Archadeck Franchise

Archadeck Franchise

About Archadeck
Archadeck is the nationally recognized brand of U.S. Structures, Inc., a company that has spent 25 years turning a creative idea into one of the best franchise opportunities in the U.S. and internationally. With Archadeck, you can start out as a home based franchise with the ability to grow into a much larger business. You'll be be joining an organization that is rock-solid, smart, and growing.

Our mission
To enhance the lives of our customers by creating unique and innovative outdoor living environments.

Can you say "Archadeck"?
It's pronounced "ar-ka-deck".

Who we are
Archadeck is the registered trademark of U.S. Structures, Inc., of Richmond, Virginia, the only national and international franchise network specializing in custom-designed and custom-built decks, screened porches, and other outdoor living structures.

What we do
Working with our franchisees, we provide the systems, tools, training, and drafting services for the construction of high-quality custom-made decks and other outdoor living structures, including:

* screened porches
* sun rooms
* pool and spa decks
* gazebos
* pergolas
* open porches and loggias
* arbors
* privacy screens
* fencing
* planters and benches
* latticework
* ramps and walkways
* docks
* garden structures

Want to know more about what makes us unique? Click here. Want to take a look at our products? Check out our consumer website.

How we do it
We provide the brand awareness, operating systems, designs, and sales methodology to enable you, the franchisee, to attract customers and get their dream decks built. We don't provide materials or carpentersóthat's all handled by you at the local level. These are custom-built projects, after all, which means each project is unique and gets your personal attention and touch. We do provide detailed plans for each one of your projects, as well as knowledge and support whenever you need it.

Want to know more about how Archadeck projects get done? Check out our sales process.

Archadeck: An idea whose time had come

The first Archadeck office was founded in 1980 in Richmond, Virginia. High interest rates and a recession in the construction industry were preventing homeowners from moving up to bigger, better homes. So they expanded and remodeled instead. Decks are an inexpensive way of adding living area to a house, which appeals to a lot of people, including growing families. An architect and a builder saw the opportunity and founded Archadeck.

The Archadeck idea is as good now as it was in 1980ómaybe better. Sixty million American homes have no deck, and 40% of new homes are built without decks. Homeowners are as eager as ever to turn their backyards into attractive "outdoor rooms" with the addition of decks and other structures.

We're in the market to stay. As a franchisee, you have the security and long-term horizon of a solid, established businessóunlike many in the home-remodeling industry.

How we're doing
Archadeck has 80+ locally owned and operated offices in 26 U.S. states, as well as in Canada, and Japan, and has built more than 65,000 projects worldwide.

Archadeck has received extensive coverage in the following national publications:
* Woman's Day Gardening & Deck Design
* Family Circle
* Woman's Day Gardening & Outdoor Living Ideas
* Success
* USA Today
* Remodeling
* Outdoor Casual
* Gardens, Decks & Patios
* Easy-Care Landscaping
* Smart Money

We've also been featured on Home & Garden TV, and ranked as one of Remodeling magazine's Big 50 remodelers. Qualified Remodeler ranks us as the top deck and porch builder in the U.S. And we were ranked as one of the top 100 home-based franchises and best of the best by Entrepreneur magazine.

Our people
U.S. Structures, Inc., employs about 25 people at its headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. Our corporate officers include:

Mark Guedri, Chairman. Mark has been chairman of the board since April 2005. He is currently President of the Portfolio Division of Ilex Construction, a high-end home builder and remodeling company.

Richard Grossberg, R.A., Vice Chairman and Founder. Richard was CEO of U.S. Structures from its beginning in 1980 until 1992. He is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Christopher Grandpre, President and CEO. Chris joined U.S. Structures in November 2005. Before that he worked in various management positions for Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), CFC, and two boutique investment banking firms, Scott & Stringfellow and Matrix Capital Markets Group.

H. Peter Wiggins, Vice President. Peter has been with U.S. Structures since 1988. He is also president of the Wiggins Investment Corporation.

Can you see yourself doing this?
Could Archadeck be the business opportunity you've been looking for? Many of our large franchisees have started off their Archadeck business as a home-based or small-business franchise. Fill out our Request for Information form or learn more about how to become a franchisee with Archadeck.

Franchise Development
2924 Emerywood Parkway
Suite 101
Richmond, Virginia 23294
T: 1-800-722-4668 or 1-800-789-3325
F: 804-358-1878
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