Archadeck is the world's oldest and largest designer and builder of custom decks, screened porches, open porches, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and other outdoor living spaces. Archadeck has completed over $0.5 billion in projects for over 75,000 clients since 1980.

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Archadeck Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


About Us

Relax. Enjoy. The great outdoors can now become your creative and business playground. And that's just for starters.

Trying to figure out what's next in your life? Wanting to fulfill your personal, business, family and financial goals in a way that will add joy and satisfaction to your life?

We should talk. We're Archadeck Outdoor Living.

Founded in 1980 our outdoor franchise has been providing its clients with the backyards of their dreams for more than 30 years. There are many reasons why our franchisees decided to invest in an Archadeck Outdoor Living franchise to pursue their personal and business goals and we are pleased to have received the World-Class Franchise designation based on their feedback.

Company Details

Established: 1980

First Franchised: 1985

Franchised Units: 100

Franchisees: 61

Projected New Units - 2024: 13

Availability in Canada: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Archadeck

Financial Assistance Provided: Lending is typically offered through a third-party provider.  
Site Selection Assistance: N/A (home based)
Lease Negotiation Assistance: N/A (home based)
Co-operative Advertising: Yes (also have co-marketing opportunities with other Outdoor Living Brands franchise concepts)


New franchisees attend our three week classroom and field training program at our Richmond, Virginia, Training Center. Training is led by our COO, but includes participation from most of the senior leadership team. Training is provided in all aspects of the business including (1) marketing and advertising; (2) sales methodology; (3) project design; (4) technology - SoftPlan (CAD-based design software), Business Manager (proprietary pricing software), and QuickBooks; (5) business and office administration systems; (6) construction basics; and (7) production management. In addition, up to a week of field training is provided in the first year at franchisee's location. Lastly, regular weekly call with leadership to provide franchisees with ongoing training for themselves and/or new employees.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Archadeck Franchise.

What does a Archadeck Franchise Cost?

Archadeck franchise fees for 2024:


Cash Investment: $50k+
Total Investment: $120,400 - $139,300
Minimum Net Worth: $200k+
Franchise Fee: $59.5k
Discounts: VetFran (15%), or $7,425 off. VetFran IFF = $42,075

Royalty: 6.5% of gross sales with a sliding scale
Ad: 1.5% national advertising royalty of gross sales
Average # of Employees: 1 to 3
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: Yes. Item 19 available in FDD


International Opportunities: We are primarily focused on North America and Canada.

Is Archadeck a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Archadeck is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Archadeck a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Archadeck is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Archadeck Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Archadeck franchisees make. Archadeck offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Archadeck a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Archadeck is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Archadeck Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Archadeck franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Archadeck Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Archadeck franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Archadeck Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Archadeck franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Archadeck Looking for International franchisees?

No. Archadeck franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Archadeck's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Repair & Restoration, Home Services, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Archadeck Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Archadeck franchises for sale. We may have Archadeck franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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