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The home improvement category thrives as Canadians invest in their greatest asset

Any homeowner will tell you that once you move in, the projects begin (and never end)! There’s a lot of ongoing tinkering and trial and error as you repair and remodel your home over the years. Homeowners are already invested in finding their perfect house and they turn to home improvement specialists to turn those houses into homes.

Home improvement franchises help homeowners by taking care of the big issues and small details that arise. Some of the brands specialize in emergency restoration, while others specialize in everything from handyman services to concrete resurfacing, and much more. Whether you have extensive construction experience or even if you’ve never laced up a pair of steel-toed boots, these home improvement franchises can be lucrative opportunities. Prospective franchisees with contracting, customer service, or business management experience could consider going into business for themselves with one of these reputable home improvement brands across Canada.

911 Restoration

911 Restoration is a water damage restoration franchise filling the need for disaster restoration across the U.S. and Canada. The company offers mold remediation, fire damage restoration, and smoke and odour removal, among other services.

911 Restoration has 180 franchised locations across the U.S. and Canada, with outposts in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. New 911 Restoration franchisees get access to in-house location-based marketing channels, an advertising manager tailoring results to their needs, and SEO that keeps them top of mind in their region.

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Aire Serv

Aire Serv® is an HVAC franchise that has provided expert heating and cooling services since 1992. The customer trust and established systems built over decades help franchise owners stand out from competitors in the growing HVAC industry. Whether you’re interested in starting a heating and cooling franchise or want support for existing businesses, Aire Serv has the business opportunities, tools, and personalized guidance designed for success.

With Aire Serv and Neighbourly®, there’s an opportunity that provides a support system of fellow franchisees who share knowledge and provide a built-in referral system to support your business today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.

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Anago Cleaning Systems

Anago Cleaning Systems is a Winnipeg-based janitorial services franchise focused on commercial facilities like schools and workplaces. Anago continues to adapt its systems by using cutting-edge equipment and eco-friendly cleaning products.

The brand’s regional office handles client relationship management, including administrative tasks such as confirming cleaning contracts and billing and collection. Franchisees receive initial and ongoing training from an Anago regional office.

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B-Protek Concrete Resurfacing

Add layers of advantages to your career as a B-Protek franchisee. B-Protek is the concrete resurfacing team of choice to accompany clients in protecting, transforming, and enhancing their living spaces.

B-Protek offers concrete resurfacing services for residential garages, exterior balconies, basements, and commercial floors by using polyurea with vinyl flakes. They also work with clear, opaque, and metallic epoxy solutions for design projects such as interior basements, kitchens, offices, and more.

B-Protek franchisees benefit from a support team, industrial quality products, and strong marketing strategies.

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Bam Quick Bins

Bam Quick Bins is a dumpster rental company. Bam Quick Bins is currently establishing a footprint across Southern Ontario. Servicing residential and commercial projects, the company’s bins can be used for landscaping debris, concrete and construction disposal, and rubbish from domestic projects.

Franchisees with Bam Quick Bins get access to a full training program for themselves and one additional employee. Head office and the various locations share leads if one franchise isn’t able to meet demand. Bam Quick Bins also establishes dedicated landing pages for each of its franchise territories, which means local clients can easily find your business.

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Bin Masters

Bin Masters is dedicated to providing disposal solutions that enhance corporate environmental responsibility. Bin Masters’ specialized compactors save weightage and volume in disposal, making them more cost-effective than traditional bin brands, as more bin space means less time transporting and emptying off-site.

Franchisees can take advantage of a first-to-market concept with open markets. Client potential is high as well, as Bin Masters operates across industries such as manufacturing, food and beverage recycling providers, and home construction. Bin Masters is currently serving B.C., Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec, with many territories still available.

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California Closets

California Closets is a custom storage brand focused on providing unique solutions according to clients’ needs and desires. Design consultants guide clients through every stage of the design process, from ideation to installation.

A subsidiary of FirstService Brands, franchisees can be secure in the backing, experience, and expertise of an established franchise conglomerate and a community of 137 showrooms across North America. Prospective franchisees should have some business experience.

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Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery

The world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise, Chem-Dry, has provided professional, environmentally safe carpet and upholstery cleaning service since 1977.

Chem-Dry is seeking franchisees interested in multi-unit ownership. Franchisees get access to the company’s established system and patented products. This underserved sector of the maintenance industry will have a wide customer base for years to come.

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DKI Canada

DKI Canada is the leader in sustainable property restoration solutions. DKI Canada provides services to insurance, commercial, and residential clients from coast to coast. Whether it’s emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation, or complete reconstruction, its members are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DKI Canada actively contributes to creating a better future through environmental protection and social responsibility.

Focused on leaving things better than they were found, DKI is committed to using environmentally sustainable cleaning products and mitigating risk in environmentally sustainable ways. DKI welcomes franchisees with no background in restoration, and also adopts existing restoration companies to the DKI system. The brand provides branding and marketing tools to help identify independent companies as part of the DKI Canada Network.

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Dryer Vent Wizard

Dryer vents are an underacknowledged source of house fires. Like all forms of home maintenance, dryer vents must be seasonally maintained. Dryer Vent Wizard® franchisees can save clients money, time, and energy on drying costs by providing cleaning, installation, and inspection services for dryer vents.

Looking for a home-based business model in the home improvement arena? Dryer Vent Wizard franchising requires no office space and low overhead, so owners can work from home in pre-defined territories across the country.

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End Of The Roll

End Of The Roll is a flooring company committed to providing a range of flooring options for every price point or lifestyle. End Of The Roll works with homeowners, builders, and contractors to provide value and flooring expertise.

End Of The Roll franchisees can get access to an existing profitable system, with over 50 locations to call upon for advice at a moment’s notice. The brand has existing relationships with banks and lenders, so favourable financing terms may be available, along with marketing and accounting teams supporting from the head office.

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Fire-Alert has conducted fire safety inspections in commercial, industrial, and government buildings for 35 years. The brand improves safety by providing maintenance for emergency services for clients of all sizes.

As fire extinguishers require seasonal maintenance and up-to-date
legal compliance, franchisees can take advantage of the cyclical nature of consumer needs. Franchisees receive training in providing extinguisher and hose inspections, emergency lighting inspections, and ongoing fire and safety maintenance training.

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Five Star Holiday Décor

Looking to make your property the brightest on the street? Five Star Holiday Décor’s premium lighting installation and decorating services provide you with the means to create captivating displays. Not limited to just seasonal offerings, Five Star also specializes in quality permanent lighting, patio lighting, event lighting, and showroom lighting. Its extensive range of products and services ensures customers can enjoy a vibrant experience throughout the year.

Franchisees can take advantage of Five Star’s turnkey service to engage in high-demand lighting decoration services, while promoting eco-friendliness with energy-efficient LED lighting. The best part is, no prior decorating experience is necessary. Five Star Holiday Décor offers a comprehensive program for high-demand decorative lighting services.

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Five Star Painting

Do you want to bring a splash of colour to your community? Since 2005, Five Star Painting® has been franchising, growing to more than 240 franchise territories in North America.

The benefits of franchising with Five Star Painting include its highly scalable model, low footprint with no office required, and flexible schedule. The franchisor manages territory boundaries, which means franchisees can often work in the same communities they live in.

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Floor Coverings International

Floor Coverings International is an installation and renovation brand specializing in several mediums including tile, carpet, stone, and vinyl. A $48-billion industry, the residential flooring sector is ripe for change and Floor Coverings’ mobile showroom concept is a dynamic development. Floor Coverings International stands out by bringing the showroom to the clients, rather than the other way around.

Franchisees can benefit from this easy-to-scale franchise model. In addition, the annual gross revenue for booked jobs is more than $1.2 million. The franchisor manages all national marketing campaigns, which means the franchise will have a presence from the moment you open your location. Floor Coverings offers prospective franchisees a simple business model, paired with forward-thinking advancements.

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Garage Living

The garage is often the most neglected part of the home, full of the detritus and leftovers from different life stages. Garage Living specializes in transforming the oft-neglected room into multi-use spaces with a focus on design, form, and function.

Prospective Garage Living franchisees should be passionate about design, construction, and customer service. The franchisor provides an exclusive suite of tools, resources, programs, and sales techniques to encourage new owners to find and keep clients. This unique sector ensures that franchisees can lead their communities in the garage renovation space.

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Glass Doctor

Since 1962, Glass Doctor® has served drivers, homeowners, and business owners with glass technician services that keep businesses in more than 275 locations in Canada and the U.S. seeing clearly with streak-free shine. The brand offers environmentally friendly, energy-efficient windows along with home renovation ideas, to create multiple streams of income.

Why should prospective franchisees consider Glass Doctor? Because glass is everywhere and weathering and aging must be addressed with professional repairs and replacement, therefore providing steady opportunities for franchisees. The brand has customized business management, scheduling, and communications software platforms, and other tools that simplify business management.

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Junk Works

Junk Works offers a range of junk removal services, including furniture removal, appliance removal, electronic waste disposal, construction debris cleanup, and yard waste removal. The brand is a Neighbourly company, the world’s largest home services company, further specializing in professional, reliable, and eco-friendly junk removal services for residential and commercial customers.

For prospective franchisees, Junk Works offers several supports such as a national call centre, a proprietary software program, and a review and referral platform to track metrics for each job. In addition, the franchisor provides mobile invoicing, a turnkey marketing program, and personalized support in operations, finance, and business development.

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Local Handyman Group

While many projects call for major renovations, what about the small tweaks that homeowners can’t manage themselves? Local Handyman Group specializes in squaring away quick turnaround home projects. The brand has even recently expanded to servicing commercial and non-residential schools, as well.

Prospective franchisees can take advantage of a growing brand with an ever-increasing service offering, now including blinds supplying and installment, and more. Furthermore, Local Handyman provides marketing, planning, and coaching help through the launch of the business.

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Men in Kilts Window and Exterior Cleaning

Men in Kilts is an all-in-one exterior cleaning franchise. Men in Kilts offers window and gutter cleaning, pressure washing, and snow removal for residential and commercial exteriors.

Franchisees can benefit from a quick-to-scale business that requires minimal inventory and offers affordable starting costs and flexible hours. The brand also supplies marketing and technology requirements, as well as business development partners, including a national sales centre and personal business and marketing coaches.

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Metropolitan Movers

Moving can be tough and chaotic, which is why Canadians turn to experts like Metropolitan Movers to ensure moving day is as smooth and safe as possible. With more than a decade of experience providing moving services across Ontario, franchisees get access to a wide breadth of customers, with the brand’s 94 per cent customer referral rate.

For franchisees who are ready to supply time and effort, Metropolitan Movers offers an established growth strategy, from residential moving through to commercial projects, deliveries, and storage and a national marketing plan and client portfolio. Take advantage of the company’s guarantee to earn $100,000 in revenue within your first 12 months of operation.

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Mr. Appliance

With more than 340 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Appliance® franchises provide full-service home appliance repair and light commercial appliance repair services. For better or worse, there is an undeniable need for competent appliance repair services across North America.

As with other Neighbourly brands, Mr. Appliance franchisees receive comprehensive business support and innovative marketing strategies, and enjoy flexible work. Mr. Appliance is a nationally recognized, recession-resilient brand. After all, every home in North America relies on consistently functional appliances.

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Mr. Electric

Looking for franchise opportunities with a growing brand? Since 1994, Mr. Electric® has provided electrical installation and repair services in the U.S. and Canada. As the electrics industry reacts to the rise of smart technology, this sector requires franchisees who are familiar with local and regional electric codes and have the entrepreneurial spirit and know-how to attract customers.

Mr. Electric is seeking new franchisees or existing electric businesses to convert to the Mr. Electric brand. However, franchise owners don’t need industry experience and limited accounting is required, as most jobs end with cash in hand. Furthermore, this Neighbourly brand offers a built-in network of support that includes established franchise coaches, an established business model, and additional resources from home office to encourage success.

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Mr. Handyman

Since 1996, Mr. Handyman® has been there for homeowners, providing repairs, installation, and maintenance services. A one-stop shop for all the domestic tweaks and minor repairs, Mr. Handyman provides an all-around service for everything from gate installation to appliance assembly or simple repairs. The brand even has a suite of national suppliers for more specialized jobs.

Franchisees who are ready to provide a diverse range of in-demand services can start their own franchise with Mr. Handyman. Gain access to a comprehensive support program, marketing appeal, and additional training through this Neighbourly franchise.

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Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Mr. Rooter® Plumbing is a franchise that provides a variety of plumbing needs from drainage repair to emergency response. The brand has a 24-hour customer service line, covering residential and commercial issues like clogged drains and sewer line repairs with efficiency. Mr. Rooter also offers clients upfront pricing, so there are no surprises at the end of an inspection or repair.

With more than 50 years of industry experience, Mr. Rooter offers prospective franchisees access to its proprietary technology and marketing support. Furthermore, with the help of Mr. Rooter’s scheduling assistance, franchisees can always know when their next job begins and ends.

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N-Hance is on a mission to invigorate weathered homes with refinishing services for wood cabinets and floors. N-Hance cleans surfaces and repairs damage, making old surfaces like new again–and saving homeowners money on costly upgrades and renovations.

As a franchise opportunity, N-Hance provides a proven business model designed for growth; proprietary technology, products, and equipment; multiple revenue streams; and comprehensive training and support from industry experts. Wood refinishing or business experience is a plus.

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New Creations

New Creations has been providing specialty restoration of cosmetic damage for a variety of B2B clients since 1988. With more than 75 current franchise locations across North America, the brand is always updating its processes, improving the quality of its repairs, and adding to the range of what can be restored—from homes to vehicles to watercraft.

New Creations seeks franchise owners who act as entrepreneurs in growing their small businesses. Some degree of sales ability and creativity is also required to restore people’s belongings.

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Paul Davis Restoration Canada

As one of Canada’s largest restoration brands, Paul Davis Restoration has more than 350 individual franchises across North America. These emergency restoration specialists are certified to provide efficient, 24/7 reconstruction following disasters like floods and fires in homes and businesses of all sizes.

Prospective Paul Davis franchisees should have business experience and be customer service oriented. As a business owner, franchisees manage the cleanup and reconstruction for clients. In addition, Paul Davis’ new owner training will introduce franchisees to techniques to completely repair damage from mold, water, and smoke.

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Pest Detective

To keep homes free of insects, mice, and rodents, Pest Detective franchisees provide a variety of services to provide homeowners with peace of mind. For additional support, Pest Detective provides repeat solutions, following up with monthly or quarterly visits to keep pests away.

When it comes to franchising with Pest Detective, prospective franchisees receive scheduled appointments from the brand’s in-house call centre and marketing programs that allow them to focus on managing their business.

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Prep‘n Sell

Prep’n Sell is an all-in-one service for prepping homes to be ready for sale. The company focuses on the work needed to bring the best home price possible in the shortest amount of time. Prep’n Sell franchisees also get access to RENOmagic, a partner franchise for renovations.

The home-based business model offers a quick start-up and substantial initial cost savings because there’s no need for an expensive location or employees, as the brand has a trade partner program. In addition, one-on-one training and virtual online courses ensure that you’re knowledgeable before you go out on the first call.

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PuroClean is one of the fastest-growing franchise systems in Canada, specializing in property damage emergency services. PuroClean franchisees provide specialized mitigation services for homes and businesses following water, fire, smoke, and mold damage. PuroClean has become a property restoration provider of choice for insurance professionals and property owners, having the highest customer satisfaction ratings in a B2B recession-proof industry. PuroClean owners are part of a recession-proof industry, with proven strategies and systems in place for success. PuroClean provides comprehensive support and training to its 47 locations across Canada.

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Rainbow Restoration

Rainbow Restoration™ offers residential and commercial restoration and carpet cleaning services with more than 330 franchise locations throughout North America. The brand’s 24/7 emergency service covers fire and water damage, mold removal, and other services. Furthermore, the brand is fully certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

For franchisees ready to be on the front lines when disaster strikes, Rainbow Restoration offers a fast turnaround time from signing to operation. The proprietary “Extensive Sure Start” onboarding process includes six to eight weeks of systems and business training, with ongoing system-wide and regional meetings.

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Revivify Painting

Revivify is on a mission to change the construction industry. This painting company designed its franchise system with the goal of creating stable employment in the trades and elevating the level of service and customer care to clients.

Franchise owners pay living wages; provide routine, scheduled work; and offer a benefits program to all employees.

Revivify provides franchisees with everything needed to run a successful painting company, from proprietary software and an operations manual to a best-in-class training program and robust marketing support. The brand is building a community of business owners who value hard work, customer service, and want to benefit from a bigger vision.

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Since starting as a small painting business in 1967, SERVPRO has expanded into a restoration industry giant with more than 2,000 locations. It offers everything from fire and water restoration, storm response, biohazard cleaning, and construction services. In addition, the brand offers premium-tier services for cleaning and disinfection from pathogens like COVID-19 with its proprietary cleaning products.

For entrepreneurs looking for a high-demand opportunity, SERVPRO welcomes owners from all backgrounds, although restoration and construction industry experience is an asset. SERVPRO offers strong brand awareness, comprehensive training, and a network of regional consultants to support owners systemwide.

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ServiceMaster Restore

For 70 years, ServiceMaster Restore has been providing emergency disaster restoration services to home and business owners following flooding, fire and smoke damage, vandalism, natural disasters, and more.

ServiceMaster Restore franchisees benefit from the support of a reputable restoration company that offers proprietary technology and processes. This support can significantly enhance operations and deliver effective restoration services to customers.

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ShelfGenie® offers organizational solutions for homeowners’ cabinetry and storage needs. The brand identifies and meets its clients’ needs with a simple three-step process of consultation, construction of custom-made designs, and professional installation.

Unique to ShelfGenie is the franchisees’ ability to define their own coverage area, so franchisees can effectively live where they work, even on a part-time basis. There’s also the opportunity to earn residual income from sales commissions on each job.

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Sunly Franchising Corp.

The solar industry is a rapidly growing field, as more people and companies adopt renewable energy sources. Sunly is leading that change with its solar installation franchise. The solar installation company’s mission is to save homeowners money on electrical bills through solar energy.

Franchisees with Sunly can help owners generate their own clean energy through solar panels to reduce costs, while offering a range of diverse secondary services including EV charger installation, home energy monitoring, and back-up battery solutions.

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The HandyForce

The HandyForce prides itself on being the go-to handyman service for those who aren’t skilled in trades. The brand offers a diverse range of products, including handyman services, a HomeCare plan, and renovations. Seventy per cent of the business is repeat clients, highlighting the brand’s commitment to customer satisfaction.

HandyForce franchisees can make use of the brand’s exclusive software, a comprehensive training program, and unwavering year-round support from the corporate office. Prospective franchisees should possess strong drive and a results-oriented mindset, along with the ability to effectively manage multiple people and projects simultaneously.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the largest franchised moving company in North America, offering comprehensive home and business relocation, packing, and unpacking services, as well as storage and junk removal services.

Prospective franchisees join a brand with 18 years of year-over-year growth in Canada. Interested entrepreneurs don’t need experience in trucking or moving, but effective communication and interpersonal skills are a strong asset.

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Vertika Design

Vertika Design is a wall covering installation company that brightens up rooms with a range of colours, materials, and finishes.

Vertika Design offers a full range of options to meet finishing needs like brick, wood panelling, and green “living” walls. Whether it’s for home, office, or business, Vertika designs give rooms character with its original coverings. Vertika Design uses locally sourced materials.

Vertika franchisees can leverage an established brand with advertising and marketing expertise to attract attention in local markets. Prospective franchisees receive on-site training and continuous support. Every project is diverse, working with high-end products to make clients’ dreams come true.

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Wise Cracks Concrete Technologies Inc.

Wise Cracks Concrete Technologies Inc. is a national franchise, operating since 1991, that specializes in waterproofing of foundations in residential and commercial settings. The brand has proprietary methods for sealing cracks and waterproofing foundations, offering a lifetime transferrable warranty to its customers on most completed jobs.

Wise Cracks Concrete Technologies Inc. offers flexible hours and can be a franchisee-run, mobile business, which means minimal staffing, rental, and storage costs. Wise Cracks is currently seeking single- and multi-unit franchise owners across Canada.

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