Franchise Spotlight: Construction
Construction industry trends show that this is a sector teeming with franchise opportunity.
The construction sector is an exciting and varied industry to enter and franchisees can benefit from the array of professions on offer. The sector includes any business which helps in the construction of buildings - from plumbers and electricians to bricklayers, concrete production and carpenters.
Most construction companies will specialize in one area of construction so franchisees will be able to invest in a service that they are passionate about. The commercial building sector alone has a market size of over CA$30billion (Ibis world), and with more buildings being planned every day, this is a sector with a robust and secure future.
Green construction, using more environmentally responsible materials and construction methods, is an important and growing industry. Franchisees would be wise to investigate how they can ensure they will be able to meet the rising demand for more eco-friendly construction methods to enable their business to survive in future markets.
Xtreme Post is a well-franchised foundation installation service, providing clients with rust-proof, galvanized-steel screw piles. Concrete Raising of America specializes in void filling, ground stabilization and cement grouting to remove trip hazards and hollow voids, amongst other work. Whichever construction niche you are interested in, there is a franchise option available in this robust marketplace.
Construction Industry Analysis
A franchise can be a great option for those who are keen to break into the construction industry but feel daunted by the challenging and competitive market. The marketing tools and banner of a recognized brand will help attract customers as you build your client base. Some services will require a high level of practical skills and industry experience, although many investments come with comprehensive training and support - as well as the option to work from home and manage a team of professionals.
Being able to develop good relationships with consumers as well as employees is a must and willingness to learn, develop and potentially teach new skills will come in handy. This can be a hugely rewarding industry to be a part of with a diverse range of opportunities available. With more buildings being planned every day, the construction industry is a robust sector in which to become a franchisee.