2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #107
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"Custon Boulder" Business Catching On Fast
Putting a business or farm name on the side of a boulder is a neat way to promote a business or just mark your farm. An Illinois company called Boulder Designs« has come up with a way to make its own boulders from scratch and is also offering potential franchise owners the opportunity to start a profitable business.
  "We have developed specialized equipment and a system using enhanced concrete that allows 1 to 2 people to build a 3 to 4,000-lb. boulder in 5 to 6 man hours. One person can easily load, deliver and set the custom boulder in place for the customer using our specialized trailer," says company president, Eldean Bergman, who notes that Boulder Designs is also a unique franchise business opportunity for anyone looking for sideline income, or a new career.
  "We build custom boulders for restaurant chains, schools, parks, farmsteads, and homeowners. Recently we made a 10,000 lb. boulder sign for a local Monsanto plant. The market is endless; often zoning requirements will allow a boulder where conventional signage would not be allowed. People can't believe these boulders are not real.
  "The demand for our boulders has been so tremendous, we're now offering Boulder Designs« as a franchise. Right now, we're offering franchises at a very attractive price. It's a great opportunity for farm families looking for a new source of income to get in on the ground floor at an introductory price."
  A small boulder with an address starts at $150.00, and up to several thousand for a large commercial boulder. The company now has a computer program that lets you see exactly how the boulder will look and try different color rocks and printing to get the sign exactly the way you want it.
  They make great gifts for the person who has everything, Bergman notes.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Boulder Designs, 1503 Co. Rd. 2700N, Rantoul, Ill. 61866 (ph 877 892-2954; www.boulder designs.net).

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