Home Service franchise opportunities provide customer conveniences that not only help manage the upkeep of someone’s house but also life’s many tasks. From lawn care franchises that maintain beautiful, green grass to dry cleaning business opportunities that provide 24/7 drop off, these franchises all perform a unique and valuable service that saves time and money for busy homeowners.

Most homes, regardless of age or size, will require some type of regular maintenance on, in, or around the house. Most of these tasks are either too time consuming for the average homeowner or require a certain skill set.

For these reasons, Home Services companies can be very solid franchise opportunities. And, if the work is done well, it is a market where satisfied customers typically lead to repeat business.

There are a variety of franchise options in the Home Services category that can encompass virtually anything that needs to be done around the house from cleaning, lawn care, painting, and plumbing to pest control, pet grooming and much more.

Franchise Gator recently released its annual Top 100 list for 2018, ranking the top expanding franchise systems considered to be solid investments. Hundreds of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD’s) were reviewed in the making of the list, focusing on unit growth, financial health, and franchisee satisfaction, among other aspects.

Here are the top five Home Service franchise opportunities from the Top 100.

Lawn Doctor

Ranked #14 and the top lawn and landscape maintenance franchise, Lawn Doctor has over 50 years of experience in the industry and stands apart by being the leader in customer satisfaction, with an average customer retention rate of over 80%. Lawn and landscape services are a $78 billion a year industry, and each year, more and more homeowners switch away from do-it-yourself lawn care to effective professional solutions making this an ideal franchise opportunity.

Lawn Doctor offers franchisees the ability to generate revenue through multiple proven streams including lawn care, tree and shrub care, perimeter pest control, and mosquito and tick control. In addition, there’s no required storefront, services can be performed by technicians if you prefer to focus on the management side of the business, and they offer a proven business system to increase operational efficiency and grow profit margins.

Pillar To Post

Founded in 1994, Pillar to Post is North America’s largest and fastest-growing professional home inspection franchise. Ranked #17 overall and the top home inspection franchise on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 list, today the company has grown to over 515 franchises across the US and Canada.

Pillar to Post offers franchisees hands-on and in-market training therefore no technical experience is required. You are also provided with a dedicated Start Up Director to coach you through the launch and operations for the first year of your business. It also has one of the lowest franchise fees and initial investment in the industry.

Pillar to Post has been ranked #1 Home Inspection company by Entrepreneur and a Franchise Business Review Top 50 Award winner for Top Franchisee Satisfaction.

AdvantaClean Systems

Founded in 1994, AdvantaClean has created a proven business model designed to produce regular, scheduled work and sustainability for franchisees. Ranked #20 and the top water restoration and mold remediation franchise, AdvantaClean Systems helps their franchisees grow their businesses by helping them win and retain new customers, and by keeping the ongoing costs of running a successful business low.

With one of the highest customer ratings in the industry, AdvantaClean Systems offers high quality of life, a scalable business model, access to a national call center, ongoing training and support, and large, protected territories. In addition, they launched the AdvantaClean Foundation and partner with St. Jude enabling franchisees to give back to their communities.


Ranked #38 and the top mobile screen repair company, Screenmobile is the nation’s largest screen repair company with almost 100 franchise owners. They specialize in window, door and patio porch screen, and solar shading products. With over 30 years of experience and no national competitors, Screenmobile’s franchise owners benefit from years of growth and success.

Screenmobile is ideal for people looking for a family-friendly, repair franchise, and/or home improvement franchise and prefer to join an outdoor living organization.

OXXO Care Cleaners

Ranked #45 and the top dry cleaning franchise, OXXO Care Cleaners is revolutionizing the dry cleaning industry. They have created a model that offers customers a 24/7 ATM style machine to pick up or drop off clothes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while keeping regular business hours.

OXXO Care Cleaners’ concept has been proven in Europe and sets them apart from the competition. In addition, they use GreenEarth, an environmentally safe cleaner that requires no biohazard disposal and creates a safer workplace. As a franchisee, you receive training at the headquarters and on-site, site selection assistance, boutique style stores, state-of-the-art garment care equipment, and in-house marketing support.

Eric Bell
Eric Bell has 15 years of franchise industry experience and currently serves as General Manager of Franchise Gator. He began his career in 2002 as a Hollywood Tans franchisee in Atlanta where he also served as area manager and helped develop the Atlanta territory. In October 2005, Eric joined Franchise Gator as a sales representative and went on to hold several positions including sales representative, sales manager, and director of sales and service. Eric is a member of the Southeast Franchise Forum and is a Certified Franchise Executive. He resides in Georgia with his wife and their two children. Follow @franchisegator on Twitter and Facebook.