and what’s not.
8. Ongoing support programs
As our Mission Statement says, “The success of our franchisees is our highest priority.” We have dedicated professionals working full-time for you in our Franchise Support Center in St. Peters, MO, and trained field support Regional Sales Managers as well.
9. Excellent networking and educational opportunities
To help you stay current on all aspects of the industry we conduct an annual gathering for our franchisees in conjunction with North America’s largest industry trade show. This allows franchisees an opportunity to network while taking advantage of exceptional educational opportunities.
10. Personal satisfaction
Running a business isn’t always a matter of dollars and cents. A great many people own successful businesses that give them no personal pleasure whatsoever. Owning one our stores is different. Here, you’re dealing with happy customers who come in by choice, who have interesting projects for you, and who are depending on you to help beautify their homes and offices. You’re taking artwork or family heirlooms they genuinely treasure, and turning them into pieces they can display with pride. This makes it fun for both you and your customers.
We have new development opportunities in many areas as we continue our national expansion. We also have a limited number of existing locations available from time to time. To gain an appreciation of where we are currently located, visit any one of our brand sites – The Great Frame Up, Deck The Walls and the Framing & Art Centre to view all of our current franchises, or enter your zip or postal code on the page to find a franchise near you!
If you are interested in current new market or resale opportunities, we encourage you to contact us as we are interested in expanding most markets across the country.
If you would like further information about a specific brand’s business opportunity, you may contact Dave Dahl at (800) 543-3325.
This web site and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. The communications on this web site are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states unless we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law. The information on this site is applicable to franchise sales within the United States only.