Franchise Spotlight: Home Services
Home Services: This is a sector teeming with franchise opportunities and looks set for a bright future.
The home services sector includes a wide and varied range of business. These include repair and maintenance, landscaping, decorating, plumbing, pest control, waste disposal and cleaning services amongst others. Many companies have chosen to franchise their home services business and franchisees can take advantage of working with the support and guidance of established companies. Whether you are interested in running a one (wo)man band and specialising in a particular service, or managing and overseeing a team of professionals, there is a franchise option available.
Although the 2020 global health pandemic saw non-essential businesses having to close, it also slowed the rate of people looking to move house. There has been an industry trend towards more people deciding to remain in their homes and modify them to allow them to live there for longer and this was only furthered during the pandemic, with more people spending longer in their homes and taking an interest in those design and maintenance jobs which they had been neglecting.
With an increase in the number of consumers who are keen to ensure they are making eco-friendly and sustainable choices when hiring home service experts, franchisees will do will to consider services that focus on improving energy efficiency as well as using environmentally friendly materials; there is no doubt this factor will be important for future growth.
Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is an example of a franchise that has capitalized on using green cleaning solutions. Franchisees can benefit from its turn-key business model.
Home Services Industry Analysis
The home services sector has a wealth of opportunities for those interested in franchising in this sector. Home services cover such a broad range of businesses that franchisees will be able to find a model which works best for them, whether that involves managing a team of experts or training to deliver the services yourself.
For many this is a rewarding industry to be a part of with people at its core - good communication skills and a drive to ensure high standards of customer satisfaction are met will be imperative. Many companies offer turn-key business models and comprehensive training so franchisees can get up and running with their own businesses quickly and for relatively low start-up costs.