Refresh Renovations

Refresh Renovations is the world's largest renovation specialist with over 40 locations up and running across New Zealand, Australia, UK, and USA.

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Refresh Renovations


Refresh Renovations Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


Refresh Renovations is the world's largest renovation specialist with over 40 locations up and running across New Zealand, Australia, UK, and USA.

As anyone who has completed a home renovation project can attest - the home renovation market has a massive problem. On one side, homeowners are required to manage a challenging process to organize contractors, make design decisions and manage costs, leading to over-budget projects. It is not any better on the other side for the tradespeople. They are constantly trying to make a reasonable living, but spend an inordinate amount of time on admin and chasing new business, leading to highly variable earnings and lots of frustration.

Refresh has engineered a very powerful model that combines a fully integrated software system, enabling its franchisees to deliver the best customer experience and solve a massive problem for both homeowners and contractors.

Company Details

Refresh has over 90 franchised units across New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States making Refresh the world's largest design and build residential renovation company with very ambitious growth targets in the US.

Refresh Renovations was co-founded by Chris Caiger, Barry Bloomfield and Jon Bridge, some of New Zealand's construction industry leaders in marketing and business growth.  

After establishing the business strategy and marketing consultancy company Traffic in 2003, the group quickly discovered that the residential renovations sector held significant room for improvement.  Despite the size of the industry, it was clear that the majority of homeowners were being left disappointed by the final costs, timelines and quality of their renovations, while others felt too nervous to even begin a project!  From this knowledge, Refresh Renovations was created - a franchise business that offers homeowners exceptional service, end-to-end project management and, essentially, a renovation experience that allows them to achieve their ideas on-time and on-budget.

Refresh is an award-winning franchise company with a growing number of successful franchises in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

Established: 2010 New Zealand

First Unit Franchised: International: 2010, US: 2019

Franchised Units: International: 91, US: 7

Company Owned Units: 0

States Registered In: All states EXCEPT CA, HI, IL, IN, MD, MN, NE, NY, ND, RI, SD, UT, VA, WA, WI

Canada Franchises: No

International Franchises: Yes (the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand)


Territory Information

As collaboration between our franchisees has proven to generate better results, our typical territory consists of several franchises.  A franchise is awarded for every US $100 million in projected annual residential renovation work.  The number of franchises in a territory is limited and protected in the franchise agreement. Our residential renovation market data (by Zip Code) comes from a leading national database used across the industry.  Territory boundaries are well defined through the use of Zip Codes.

Support and Training Offered By Refresh Renovations

Training and Ongoing Support


Each franchisee starts with a 28 hour induction/training at the head office in Pensacola, Florida, or on-line that covers business management, marketing lead management, and sales.  Additional training is provided as the franchisee delivers their first projects.  This is part of a franchisees' 12 week onboarding program.


Ad hoc training is always available, plus there is also an on-line Learning Management System for all franchisees, a team Facebook page, a weekly newsletter highlighting best practices, a Quarterly Business Review and a global annual conference, just to name a few.


Operational and Marketing Support


In addition to managing the National Brand Marketing Fund, Refresh supports a large range of marketing options for their franchisees' local marketing activities.  These can be broken down into 4 types; Digital and online marketing; Customer relationship marketing; Trade relationship marketing, and;  General marketing communications.


On the operational side, technical support exists to manage the CRM, construction and financial management systems that run the end-to-end business model.  


Financial Assistance Provided: No

Site Selection Assistance: NA

Lease Negotiation Assistance: NA

Recruiting Assistance: NA

Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Refresh Renovations Franchise.

What does a Refresh Renovations Franchise Cost?

Refresh Renovations franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $50,000

Total Investment: $73,092-$110,992

Minimum Net Worth: $150,000

Franchise Fee: $50,000

Royalty: 6% of gross sales (no minimum)

Ad: National: 1% of gross sales (no minimum)

Average Number of Employees: 1-3

Item 19: Yes

Passive Ownership: Yes with dedicated Operational Manager

Home Based: Yes

B2B: No

Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Veteran Discount: Yes, 10%

Is Refresh Renovations a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Refresh Renovations 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 Refresh Renovations a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Refresh Renovations is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Refresh Renovations Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Refresh Renovations a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Refresh Renovations is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Refresh Renovations Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Refresh Renovations franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Refresh Renovations Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

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

Is Refresh Renovations Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Refresh Renovations franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Refresh Renovations Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Refresh Renovations franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Repair & Restoration, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 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


Refresh Renovations Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Refresh Renovations franchises for sale. We may have Refresh Renovations 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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