When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, stay-at-home orders forced Americans to remain at home the majority of the time for upwards of a month. Even after things opened back up, many companies decided that having their employees continue to work virtually was better for the bottom line.
Now, since many people have been spending more time in their homes than ever before, they have begun to think of them as their sanctuaries and want to make them as comfortable as possible. But many homeowners don’t have the time or the skills to do the maintenance or the improvements themselves. However, they have the disposable income to hire people to do the job for them. And thanks to the internet, they can locate the service they need and book online.
What is a Home Services Business?
A home services business is really any business that is concerned with the upkeep or improvement of someone’s home. This encompasses a wide range of industries, some extremely specialized. Most home services fall into one of three categories: maintenance, repairs, or renovation/redecorating.
Maintenance would include businesses like house cleaning or maid services, landscapers or gardeners, carpet cleaners, and pool service companies.
Repair services would include plumbers, furnace and air conditioner companies, roofing companies and handymen.
Renovation/redecorating would include deck and patio companies, kitchen and bath remodelers, and custom window coverings.
Operate your Business from Home
One of the advantages of opening a business that provides home services is that you can run many of them from your own home. You won’t need the added expense of office space or a brick-and-mortar storefront. From the initial estimate you provide the customer to the completion of the job, all the work will be done in the customer’s home. This will give you more flexibility in your working hours, allowing you a better work/life balance.
Stay Ahead of the Competition
One thing you need to consider when starting any business is the competition. If the market is crowded with other companies providing the same service, you’ll need a way to stand out. What will make customers choose your business over the next guy?
If you start a company from scratch, building a customer base will be an uphill climb. But, if you franchise with many of the trusted home services companies on the market, potential customers will know your name and what it is you do before you even open your doors.
How Home Franchise Concepts Can Help
Home Franchise Concepts is the leading home services franchisor in North America. Our family of brands includes Aussie Pet Mobile, a mobile pet grooming service; AdvantaClean, fire and water restoration; Bath Tune-up and Kitchen Tune-up, remodeling services for kitchens and bathrooms; Budget Blinds, the best in custom window treatments; Concrete Craft, decorative concrete and restoration; Tailored Living, customized whole home storage solutions; and Two Maids and A Mop, a residential cleaning service.
For 30 years, we’ve helped investors realize their dreams of becoming successful business owners. Franchisees who invest in one of our trusted brands, also have the security of knowing that company is backed by Home Franchise Concepts.
Once a franchisee joins our family, they are given a proven business model to follow to set up their business, as well as thorough training in the services they will be providing the consumer.
Learn more about Home Franchise Concepts
If you’d like to take advantage of the booming home services market but don’t want to start a business from scratch, consider buying into one of the trusted brands in the Home Franchise Concepts family. Contact us today. One of our franchise consultants will be in touch to answer your questions and help you find the franchise investment that’s right for you.