It takes a lot of hard work to maintain a commercial or residential property, with so many different services required to keep a home or business in working order. Luckily, franchise systems across Canada have recognized the specialized needs of home and business owners, and are providing a diverse range of services to help keep properties from coast to coast in peak condition.
The following franchises run the gamut of commercial and residential services, from security, cleaning, and locksmith services to outdoor maintenance, plumbing, pest control, and much more. If you’re interested in a service-focused franchise that helps meet customer needs, read on to learn more about franchises that have maintained their spot at the top of the property service sector.
1-888-JunkBin is a professional full-service junk removal and self-service junk bin rental company, a dual income company that provides franchisees with a toll-free 1-888 number, a proprietary Junk Bin-net software program, a turnkey marketing program, and personalized support in operations, finance, bookkeeping, and business development. The franchise also offers up to a five-day training course at 1-888-JunkBin’s head office, which will include a full day in the truck.
1-888-JunkBin combines old-fashioned customer service principles with state-of-the-art technology to provide the modern customer with timely, professional junk removal and junk bin rental services.
Aire Serv is a leading national heating and cooling franchise with a primary focus on helping its franchisees meet and exceed their financial, professional, and personal goals. As part of the Dwyer Group family of brands, Aire Serv’s expertise lies in providing the right tools, support, and environment to turn these goals into a reality.
Aire Serv believes that a business should provide five things for a franchisee and his or her family: a good annual income, more freedom of time to enjoy a better lifestyle, a healthy bottom line to create wealth, equity in the business, and sufficient cash flow to reduce or eliminate debt.
AlarmForce was founded in 1988, and is a leader in home security, two-way emergency response systems, and video surveillance. The company provides service across Canada, and monitors its customers in a state-of-the art ULC station.
The AlarmForce Authorized Dealer Program has been designed to provide independent business operators with training, business experience, and a strong brand in order to create positive cash flow in a short period of time. Authorized dealers are small business owners operating with a nationally-recognized brand name and the support of a large service provider.
Anago Cleaning Systems is offering master and unit franchises across Canada. The master franchisee has the exclusive developmental rights to sell janitorial or unit franchises in a defined territory. Simultaneously, the master sells cleaning contracts, business to business, within the territory, and assigns them to those who purchased a unit franchise.
The master franchisee is in the sales and marketing business, and the unit franchisee is in the cleaning business. The unit franchisee makes money by operating a cleaning business emphasizing their entrepreneurial drive, while servicing clients provided by the master franchisee, as well as leveraging Anago’s volume discounts, proven methods, and systems.
Aurum has positioned itself as an industry leader in the property maintenance market, a one-stop-shop when it comes to taking care of homes/properties. Rather than searching for a contractor for each service that is needed around the house, Aurum offers the solution of dealing with one company for all maintenance requirements, be it window cleaning, power washing, or snow removal.
The benefits of an Aurum franchise are many, including available in-house financing, low start-up costs, 24/7 franchise support, and initial training and one-on-one coaching. Franchisees will also be associated with an established company in a multi-billion dollar industry.
Bin There Dump That is a residential-friendly mini bin disposal system that offers its customers bin sizes of 4 to 20 yards, and uses a simple roll-off system. The franchise is staffed by a team of experienced individuals in all areas of franchising and business.
Bin There Dump That offers one week of hands-on and classroom-style learning at its headquarters, covering everything from operations, general management, administration, and marketing to truck and bin operations. Ideal Bin There Dump That franchisees have a drive to succeed, are able to follow a system, have the appropriate capital, and love to interact with people.
California Closet Company is a premier franchisor of custom closet and storage systems, with more than 60 domestic and international locations. Franchise owners will receive leading-edge business preparation in which they’re taught specialized skills in various training environments. Some of this training and support includes on-site operational instruction; training for designer, installation, and production staff; proprietary technology for sales, design, and operational systems management; media planning; and local and national advertising collateral.
The reward of owning a California Closet Company franchise is that they help people focus on what matters most by designing better lives for their clients. Their world-class NPS score demonstrates their brand strength, and how the California Closets experience can drive success.
With more than 3,000 units in 52 countries, Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise, offering professional, environmentally-safe service since its founding in 1977. Chem-Dry offers franchise owners a service that is flexible and scalable, with a variety of services for domestic and commercial customers, including carpet cleaning; upholstery cleaning; stone, tile, and grout cleaning; pet urine and odour removal; area rug cleaning; and specialty stain removal.
Chem-Dry offers a proven business model that’s already operated by approximately 60 Canadian franchises and growing, backed by industry-leading training and ongoing support. The franchisor is looking for owners who are committed to following the Chem-Dry model, and to providing exceptional customer service.
Christmas Décor Canada provides professional outdoor holiday lighting and decorating for both residential and commercial facilities. The franchise provides a service to customers that includes lighting for ridges, gutters, windows, and trees, along with daytime decor such as bows and garland.
The business model provides great repeat business year over year. Christmas decorating offers individuals and businesses the ability to generate significant revenues during a time that is traditionally slow for many seasonal businesses. The franchise program includes comprehensive training, 365/24/7 support, consistent product availability, Christmas Décor industry software, and a complete sales and marketing program.
An Eco Insulation Franchise does not just lead to self-employment, it leads to running a real business. With government energy grants available to homeowners, EnerGuide requirement changes on re-sale homes, and increasing air-tightness and energy efficiency changes in the Building Code, now is an incredible time to be joining this industry.
The Eco Insulation franchise offers location and business planning support; comprehensive training and processes to equip franchisees with the tools and best practices they need for success; ongoing support in every aspect of the business going forward; provincial partnerships and opportunities; proprietary software for business management, sales, and service; and lead generation and sales coaching.
Fire-Alert is looking for franchisees to join the fastest-growing mobile fire prevention company in Canada. Fire-Alert is a leader in fire and safety, providing mobile fire extinguisher services and more to commercial, industrial, and residential markets. Fire prevention is a “hot” topic, so there’s great potential for Fire-Alert franchisees.
Training and required certifications are provided through Fire-Alert’s comprehensive and detailed training program, which involves classroom and practical training from the head office in Ottawa, Ontario. Moving forward, ongoing support will be available from all head office departments to assist franchisees in growing their businesses.
Glass Doctor is looking for franchisees to join the national leader in auto and flat glass franchising. For more than 30 years, Glass Doctor has been helping entrepreneurs and existing glass professionals build strong and successful glass businesses. The company’s extensive experience and cutting-edge systems will help franchisees achieve their professional goals and build a successful business. Franchisees can expand and diversify their services, and put solid financial, accounting, and marketing systems to work for their location and the company.
The flat glass installation business is a $5 billion industry, with auto glass repair an additional $127,000 annually. Glass Doctor is a solid, necessity-based business offering diversity to consumers.
Capitalizing on a fragmented and largely unprofessional industry, the franchisees of Gorilla Property Services leverage the fun-loving brand, along with industry-leading training and their commercial and residential clients. From the technology platform to the Gorilla Property Services call centre, every interaction with Gorilla is professional, competitively-priced, and courteous.
The franchise is based on the six essential services that pertain to residential, strata, and commercial clients: gutter cleaning, pressure washing, graffiti removal, roof cleaning, window cleaning, and salting/snow clearing.
Franchisees love working outdoors, making their own hours, having time for family, and developing and scaling their businesses as they see the growing opportunity in the market.
Junk Works is the second-largest and fastest-growing junk removal service in North America. The system’s rapid growth is fuelled by its recycling-based junk removal model, and world-class customer service. Junk Works’ goal has always been to reinvent the sector by developing a technology-driven business management franchise in a traditionally low-tech sector, and is a premier white collar business system in a large, fragmented blue collar industry.
The franchise features a national call centre, a proprietary Junk Network software program, a state-of-the-art review and referral program, mobile invoicing, a turnkey marketing program, and personalized support in operations, finance, and business development.
Metropolitan Movers™, Silver winner of CFA Award of Excellence for 2016, CFA 2016 Franchisees’ Choice Award winner and 2014 – 2017 Top Choice award winner, has been a leader in providing full service and customized moving services to families and corporations across Canada.
Metropolitan Movers provides franchisees with all of the training they’ll need to successfully operate their franchise businesses. This includes one week of initial training on the operation of the business at the head office location. The ideal franchisees are typically businesspeople with some experience at the supervisory level, and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and marketing skills. Metropolitan Movers franchises only to individuals who will be involved in the day-to-day management and development of the business.
Mr. Appliance has been helping entrepreneurs and existing appliance service professionals build strong and successful appliance repair businesses since 1996, and is the largest and fastest-growing full service appliance repair company in the world. Mr. Appliance currently has more than 150 locations, and is currently looking for select individuals to join the company as it continues to grow.
The appliance repair industry is a $5 billion industry, and is a solid, necessity-based business with steady consumer demand. When franchisees join the Mr. Appliance network, they have access to a wealth of resources to help run the business, including marketing materials, Sure Start training, and much more.
Mr. Electric is the electrical franchise industry leader, and is looking for franchisees who want to align with the brand. Business isn’t what it used to be, and the days of running a simple company are over; the challenges of running a modern service company are very complex. Since 1996, Mr. Electric has been helping franchisees realize the dream of building a successful business, and is ready to show franchisees how to use its systems to provide more time off, a better quality of life, and a viable exit strategy when it’s time to sell or retire.
Mr. Rooter knows the plumbing industry: for more than three decades, it has been the leader in the plumbing franchise industry. New franchisees can take the franchise business systems and solutions and put them to work in their own companies. A Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchise offers owners access to vital knowledge they need to focus on the business side of the company.
The plumbing business is a $92 billion industry with a 5.3 per cent annual growth rate in the last five years. It’s a solid, necessity-based business with a perpetual consumer demand.
Founded in 1991, Pop-A-Lock® has grown to serve more than 8,500 communities, and is recognized as the largest, most successful locksmith company in the world. The company’s franchisees’ technicians provide 24-hour locksmith services and emergency door unlocking assistance. Pop-A-Lock has built a reputation for fulfilling customer needs quickly and professionally.
Pop-A-Lock is looking for franchisees who want to unlock their earning potential and be part of establishing a nationwide imprint in the consumer safety and security category. Start-up costs are low, Pop-A-Lock provides franchisees with proprietary equipment and training, and no locksmithing experience is necessary.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is a franchise system providing wildlife control products and services. Recognizing the need for a humane approach to wildlife control services, the high-demand, low-competition, cash and home-based business has built a solid reputation as a leader in this exciting, profitable industry.
With the ongoing assistance from the franchise support team, an initial training program, and complete franchise support material, franchisees will be ready to launch an exciting new career. Skedaddle provides one week of classroom-style and hands-on training in Hamilton, Ontario that includes general management, administration, operations, marketing, removal techniques, and wildlife behaviour.
As Canada’s only pest control franchise, Toodaloo Pest Control prides itself on quality, service, and care. Toodaloo technicians offer efficiency and professionalism, combined with the approachability of a neighbour. All franchise owners and technicians are local to the area, strengthening the community ties with all Toodaloo clients.
Toodaloo franchise partners work in the field on the Toodaloo App, allowing them to run the entire business from their tablet or phone. From estimates and work orders to daily scheduling, it’s all at their fingertips, making the business virtually paperless. No experience is required; Toodaloo leverages more than 30 years of experience as it trains and supports your business.
Truly Nolen is a leader in pest management. The company has been building great customer relationships since 1938, and knows how to meet the needs of its residential and commercial customers. The marketing power of the Mouse Car creates a lasting impression on everyone who sees it, and the franchisor provides access to all marketing products, including advertising spots, brochures, and marketing collateral. The Truly Nolen philosophy of doing right by the customer is the guiding principle.
Franchising benefits include access to industry experience, training and technical support, business planning and support, corporate purchasing power, marketing support, and more.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchise moving company in North America, with more than 350 locations. The company’s success is directly related to its delivery of exceptional customer service and strong brand identity. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® provides local and regional moving and related services to residential, industrial, and commercial customers.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees are actively involved in business development, which includes in-home estimates, networking and marketing activities, and general management activities. Franchises are owned and operated by positive, enthusiastic, and outgoing individuals who have an aptitude for business development and who believe in the long-term benefits of delivering the highest standards in customer service and satisfaction.