Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Arthur Rutenberg Homes, the nation's premier franchisor of luxury custom home builders, is expanding its network of partners throughout the Southeast and Midwest. In the last twenty years, Arthur Rutenberg franchises have built over 10,000 dream homes across the United States in the best areas of the country.

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Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Arthur Rutenberg Homes Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Why a Franchise?
Custom homes account for a quarter of the United States' single-family market and more than 40 percent in some regions. These residences earn many builders a premium, not just in pricing and margin, but also prestige. With more than three decades in the business, few companies know this better than Arthur Rutenberg Homes. That's why custom builders looking to achieve a new level of growth turn to our proven franchise program.
Be in business for yourself, not by yourself
Companies serving custom home buyers tend to be small. According to Census research, less than 2 percent of custom builders generate more than $10 million in annual revenue. Many of these businesses have limited resources. As a result, private home builders with the tools and market reach of a larger organization enjoy a substantial competitive advantage over their peers.
An Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise combines the experience, passion and local market knowledge of independent builders with the business systems, architectural talent and proven marketing strategies behind one of the country's most respected brands. These tools open the potential for growth well beyond what many entrepreneurs could realize on their own.


Why it Works
 People want great, functional design that they can see, experience and modify, and our model homes deliver that design. Potential buyers who step inside one of our models experience first-hand the elegance, drama, functionality and craftsmanship that underlie Arthur Rutenberg Homes' reputation for quality. Each is professionally furnished and staffed with a highly trained Sales Team knowledgeable of our collection of the industry's best plans. These assets, coupled with our ability to customize and price homes in just 72 hours, can take franchise owners to a level well beyond that of their custom builder competitors. With more than 20,000 homes sold to date, our sales process focuses on the things buyers value most - design, personalization, rapid pricing and service.

Who we reach
Our expansive Design Collection and model home network cater to discerning buyers, whether families, empty nesters, retirees or single professionals who desire an unmatched custom home value. The buyers we reach also include Baby Boomers, who represent a fourth of the U.S. population and are nearing their peak years for a second home purchase or retirement. In addition to our Personalized Floorplan Process, Arthur Rutenberg Homes offers the flexibility to build on a wide range of property that includes customer-owned lots, infill or in-town sites, and master-planned communities of all sizes. In fact, community developers welcome our model homes and are typically eager to work with our well-respected franchises. Few competing builders can present such a diverse range of choices to potential buyers.

Who makes a good fit
Growing Builders: You're already in business and eager to take your existing custom home building company to the next level. Talk to one of our Group Vice Presidents to find out if an Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise can build on your success. Entrepreneurial Executives: Your knowledge and career ambition have earned big returns for companies in the home building industry. Now you're ready to earn big returns for yourself.

Company Details

Established: 1953
First Unit Franchised: 1978
Franchised Units: 45
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training: On-site training in the first year, free classroom training in our corporate offices after that

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Arthur Rutenberg Homes Franchise.

What does a Arthur Rutenberg Homes Franchise Cost?

Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $250,000
Total Investment: $250,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Royalty: 4.25%
Ad: 0%
Average Number of Employees: 5
Item 19: No
SBA Approved: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Is Arthur Rutenberg Homes a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Arthur Rutenberg Homes 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 Arthur Rutenberg Homes a Home Based franchise?

No. Arthur Rutenberg Homes is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Arthur Rutenberg Homes Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Arthur Rutenberg Homes does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Arthur Rutenberg Homes a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Arthur Rutenberg Homes is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Arthur Rutenberg Homes Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Arthur Rutenberg Homes Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Arthur Rutenberg Homes Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Arthur Rutenberg Homes Looking for International franchisees?

No. Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Arthur Rutenberg Homes'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

Home Services, Real Estate, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Home Based Franchise


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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Arthur Rutenberg Homes Franchises for Sale

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