Most of the queries we’ve received over the years have been specific to our construction process, as well as what exactly it takes to become a Wausau Homes Builder. If you've been questioning some of these same points, the information below will help.

If however, you have a question that has not been answered here, please contact us directly at (715) 241-4849


In which states does Wausau Homes build?

We currently do business in 7 Midwestern States. They are: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska.

How many homes can I expect to build in a year?

The sky is the limit. New builders aim for a goal of four homes, but experienced builders will build 14-20 homes per year.

How many dealers / Builders do you currently have?

We’re always adding new builders! Visit our Find a Builder for the most up-to-date listing of locations we have.

Is there an initial Franchise Fee?

No. There are no upfront or ongoing franchise fees of any kind. Wausau Homes is not a franchise organization.

Are there any ongoing Royalty Fees?

No. Unlike Franchise Organizations there are no royalty fees of any kind.

Are there any Advertising Fees?

No. There are no advertising fees or funds of any kind. Wausau Homes doesn’t make any money until you start building houses. Your success is in our best interest! We manage a website and generate online leads for your market without any fees. As a Wausau Homes Builder you will be trained how to prepare a marketing plan and be responsible for your own local media and advertising costs.

Do I need any prior industry experience to become a Wausau Homes Builder?

Yes, you or someone on your team should have prior industry experience. We are also looking for candidates or teams that have an entrepreneurial spirit, great people skills, prior management or business ownership experience and a strong commitment to customer service.

What training will I receive?

We will provide comprehensive face-to-face, online, and in-group training sessions prior to the time of your opening, plus ongoing support by a dedicated Wausau Homes Business Development Manager. Your training will include Business Set-up, Sales, Marketing and Systems training, and on-the-spot coaching to help make your business a success.

Do you provide ongoing support?

Yes. Our goal is to establish a long-lasting and successful partnership with each and every one of our Builders, and to support you every step of the way. We continue to provide ongoing support services to you through conferences, regional trainings, weekly online webinars, and a dedicated Business Development Manager. Additionally, our builders are encouraged to work together to help each other succeed in the field – which is a rare opportunity in the building industry.

How much can I make owning a Wausau Homes homebuilding business?

This depends on the operational costs of your specific location such as the terms of your lease, your sales revenues and ability to manage your business effectively. As a Wausau Homes Builder, you control your sales margins which helps you control and determine your long term profitability.

The best way to learn about the potential return on investment is to talk to other Wausau Home Builders. Once we meet we can help arrange discussions with other builders. We can also show you examples of business plans and financial work sheets when you contact our Recruitment Manager.

How does being a Wausau Homes builder help me in the market?

Our success depends on your success. That’s why we support our builders with a quality brand and product, as well as support through our website and online lead generation. We focus on helping homebuyers connect easily and quickly with our builders.

How do I get started?

Call us right now at 715.241.4849 and our Builder Recruitment Team will discuss the opportunity in greater detail as well as answer any questions you may have.

If you’re ready to go, you can fill out this simple form and submit it to

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