Preservan Franchise

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About Preservan

  • How Much It Costs
  • About Preservan
  • Why Preservan? Why Now?
  • What Sets Preservan Apart?
  • Why the Wood Rot Repair Industry?
  • Why You?
  • Why Do Franchisees Love Preservan?
  • What Is the Investment?

This franchise is not being offered to residents of the following states at this time: California, Washington, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Rhode Island, and Hawaii. This offer is not directed to any person in the states listed above by or on behalf of the franchisor or anyone acting with the franchisor’s knowledge. No franchises can be sold in the states listed above until the offering is registered or otherwise declared effective by the appropriate regulatory or governing authority, and the franchise disclosure documents have been delivered to the prospective franchisee prior to the sale within the required time frame.                

$81,400 - $130,000
Start-Up Cost
Initial Franchise Fee

Preservan is an emerging home service franchise that specializes in using epoxy resins to treat, repair and eliminate wood rot. The brand utilizes a proprietary epoxy resin repair system that can restore rotting and deteriorating wood; it fixes everything from wood windows and doors to porch posts, columns, rails and stairs. 

Preservan was founded in Oklahoma City by Ty McBride, who entered the industry with more than two decades of experience in the construction and home services categories. McBride’s journey with wood restoration started in his very own home as he was looking for new ways to treat the windows in his garage. During his search, he discovered an absence in the market for high-quality, affordable and efficient wood rot repair services — and Preservan was born. 

“The story of our brand was built out of a commitment to our family, our neighbors, our community and our planet,” said McBride. “Our service is environmentally-friendly and sustainable just by the nature of what we do. We save the future by preserving the past. We want to make our built environments last longer. That impacts our planet for the better by using less resources.”

Preservan presents a timely solution to the pressing issue of wood rot, offering its own proprietary epoxy resin system to rejuvenate deteriorating wood structures. As society emphasizes more eco-conscious practices, Preservan’s commitment to sustainability aligns perfectly, meeting the growing demand for reliable, environmentally-friendly wood restoration services. With a mission to preserve architectural heritage while addressing immediate needs, Preservan presents a unique franchise opportunity that combines innovation, environmental responsibility and a timely response to evolving consumer values.

As a result of its services, Preservan saved homeowners nearly $5.5 million last year alone, and the brand has grown to include five territories across the country, consisting of Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Orlando, Greensboro and Nashville. Looking to the future, McBride envisions Preservan being present in every major metro market. 

Preservan stands out with a fundamental belief in repair over replacement. With a remarkable record of saving 90% of costs compared to replacements, Preservan embodies not just a business but a beacon of relief for homeowners. 

With Preservan, Ty McBride is aiming to transform traditional business models by placing emphasis not on charging high prices but on delivering substantial savings to homeowners.

“We've really created a new category in the home services market — our goal isn’t to see how much we can charge you, it's how much we can save you," McBride said. “People often dread having work done in their homes, but imagine the gratitude they feel towards someone who genuinely saves them money and hassle? Our approach often moves homeowners to tears with the savings we provide. This approach completely revolutionizes the typical business model. Instead of causing inconvenience, we arrive at homes to provide a service that significantly enhances their day."

While most companies gauge success through revenue metrics, Preservan prioritizes a different set of numbers: savings. In the past year alone, Preservan achieved over $5.5 million in savings for homeowners. Looking ahead to 2030, the brand is ambitiously striving to achieve a staggering $500 million in total savings.

Preservan’s focus on the wood rot repair industry stems from a combination of critical market insights and a mission to revolutionize home services. The USDA has determined that wood deterioration is high or severe in 50% of the country, and Preservan is currently the only U.S.-based home service franchise that is solely dedicated to combating the issue. Having recognized this unmet need, McBride has successfully managed to carve out a unique position in the $657 billion home services market. 

Preservan is searching for passionate individuals who are driven by community care and a steward mindset. Franchisees are not required to have any prior construction experience, nor are they required to obtain a contractor license in most cases. The ideal Preservan franchise candidates are individuals who are tired of the corporate grind and want to make a difference within their community. 

Interested candidates must also have at least $50,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of no less than $150,000. 

Franchisees are drawn to Preservan’s franchise opportunity as a result of its straightforward yet impactful wood rot repair service model. Scott Sidler, a Preservan franchisee in Orlando, Florida, resonated with the simplicity and efficiency of the model. 

“Becoming a franchisee, you get to take somebody’s proven model and apply it to your business, because it is your business. I am not an employee of the franchisor. I have my own company restoring and repairing wood rot, and I just get to use their processes and systems, which is so much easier than coming up with your own,” said Sidler. 

Blake Elwell, a franchisee in Tulsa, Oklahoma, chose Preservan for its inherent value and commitment to customers. 

“I believe in the services and value it provides to our customers. The Preservan franchise was just the opportunity I was looking for. I am now building a business and success for myself while also providing quality repairs and customer service,” said Elwell. 

Preservan’s start-up costs range from $81,400 to $130,000, including a $50,000 franchise fee. In terms of earnings potential, the company-owned affiliate location in Oklahoma City saw gross revenue of $321,585, a gross profit of $209,708, an average project cost of $1,526 and a gross profit margin of 65%, according to the brand’s most recent Item 19.*

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*Figures taken from Preservan’s 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document.


Executive Q&A: Ty McBride, Preservan Wood Rot Repair Franchise Founder

1851 Franchise: Tell me your franchise story — how did you start Preservan? 

Ty McBride, Founder of Preservan: It’s a fun story. I've been in the construction industry and home service industry for about 20 years. But seven years ago, I started restoring wood windows in my 100-year-old garage. 

1851 Franchise: Alright, so you're fixing up wood in your old home. How does this turn into a business?

McBride: So, I live in a house that's 110 years old, and my neighbors have these major problems with their houses. Contractors make things incredibly difficult — everything takes forever and costs a ton of money. My neighbors were always asking me how to save money and do things differently. I got turned on to some awesome repair methods that the National Park Service uses, like epoxy resins, and I thought they had great application for my neighborhood. We realized we could fix a lot of wood-related problems like rot, termites and other deterioration, saving people a ton of time and money.

1851 Franchise: How did you figure out your pricing model in that initial scenario?

McBride: That's the hardest part about running a home service business. It took years to nail down pricing. We spent five years not charging enough and borrowing money to make it work. We evaluated the cost of labor, what kind of labor was in our market, and what it would cost to recruit amazing technicians and retain them. We compared it against the value, like the cost of a replacement door or window, and built our price from there.

1851 Franchise: How did you then turn it into a business and start scaling through franchising?

McBride: We started with my neighborhood, thinking about going all in on my community. I was a full-time contractor and part-time window restoration guy. I thought about getting involved in my kids' school and supporting local events, but also leveraging digital marketing, like geofencing, to really get connected to my community. As we grew throughout Oklahoma City, we just spread out neighborhood by neighborhood.

We always knew we wanted this to grow. A mentor gave me the book E-Myth, and I read it and thought that franchising was the way to grow. That process started about seven years ago, but we didn't really take it seriously until about three years ago.

1851 Franchise: What makes your franchise stand out today?

McBride: Our focus on repair rather than replacement sets us apart. We've created a new category in the market. Unlike other businesses, particularly in the construction industry where upselling is common, we focus on how much we can save our customers, not how much we can charge them. We keep a running total of the savings we've provided to our community. For instance, last month alone, we saved over $890,000 for our clients. By 2030, we aim to save American homeowners a combined $5 million. Our business model isn't about revenue; it's about the savings we provide to homeowners.

1851 Franchise: How does the brand train its franchisees?

McBride: Our training goes beyond the basics, aiming to impart a deeper understanding of our brand values to our franchisees. We maintain a close connection with our franchisees as they serve our communities. 

Part of our support system includes technician recruiting, addressing one of the biggest challenges in the construction industry. We've developed a unique epoxy technician certification program, complete with KPIs and a comprehensive training manual, to assist our franchisees in starting their journey. People who are detail-oriented and apply the product in the way that we train are successful.

1851 Franchise: How has franchising been going for you?

McBride: It's been a learning experience. We had a couple of people waiting in the wings that we knew would be great candidates. Our first franchise was in Tulsa, and then we worked with a colleague of mine in Orlando. We're on a good track to see five to eight people sign on in 2023.

1851 Franchise: What scares you about franchising?

McBride: What scares me is the idea that someone could invest their money with us and it could not work out. I always imagine these men and women are going to be a lot like me, with families, giving up a career. That's what keeps me working on refining and making sure we're the best we can be as a franchisor.

1851 Franchise: Who is your ideal franchise owner?

McBride: We're looking for people who have experience in leadership and management and love their community. Our journey towards sustainability is unique to each individual. However, our ideal franchisee is typically someone with a steward mindset, deeply concerned with taking care of their home, family or community. If they possess this mindset, aligning with our goals becomes quite straightforward. We're not just about appearing environmentally friendly — it's the essence of our business. This alignment is not only ethically sound but also makes financial sense. By maintaining things longer, we save significant amounts of money, which positively impacts our finances and allows us to contribute more.

1851 Franchise: Where do you see the brand growing through franchising?

McBride: We envision a presence in every major metro market, with ideal candidates passionate about preserving homes and buildings. Our growth strategy is responsibility-driven. We are currently in five territories and aim to expand to 20 by the end of 2024. Our territory sizes vary based on environmental demand and the need for wood rot remediation in different regions. Our focus areas include the Northwest and the South, particularly markets with historic structures needing preservation.

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