IslandTime Treasures Launches New Education Focused Franchise Model

What started out part-time in a garage doing events - has now grown into a larger full-time business providing build-your-own project based craft activities for schools, preschool, daycare, and camps!

(Ellenton, FL) March 31, 2014 - From their humble garage beginnings in 2011, Lonnie and Linette Helgerson have been continually improving and expanding the IslandTime Treasures build-your-own experience.

During this time, schools nationwide have gone through significant funding cuts, with no end in sight. As most of those cuts are made first with arts and extra-curricular activities, more and more schools are turning to third-party providers such as IslandTime Treasures for curriculum.

In response to the growing education opportunity, IslandTime Treasures is excited to announce a redesigned franchise model beginning April 1st.

Transitioning from part-time to full-time, the new franchise business model allows you to begin by developing programs with schools, preschool, daycare, camps, and birthdays. While you are building your education business, you may also operate your business at events and festivals.

The new franchise model is centered on a much larger territory of 200,000 population, or 30 public elementary schools, whichever is larger. The territory would also include all the private and charter schools, daycare, camps, retail, and attraction opportunities within that specified market. For more aggressive growth oriented franchise owners, a "Buy 3 Territories For The Price of 2" package is available, which increases the total territory to 600,000 population, or 90 public elementary schools, whichever is larger. The "3 for 2" package also includes three start-up packages to launch multiple teams.

In addition, other changes to the franchise have been made. Including a reduced royalty fee, and increased equipment and inventory package. The new franchise model package is priced at $12,500. For more information, visit

About IslandTime Treasures
Build a Treasure in the Sand... Playing on the popularity of make-your-own concepts like Build-A-Bear, IslandTime Treasures allows customers to design crafts using beach sand and a proprietary plaster called Island Mud. Initially conceived as a home-based mobile operation for birthdays, fairs, festivals, and other public venues - IslandTime Treasures is expanding into project based craft activities for schools, preschools, daycares, and camps. IslandTime Treasures is a brand of Gulfstream Brands LLC and currently has locations in Arkansas, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Media Contact:

Lonnie Helgerson, CFE