March 11, 2010 // Franchising.com // Wausau, WI - Hear all that hammering? It's the sound of opportunity knocking at Wausau Homes as the long-time builder of component and modular homes seeks entrepreneurs who want to become a Wausau Homes builder in Midwest markets.
Wausau Homes, one of the nation's leading builders of component homes, will bring on board exclusive builders in secure territories in the Midwest. The move to exclusive builders is part of a broad refreshment of the Wausau Homes brand that focuses on making it easy for builders to give customers what they want: a stress-free building experience.
"We're redefining the building experience for both builders and homebuyers," says Jay Schuette, president of Wausau Homes, which is celebrating its 50th year in business. "We're able to streamline and support the entire building process, making it easier for builders to build more homes just the way their customers want them."
The company offers a proven business model that provides builders with everything they need to be successful, from a design center and state-of-the art building system to sales/marketing support and training in all facets of the business. Compared to franchise businesses, only a minimal investment upfront is required to establish a design center.
The company's move to exclusive builders will assure every homebuyer receives a consistently exceptional Wausau Homes experience, says Schuette. The Wausau Homes business model includes process controls that let builders provide firm pricing and a firm move-in date upfront - key benefits homebuyers want, according to the company's research. Buyers can select from nearly 150 fully customizable home designs, then "walk" through their selection using the latest 3D architectural software.
"Our builders have a proven process to please customers that can make them the premier builder in their area," said Schuette.