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What experience do I need to become a Solatube Home franchise owner?
Some home improvement industry experience is helpful, but it’s not required. We are looking for people who are customer-centric. Our products speak for themselves, so customer service is the number one priority when it comes to providing an overall, stellar customer experience. We will consider business professionals with a commitment to and enthusiasm for our systems, who possess excellent social skills and are problem solvers. We are looking for team players with excellent leadership and people skills, are tech savvy, great recruiters with sales skills, and who are willing to learn what they don’t know. And, of course, we look for investors with the appropriate capital requirements. In exchange for your commitment to the Solatube Home brand, we’ll provide you the tools and support you need to operate an efficient skylight sales franchise.
What is provided as part of the Solatube Home franchise program?
You have our commitment and business knowledge to help you every step of the way. Once you become a franchise owner, you become part of our family. That means we will do everything in our power to make sure you are successful in your Solatube Home Franchise. You and your team will attend and experience Solatube Home University and continue to experience life-long skills and ongoing education as long as you remain a franchise owner. New owners can expect one week of training at our Solatube Home headquarters, as well as three weeks training at your location. You will be assigned a personal Support Manager to guide you through the initial and ongoing stages of your business, enjoy annual conferences, onsite refresher training, and access to the Solatube Home proprietary confidential operations manual which will provide you detailed guidance for your day to day business activities.
How much will the Solatube Home franchise program cost me?

The total estimated investment necessary to begin operations of a Solatube Home franchise ranges from $108,494 to $236,629. This amount includes the franchise fee. As with any new venture, it’s important to have adequate capital to fund the initial business growth stages.

Is financing available?
We can refer you to financing sources on a case by case basis.
Are there ongoing fees to pay?

We charge a royalty fee equal to 4% of gross revenues. Collected fees allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of product and supply channels, marketing tools, training programs, and systems upgrades. You will also be required to make initial inventory purchases and on-going inventory purchases from our affiliate, Solatube International, the manufacturer of the proprietary products that you will sell and install. For a full list of fees and requirements, please refer to our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Are there any advertising fees?
It is important that you advertise your new venture. This is one of the keys to our success is our lead generation programs which is driven by advertising investment. Local advertising requirements may be a minimum of 20% of gross sales or $10,000/month on average for year one, with a minimum of $2500/month ($30000/year) or 6% of gross revenues thereafter. Solatube Home franchise owners will be required to contribute 2% of gross revenues to the national marketing fund. Collected funds will be used to develop marketing strategies to promote the Solatube Home brand and cover the costs to develop local marketing materials and campaigns.
What is the term of the agreement?
The initial term of your agreement is five years, with two subsequent successor agreement options of five years.
How do I get started?
If you’re interested in learning more about how to open a Solatube Home skylight sales franchise, contact us at 866-476-7206 or [email protected]. We’ll discuss the possibility of setting up a meeting, speaking with our key management staff, and receiving our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) which contains all the important details you’ll need to make an informed decision.

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