Franchise Spotlight: Handyman
With more people looking to outsource their DIY needs, the Handyman franchise sector is growing.
The Handyman industry provides repair services and general maintenance, including painting, furniture building, plumbing, electrical work and roofing repairs, to residential and commercial properties. Whether you are interested in running your own one-man/woman band or managing a team of handyman professionals, there is a franchise option available.
The handyman sector benefits from the generational move towards more people looking for DIFM (do it for me) services and fewer skills and interest in the DIY (do it yourself) market. Younger, busier homeowners are choosing to outsource their house jobs, making the handyman sector a lucrative one in which to franchise.
Franchisees will benefit from repeat business as they build contacts and relationships with consumers. They will also gain from on the job marketing as many companies have branded vans displaying their details. With many consumers looking for a business name they recognise alongside a trusted brand, franchising can help your business to grow quickly. Franchisees can also benefit from the scalability of a handyman business and will be wise to consider how they might grow their business in the future.
Mr Handyman Canada is an example of a successfully franchised business that offers low-start up costs and the opportunity to manage a team of professionals in the handyman sector.
Handyman Industry Analysis
With the number of homes being built looking set to continue growing, there will always be work for those in the handyman sector. Franchisees will benefit from the support of an umbrella company when entering this busy and competitive market. Customer satisfaction will be paramount for success and so franchisees will need to be passionate about providing excellent care and communication when working with consumers.
Depending on whether you are a skilled handy(wo)man looking to work under the guidance and marketing network of an established brand, or you are interested in managing a team of professionals, there is a franchise option available. For those looking to manage a business, DIY skills will be less critical, with franchisors favoring organizational skills as well as business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.