According to recent sales numbers from Transblue – a leading general-contracting franchise that specializes in managing outdoor construction projects for residential, commercial, and municipal clients – homeowners are reinvesting in their homes in record numbers, and commercial construction is booming across the nation. By Jessica Petrucelli
According to recent sales numbers from Transblue – a leading general-contracting franchise that specializes in managing outdoor construction projects for residential, commercial, and municipal clients – homeowners are reinvesting in their homes in record numbers, and commercial construction is booming across the nation. Prompted by an abundance of time spent in the home and funded by some stimulus cash, the trend is widespread – and extremely good for business.
“Now is an incredible time to franchise with Transblue,” said David Wescott, CEO and founder of the general contracting company. “We’ve proven this business model really works. Not only does it offer tremendous scalability and profit potential, but it’s also designed for long-term growth. We’re successful because we’ve built a model that’s straightforward to implement. We’ve made significant investments in training and support and there’s a pent-up demand for competent project management in the outdoor-
construction industry across a wide range of clients. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”
The brand’s business model focuses solely on managing projects. Franchise owners don’t typically need any experience in the construction industry – construction work is all sub-contracted. So there’s no investment needed in expensive equipment or traditionally heavy staffing. Instead, the subcontractors provide everything needed to execute the projects. The franchise owner’s responsibility is to manage the projects to completion, ensure high customer satisfaction, and then move on to the next job.
Founded in 2004 and franchised in 2019, Transblue is a concept that Wescott said allows franchise owners to tap into booming industries and build scalable businesses without taking on unnecessary risk.
“We build outdoor kitchens, we do deck installations, we build retaining walls, we supervise asphalt and concrete projects, and we can do roofing and snow removal,” Wescott said. “Once we win a project, our franchise owners can leverage the best talent in their market to complete the projects. Our clients love this because we keep everything organized, we keep the projects on schedule, and we deliver the incredible results they expect. Hiring Transblue is a completely different experience for our clients, because we bring a level of professionalism missing in the industry.”
The company also offers marketing support and outstanding profit potential: The top-performing Transblue franchise owners earned more than $2.3 million in sales*.
“Our project managers can tackle up to eight jobs at a time,” the company notes on its website. “Because our franchise owners use subcontractors, they don’t have to hire large crews or buy equipment, and as a result, the costs of the business are low while the margins remain high.”
And the business is rapidly growing. Last year alone, the company opened 20 new locations across the nation.
“We’re focused on building similar numbers in 2022,” noted Vince Ortiz, director of franchise development for Transblue. “We’d like to bring on an additional 20 to 25 franchises, and we’re focusing on territories in the Northern, Southwestern and Southeastern states at this moment.”