A recent Harris Poll survey of 1,300 millennial homeowners (ages 18-34) found 42 percent of those surveyed were embarrassed by their lack of home maintenance knowledge.

That’s likely one of the reasons why the home services category of franchising is thriving. The fact that women now comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, and that Baby Boomers would rather hire someone else to do maintenance and upkeep on their home than do it themselves are two others.

Home services will always be in demand, and the good news is that you don’t have to be a handyman yourself to be part of this billion-dollar industry.

According to franchisegator.com, many home services businesses also can be run from home which provides franchisees with lower start-up and overhead costs. “You’re sure to find a franchise that fits your skills and budget,” they write.

Here is a look at just a few of the hot options in the world of home services franchises:

Did you know that experts are predicting a shortage of more than 80,000 HVAC professionals to keep up with the needs of customers? TemperaturePro® to the rescue. Rated one of the top franchises of 2018, TemperaturePro® is a growing professional air conditioning and heating service company that’s already located in many communities throughout the United States.

Surface Experts®
Surface Experts® repairs small damage on most interior surfaces, including counter tops, floors, cabinets, bathtubs, sinks, appliances and more. Most companies do complete surface replacement, costing thousands of dollars. Surface Experts® delivers perfect repairs in typically under an hour for less than $100

Green Home Solutions
Green Home Solutions is the ultimate air quality company that cares about the planet. The franchise provides comprehensive indoor air assessments, treatments and analysis services to treat mold, odors and moisture issues in residential and commercial buildings. In 2019, Green Home Solutions was named one of the fastest growing franchise’s in the country by Entrepreneur magazine.

Mosquito Hunters
Imagine operating a seasonal business from any home or office, which can be an excellent stand-alone business or a nice complement to an existing home-based business. That’s Mosquito Hunters, which helps homeowners enjoy their yard more by keeping mosquitoes and ticks at bay.

Brothers That Just Do Gutters
The Brothers that just do Gutters Franchise system is a team of independent business owners operating under a highly successful business model unlike any other in the trades industry. If you are hard working, passionate, like systems, and have a dream of being a successful business owner, you can be the next brother (or sister), even with no gutter experience! Our highly niche market allows us to stand out, not only in the trades industry, but in the franchising industry.

Conserva Irrigation®
Huge amounts of water are wasted by typical irrigation systems. Conserva Irrigation® is the only irrigation company founded solely on the principles of conservation. They help homeowners and business owners ensure the beauty and health of their lawns while minimizing water waste. The eco-smart company leads the industry and provides money-saving services to property owners nationwide. For more information on these franchises, check out my website, integrityfranchisegroup.com, or give me a call.

Keep in mind that this is only the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to home services franchises, an industry I love. Check back for more options in the near future.

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