Start a Handyman Business in 6 Steps

Start a Handyman Business in 6 Steps

Starting a handyman business can take your career to the next level, but gaining market share and building a solid reputation in the home services industry is challenging. House Doctors has an alternative that might make things easier for you: investing in a franchise.

Level Up Your Future with House Doctors

By opening a franchise, you can avoid the hassle of starting a handyman business from scratch. You’re partnering with an established brand and you'll benefit from an existing customer base that comes with a trusted name. Branding, marketing materials, and operational systems are already established so you can hit the ground running with your new venture. You won't have to spend as much time and effort building everything from the ground up, allowing you to focus on delivering top-notch handyman services and scaling the business. You'll also have access to ongoing guidance and support from experienced franchise owners, which can be invaluable as you navigate the challenges of starting and growing your business.

Premium Service Brands (PSB) is the franchisor of nine home services brands, including House Doctors, a home improvement brand. A House Doctors franchisee does not swing a hammer. They’re managers who lead teams of technicians operating in the growing “on-demand” home services market. For an initial investment of $101,350 to $145,000, you get the training, tools, and support to build a brighter future for your family.

Steps to Build a Handyman Business

Propelled by a rise in home improvement spending, the handyman franchise market hit $4.7 billion in 2022 and has grown an average of 3.1% per year over the last five years, according to IBISWorld. Follow these steps to start a handyman franchise. We'll walk you through preparation, getting your business off the ground, and tips for making the process easier.
  1. Get started. Begin your handyman journey by filling out the online form to learn more about owning a home services franchise. Someone from our team will reach out to answer your questions and get the information you need to decide if House Doctors meets your financial and lifestyle goals.
  2. Explore the franchise disclosure document (FDD). As part of your research, we’ll give you a copy of our FDD, which contains investment information and details of the franchise agreement. It can answer questions and eliminate concerns about launching a home improvement franchise.
  3. Financial planning. Write a business plan and secure financing. PSB has the knowledge and resources to help you determine the best financing options. Many of our franchisees rely on loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration or Rollovers as Business Startups (ROBS), which allow you to use a portion of your 401k as collateral to start your business tax-free.
  1. Attend Discovery Day. As part of our Discovery Day, you’ll come to our corporate headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia, and meet the team. We’ll give you more information about the brand and our franchise program. At PSB, we believe in having fun, being healthy, and living well, and we want partners who share our vision for customer service excellence and have a passion for their work.
  1. Participate in training. After you sign your franchise agreement, it’s time to learn how to run a profitable handyman franchise. We offer more than 41 hours of classroom training and 21 hours of virtual training. You’ll also receive one-on-one coaching to help you build your business.
  1. Grand opening. House Doctors is a flexible, mobile business. Our owners can do most of their work from home or a small office, while your experienced technicians serve customers. With a low initial investment, it’s easy to get your new business up and running in a short time.

Learn More about House Doctors

If you still have questions about the franchise process or want to learn more about partnering with PSB to launch a handyman franchise, fill out the form to get started today.