Franchise Spotlight: Building Services
Category features handyman, pest control and security franchises, among others.
Building services are typically defined as services that make buildings more efficient, comfortable, functional and safe.
Industry growth rates are helped by the growing ubiquity of buildings in populated areas. News emerged in 2018 that spatial statistics experts Geoscape Australia had used AI to identify more than 15.2 million buildings across Australia – many of which regularly need recession-resilient building services.
Franchise industry analysis
Building service franchises include handyman, pest control and CCTV and alarm installation specialists, among others, while cleaning franchises like Jani-King, Fantastic Cleaners and OvenU fall into this category too. There’s also overlap with home improvement franchises involved in, for instance, decorating, flooring installation or kitchen makeovers.
Whatever their sector, franchisees often service residential, commercial and public buildings of many varieties.
Some franchisors welcome applications from both experienced tradespeople and those from a white-collar background, providing training and support tailored to meet their needs.
Backed by a franchise network’s resources and proven business model, franchisees often start out as one-person operations and grow to lucrative multi-van operations.
The Poolwerx franchise is a winner of multiple franchise industry awards and lays claim to being Australasia’s largest pool and spa maintenance network, servicing more than 350 territories through both retail stores and mobile vans, and offering franchisees multiple income streams.
The Hitman pest control franchise says franchisees earn a minimum of $95,000 net of expenses in their first year, with repeat business coming from annual treatments and a 90% client retention rate.
Handyman franchises, which include Fantastic Services, Jim’s Group and Hire a Hubby, perform a wide range of services at generally competitive prices, including cleaning, repairs, fencing, roofing, removals, painting, pool cleaning and bin cleaning. They often guarantee a certain volume of weekly leads or even guarantee an income during the start-up phase or on an ongoing basis.