With the ability to be Van-based and without the need for exclusive office premises nor expensive equipment, home improvement franchises tend to be a relatively inexpensive, high profit businesses. In recent years, a general, generational decline in DIY skills is good news for many of these trades, as is the increasingly time-poor nature of people’s lives.
Carrying out odd jobs like changing light fittings, putting up shelves, repairing dripping taps or sorting the garden, a home improvement franchise can operate without a high level of technical skill.
Fortunately, many of these home improvement franchises have robust business development and client acquisition systems, leaving you free to focus on building excellent customer relations to ensure regular and consistent repeat business.
With such an array of services involved within the ‘home improvement’ industry, such as lawn care, plumbing,electrical, drainage, lawn maintenance, over cleaning and even chimney sweeping, there is no shortage of choice.
The diverse range of home improvement franchise models allows for potential new franchisees to use their transferable skills when starting their new venture. It is a bonus if you already have good links and contacts which can assist when looking to sign up new clients in order to really hit the ground running in the early stages of the business.
If you don’t have any experience in this industry then not to worry, as many of these franchisors give you the ability to run them in a management capacity, concentrating on securing new work and generating leads whilst hiring a team to carry out any of the contracts or odd jobs required.
This industry is continually in demand due to the lack of free time people have combined with continual drops in technical skill and ability. This means that people not only don’t have the time to undertake small ‘DIY’ jobs, they also don’t have the low level of skill required to carry out such tasks either. This then means a real growth within the sector, which has been forecast to grow the next 5 years.
Ongoing support and guidance are given with the vast majority of franchises and this support is continued throughout the entire process, so no previous experience is necessary, but it would be beneficial. An ability to create professional relationships quickly and effectively whilst also having an ability to recruit and run a small team efficiently will be of huge benefit to you when starting your franchise journey within the industry.
Whether you have a career or background within the ‘home improvement’ services industry, or whether you just have a passion for making a real difference to people and businesses in your community, a home improvement franchise could be the way for you to move into business ownership and as a viable model for you to work for yourself, but not by yourself.