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Home Service Franchises To Consider for Your Next Entrepreneurial Venture

Home service franchises offer a low barrier to entry for new business owners while allowing existing business owners to expand their profile with seasonal work.

By Erica InmanStaff Writer
Updated 3:15PM 01/02/24

Home service franchises can yield a high return on investment, especially given that many do not require a storefront or facility and have a low cost of entry. Home service franchises also make for a great secondary investment opportunity for existing business owners, as they tend to be seasonal. These successful and lucrative home service franchise brands should be on your radar if you are considering a new business venture

Mosquito Squad

Initial Investment: $164,530 to $217,125

Unit Count: 220+ 

Mosquito Squad provides mosquito control services and got its start in 2005. Now, the brand name is widely recognized all over the country. The business model is scalable and will always be in-demand, as any homeowner who enjoys their outdoor space will enjoy it more without pests. 

Scoop Soldiers

Initial Investment:  $68,300 to $118,300

Unit Count: 20+ 

Scoop Soldiers was established in 2010 to provide pet parents with pet waste removal services to keep their yards tidy. The brand offers services at both residential and pet-friendly commercial properties such as apartment complexes. The brand also promotes a healthy work-life balance culture among its franchisees. 

TruBlue Home Service Ally

Initial Investment: $65,050 to $91,400

Unit Count: 88

TruBlue is a home service franchise brand focused on home maintenance and handyman services for seniors and busy families. With a growing aging population, as well as a higher desire to remain living at home in the later years of life, maintenance services that specialize in helping seniors will see a spike in demand in the coming years. 

Lawn Doctor*

Initial Investment: $117,740 to $143,232

Unit Count: 600+

Lawn Doctor provides lawn care services, specializing in treatment services such as fertilization, weed control, aeration, and tree and shrub care. The franchise is operated under the umbrella of Happinest Brands, which provides a variety of home services.


Initial Investment: $200,000 to $300,000 

Unit Count: 2,190

ServPro is a restoration services franchise that offers services for fire damage, water damage, mold or storm damage. These services are offered both residentially and commercially. The brand also offers cleaning services. Franchisees benefit from extensive training and support, along with a recession-proof concept. 

Joshua Tree

Initial Investment: 196,760 to $303,091

Unit Count: 2

Joshua Tree started out by offering tree services and plant health care, but has since grown to include lawn care and pest control services. As a result of the pandemic and the increased amount of time spent at home, homeowners have been investing more into their homes and yards. 

Footprints Floors*

Initial Investment: $78,505 to $113,030

Unit Count: 150+

Footprints Floors specializes in installing hardwood floors, tile floors, backsplashes and laminates. Franchisees enjoy a low cost of entry as this brand focuses on installation, so there is no need for a warehouse facility or brick-and-mortar storefront. 

Home service franchise opportunities offer potential franchisees low upfront costs, national brand recognition and a recession-resistant concept. Regardless of what happens, people will want to look after their homes. Whether you are interested in helping your community keep their yards tidy, floors polished or outdoor spaces pest-free, these home service franchises listed above provide lucrative opportunities to be considered.

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.