Refresh Renovations

Limited locations available within New Zealand: Gisborne District and Wairoa District; Hawke's Bay; Wanganui, Ruapehu, Rangitikei Districts; Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Featherston, Tararua, Horowhenua; Christchurch City, Waimakerere, Banks Peninsula, Selwyn Districts; Ashburton and Timaru Districts; Queenstown Lakes / Central Otago; Northland: Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri, Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kawakawa
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Quick Facts
Business Type
Franchise
Minimum Investment
$100,000
Financing Assistance
3rd Party
Home-based
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Join the untapped renovation market. Build a scalable business while enjoying better work/life balance
At Refresh Renovations we’re changing the way the world renovates. And that’s no small thing. We looked at the $8.2b renovation industry and thought that if it was a house, you’d demolish it and start again.

Top reasons to become a franchisee with Refresh Renovations

  • It is a management franchise model.
  • Refresh Renovations offer all the benefits of running your own business, with a low-risk career change.
  • They use a proven process that can help anyone with a business and customer-service mindset succeed.
  • They provide full training in their innovative IT-based business management systems.
  • They also offer ongoing business training and marketing support from a large team of specialists.
Quick Facts
Business Type
Franchise
Minimum Investment
$100,000
Financing Assistance
3rd Party
Home-based
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Refresh Renovations Overview
So we did. We built a system that puts the customer at the centre, turns amateur hour into a professional industry and gives the right franchise owners the chance to build amazing businesses from the ground up.

The catch? They have to really want it. Sure, they need the right skill set, but attitude is front and centre. That’s why not everyone who looks at a Refresh Renovation franchise buys one. It’s also why not everyone who wants to buy one gets one. We’re changing the way the world renovates. And that starts with you.

Why you’ll be happy you chose Refresh

Refresh Renovations is the world’s leading renovations company. Established in New Zealand in 2010, Refresh Renovations has more than 40 franchises in its home country and globally more than 80 after the roll out of the franchise group in Australia, the United Kingdom and North America.

The enormous scale of this market means that, with the right plan in place, the only limit to your earning potential is your ambition.
  • Refresh is a management franchise model - not looking for franchise partners with building or renovation experience
  • You’ll be joining an established global brand that has done the foundation and groundwork for you
  • Work for yourself, not by yourself - all the benefits for running your own business, with a low-risk career change
  • Low start up and running costs - no premises, equipment or material investment required
  • We use a proven process that can help anyone with a business and customer-service mindset succeed
  • Owning a business asset with uncapped potential
  • We provide you with full training in our innovative IT-based business management systems
  • Ongoing business training and marketing support from a large team of specialists including your dedicated Franchise Business Manager
  • You’ll be entering a huge and stable market that is untapped

The Industry

The home renovation market has a massive problem - fragmentation and disorganisation. It is estimated that over 30% of projects end in a dispute because of this.

Our process is designed to reduce the common pitfalls in renovations such as budget-blowouts and timeline delays. We have engineered a very powerful model that combines a fully integrated software system, enabling Refresh franchisees to deliver the best customer experience and solve a massive problem for both homeowners and contractors.

Research by Harvard University’s Joint Centre for Housing Studies in 2014 also shows that Refresh’s process is proven by their study.

Harvard research concludes: “Building a trusted and recognisable brand on a national scale for which consumers would pay a premium, such as with franchising or strategic alliances, would likely transcend many of the other obstacles to scaling in the home renovation industry.”

You can achieve business success by improving the customer experience through communication as you offer one point of contact throughout the whole renovation process.

Create a business you’ll be proud of

Harvard also says: “..strong leadership and business acumen are the most important factors for successfully scaling in this industry”

Our franchise owners are not builders, they come from a variety of career backgrounds, many of which have nothing to do with home renovations. Some have backgrounds in pharmacy, IT Sales, real estate, engineering, banking and management.

You’ll be business-driven with a growth mindset and an interest in marketing and building a scalable business. Our most successful franchisees have strong relationship management skills and are great communicators that pride themselves on providing an exceptional customer experience.

We can provide you with training in this area, provided you have a few key skills and aspirations: Strong leadership skills, business-minded, ability to make customers feel important and supported, motivation to build a multi-million dollar business, sales and marketing abilities, enthusiasm and positivity, an interest in home renovations.
Refresh Renovations Financial Data
The following financial information was provided by Refresh Renovations to give you more information about the costs associated with a Refresh Renovations opportunity
Franchise fee
$100,000 - $150,000
Total investment range
$160,000 - $250,000
Required Liquid Capital
$100,000 - $150,000
The following locations and territories are sold and not available
  • Whangarei, Waipu Cove, Marsden Point, Parua, Ngunguru, Tutukaka SOLD
  • Rodney Auckland SOLD
  • North Shore Auckland. SOLD
  • Waitakere. SOLD
  • Auckland Central. SOLD
  • East Auckland, Manukau. SOLD
  • Franklin SOLD
  • Waikato SOLD
  • Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, Katikati, Te Puke SOLD
  • New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera, Opunake, Waitara, Eltham, Oakura. SOLD
  • Manuatu district, Palmerston North. SOLD
  • Wellington, Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt
  • Dunedin SOLD
  • Lawrence, Balclutha, Milton, Roxburgh, Riversdale, Gore, Clutha. SOLD
  • Invercargill, Southland, Riverton, Bluff, Winton, Nightcaps, Ohai. SOLD
  • Nelson SOLD
  • Rotorua SOLD
  • Marlborough SOLD
  • Taupo SOLD
Refresh Renovations News
May 28, 2021 06:08 AM
The Traffic Group behind Refresh Renovations now has more than 100 franchises globally across three franchises.
Refresh Renovations Success Stories
Moving from one country to another and starting life all over again, in a totally new environment is a challenge – believe me.
I bought my central Auckland Refresh Renovations franchise towards the end of 2013. Before becoming a Refresh Renovations franchise owner, I was CFO at a home automation company, providing technology solutions for new residential homes.
My wife and I joined Refresh Renovations in 2012, and we have been the owner operators of the Refresh Manawatu franchise ever since.
I was intrigued and led to Refresh Renovations because of the brand and community of Refresh - along with it being a new adventure!
Like the majority of Refresh Franchise owners I have always been passionate about the construction sector but, before I joined Refresh Renovations, I had been working in an unrelated industry.
I set up my Wellington based Refresh business in January 2017.
Sergio regularly reviewed a number of franchise opportunities on the Franchise Direct UK portal before coming across Refresh Renovations.
Refresh Renovations Testimonials
We have been impressed with the professional and polished approach taken by the team at Traffic in their establishment and roll-out of the Refresh Renovation franchise operation. Traffic’s approach, and Refresh’s processes and systems appear to be second to none. They are certainly far more advanced than a number of other franchise systems that we have had contact with. Our view is that the team at Traffic and Refresh are proactive, innovative, well-organised, smart, professional and committed to excellence. As their lawyers, we have seen first hand how satisfied potential Refresh Renovations franchisees are in terms of the process of introduction to the system and subsequent conversion to franchisees. The roll-out of the Refresh franchise operation has been able to be brought to market extremely quickly without any compromise in quality. Opportunities will certainly come knocking to this franchised business, and we would recommend them, and Traffic, without hesitation.
Scott Goodwin
They project manage the renovation from start to finish! This took the stress out of having to organise different contractors for each component of the renovation and meant there would be just one point of call for any issues that might arise
Hayley and Simon Nolan
WOW! Refresh Renovations are a breath of fresh air! Prompt response to my enquiry, initial meeting informative and professional, follow up communication outstanding - such an amazing service!
Tracey Gudsell
The directors are pretty smart, trustworthy guys and I kind of felt they knew what they were talking about - (I) had faith in the directors, the systems and the people.
Mark Morrison
The Refresh franchise was affordable compared to other franchises available in the market. I could own a franchise without actually taking a huge loan, before even getting into a business. The second biggest advantage to owning a Refresh franchise is having the flexibility and the lifestyle that I am leading right now. The right balance between my family life and professional life was equally important to me.
Steve Wang
Like most Refresh franchise owners, I’m not from the industry. I’m 46 and decided that I wanted to get out of the rat-race in terms of working for the corporate world and working for “the man”. So I was looking for something that meant that I got to set my own agenda. I have a lifestyle which I like to maintain so I did look objectively at Refresh in terms of whether it could maintain my lifestyle and/or provide a better lifestyle both through my financial perspective and from a work/life balance perspective.
Jeff Clark
With a franchise, you can hit the ground running. The fact that guidelines and structure are already in place really helps people who do not have experience in running their own business. The best part is you can start selling instantly.” - Dave Georgetti Auckland franchise owner & former business manager
Dave Georgetti
Refresh Renovations stood out for me because of their straightforward and well-designed operating strategy. The national marketing support the company offers is outstanding and their systems are excellent – the Refresh process covers everything from the initial briefing to concept, working drawings, quote, build and finished project. This allows clients to fully understand what’s involved in a renovation project – the planning needed to achieve the end result.
Kim Reiche
I’ve replaced my salary now. I’ve got a lifestyle now. I’m building an asset—which you can’t do when you’re on a salary.
Jeff Clark
It was an opportunity for me to get into an exciting industry that I was interested in but didn’t have a huge amount of knowledge or experience in. I knew when buying a franchise that it would allow me to join this industry and get the experience and knowledge.
Paul Cree
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