Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Founded in 1995, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (OLP) is currently the largest (44 units) and was the first franchise system of its kind. We specialize in the design, installation, and service of landscape and architectural lighting systems for both commercial and residential customers.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


About Us

Build an exciting future making your community a more beautiful, safer place with your very own outdoor illumination franchise business.

Trying to figure out what's next in your life and career? 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 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (OLP).

Founded in the early 1990s, our outdoor lighting franchise system has been providing our clients with stunning, energy-efficient custom lighting designs for homes, businesses and the holidays. It's actually three businesses in one: Residential Landscape Lighting, Commercial Lighting and Holiday Lighting.

Why Choose Outdoor Lighting Perspectives?

There are many great reasons why our franchisees decided to invest in an OLP franchise to pursue their personal and business goals:

  • High personal satisfaction:?For many of our franchisees, running an OLP business is a dream job. You can have an in-home office. Your schedule is flexible and completely under your control. You get to interact with appreciative clients and positively impact their family's lifestyle and security. You can spend time outdoors. You can exercise your creativity and see the tangible results of your efforts with every amazing illumination plan you design, install and service. Most importantly, you gain full control of your future and will directly enjoy the fruits of your hard work as you build the business using our brand and proven business model.

  • Proven sales process:?From nighttime demonstrations to daytime consults, our sales process is proven to impress your customers and will clearly differentiate you from any competitors.Our incredibly strong closing ratio prove this year after year.

  • Low overhead costs:?You won't need a storefront, as most customer prospects will contact you via the web or by phone. And as unparalleled customer service is our mantra and is built into our business model at multiple touch points, you will visit with the customer at their home or place of business.

  • Strong financial picture:?An OLP requires a relatively modest amount of start-up capital. Your initial start-up costs generally are approximately between $54,000 and $110,000, including the franchise fee, for a standard territory or only $29,000 to $52,000 if the business is being added-on to an existing business. And yet, OLP gross profit margins are extremely attractive, with an average of 56% across the franchise system on our median sale per project of $3,310 and median price per fixture of $251.

Company Details

Established: 1995

First Unit Franchised: 1998

Franchised Units: 130

Franchisees: 79

Company Owned Units: 0

Support and Training Offered By Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Financial Assistance Provided: Third party lending is available.
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: Two Week Training at our Corporate Headquarters in Richmond, VA

  • Franchise License Coordinator (guides the new Franchisee from Confirmation Day through the Franchise License/Signing Process)
  • Onboarding Coordinator (guides the new Franchisee from signing through Training)
  • Operations Directors (assigned to each Franchisee for day-to-day support and on-site training/visitations)
  • Field Training [Live Installation & Nighttime Demonstration]
  • Ongoing Training & Support
  • Annual Owner's Meeting
  • Annual Empower Brands Meeting
  • Digital and Brand Marketing Teams 
  • Graphic & Creative Designers
  • Product Installation Training/Specialists
  • 24/7 Information Technology Support Team
  • C.O.L.T. Training 
  • Comprehensive Marketing Workshops [Inbound & Outbound] 
  • Accounting Coordinator
  • In-House Bookeepers Available
  • OLBSC Product Ordering Support 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchise.

What does a Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchise Cost?

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $60,000
Total Investment: $99,675 - $214,200
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $59,500
Royalty: 7%
Average Number of Employees: 1-3
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: Yes
B2B: Yes, the NEW Hospitality model allows franchisees to maximize opportunities in their area by adding beautiful outdoor lighting fixtures to hotels, restaurants, parks, B&Bs and MORE!
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes - VetFran (15%), or $8,925 off.  VetFran IFF = $50,575

Is Outdoor Lighting Perspectives a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 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 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Outdoor Lighting Perspectives a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Looking for International franchisees?

No. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Outdoor Lighting Perspectives'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, 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


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchises for Sale

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