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The HVJ Associates® franchise is a revolutionary and unique platform to build a successful engineering business. Most engineers have extensive education and practical engineering experience but little to no knowledge of how to run an effective business. Many that go into business either fail outright or never achieve their full potential. By providing proven business systems, we will leverage the owner’s technical knowledge and professional network into a thriving business. We provide an established successful business development platform and brand reputation, with a well-established network of statewide relationships. We also provide locally owned and operated businesses that can support public sector agency goals for business diversity.
Branchising. What is that? That is how HVJ approaches franchising engineering services. To reduce the capital needed to start a franchise, and to implement and embody our culture and systems, we start each location as a branch office. The branch manager is the future franchisee and goes through training during this period. Once the branch reaches a sufficient revenue threshold, we create the franchise through a combined asset purchase agreement of the branch assets and a franchise agreement. Executing these agreements converts the HVJ owned branch to an independently owned and operated franchise with existing staff, equipment, clients, and projects intact.
Franchisees need the following to be successful:
Engineering background sufficient to license the franchisee firm as an engineering company.
Experience in and willingness to focus on the public sector.
Wants to work in the business full time.
Energy and a drive to succeed.
Are confident but humble
Committed to lifelong learning
Good Team Player
Commitment to stakeholder satisfaction
Comfort with implementing and improving franchise systems
With our approach to franchising, locations are already functioning businesses with familiar staff and existing projects when the franchises when the franchise is created. The local ownership of the business is a positive development for stakeholders such as owner agencies, clients, employees, and business associates.
Yes. We took great care in creating our system structure to be sure that each business is fully independent. Our franchises have been audited for compliance with Small Business Administration and Federal Acquisition Rules and found to be fully compliant as independent businesses.
Yes, however, a significant investment is required, one that is consistent with the size of the franchise.