Lindal is Accepting Applications for Independent Dealer/Distributors! Join the Lindal Team

Do you have experience in Sales, Custom Building, Architecture, Real Estate, Interior Design or Related Fields? 

Take Advantage of the Housing Boom: Sell Lindal Home Packages in Your Area

Does your area have increased land sales? Are people in your region looking to buy or build new homes while interest rates are at historic lows? This is a great time to start a business as an independent Lindal Cedar Homes distributor.

Here at Lindal, we recognize that we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’re always seeking motivated people who want to start their own small business or expand a custom home-building business, with our guidance and support. If this describes you, then you’ve come to the right place!

The advantages of working with Lindal:

  • Housing leader for 75 years
  • Zero franchise fees
  • National marketing and brand recognition
  • Highly motivated Lindal leads:  > 50% own land
  • Marketing co-op funds to offset expenses
  • Corporate team, the most experienced in the industry
  • High-quality material and exclusive designs
  • Green-approved, system-built homes
  • Industry’s only Lifetime Structural Warranty
  • Industry’s best home design plan books
  • Social media and marketing support

Although it is beneficial to have direct experience in housing or construction for this opportunity, it is not completely necessary, as we will train you.

Interested?

Contact a Dealer Development Representative below to start a Lindal dealership in the US or Canada.

Start a Lindal Dealership in Your Area USA

Start a Lindal Dealership in Your Area Canada

  • Western Canada

    Jason Stockman
    (604) 771-7072
    jason@bearcreekcedarhomes.com

  • Atlantic Canada

    Tim Crosbie
    (709) 682-6609
    timcrosbie@bellaliant.net

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Is there a franchise or dealership fee?

No.

What materials do I get / need? Is there a cost for becoming a dealer?

There are a variety of optional marketing materials that you can stock for customers, or they can order directly from Lindal. Fees/Costs: A $5,000 deposit is required prior to attending training, which can be applied to the cost of an optional model home or first retail sale. In addition to the costs of running your ongoing business, you will need to add the Lindal info/status, set up a separate sales company (to differentiate from any existing company), set up a company webpage on Lindal.com, subscribe to the cloud-based Salesforce lead management system, run a Google Ads campaign with a minimum $100/month out-of-pocket investment for the first 6 months of their active dealership, and travel to Seattle (if training is not held online) for training, among other costs.  Lindal also expects you to actively pursue local lead generation as sometimes the best leads come from locally generated resources. 

Do I need to build a model home?

No. there are a variety of dealership options. They include – Commercial Model Home Center, Lindal Design Center, Home Sales Office or Subdivision Dealership. Please contact us for more details.

Is there a dealer training program?

Your Lindal career begins with a “New Dealer Training” seminar in Seattle, WA (this may be offered virtually). We provide additional training through monthly Continuing Education webinars, regional meetings, and an annual dealer conference each year.

Does Lindal offer advertising/marketing support?

Yes. All dealers are expected to participate in a cooperative advertising program that we fund for new dealers, which helps subsidize various advertising/marketing activities. Every dealer has a web page for their dealership on our website that can be modified and personalized by the dealer.

build a home in texasCan I choose any location I want?

Although we will consider any location that you may have in mind, we are actively recruiting new dealerships in select areas.

Do I get a protected territory?

Yes, an area of primary responsibility is assigned to each dealership. No other Lindal Cedar Homes dealer will be set up in your area. Leads are provided by Lindal and result in inquiries by potential customers currently residing in your territory, or additional locations by mutual agreement.

Can I sell to people who want to build in other states or provinces?

You may sell to anyone in your country. You can also advertise in areas outside your territory, as long as you use your approved dealership address. This is sometimes done in cooperation with other dealers. Ads can run online or in print publications which are distributed throughout the state or country.

Other than Seattle-based personnel, does Lindal offer regional support for dealers?

We have regional Dealer Advisory Council members. These are experienced Lindal dealers, elected by the dealership network, who are available to help you. In select areas, we also have Dealer Development Directors who will mentor and support you.

If I build up a business, is it my asset, and can I sell it later?

Yes, as a result of your efforts, the business is definitely yours, and Lindal will allow you to sell it to an approved person.

Do I need to have a real estate license or building/construction experience?

No, you won’t be selling real estate. Some of our top dealers came from other fields and had no prior experience in the housing industry. However, it does help to have sales and marketing experience.

For areas of the US and CANADA not listed, or for INTERNATIONAL INQUIRIES:

Contact Lindal Dealership Development Manager Todd Callender at 206-892-1291 or toddc@lindal.com.
 
 

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