Nite Time Decor vs Student Yard Works Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Nite Time Decor vs Student Yard Works including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Nite Time Decor Franchise
Student Yard Works Franchise
Investment $37,500 - $74,350$80,000 - And Up
Franchise Fee $16,900$25,000
Royalty Fee 5%-
Advertising Fee --
Year Founded 19892003
Year Franchised 19992010
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Renewal Fee $2K-

Business Experience Requirements

Nite Time Decor Franchise
Student Yard Works Franchise
Experience --

Financing Options

Nite Time Decor Franchise
Student Yard Works Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees No/No-/-
Start-up Costs No/No-/-
Equipment No/No-/-
Inventory No/No-/-
Receivables No/No-/-
Payroll No/No-/-

Training & Support

Nite Time Decor Franchise
Student Yard Works Franchise
Training --
Support Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives-
Marketing Ad slicks, National media-
Operations Franchise can be run from home.

10% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 4

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)


Expansion Plans

Nite Time Decor Franchise
Student Yard Works Franchise
US Expansion --
Canada Expansion NoYes
International Expansion No-

Company Overviews

About Nite Time Decor

Nite Time Decor is the world's leading provider of low-voltage landscape lighting products, information, training and support! We've been helping contractors effectively build a landscape lighting division within their companies since 1998.


We started as a landscape company in Lubbock, Texas in 1986. We know "first-hand" the challenges contractors face in running their businesses, learning about and building service divisions, managing client relationships and selecting vendors. All of our experience has been beneficial in how we've built our company - giving contractors the information and products they want and need.


Nite Time Decor started out as a franchise company in 1998. We transitioned out of the franchise model in 2012 but still have the training, pricing systems, business tools, and products to share with contractors who use our private-label line of landscape lighting products. Our focus has always been on creating easy-to-use SYSTEMS to help the contractor learn the landscape lighting business EFFICIENTLY, with the ability to go out and design, install and maintain lighting systems at a professional level.


Contractors who choose to join our network and use our products have access to all of our systems, tools, and training.


Nite Time Decor landscape lighting fixtures and transformers feature a LIFETIME WARRANTY. We warranty LED bulbs for 7 years. We know that durable, contractor-grade products are key to installing systems that operate without service issues. Plus, we go STRAIGHT TO THE FACTORY, so you get the best pricing in the industry.


About Student Yard Works

Student Yard Works is leading the industry by doing exceptional yard cleanups on homes & businesses. Professional managers and student talent take care of our clients every step of the way. We have a strong & positive brand, excellent systems and provide continuing support to our franchise partners. *Great work ethic - shows through at the jobsite and in the office *Respect - for our clients and colleagues *Honesty - fair pricing *Energy! *Enjoyment - A day without laughing is a wasted day! Call us to find out more about this exciting new company that is ready to franchise across Canada. We would love to take you through a day-in-the-life of the best job in the world!