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Understanding How Much an Irrigation Franchise Costs

January 24, 2024
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If you're considering a franchise investment, it's crucial to fully comprehend the financial commitment required. This is especially true regarding irrigation franchise costs that can fluctuate significantly based on several factors, extending beyond the initial investment or the upfront franchise fee.

Investing in a franchise such as Conserva Irrigation offers security. With a well-established brand like ours, you're not just investing in a company; you're investing in a proven system and a robust support network. This can alleviate the stress and uncertainty of starting a venture from scratch.

The Cost to Start an Irrigation Franchise with Conserva

Every business journey begins with a capital investment; the same applies to franchise ventures. The initial franchise fee is the ticket to enter the Conserva Irrigation family. This one-time payment covers the cost of joining the network, gaining access to our proven business model, and receiving comprehensive training and support. It's a key investment that sets the stage for your success. Here is a breakdown of the potential investment to be part of the Conserva brand:

  • Initial franchise fee: $49,500 per territory ($89,500 for two territories)
  • Marketing expenses: $10,000 - $15,000
  • Travel expenses during training: $2,000 - $3,000
  • Tools and equipment: $2,000 - $5,000
  • Computers and software: $800 - $2,000
  • Inventory: $5,000 - $7,500
  • Trade show booth: $2,500
  • Storage facilities for inventory and equipment: up to $500
  • Vehicle: $3,000 - $10,000
  • Vehicle signage and outfitting: $2,250 - $5,000
  • Additional funds for three months: $7,500 - $10,000

Total estimated investment ranges from $84,800 to $110,000


Why Choose Conserva Irrigation?

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At Conserva Irrigation, we're not only a leading name in the industry but also a proud member of the Empower Brands™ family. This affiliation provides our franchisees with a wealth of resources and networking opportunities, significantly enhancing their chances of building successful businesses. Our comprehensive training programs, ongoing support, and innovative solutions are all designed to empower our franchise owners and drive their growth.

In addition, as a proud member of the International Franchise Association (IFA), we actively participate in their VetFran Program. This initiative aims to provide honorably discharged veterans with opportunities in the franchising world. As part of our commitment to this program, we offer veterans an initial franchise fee discount, recognizing their service and offering them a tangible pathway to business ownership.

Our commitment to our franchisees and our dedication to sustainability and water conservation set us apart in the irrigation industry. By choosing Conserva Irrigation, you're not just starting a business - you're becoming part of a mission to save water, one sprinkler system at a time. Join us, and let's make a difference together!

Reviews From Our Happy Franchisees

Discover firsthand experiences from our satisfied franchisees who have embarked on their entrepreneurial journey with Conserva Irrigation. These individuals have taken the leap, invested in our franchise, and are now reaping the rewards of their hard work and dedication. Their testimonials shed light on our support, their growth, and the satisfaction they've derived from running an irrigation business. Read on to learn about their unique stories:

"While exploring different business opportunities, irrigation was last on our list of potential industries - as I'm sure it is for most people. But becoming a franchisee of Conserva ended up being the best business decision we ever made. The success we've experienced in just three years has far surpassed all of our expectations, and we're more excited than ever to see what the next three years can bring. The support we've seen from both the growing network of franchisees and the corporate team at Outdoor Living Brands is truly unmatched. We've been provided with invaluable resources, insight from experienced industry professionals, and best practices from the very beginning. You can't ask for a better "business in a box" than Conserva Irrigation.” - Juan and Ellie Lamonica

“We are ecstatic to be a part of this awesome team! To us, the Conserva brand represents the highest standards and superior quality; this comes through in everything Conserva does. The quality of support from the Franchisor is nothing less than fantastic; they are always there when we need their support. It is clear our best interest is paramount. The Franchisor continually innovates to support the platform while ensuring that our operation gets maximum benefit. The products and services are an easy sell as conserving our natural resources and saving our customers money starts with our brand name and ends with an awesome landscape. This industry will continue to grow, and we are excited every day to be a part of it!" - Jay and Pam Griffith & Bill and Dawn Hester 

As you explore the irrigation franchise costs, remember that you're investing in a brand and joining a community dedicated to positively impacting the environment. The future of irrigation is in your hands – make it water-wise, make it Conserva! Contact us today!

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Holden Andrews

Marketing Specialist

Started working at Empower Brands in July 2022, and core priorities include:

  • Provide franchisees with day-to-day support in both the online and offline space.
  • Facilitate creative team tasks for custom design work.
  • Assist franchisees in setting up social media and pay-per-lead platforms.
  • Manage national social media platforms, as well as schedule regular local social media postings.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I really enjoy the people I work with and the opportunity to help franchisees succeed.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

I enjoy taking my dog on walks and pick-up soccer.


Steve Nguyen

Creative Director

Started working at Empower Brands in February 2009. Core priorities:

  • Oversee the creative development to ensure that the conceptual and visual work is of the highest possible quality.
  • Build, lead, and produce innovative concepts that transform into compelling print and digital visuals while maintaining brand standard and vision
  • Brainstorm with the creative team, maintaining strategic and creative thinking to develop new and creative initiatives.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love being able to work with a great team over multiple brands to brainstorm and identify new projects and opportunities.

When I’m not working…

I have a multitude of hobbies that keep me outside. I’m a huge car enthusiast, an avid triathlete, and I love learning new things to keep my mind and body active.


Annena Ellis

Digital Marketing Manager

Started working at Empower Brands in April 2018, and core priorities include:

  • Provide franchisees with day-to-day proactive guidance and support in the digital space.
  • Manage consumer corporate social media efforts.
  • Assist franchisees in setting up and developing a well-rounded and active online presence.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

The digital space is constantly growing and evolving, so I love being able to help our franchisees understand the digital landscape and evolve their businesses’ along with it.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

go stand-up paddleboarding at the Chesapeake Bay with my dog, Umphrey.


Jane Campbell

Director of Marketing

Started working at Empower Brands in January 2009, and core priorities include:

  • Spearheads and implements the company’s overall marketing strategies.
  • Analyzes and assesses new online marketing opportunities and partners.
  • Drives new website builds and initiatives for all brands, franchise development, and Empower Brands.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love evaluating opportunities and making recommendations that can positively impact our franchisees’ local businesses.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is

to go for long walks and/or hikes with my husband, sons, and dog.


Austin Auandee

Art Director

Started working at Empower Brands September 2019, and core priorities include:

  • Working creatively across multiple brands to concept, develop and produce strategic, innovative and compelling on-brand print and digital assets.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I enjoy the company culture and love working with everyone here. The core values and practices facilitate an environment that encourages and supports creative solutions, growth and development from the ground up. The opportunity to explore and contribute my creative experience and skills over multiple brands is a challenge that I cherish.

When I’m not working my favorite thing to do outdoors is...

to go biking, camping and hiking.


Lara Omick

Brand Marketing Manager

Started working at Empower Brands in 2018, and core priorities include:

  • Creates local marketing plans and advises franchisees on how to execute their plan.
  • Manages system-wide brand initiatives related to the National Ad Fund.
  • Collaborates with the in-house creative team to drive brand development and tactics.
  • Analyzes local marketing metrics and refines budgets, channels, and messaging.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love the people that I work with and get to interact with every day.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is

take my chocolate lab for a swim in the river.


Daniel Cockerill

Technology Training and Support Consultant

Started working at Empower Brands in May 2021, and core priorities include:

  • Bringing my knowledge of our CRM to all locations
  • Using my experience as an office manager to train new locations
  • Making everyone’s life easier by getting their systems set up and optimized

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

Working with a great group of people who all have the same goals in mind

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

Play golf


Erich Johnston

Franchise Technology Solutions Manager

Started working at Empower Brands in July of 2018, and core priorities include:

  • Leads and manages all technology-related functions and projects for the organization.
  • Maintains and enhances the technology platforms utilized by all four brands.
  • Manages the IT Helpdesk and new and ongoing training initiatives.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love working with franchisees and brand support teams to develop and implement new programs and functionality that increase efficiency and productivity.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is

take the kayaks somewhere peaceful and catch some fish.


Micki Nguyen

IT Support Analyst , National Accounts Administrator

Started working at Empower Brands in March 2018, and core priorities include:

  • Help desk support for Empower Brands employees as well as local franchisees.

  • Onboard and train new franchisees on technology platforms

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

  • Helping the franchisees work though issues they may have. Being able to see their successes big or small.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is

  • Taking photographs of landscapes and families.

  • Going to the beach or the mountains to get away from the city.


Cristin Smith

Division Controller

Started working at Empower Brands in June 2011, and core priorities include:

  • Lead the accounting support team.
  • Manage the corporate accounting functions and operations.
  • Produce and analyze the corporate financial statements and budget presentations.
  • Develop strategic plans along with the franchise support teams.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

My favorite part of my job at Empower Brands is being able to help small business owners understand the financial status of their business by supporting their accounting processes and financial statement analysis.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

go canoeing and smallmouth bass fishing on the river with my husband and children.


Sarah Jaramillo

Accounting Associate

Started working at Empower Brands in August 2022, and core priorities include:

  • Support franchisees on accounting matters.
  • Record and track monthly sales for the franchise brands.
  • Process daily transactions and complete account reconciliations for Empower Brands.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

I love the connectivity – being able to establish relationships with both the people I’m working with and the people I’m working to support!

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

walking my dog, Bella, through our neighborhood trails.


Clair Baker

Financial Analyst , Accounting Associate


Matt Jones

Franchise Support & Systems Analyst


Craig Undeck

Franchise Support Consultant


Erich Kolb

Franchise Support Consultant


Jay Gray

Franchise Support Consultant


Jake Mathre

Director of Franchise Operations


Russ Jundt

Vice President, Conserva Irrigation

Russ is the founder and Vice President of Conserva Irrigation, the only irrigation company founded on the principles of water conservation.

As brand leader, Russ drives the overall priorities and focus of the company including the service offerings, sales processes, strategic partnerships, and more.

Russ graduated with B.A. in Business Management from Saint John’s University.

What do you like most about working at Empower Brands?

  • I am grateful to work with like-minded, enthusiastic leaders who are inspired to be the absolute best they can be in their role at Empower Brands. This infectious attitude is prevalent across our network of successful franchise owners, which spills over to our hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers.

When I’m not working, my favorite thing to do outdoors is…

  • anything to do with water: Boating, rowing, water sports, time at the beach with friends and family, vacationing to beach destinations, and more.