Boulder Designs

Boulder Designs is the only franchised company in the United States that specializes in specialty enhanced custom crafted solid concrete boulder monument signage products.

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Boulder Designs

Boulder Designs Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023




In the United States, there are only a handful of businesses who build boulders. In franchising, we are not aware of any other boulder franchise opportunities. While metal, plastic, and wood will degrade, our proprietary materials are durable and wear well in all kinds of weather.


Since 2013, Boulder Designs has been named among the best in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500, which, in 2017, ranks us #322. The 2017 Military Times "Best for Vets: Franchises" has us at #4. Our growth in franchises reflects those exceptional rankings. Boulder Designs franchisees are successfully doing business from coast to coast, with new franchises springing up everywhere, every year.

"As soon as my husband sold that first item he came running back to me and said, 'This is it!'"- Bryan & Linda Parrish, Boulder Designs by Central Texas Stoneworks, Hamilton, TX.

"We're growing fast. I think all we're gonna do is get better." - Bill Dittman, Boulder Designs by Custom Boulders, Missouri City, TX.


Whether you're transitioning from a full-time career or thinking about retirement, Boulder Designs gives you excellent training and ongoing support, so you'll feel confident transitioning into your new franchise opportunity. Set your schedule and grow at your pace. Do as much or as little as you like.

"After seeing the product and what you can offer to your clients, it's kind of like a no-brainer." -Paul Curtsinger, Boulder Designs by Stone Crafters, Graham, North Carolina


Just as no two snowflakes or fingerprints are ever the same, neither are the boulders you'll create. Each one is unique and results in something beautiful and durable that mimics natural stone.

"Anybody can do it- retirees, men, women, kids. No two boulders are the same. It's as creative as your mind will let you be"- Bill Dittman, Boulder Designs by Custom Boulders, Missouri City, TX.


Making boulders is easy. Boulderology Bootcamp is our franchise training program, which lasts one week at our headquarters in Waco, Texas. One day will be spent teaching you how to use Boulder Designs equipment and proprietary additives to create a strong boulder. Other benefits include turnkey operation with excellent training and ongoing support; low-cost materials, supplies and inventory; protected territories assures no oversaturated markets; custom transport trailer makes for easy delivery and installation; complete proprietary equipment package; co-op advertising and marketing package.

"Things that are extremely complicated or difficult business-wise, like organizing everything, has already been done by brilliant people that understand the business world better than I do- I don't have to be overwhelmed or nervous."- Linda Parrish, Boulder Designs by Central Texas Stoneworks, Hamilton, TX.

Company Details

Established: 2002
First Unit Franchised: 2008
Franchised Units: 100
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: ALL
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Boulder Designs

Financial Assistance Provided: NA
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: NA
Recruiting Assistance: NA
Co-Operative Advertising: NA

  • You will complete our weeklong initial comprehensive training program at our corporate facility. Using our uncomplicated system, you will be able to create boulders utilizing the Boulder Designs® ® proprietary equipment and materials package.
  • We offer over 200 years of Franchise experience in the Boulder Designs® Headquarters staff
  • Sales, Marketing & Technology training during the initial comprehensive training program
  • Business and Strategic Planning
  • Assist in designing your personal fast start program
  • Live and Archived webcast for continued source of training for our franchisees
  • Provide a Business Coach for every franchisee for initial and ongoing support
  • Our training and support never ends with updates and refresher / new techniques courses whenever and as often as you need

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Boulder Designs Franchise.

What does a Boulder Designs Franchise Cost?

Boulder Designs franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $55,000
Total Investment: $132,250
Minimum Net Worth: $200,000
Franchise Fee: $63,000 
Royalty: 7% of Gross Revenue or Minimum of $595 for month 1-12, $795 for months 13-24 & $950 for months 25-120 whichever is greater.
Ad: NA
Average Number of Employees: 1
Item 19: No
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: No 
Home Based: Yes
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes, $2,500 off new franchise

Is Boulder Designs a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Boulder Designs 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 Boulder Designs a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Boulder Designs is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Boulder Designs Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Boulder Designs does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Boulder Designs a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Boulder Designs is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Boulder Designs Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Boulder Designs franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Boulder Designs Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

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

Is Boulder Designs Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Boulder Designs franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Boulder Designs Looking for International franchisees?

No. Boulder Designs franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Boulder Designs'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.

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Advertising & Marketing, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Boulder Designs Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Boulder Designs franchises for sale. We may have Boulder Designs 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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About our rankings: The IFPG uses its internal data collected from our membership portal to identify which franchises had the most activity in the past week. This ranking system is not based on franchise sales, franchisee success rates or number of units open. Our ranking system should not be used to make a decision on which franchise to buy it was solely created for internal purposes and for our IFPG Members.