March 12, 2008 // Franchising.com // - NiteLites Franchise Systems, the Landscape Lighting Professionals, was recognized by the Franchise Times as one of the fastest growing franchise organizations. The Franchise Times "Fast 55", produced for 5 consecutive years, lists the 55 fastest growing franchise organizations using two criteria. The first is that only brands that have been franchising for five years or less are considered; the second is that the brands must show positive unit growth each year. NiteLites, which began franchising in 2004, is ranked 7th on the Fast 55 list with an average unit growth of 932 %. For a complete list of all 55 franchises represented in the Fast 55, go online to www.franchisetimes.com.
This dramatic growth, according to Mr. Thomas Frederick, President and CEO of NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc., "is due to a combination of several critical market factors." Probably the greatest external influence is the trend called "cocooning, which is the tendency for people to spend more time in and around their homes. Because people are spending more time at home they are willing to invest in amenities that increase their enjoyment at home. Homeowners are looking to add to their living space, improve their lifestyle, and increase their resale value." One of the most visible amenities that a homeowner can invest in is architectural and landscape lighting. Outdoor lighting is a high impact way to "create, remodel, and renovate a homeowner's property." Mr. Frederick added "We have tremendous growth ahead of us due to the growing demand for energy efficient low voltage lighting for commercial and residential projects."
The business model developed by NiteLites has provided a proven roadmap for the success of its outdoor lighting franchise owners. Training is provided for sales, installation, and maintenance of the product. Consulting services are provided for office setup, personnel hiring and nurturing, and accounting procedures. To maximize communication between the franchise owner and the corporate office, a list of recommended computer hardware and software is provided to each franchise. In addition, each NiteLites outdoor lighting franchise is granted an exclusive geographic territory. According to Mr. Frederick, "A potential franchisee should demand specific components in a franchise – a proven business model, a protected territory, and a track record of success in a growth industry. NiteLites clearly offers each of these elements."
This company has been in business since 1998, and offers complete outdoor lighting service – from lighting design and planning, through installation, to a comprehensive maintenance plan, ensuring the ongoing enjoyment of its lighting systems. Nationally NiteLites Outdoor Lighting has locations in the following zip code areas: Aiken 29801, Arlington 60004, Asheville 28802, Atlanta 30269, Augusta 30904, Avon 46123, Bradenton 34209, Bernardsville 07924, Brentwood 37027, Bridgewater 08807, Branchburg 08876, Boca Raton 33433, Bonita Springs 34135, Carmel 46033, Central New Jersey 08857, Cape Coral 33914, Centerville 45458, Charleston 29412, Charlotte 28269, Chicago 60614, Chicagoland 60004, Cincinnati 45243, Clearwater 33755, Columbia 29212, Columbus 43230, Covington 41011, East Brunswick 08816, Dayton 45423, Delaware 19087, Devon 19333, Dublin 43017, Fort Myers 33908, Fort Lauderdale 33326, Franklin 37064, Granville 43023, Greenville 29601, Hilliard 43026 , Houston 77095, Indianapolis 46032, Jacksonville 33256, Jacksonville Beach 32240, Jupiter 33458, Katy 77450, Landenberg 19350, Lima 45805, Livingston 27391, Lynchburg 24083, Madison, Maryland, Matthews 28105, Middle Tennessee 37075, Millburn 07041, Morristown 07962, Mt. Pleasant 29464, Myrtle Beach 29597, Naples 34109, Nashville 37221, Newport, New Providence 07974, North Augusta 29841, Northern Kentucky, Northern Virginia, Novi 48377 , Oxford 45056, Poway 92064, Philadelphia 19118, Ponte Vedra Beach 32082, Roanoke 24018, Sanibel 33957, Sarasota 34243, Southeast Michigan 48380, Spartanburg 29304, Springboro 45066, St. Augustine 32080, St. Louis 63005, St. Petersburg 33715, Toledo 43699, Tampa 33647, Valrico 33594, Venice 34293, Wayne 19087, West Chester 19382, Wilmington 19808, Washington, DC, Watchung 08089, West Caldwell 07006, West Orange 07052, Westerville 43081, and West Palm Beach 33414.
Due to the growing trend for Americans to purchase outdoor lighting systems, NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc. is expanding its operations in selected regions of the United States. Mr. Carl Frederick, VP of Franchise Sales and Development, stated "Any individual who has thought about owning their own business must consider the product, service, product research, training, and a solid business plan. The NiteLites franchise offers includes all of these." For more information on a NiteLites outdoor lighting home based, home services franchise, please call 1-877-821-4148, or log onto www.nitelites.com/outdoor_lighting_franchise . Exterior lighting franchises are currently available in many major cities including Austin 78664, Boston 02107, Cleveland 44060, Dallas 75115, Fort Worth 76051, Phoenix 85308, San Antonio 78299, Memphis, New Orleans 70161, Miami 33109, Albuquerque 87544, Salt Lake City 84133, Louisville 40299, Pittsburgh 15237, Orlando 32825, Las Vegas 89074, Milwaukee 53217, Seattle 98154, Hartford 06156, Tampa 33647, Tucson 85750, Denver 80015, Lexington 40515 and San Jose 95125.