Archadeck is the world's oldest and largest designer and builder of custom decks, screened porches, open porches, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and other outdoor living spaces. Archadeck has completed over $0.5 billion in projects for over 75,000 clients since 1980.

Archadeck provides rigorous training, a proven sales methodology, in-depth franchise support and marketing systems that enable our franchisees to sell, design and install professional outdoor living environments – with unparalleled service and attention to detail. With an average project sale of approximately $17,000 and gross profit margins of approximately 41%,

Archadeck is a strong choice for franchise candidates seeking a home-based business with few employees, low overhead, design creativity and great growth potential. No construction experience is required for this design and project management business.


Year Established: 1980
Year First Franchised: 1985
Franchised Units: 50-100
Actual number of units: 56
Company Owned Units: N/A
Projected New Units
(12 months): 5

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Avail. in Canada: Masters/
Area Developer: Yes


Registered In: Entire U.S.

Availability in Canada: Four units in Canada and many open territories

States, from which Broker Referrals ARE NOT being accepted: N/A


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $75,000
Minimum Investment: $43,000
Minimum Net Worth: $200,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500


  • Vet Fran

Royalty: 5.5%
Ad: 1.0%
Average # of Employees:2
Passive Ownership
Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: Yes



VetFran Program
Participant: Yes, 15%
discount off initial franchise fee

Royalty: 5.5% branding/sales royalty on first $500k sales; 4.5% on sales
between $500k - $1.0 million; 3.5% on sales between $1.0 million - $2.0 million; 3.0% on sales between
$2.0 - $4.0 million and 2.5% on sales over $4.0 million

Ad: 1.0% national advertising royalty
(capped at $20k)

Average # of Employees:
Two (Full-time office manager; installation crew are subcontractors and design consultants are commission-based staff)

Passive Ownership
Yes, with full-time general manager

Earnings Claims: Yes, see full Item 19 disclosure in FDD. Highlights:


Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: Yes
Resales: Yes


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: North America
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail.: Yes
Cash Investment: TBD
Total Investment: TBD


We are primarily focused on North America. Countries, outside of United States, where the concept
is currently available or plans to expand: United Kingdom


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


New franchisees attend our four week classroom and field training program at our Richmond, Virginia, Training Center. Training is led by our COO, but includes participation from most of the senior leadership team.

Training is provided in all aspects of the business including (1) marketing and advertising; (2) sales methodology; (3) project design; (4) technology – SoftPlan (CAD-based design software), Business Manager (proprietary pricing software), and QuickBooks; (5) business and office administration systems; (6) construction basics; and (7) production management. In addition, up to a week of field training is provided in the first year at franchisee’s location. Lastly, regular weekly webinar provide franchisees with ongoing training for themselves and/or new employees.


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development