What does a Harding’s® Franchise cost?

A major benefit of investing in a franchise is getting the acumen of the entire franchise family. You get to receive the benefit of skipping passed mistakes made by previous business owners and get right to business. A Harding’s Franchise Partner is part of the #DitchtheDiY revolution family. It’s a support network like none other.

Harding’s works with you to achieve the lowest possible opening cost. After all,  it is about making you profitable, there is no need to bloat your opening costs on unnecessary capital costs. We get you where you need to be efficiently, so you can start making money as soon as possible.

Start Up Costs and Franchise Investment

NOTE: These are estimated costs for an individual only, Harding’s Services Inc. cannot guarantee the exact costs of opening each individual painting and or handyman franchise. Multiple franchises purchased together will vary in cost. Estimates are compiled using previous Harding’s licenses or franchises. Your franchise may vary based on, the present-day economy and various other factors beyond Harding’s Services Inc. control.

Ongoing costs to consider with your franchise…

Administration Costs

There are few banking fees to consider. HSI accepts all payments on behalf of the franchise partners, therefore HSI recovers these bank fees from the franchise partners. These include credit card fees and transfer fees to accept and process Electronic Fund Transfers (“EFT”). Ask us for details.

Software

HSI utilizes third party software systems to integrate our lead funnel directly into the estimating and CRM funnels. Software charges range from $50CAD to $200 CAD per month depending on the number of users in your system.

Franchise Royalties

The Hardings system is unique compared to other franchise systems and utilizes a flat franchise royalty fee of 12% of gross sales. Royalties are calculated and paid weekly. All payments received by HSI are paid out to the franchise partners every Wednesday* at the difference of the total of gross sales collected less the franchise royalties. All payment made to the franchise partners are directly by EFT to their financial institution.

Marketing

There are various local market initiatives that are encouraged, such as; local signage, door knockers, bus benches, vehicle decals. To name a few. Ask for details..

Vehicle Insurance

You will be using a vehicle with HSI graphics and will require the proper insurance through your company with HSI listed as an additionally insured party.

Cellular Connectivity

A cellular telephone is a necessity in this business to be able to connect with clients quickly and efficiently. We also suggest a data plan that is sufficient to either include tethering for a laptop or tablet in order to do real-time estimates with your clients

NOTE: These are estimated costs for an individual only, Harding’s Services Inc. cannot guarantee the exact costs of operating each individual painting and or handyman franchise. Estimates are compiled using previous Harding’s licenses or franchises operations. Your franchise may vary based on, the present-day economy and various other factors beyond Harding’s Services Inc. control.

*Subject to change based on market conditions. Regardless, payments are made weekly but may be changed to adjust for such things as holidays and/or month end dates.

So What Do You Get From Your Investment

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MARKETING

Our marketing program is proven with core competencies in social, digital and traditional marketing methods that put Harding’s ahead of the competition. At the time of publishing this website, we have the 2nd most Google Reviews in Canada for a Painting company. We take pride in marketing our company; making it a recognized and trusted brand in both Painting and Handyman services.

HUMAN CAPITAL

Our proven system and branding has afforded us access to the best talent. We’ve built a culture that has painter’s and handyman wanting to work here over our competitors. We provide you with the toolkit to train, hire and establish yourself as the same within your territory.

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LEAD FUNNELS

Our lead system is coupled with our marketing system to ensure that your sales leads and client data are directed right into your estimating software. Leaving you with time to close a lead instead of chasing one. Our follow up campaigns are automatic and generate loyal and repeat clients time and time again.

TRAINING & SUPPORT

Our ownership group has a combined 85 years of experience to establish a training program geared toward your success. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our franchise partners educating them at every step through their journey. We are your private business coaches.

INSURANCE

Harding’s operates in a unique way that is not seen in franchising. Although we recommend basic insurance to protect your company and its assets, Harding’s includes its franchise partners within it’s General Liability Insurance and your sub-contractors. So we are all protected under the Harding’s name for work completed as a Harding’s partner.