Rafters Home Stores

Opening your own gift franchise business doesn't have to be complicated. We take all the hard work out of opening your Rafters Home Store.

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To buy a franchise with Rafters Home Stores, you'll need to have at least $70,000 in liquid capital. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $150,000 - $350,000. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$70,000
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Total Investment:$150,000 - $350,000
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Incorporated Name:Living Lighting

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Rafters Home Store Gift Franchise Information:

Canada's Largest Franchised Gift Group!

An exciting source for Home Décor and Giftware, Rafters and Rafters Home Stores offer an extensive selection of contemporary furniture, home décor, gourmet cooking and kitchen utensils, tableware and home entertaining essentials, spa products, linens, lighting and unique gift giving ideas. With an owner-operator and buyer in every store we have an unequalled ability to consistently keep our merchandise stylish and fresh!

Great Opportunity available in Brandon Manitoba!

Our parent company Franchise Bancorp owns the LIV Canada Gift Group and was founded by E.K. Loyst, a former advertising executive, in 1968. Franchise Bancorp has 37 years of success with the buying power of 130 stores and over $67 million in combined network sales. The gift store division was created in 1974 and today has grown to over 32 locations.
  • Rafters is an exciting concept in better value stores presenting quality gift and homeware products at sensible prices. Store locations are positioned in enclosed malls and are typically 1500 sq ft to 2500 sq ft in size. Filled to the rafters with the newest gift and decorative accessory ideas, each store offers a wide variety of quality products including ceramics, teapots, kitchenware, wall art décor, linens, backyard accessories and gadgets.
  • Rafters Home Store is a mini box store concept of our original Rafters stores. These locations are 4000 sq ft to 8000 sq ft in size and are destination locations strategically placed in the open air centres. The stores feature a vast selection of LIV's product speciality lines including: giftware, homeware, ceramics, kitchen gadgets, household cotton goods, placemats, woodenware, residential lighting, bath décor, backyard and garden accessories.

Franchise Opportunities

You've worked hard for your money...Now let us work hard for you!

Are you looking for a tremendous franchise opportunity in the constantly growing Home Décor/Giftware industry? We have exciting regions available across Canada with a total investment starting at $140,000. We offer unprecedented support to all of our franchise owners while encouraging them to personalize their business for their market.
  • A Solid Investment - Franchising is not complicated. It's simply a licensing agreement between an investor/operator and our company that allows the use of our Trade Name and Operational Systems. Although we don't guarantee success, we do promise to find you the best available location, and to provide you with the training, continuing support, and product sourcing that will help you succeed.
  • Training And Support - Getting into business is easy…being successful is tough. Front-end training is critical to success. Rafters and Rafters Home Stores a division of Franchise Bancorp stresses training and retraining. Qualified Head Office Personnel will guide you through the early stages. Detailed planning goes into every phase. We will train you right in your own store and will make sure you are confident and professional. The training program never really stops. Our staff is always available to assist with continuing operations. In addition, you will always have a copy of the Operation Manual for reference.
  • Marketing Programs - Rafters and Rafters Home stores have enticing marketing programs, including exciting Flyer Programs, interesting Poster Events and promotional packages. Professional marketing materials and events along with effective merchandising creates excitement for the consumer and translates into sales for the store.

Opening your own franchise business doesn't have to be complicated. We take all the pre-opening hard work out of being an entrepreneur and walk you through every step of the way.

Franchise Bancorp ...We have a franchise for every budget and lifestyle!

Rafters and Rafters Home Stores are currently expanding within Canada. We have many opportunities available across the nation; however we are not expanding outside of the country at this time. We look forward to receiving any inquiries regarding interest in territories within the Canadian market.

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Rafters Home Stores is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, 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, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $70,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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