Footprints Floors plans to open its first Richmond franchise in November. The Colorado-based company does flooring installation and refurbishment. (Photo courtesy of Footprints Floors)

A national flooring installer and contractor is ready to step into Richmond after finding a local franchisee.

Colorado-based Footprints Floors plans to open a local outpost in the Innsbrook area in November. The company does flooring installation and restoration and offers hardwood, laminate, carpets and stone.

Its local outpost will have a service area that stretches from Northern Virginia to Virginia Beach. Like its other franchises, the Richmond franchise won’t have a showroom or do its own retail sales of flooring materials.

“Our business model is specific to the labor side,” said Brian Knuth, the company’s franchise development director.

Customers select and purchase materials independently from third-party vendors in consultation with Footprints employees. The materials needed for a job are expected to be on site before Footprints contractors arrive to do the installation.

Scott Ogburn

At the helm of the Richmond franchise is Scott Ogburn, who for eight years has owned a local franchise for CarePatrol, which matches seniors with housing options.

Ogburn said the franchise model appeals to him because they provide a level of independence, and while standing up CarePatrol he came