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The Top 10 Emerging Home Service Franchises Under 50 Units

These home service brands are small but make a great investment for anyone trying to break into the home service industry of franchising.

By Savannah BilboStaff Writer
2:14PM 05/04/23

If you’re interested in home services, the industry is quite vast—carpet cleaning, window cleaning and shower glass door installation, to name a few. These 10 emerging home service franchises are options to start investing in. 

Window Hero: 23 Units

Window Hero is a residential and commercial business offering gutter care, window cleaning, pressure washing and soft washing. Franchisees are committed to offering top-notch exterior cleaning solutions to homes and commercial buildings. The community-centric brand was founded in 2006 and started franchising in 2012. In 2021, it expanded its service and product offerings. 

The initial investment for the brand is $88,025–$194,025. Click here to learn more. 

Dreammaker Bath and Kitchen: 41 Units 

Dreammaker Bath and Kitchen started in 1975. This company values respect, integrity and customer focus. Dreammaker provides kitchen, bathroom, interior and accessibility remodeling. In addition to that, the brand offers cabinet refacing, general contracting and commercial remodeling. 

The total investment costs range from $209,775–$396,650. The initial franchise fee is $40,000–$54,000. Learn more about Dreammaker Bath and Kitchen here. 

That 1 Painter: 40 Units 

That 1 Painter was founded by the son of a professional painter. In 2011, Steven Montgomery left college and his job and created That 1 Painter. The painting brand has now expanded nationwide and continues to expand. That 1 Painter’s mission is to be the leader in the painting industry. The brand provides franchisees with ongoing support and coaching, and partners with Sherwin Williams to do community outreach by painting schools, churches and more. 

The franchise fee is $49,000, and the initial investment ranges from $71,750–$110,500. You can find information to franchise at That 1 Painter location here

Dumpster Dudez: 12 Units 

Dumpster Dudez started in 2015 with one truck, 10 dumpsters and a dream. The CEO was already running a hauling business but wanted to expand. Shortly after opening, Dumpster Dudez started franchising in 2019. Dumpster Dudez will haul household Items, waste, paper, plastics, glass and furniture. 

If you’re interested in learning the investment costs for a Dumpster Dudez, fill out a form on the website. 

Carpet Chemist: 1 Unit

The Carpet was founded by Brandon Cerrito in 2018. Cerrito, a college dropout, started carpet cleaning at just 18 years old. He loaded his equipment into his car and knocked on strangers' doors in the middle of winter, hoping to make enough money to feed himself and put more gas into his car. After convincing his wife (then girlfriend) to come and work with him, Cerrito got certified in carpet repair, along with his carpet cleaning work. This allowed the business to grow even more and create the company that exists today. 

The franchise fee is $30,000, and initial startup costs are $77,000–$109,000. Find information to franchise a Carpet Chemist here

Dryer Vent Squad: 48 Units 

If your dryer takes hours to dry your clothes, you may need a professional dryer vent cleaner. A clogged dryer can be a risk to your health and your home if it catches on fire. Clogged dryer vents cause thousands of house fires yearly and are the number one cause of appliance-related fires in homes. 

Veteran entrepreneur Leo Goldberger founded Dryer Vent Squad in 2020. The franchise fee for the dryer vent cleaning brand is $35,000. Initial startup costs are $47,000–$68,500. Learn more about franchising a Dryer Vent Squad here

Rolling Suds: 6 locations

Rolling Suds cleans siding, decks, masonry, roofs and more. Rolling Suds is Philadelphia’s premier power washing company and has been in business for over 30 years. The power washing brand uses a custom blend of products to remove and prevent mold, mildew and dirt. The CEO Aaron Harper brings years of franchising experience to the brand, and the willingness to invest in tools and resources to make franchisees successful. 

The franchise fee for this brand is $39,900, and the initial investment costs are $129,915–$186,140. Find franchise information for Rolling Suds location here. 

Gatsby Glass: 9 locations

Gatsby Glass started with two men in Omaha, Nebraska. When the brand first started, custom glass jobs were scarce. Slowly, the size of homes began to increase and so did people’s need for quality glasswork in their homes. Now the brand has grown nationwide. Gatsby Glass provides custom glass for bathrooms, showers, home offices and more.

To learn the franchising costs for Gatsby Glass, request information on their website here. 

Wallaby Windows: 1 Unit

Wallaby Windows, the one-unit windows-and-doors company, has a lot to offer consumers. With a Wallaby Windows, consumers can save up to 30% in energy costs and is the perfect blend of form and function. 

The franchise fee is $49,500, and the total estimated initial investment is $136,293–$205,570. Learn more about Wallaby Windows here. 

Bumble Bee Blinds: 3 Units 

Bumble Bee Blinds offers custom window treatments, product design, consultation and installation. There are many different blinds, shutters and shades to choose from. Bumble Bee Blinds offers training and support, marketing, lead generation and more to franchise owners. 

To franchise Bumble Bee Blinds, you must request information from the website.