The Dominant Leader in Owner-Builder Services
UBuildIt is the first franchise company to offer national Construction
Consulting services to the owner-builder segment. Recognizing a need by
consumers for help and guidance on their self-managed building projects,
UBuildIt was formed to offer solutions. Since 1988 we have helped thousands of
families realize their housing dreams by consulting on the construction of their
new home or significant remodel project. Entrepreneur Magazine ranked UBuildIt
as a top Franchise 500 - 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
What's an Owner-Builder?
This person is a "do-it-yourselfer". They want to control and be involved in
their project, they may own land, and they have a strong desire to realize the
home of their dreams. This is the person that cares the most about the
- It can be a risky venture to attempt a large construction project on their
own. Some try and quickly get in over their head. But when they have the
professional guidance of a UBuildIt Construction Consultant, the fear and risk
lessen, they save money, and the project can be an enjoyable realization of a
- The UBuildIt client is no longer just an "owner-builder". They maintain
control, make the decisions, and enjoy the results without the headaches and
risk of going it alone.
The Opportunity UBuildIt offers Franchise Partners the opportunity to
take advantage of their business skills in sales, marketing and consulting
without the headaches, liability and risks of being a builder. Construction
Consulting is less involved than being a custom builder or even a project
manager. This is a great time to join us in this growing market segment.
What Are We Looking For?
- We want the successful entrepreneur or business manager looking for a
business to grow and operate.
- We want the successful builder looking to utilize their experience and
knowledge to transition out of hands-on daily involvement in the construction
process. Someone who wants to offer a unique service and become their clients
- Franchising is based on a solid system. Strong candidates understand this
and are willing to follow a proven program. There is comfort and support when
operating a business inside of a quality franchise network.
UBuildIt has a strong, proven business model that just happens to be
construction consulting. The franchise owner does NOT need a construction
background. We do require that the UBuildIt Construction Consultant have
residential construction management experience, and current relationships with
local, quality subcontractors.
What We Do
UBuildIt Franchise Partners offer a comprehensive system to assist an
owner-builder to complete their self-managed construction project. There is a
definite do-it-yourself trend in this country, with more people expressing a
desire to have control and involvement in their new construction or major
remodel project, while saving money in the process. That means the market for
UBuildIt services is rapidly expanding. Imagine the mistakes made and the
dollars lost by not having the available counsel of a construction expert when
trying to self-manage a project. UBuildIt provides the service, manuals and
software, the professional guidance and local subcontractors that satisfy the
needs of the owner-builder. We want more quality UBuildIt Franchise Partners to
offer this unique service in local markets across the United States.
A Partnering Relationship
Our franchising system is based on the premise that we as a company can only be
successful if our Franchise Partners are successful first. We believe in a
partnering relationship with our franchisees, our preferred vendors and
suppliers, and our clients. Success for UBuildIt, both corporately and for each
of our franchisees, flows from the success of our strategic business
Where Are We Growing?
We want offices that will reach clients where there is building activity, and we
want remodel offices in areas with an aging housing stock. Look at the research
and you'll see our potential. It's a huge untapped market of over $65 billion in
owner-builder projects. That's tremendous. Contact us to qualify and to
determine the availability in your area.
As of February 2006 - 113 UBuildIt Locations
Began 1988, Franchising Since 1998
Total Capital Investment: $125,000 - $250,000
Franchise Fee: $29,500
Start-Up Financing: Third Party
Training and Support:
2 weeks Sales/Marketing/Consultant Training
Ongoing Support, Field Training, Operating Systems
Advertising Services and Media Mix Management
Collateral Materials (Manuals, Proprietary Software, brochures, forms, and more)