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Top Home Services Franchises

 

The most diverse section, home services include home improvement and sales franchises, electrical and HVAC companies, and even mosquito franchises. It was a positive year for all categories, as Americans work longer hours and have less time for chores. Smart home technology also brings new opportunities to the industry.

Sales Growth - Electrical Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
330 Mister Sparky 89 8.6%
341 Mr. Electric 74 8.3%
201 TEGG Service 305 1.3%

All three electrical franchise companies showed sales growth this past year, with Mr. Sparky leading at 8.6 percent. Pennsylvania-based TEGG Service fell out of the Top 200 with 1.3 percent sales growth.

 

Sales Growth - Home Improvement Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
459 Handyman Matters 28 21.5%
237 Re-Bath 221 19.2%
242 Precision Door Service 208 12.6%
394 Archadeck Outdoor Living 47 12.0%
452 The Glass Guru 29 9.1%
333 Mr. Appliance 81 8.5%
449 Handyman Connection 30 7.1%
118 ProSource Wholesale 717 6.3%
356 ABC Seamless 67 0.1%
342 Mr. Handyman 74 0.0%

Almost all eight home improvement companies had a successful year, with only Mr. Handyman reporting a 0 percent growth in sales. Budget Blinds, jumped from 170 to 146 on the Top 200 with a 22 percent increase in sales, and both Archadeck Outdoor Living and Re-Bath reported over 12 percent growth.

 

Sales Growth - Home Sales Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
325 United Real Estate 90* 44.4%
95 G.J. Gardner Homes 1,045  16.8%
17 Keller Williams Realty 8,219  13.6%
159 Realty One Group 439* 13.5%
49 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 2,859  8.0%
10 RE/MAX 10,910  6.0%

Home sales franchises are all on the incline, with G. J. Gardner Homes up ahead at 16.8 percent in sales growth. Top company RE/MAX, number 10 on the Top 200, reported a 6 percent increase in sales.

 

Sales Growth - HVAC Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
274 Aire Serv 149 10.0%
114 Linc Service 734 2.3%
182 One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning 365 -1.0%

This smaller category has been carried by Aire Serv, which has over 200 locations in the U.S. and Canada and had a 10 percent increase in sales this past year. Linc Service also reported positive sales but One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning went down 1 percent.

 

Sales Growth - Lawn Care Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth % 
290 Lawn Doctor 130 16.0%
470 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 25 8.3%
266 Weed Man 159 6.6%
261 U.S. Lawns 168 -1.8%
353 The Grounds Guys 68 -5.8%

After a successful year in 2016, Waco, Texas-based The Ground Guys is down 5.8 percent in sales. U.S. Lawns is also down, leaving Weed Man to boost this category with 6.6 percent sales growth.

 

Sales Growth - Mosquito Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
413 Mosquito Joe 42 54.9%
384 Mosquito Squad 52 23.4%

Newer mosquito franchises Mosquito Joe and Mosquito Squad are still growing steady, with 54.9 and 23.4 percent growth in sales respectively. Both companies offer tick control services, special event and commercial services.

 

Sales Growth - Painting Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
481 360 Painting 21 70.5%
357 Five Star Painting 67 36.7%
465 Fresh Coat 27 8.0%
165 CertaPro Painters 421 1.0%

Five Star Painting had another good year, reporting a 36.7 percent increase in sales and jumping 55 spots on the Top 500 rankings. CertaPro, who holds a spot on the Top 200, also reported a smaller growth in sales.

 

Sales Growth - Plumbing Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
90 Roto-Rooter 1,151 11.3%
198 Mr. Rooter 309 5.8%
244 Benjamin Franklin Plumbing 196 1.8%

Top 200 veteran Roto-Rooter saw another strong year of sales in 2016, tipping its global sales over $1 billion. Other players in the category, Mr. Rooter and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, saw strong growth as well. 

 

Sales Growth - Storage Solutions

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
366 Tailored Living 61 15.5%
388 Closet & Storage Concepts 50 0.0%
463 ShelfGenie 27 -0.5%

This wasn’t the strongest year for storage franchises, as both Closet & Storage Concepts and ShelfGenie did not grow in sales. Only Tailored Living showed sales growth, with an impressive 15.5 percent. 

 

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