Over the years, the United States Armed Forces have selflessly put their lives in danger to protect our freedoms. They have shown courage, strength and determination in the face of adversity during their time in active duty. When they return from service and transition to veteran status however, they can sometimes find themselves absent of purpose. The cause they had dedicated most of their lives to is no longer there and they are often left wondering what to do with this next chapter in their lives.

There are many pursuits military personnel can partake in once they become veterans such as engaging in community service work, or even adopting a hobby they’re passionate about. Tailored Living – the largest whole-home organization franchise company in the nation – believes there is one pursuit in particular that military veterans are already well prepared for; that is starting their own home improvement franchise business.

Dave Angers, Director of Franchise Operations at Tailored Living, and a military veteran himself, had this to say about the opportunity: “I can tell you firsthand that being in the military instills valuable traits in an individual that will pay dividends during their entrepreneurial pursuits. Traits such as integrity, teamwork, commitment, and determination, can all be directly applied to the business environment and will have a great impact on the success of their franchise company.”

Since its founding, home improvement franchise Tailored Living, has been a part of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. The International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Their VetFran program – launched during the Gulf War – was developed to encourage veterans to become franchisees using financial incentives from franchisors. Under the program, Tailored Living offers a 10% discount on the initial franchise and territory fees. The company also waives the advertising and royalty fees for the first 3 months to simplify the transition, allowing a veteran to hit the ground running. This is just one of the many reasons why Tailored Living presents an attractive option for veterans who want to start a business, and why there are already several veterans in the Tailored Living franchise system.

“Starting my own Tailored Living franchise business was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” said Mike Lyons, a veteran of the US Navy and current Tailored Living franchisee. “The Tailored Living business model is thorough and effective, and the team at the corporate office has been there to support me every step of the way. I am reaching my financial dreams and at the same time, helping people create more beautiful home environments.”

Starting a home improvement franchise business can be a rewarding experience for veterans. It often gives them newfound purpose and an exciting new platform where they can apply their military training. Tailored Living presents a unique and distinctive franchise opportunity in the home improvement industry. With a proven business model, financial incentives, extensive training and an ongoing support system, Tailored Living offers military veterans across the country a fulfilling career path for life after active duty.