NEW YORK (
) -- Ahh. Spring is officially, even with the unseasonably warm winter experienced by much of the U.S., in the air. With spring comes the desire to open the windows, unclog the gutters, paint the kitchen and clean out that overflowing closet.
The home improvement industry has been dominated by retailers such as
that make do-it-yourself home projects look easy.
But not everyone is a DIY kind of guy (or gal). And these days, since consumers are willing to pay for almost anything, thousands of businesses have been created with professionals who will come and do all that work
you. Not only do home improvement services make for a potentially profitable business model for the handy to capitalize on, but since there is so much demand for these services, franchising the concept seems like a no-brainer.
Here are five franchises that have been successful at catering to consumers' home repair and maintenance needs and are looking for more franchisees to join their teams: