The Town Planner


Town Planner’s mission is to provide organization and information to families across North America. We do this through a few different mediums. Town Planner was started in 1987 with just two suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. Today, through the efforts of our publishing group, we serve over 4 million families, in over 500 communities throughout North America.

Town Planner is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. We are celebrating over 25 years in business. Most of our owners earn their entire livelihood publishing the Town Planner Calendar. Our entire company is built on the services we provide to the families, sponsors, and publishers dedicated to this mission.

We have launched our new website and mobile app to take advantage of the growing digital era. These technological advances allow our families to connect their daily life to their digital life.

Low start-up cost, No inventory cost / No long term leases, No travel, Monday thru Friday - No evenings or weekends, Exclusive territories, Expandable business, Minimum competition, High product usage, High renewal rates with local businesses, Build strong business relationships in your local communities, A proven business model.


Year Established: 1987
Year First Franchised: 2008
Franchised Units: 10-50
Actual number of units: 62
Projected New Units (12 months): 20-25

States referrals are accepted in:

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

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: Yes


Year Established: 1987, until 2008 months ago we offered a license agreement to those interested in publishing our product.

Franchised Units: Currently 28 Franchise units and 34 licensed units that we will begin to convert to a franchise

States/Countries Registered In: ALL of the United States and Canada

States from which Broker Referrals are not being accepted: None at time


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $15,000
Minimum Investment: $15,000
Minimum Net Worth: $50,000
Franchise Fee: $15,000 (See Notes for Franchise Fee)


  • Vet Fran

Royalty: .12 cents per calendar printed
Ad: N/A
Average # of Employees: TBD
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: Yes


Financial/Terms – ‘Single-Only'
Total Investment: $15,000 - $63,000
Franchise Fee: Effective, January 1, 2013 'New" Fee = $15,000 to $63,000 / based on territory population:
25,000 homes = $15,000 Franchise Fee
50,000 homes = $28,000 Franchise Fee
75,000 homes = $39,000 Franchise Fee
100,000 homes = $48,000 Franchise Fee
Average # of Employees: 85% of existing publishers don’t have any employees
Passive Ownership Allowed: Possibly, as long as certain qualifications are met

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: No
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Canada
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: $15K to $63K
Total Investment: $93K


Area Development or Master Availability: No
Cash Investment: Paid in United States Dollars
Total Investment: Same as the United States - $15,000- $93,000


Support & Training Provided

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


Five days of orientation at the company headquarters in order to gain further product knowledge. A full 2 years of sales training with a sales coach, required monthly calls for all first and second year owners with sales trainers, free evening phone seminars twice monthly, 2 conferences throughout the year and frequent telephone contacts to answer any questions

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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development