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

Established in the US in 2018, Refresh has over 70 franchised units internationally. Refresh is the world's largest design and build residential renovation company with very ambitious growth targets in the US.

Refresh Renovations was co-founded by some of New Zealand's biggest industry leaders in marketing and business growth - Chris Caiger (prev. Head of Marketing for Fletcher Building Group), Barry Bloomfield (designed the Sellotape logo and put the star in the Heineken logo), and Jon Bridge (has provided business and marketing support for Fletcher Building, Fonterra, Dulux, Meridian Energy, Merck, Sharp and Dohme, Pilkington Glass, Rinnai, New Zealand Steel, and Knight Frank - to name a few).

After establishing 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 either being left disappointed by the final costs, timelines and quality of their renovations or felt too nervous to even begin a project! So, Traffic's directors developed Refresh Renovations - 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.

The result? Refresh is now 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
First Unit Franchised: International: 2010, US: 2018
Franchised Units: International: 83, US: 8
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: All states EXCEPT CA, HI, IL, MD, MI, MN, NE, NY, ND, RI, SD, VA, WA
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: Yes (the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand)

Territory Information
We aim to have multiple franchises per territory to maximize collaboration and lead generation. Each franchise is awarded per $100 million of projected annual Residential Revenue. So if a territory had a Residential Revenue of $500 million (a year), then that territory could have up to 5 franchises.

Support and Training Offered By Refresh Renovations

Training and Ongoing Support
Induction is carried out at the U.S. Refresh Renovations headquarters in Pensacola, Florida, or on-line (21-24 hours). During this session, the franchisee will receive training on all aspects of the business, including; marketing (lead generation), management of leads through all process stages, business and financial management, planning and more! Then there are 10-14 hours of additional training at the franchisee's location or by teleconference.

We also offer ongoing training and support from our in-house team of marketing and business specialists. There is also an on-line Learning Management System for all franchisees, a team Facebook page, a weekly newsletter highlighting best practices, and a global annual conference - to name a few.

Operational and Marketing Support
Our business analyst, marketing, and IT specialists will help you to gain customer leads and meet your business goals. This includes providing/supporting you with: content generation, design, SEO, social media campaigns, business planning, and online business management. You'll also have the opportunity to gain client exposure through our national website as well as through our international magazine, Renovate Handbook.

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

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: $40,000-$50,000
Total Investment: $73,092-$110,992
Minimum Net Worth: $100,000
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Royalty: 6% of gross sales (no minimum)
Ad: Local: Year 1 $18,000; Year 2 onwards - sufficient to achieve the minimum productivity levels; 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?

Yes. Refresh Renovations is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

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?

No. Refresh Renovations franchise does not 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

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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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