Outdoor Lighting Perspectives


As the category founder, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (OLP) stands alone as the worlds oldest and largest outdoor lighting franchise company. OLP has custom-designed and installed Eco-friendly low voltage exterior and landscape lighting at more than 70,000 homes and businesses since our inception in 1995.

OLP provides rigorous training, proven sales, support and marketing systems that enable our franchisees to sell, design and install professional outdoor lighting systems – with unparalleled service and attention to detail. With gross profit margins of approximately 60% and a sales closing ratio of over 65%, OLP is a strong choice for franchise candidates seeking a home-based business with few employees, low overhead, recurring revenue and great growth potential. Also works tremendously well as an add-on to an existing business.


Year Established: 1995
Year First Franchised: 1995
Franchised Units: 10-50
Actual number of units: 43
Company Owned Units: N/A
Projected New Units (12 months): 6

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • 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
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: Yes


Registered In: Entire U.S. Availability in Canada: There is an existing Master Franchisee in Canada
States, from which Broker Referrals ARE NOT being accepted: N/A


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $50,000
Minimum Investment: $70,000
Minimum Net Worth: $200,000
Franchise Fee: $39,500


  • Vet Fran

Royalty: 7%
Ad: 1.5%
Average # of Employees: 3
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: Yes


Total Investment: $52.2k - $99.6k
Minimum Net Worth: $250k+
VetFran Program Participant: Yes, 15% discount off initial franchise fee
Royalty: 7.0% branding/sales royalty
Ad: 1.5% national advertising royalty

Average # of Employees: Three (Full-time office manager (1), installation crew (2) and commission-based design consultants)

Earnings Claims: Yes, see full Item 19 disclosure in FDD / Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 'Item-19' Overview (See Attachment under the "Additional Information" Tab)


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.: Ireland, Kuwait and Bermuda
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


International Opportunities: While we are focused primarily on North America, we have locations in Ireland, Kuwait and Bermuda. We are interested in the United Kingdom, but plan to hold off on additional international expansion for now.

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


Financial Assistance Provided: Outdoor Living Brands will finance 50% of franchise fee for qualified applicants

Site Selection Assistance: N/A (home based)

Lease Negotiation Assistance: N/A (home based)

Co-operative Advertising: Yes (also have co-marketing opportunities with other Outdoor Living Brands franchise concepts)

New franchisees attend two week classroom and field training program including one week at our Richmond, Virginia, Training Center and one week in Nashville, Tennessee, at the largest OLP franchise location and headquarters of B&B Manufacturing, our exclusive supplier of lighting fixtures.


Training is led by our COO, who previously owned a large and successful OLP franchise. Training is provided in all aspects of the business including (1) marketing and advertising; (2) sales methodology; (3) lighting design; (4) technology – CRM and QuickBooks; (5) business and office administration systems; (6) lighting system installation; and (7) LCA, Lighting Control Automation, installation and programming.


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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development