Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Opportunity Cost

  • Liquid Capital Required: $50,000
  • Net Worth Required: $150,000
  • Total Investment: $100,000
  • Franchise Fee: $39,500

About Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

  • Industry: Building & Construction
  • Subsector: Exterior Improvements/Products
  • Total Units: 60
  • Year Founded: 1998
  • Franchising Since: 1998
  • Home Office: Richmond, VA
  • Awards: World Class Franchise; Franchise Gator Top 100 (2016, 2017); Franchise Gator Fastest Growing (2017); Franchise Gator Top Emerging (2016, 2017)

Industry Q&A with Natalie Weaver, Franchise Recruitment Coordinator for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Provide an overview/ description of your industry. Include reasons why it’s a great industry to start a business in today. 

OLP was the first franchise system of its kind. We specialize in the design, installation, and service of landscape and architectural lighting systems for both commercial and residential customers. We also sell and install lighting control automation for interior and exterior lighting applications. In 2010 we have added a holiday lighting program creating a "three businesses in one" approach, helping our franchise owner's extended their selling season with a unique opportunity.

How has your industry changed in the last 10 years?  20 years? 

The product offering have increased and become much more effective and energy efficient. 

What trends do you see in your industry over the next 5 years?  Next 10 years? 

Continued growth.

What is the biggest concern about your industry that a franchisee candidate should be aware of and investigate? 

Licensing requirements in select states. 

Why do you think your company stands out in the industry? 

Franchisee Support and recognition.

What makes your franchise/ business opportunity more attractive than your competitor’s? 

World Class Franchise designation.

What’s the strongest skill you require in a candidate?  

Sales and marketing.

Describe the working environment of your franchisee.  Is your environment typical of other companies in your industry? 

Outdoors with home office.

How much experience in this industry should a franchisee candidate have should they consider buying a franchise in your industry? 

Total investment for a standard territory is $100,000. 

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