America's #1 Home Improvement Magazine

We are once again expanding toward publishing in over 80 US markets with the target of mailing a combined 130 million magazines annually – that’s nearly a 300% expansion plan. The available markets today are very limited and will be offered only to those who are qualified, ambitious, and driven by an entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in an existing best-in-class system. If you have the vision to see yourself in this role, then you owe it to yourself to learn more about becoming the next Publisher of TheHomeMag®.

Thriving Home Improvement Industry

The market is forecasted for a long period of solid growth and prosperity. Better advertising will be more important than ever in connecting homeowners to service providers. TheHomeMag cuts through the clutter and goes directly into the hands of buying customers for all of our clients every month.

Our Reason for Success is Simple

The right message to the right audience wrapped in a beautiful magazine delivered timely and accurately creates calls, trust, and repeat clients. The formula of creating those ads, selecting that audience, and gaining more clients remains the core competencies of TheHomeMag and its franchise community.

The Magazine is the Franchise

Our success is directly connected to the talent, drive and success of all of our Publishers, each of which takes full control of their local edition of TheHomeMag by leading their team of sales professionals and office staff toward the best publication each month.

Why TheHomeMag® Franchise?

Simplicity

No inventory. No capital equipment. No long term high rent lease. No nights, weekends, or holidays. With incredibly low overhead, everything about TheHomeMag is designed to keep your business simple. Revenue comes from local direct sales, your suppliers are but a few, your pricing is at a national level – and all of them have your best interest at heart.

Purpose

In Business To Grow Business®, the statement is more than a trademark, it’s our core belief. We strive to create every ad for every client to generate the absolute best result in every Issue. In fact, our 9-point Ad System centers on results for our clients. So much so that we are proud to generate an industry best-in-class client retention of 90% every month!

Timing

In 2015, the home improvement market is projected to have no less than seven more consecutive years of at least 5% continuous growth. Since 2010, that number has been nearly 7% annually – and there’s more to come. Print, and particularly niche’ printing, is alive and TheHomeMag is the leader in driving home improvement consumers to our clients nationwide.

The Numbers

Our franchisees enjoy a prosperous business, and the numbers tell the real truth. If you dig numbers and results, you’re going to love these.

$1,931,603

AVERAGE* ANNUAL GROSS REVENUE $

$489,078

AVERAGE* ANNUAL NET PROFIT $

25.3%

AVERAGE* ANNUAL NET PROFIT %

*Figures reflect the averages of seventeen (17) active franchise-owned locations [out of our current 27 franchises] that have published at least 36 concurrent Issues. These locations, along with our active corporately-operated magazines and the additional franchise and affiliate magazines are all represented and reported in our current Item 19 of our current Franchise Disclosure Document. These averages* are based on the actual revenues and reported incomes from the calendar year 2015 and all twelve (12) Issues within that year. Of these seventeen (17) locations, six (6) had higher gross revenues and higher net profit and six (6) had a higher net profit percentage, The financial performance representation contained in the Item 19 of our current Franchise Disclosure Document also includes revenue and age information for all of our active magazines, including ten (10) corporately-operated magazines as well as six (6) affiliate magazines, bringing our total current magazine count as of December 31, 2015 to forty-five (45) unique magazine locations. New franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance. There is no assurance that you will do as well and you must accept that risk. This offering is made by prospectus only. This information is not intended to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. While factual, it is for information purposes only. Currently, the states of California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin regulate the offer and sale of franchises. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until you have complied with applicable pre-sell registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only.

History & Future

TheHomeMag® | America’s #1 Home Improvement Magazine™

As of early 2016, the home improvement sector is forecasted for an extended 6+ year period of solid growth and prosperity. Better advertising is more important than ever in connecting homeowners to local service and product providers. TheHomeMag® cuts through the clutter and goes directly into the hands of buying customers for all of our clients every month.

Our reason for success is simple - the right message to the right audience wrapped in a beautiful magazine delivered timely and accurately creates calls, trust, and repeat clients. For over 13 years, the formula of creating those ads, selecting that audience, and gaining more clients remains the core competencies of TheHomeMag® community of magazines.

TheHomeMag® is once again expanding toward publishing in more than 80 US markets with the target of mailing a combined 130 million magazines annually, making us the clear #1 Home Improvement magazine in America today – and for years to come.

TheHomeMag History

2002 TheHomeMag is born

Inaugural Issue of TheHomeMag®, then titled The Home Improver, landed in the mailboxes of the top 100,000 homes in Lee & Collier counties in southwest Florida.

2004 Second magazine opens

Opened first Affiliate and second TheHomeMag®magazine in Ventura CA.

2004 – 2006 Four more magazines

Produced four (4) more partner/Affiliate magazines in CA and FL.

2007 First Franchise location

Las Vegas, NV signed in February.

2007 – 2010 Eighteen Franchises launch

Launched an additional eighteen (18) Franchise magazines.

2011 Corporate Expansion increases

Expanded our growth plans to include Corporate-owned and operated magazines.

2011 – 2014 Eleven more magazines launch

Changing the franchising business’ name from THM Franchising to THM Management signified our shift toward launching both franchise location and corporately-owned and operated magazine. We opened five (5) more Corporate-owned magazines as well as five (5) additional Franchise locations plus one (1) more Affiliate in these 3 years.

TheHomeMag® magazine count at the end of 2014 was thirty-six (36) magazine titles in fifteen (15) states. Our thirty-six (36) magazines publish and direct-mail 5.3M magazines each month for our nearly 4,000 current customers.

2015 Expansion includes HomeIMPROVED

We are currently standing at thirty (30) Franchise magazines, six (6) Affiliate magazines, and ten (10) Corporately-owned magazines for a total of 46 U.S. locations in 21 states. Our total monthly footprint is 6.6M TheHomeMag® magazines mailed every month for nearly 80M magazine annually.

2016 Entering our 26th State

With an additional four (4) new magazine launches by May plus another two (2) in the second half of 2016, we will be publishing over 90M magazines annually between our flagship magazine, TheHomeMag, and our mid-cycle exclusive magazine, HomeIMPROVED.

2017 – 2020 Onward to 80 Magazine

Over the next 4 years, we anticipate adding another 25+ magazine locations plus expanding HomeIMPROVED throughout our system.

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Investment

EXPENSE ESTIMATE DUE PAYMENT TO
Initial Franchise Fee $30,000, $60,000 or $100,000 Upon signing FA THM Management LLC
Real Estate / Rent $800 - $2000 per month As Incurred Landlord
Initial Computer Equipment $2500 - $4000 As Incurred Outside Supplier
Office Furniture $2500 - $5000 As Incurred Outside Supplier
Office Equipment/Supplies $1500 As Incurred Outside Supplier
Training Travel $5000 As Incurred Airline, Hotel and Meals
Insurance & Other Fees $3000 As Incurred Professional Providers
Licenses & Permits $500 As Incurred Local Municipality
CRM $500 Beginning of launch Authorized Vendor
Website Setup Fee $1000 Beginning of launch THM Management LLC
Continuing Royalty 6.5% of Gross Revenue 10th of each month THM Management LLC
Capital Reserve $75,000 - $100,000 As Incurred Varies by Expense
Expect to invest between $125K - $225K to launch your magazine depending on market size.
Royalty, while listed under investment, only begins upon publishing your first issue and each issue beyond.

Let's Answer A Few More Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Publisher of TheHomeMag?
The first step is to determine WHERE you want to launch your franchise magazine. View the MAP to see all active, pending, and available locations to see if your desired area is open. Then complete the very brief RFI [Request for Information] in the following section and we’ll call you. Our Publishers are talented business folks that have an intrapreneurial spirit – these are entrepreneurs that want to function within an existing system but aspire to control their own destiny. If you’re driven and don’t mind a little risk, then we want to speak with you.
How much money do I need for a franchise?
First, the one-time initial franchise fee varies by market. Hometown markets (under 100K distribution), Standard markets (110K – 170K distribution), and Double Markets (200K+ distribution). The MAP will clearly define the one-time franchise fee for each of the available markets. Next, operating capital is required to sustain your pre-launch, launch, and growth. We recommend no less than $110,000 plus the initial franchise fee, and this is dependent upon your specific success in growing your new business. And as a reminder, you will not be required to buy expensive or extensive equipment, sign long-term big dollar leases, or drop tens of thousands in inventory.

How much can I make as a franchisee of TheHomeMag?
The honest truth is we don’t know. While all franchisors are restricted by state and federal laws in making promises of your performance, our franchisees can speak quite freely. Once you’ve been cleared to do so, we encourage you to speak with any of our existing franchisees to discuss revenue, profit, the process, and the early challenges each of them learned from and ultimately overcame.
How long does it take to publish my first magazine?
Once you’ve made the decision to join our system, speed is of the essence. The ideal time of year to launch your first Issue is from March to September, and we know this from thirteen years of opening magazines. Once the documents are fully executed, training is close-by, and then your ten to twelve week selling period happens, and then you go to press on your inaugural magazine. Commonly, it takes no more than five months to go from Decision to Print.
What can I expect for training?
All franchisees, other than those that are launching additional locations, will actively participate in a three day* Magazine Training Course held in our Corporate Office. We encourage our franchisees to bring their entire team, including sales people, designer, and office manager. After that, it is incumbent upon you to continue to learn and utilize THM University, our private site for learning, materials, and new products and programs for our nationwide system of TheHomeMag.

I'm In. What's Next?

Step 1 | Complete the brief Request for Information Form [RFI]
Complete the brief RFI to the right in its entirety. We will contact you as soon as we can to have a conversation about your interest, capacity, and the market in question.
Step 2 | Chat about the Opportunity
We will talk to some depth about your interest and why you want to consider TheHomeMag. We’ll cover your time, skill, and financial capacity and ability to be a successful franchise Publisher, and we’ll go over the specific market/location that you found available and interested in launching.
Step 3 | Complete the full Request for Consideration
Following the initial interview, and if there’s a fit, we’ll ask you to complete a detailed Request for Franchise Consideration. Telling us a about your work history, experience, financial capacity, and will allow us to perform our vetting due diligence.
Step 4 | Receive our Franchise Disclosure Document [FDD]
After our vetting process, you’ll receive our FDD. This document is everything about TheHomeMag, the opportunity, and provides you with a current copy of our actual Franchise Agreement for review.
Step 5 | Visit TheHomeMag Corporate Office
After your discovery period of no less than fourteen (14) days, we want to meet and spend a day with all of our mutually interested franchisees. We will get to learn much more about each other and to determine if this is a mutual fit.
Step 6 | Sign your Franchise Agreement
It’s time to make the decision. The final step is to sign your Franchise Agreement.

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