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Essential Businesses

Essential businesses and/or franchises, no matter the economic or public circumstances are just too essential to shut down. Here is what we do know. "Nonessential" applies to most recreational businesses.

"Essential Businesses" may include supermarkets and grocery stores, big-box stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, garbage collection, healthcare operations, veterinary clinics and pet stores.

From a franchising point of view, home service based businesses with skilled trades including HVAC, Electric, Plumbing, and Automotive Repair apply. , Laundromats, Property Management, Home or Building cleaning and maintenance are also considered essential franchises.

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Mosquito Squad

Mosquito Squad

Mosquito Squad franchise has multiple revenue streams. Initial investment less than $15k. Hit the ground running in less than 30 days. Residual income growth. Explosive industry.

Cash Required: $35,000

Glass Doctor Franchise

Glass Doctor

Glass Doctor® leads the market as both auto and flat glass, including shower doors.  In addition. Glass Doctor is backed by Neighborly®, one of the world’s largest families of service-based franchises. As a Neighborly® company, Glass Doctor franchisees benefit from a network of over 2.5M+ customers and 3,500 franchises worldwide, with 14 home service brands, allowing for referral and multi-brand marketing expertise.

Cash Required: $50,000

Shack Shine Franchise

Shack Shine

Shack Shine is reinventing an industry.  Shack Shine franchise owners offer a one-stop shop to detail houses.  Whether its interior and exterior window washing or power washing or gutter cleaning or even house washing, a Shack Shine team can get the job done. Shack Shine owners typically hire a team of specialists to provide great customer service while detailing houses.  Did you know the exterior cleaning industry is valued at $10 billion annually with a 5% year-over-year growth rate for the past 5-years?  Learn how to start a Shack Shine franchise today!

Cash Required: $50,000

Best Option Restoration

Best Option Restoration

Join the leader in the disaster restoration industry. Services include both commercial and residential properties. Best Option Restoration sets itself apart from the competition with an administrative backbone system, fast start-up and low overhead. Our number one goal is to build a thriving community of franchise owners. We achieve this with our robust training and support program, systems and tools.

Cash Required: $75,000

Screenmobile

ScreenMobile

Start a ScreenMobile home improvement franchise and partner with the leading and largest screen repair company in the United States. This franchise can be run from anywhere. No need for office space to rent. If you like working outdoors and your looking for a family-friendly home improvement opportunity, ScreenMobile is the answer. Join this award winning franchise today.

Cash Required: $30,000

Dryer Vent Wizard

Dryer Vent Wizard

Dryer Vent Wizard is a home-based, owner-operated franchise opportunity that provides the right candidate the ability to start small and scale to a multi-van business. This is a low investment, low-overhead service based business in high demand. From day one, we launch your initial training and follow that up with franchise system support, Wizard University, and Marketing programs that bring customers to you.

Cash Required: $20,000

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ACE Handyman Services

Get started today with ACE HANDYMAN SERVICES franchise.  The best in handyman services just got better. Reach new levels of success and own a piece of the iconic Ace brand by purchasing an Ace Handyman Services franchise. We are a technology based repair and remodeling company where our systems allow you to scale your business to your desired heights.  Leverage our powerful brand name.  We’re a marketing machine!

Cash Required: $75,000

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Franchise

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen franchise is a full-service, interior home improvement franchise.  We pride our selves on strong product and service margins and client satisfaction.  Today, millions of Americans are spending billions of dollars remodeling their homes.  Remodeling services are in high demand in any economy.  Learn more today.

Cash Required: $200,000

HomeTeam Inspection

HomeTeam Inspection

The numbers say it all. HomeTeam Inspection franchise owns a 98% 5-year continuity rate. That means that almost every franchise owner that has opened in the last five years remains open today. HomeTeam Inspections top 25% have average revenues of $535,614. The premiere training program in the industry and a proven track record of success. Learn more today!

Cash Required: $30,000

Mr. Electric Franchise

Mr. Electric

Mr. Electric is a nationally-recognized industry leader in electrical installation and repair, and is backed by Neighborly®, one of the world’s largest families of service-based franchises. As a Neighborly® company, Mr. Electric franchisees benefit from a network of over 2.7 million active customers and 2,300 franchises worldwide, with 14 home service brands, allowing for referral and multi-brand marketing expertise.

Cash Required: $45,000

Accessible Home Health Care Franchise

Accessible Home Health Care

With over 19 years of industry experience and strong leadership, Accessible Home Health Care has developed a proven business model that will help you profit from one of the fastest growing industries while making the right home care solutions available to your neighbors.  AHC is a leading provider of medical and non-medical home care services, care management, and medical staffing services.  Our experienced support team consists of home health care professionals who will assist you through the initial training process so you can successfully manage your business to deliver all levels of care.

Cash Required: $100,000

Footprint Floors Franchise

Footprints Floors

Start a Footprints Floors franchise and benefit from a proven track record of 10 years of growth and success with a genuinely unique franchise model that has no national competitors or imitators.  We install hardwood, carpet and tile floors and backsplashes. We are dedicated to providing excellent service and quality flooring to our customers. We’re a step above the rest and over the years have quietly become one of the fastest growing hardwood companies.

Cash Required: $30,000

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IntelliTurf

If you like working with people and can manage a business, a IntelliTurf franchise might work for you.  There is a shortage of water in almost every state which makes the demand for synthetic turf that much greater. And it’s not just the water but lower maintenance costs, environmental concerns, and so much more. The improvements in technology and our comprehensive business systems make IntelliTurf a great franchise opportunity for you.

Cash Required: $45,000

Keyrenter Property Management

Keyrenter Property Management

Keyrenter is a property management franchise with a low capital investment. In fact, Keyrenter can be started for as little as $35k from a home office with no staffing. Our franchise system will help you manage more properties efficiently and help build your ROI right from the get go. Learn more today!

Cash Required: $50,000

The Maids

The Maids

Join the franchise that Entrepreneur magazine has ranked No. 1 in the residential cleaning industry. Our franchisees have been the key to making The Maids the quality leader in residential cleaning, and in turn we offer them the potential to make it big.  Most of our diverse franchisees have no experience in residential cleaning, but they are driven, have business acumen, are great communicators, and have the desire and enthusiasm to build a large customer base. Own your own cleaning services business today!

Cash Required: $20,000

Rainbow International Franchise

Rainbow International Restoration

With over 30 years of experience, Rainbow International® is one of the best-known and most respected names in the industry. In addition, Rainbow International® has built strong relationships with many of the largest insurance companies, helping to drive more business to its franchisees. Rainbow International® independently owned and operated franchisees benefit from a network of over 2.5M+ customers and 3,500 franchises worldwide, with 14 home service brands, allowing for referral and multi-brand marketing expertise.

Cash Required: $50,000

Talem Home Care Franchise

Talem Home Care

Before starting Talem Home Care, we studied the existing franchise models and identified the biggest weaknesses we saw were holding franchisees back. We used our findings to build a better franchise that benefits both entrepreneurs and our clients. Our franchise package not only increases revenue potential, it protects your brand reputation and gives you more freedom to serve your patients and communities with passion and care.

Cash Required: $30,000

Closets & Storage Concepts

Closet & Storage Concepts

Home improvement and home organization franchise concepts and the services they provide are in high demand. For more than 30 years, Closet & Storage Concepts has been creating custom closet designs, manufacturing, and installing custom closet solutions for closet storage, Murphy Wall Beds, mudroom, pantry, laundry room, garage, home office and more. Get ownership information now!

Cash Required: $50,000

Bio-One Inc

Bio-One Inc

Coronavirus (COVID- 19) Cleaning and Disinfection.  Bio-One provides decontamination services and offices are available 24/7!  Bio-One franchise is ranked one of the top franchises in America. We have the resources and relationships to jump start your business to profitability. Our average invoice is $4,000 to $6,000 on jobs that on average last 2-4 hours. Bio-One franchise owners invoice the insurance companies and get paid within 10-15 days.

Cash Required: $55,000

RedBox+ Franchise

Redbox+

You can become a redbox+ franchise owner and be part of the $60 billion waste management industry.  Two services, one truck – This one-of-a-kind system gives your job sites the two critical services they need. The redbox+ system is designed to be a portable toilet and roll-off box combination. You’ll have a competitive advantage and a proven operating system to help jump start your business.  Serve roofers, commercial contractors, new home builders, remodelers, demolition companies and more.

Cash Required: $75,000

ShelfGenie Franchise

ShelfGenie

Start a ShelfGenie, home improvement franchise and partner with the premier shelving and home organization franchise. Our experienced, Atlanta-based Home Office is committed to providing franchisees the support they need to focus on building their business. We provide client services, sales and marketing assistance. Learn more today!

Cash Required: $75,000

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College Hunks Hauling Junk

College Hunks Hauling Junk is a low-cost franchise with tremendous growth potential. In fact, average franchisee revenue grew 50% from 2015 to 2016. Owning a College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise costs less than you think. The total estimated initial investment to start a College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise with one truck is $89,300 to $208,200. We can assist with the start-up costs!

Cash Required: $50,000

Nurse Next Door

Nurse Next Door

Why do you want to own a Nurse Next Door Franchise? We have over 150 franchises established across North America and plans for future expansion. Our award-winning company provides personalized home health care as a developer and leader of Happier Aging® experiences.

Cash Required: $125,000

Conserva Irrigation

Conserva Irrigation

Conserva Irrigation franchise was founded on the principle of water conversation. We deliver environmentally responsible irrigation services. The business model works because of proven client retention systems, proprietary equipment and a year-round cycle of irrigation-focused services to our franchise owners. Consistent and predictable revenue with a low cost of entry.

Cash Required: $25,000

3% Realty Franchise

3% Realty

3% Realty is exploding onto the U.S. real estate market offering 100% Real Estate Services, 100% MLS System Exposure all at a flat 3% commission of the selling price. We are Canada’s largest, lower commission & full service real estate brand.  NO real estate experience is necessary to own our 3% Realty franchise. The advantages of offering a 3% vs 6% commission are immense which leads to higher volume. Initial and ongoing training, marketing and more.

Cash Required: $36,000

The Ground Guys Franchise

Ground Guys, The

The Grounds Guys provides top-notch landscape management, lawn and grounds care, irrigation, outdoor lighting, and snow and ice removal services for both residential and commercial clients. This is a one of-a-kind opportunity for motivated entrepreneurs with or without landscape and lawn care experience.  This brand gives you the opportunity to scale a grounds care business to meet your individual goals. Financing assistance available to qualified buyers.

Cash Required: $37,000

Merry Maids

Merry Maids

Own a Merry Maids franchise and benefit from more than 35 years of industry experience operating in 10 countries and counting. We offer world-class training, exclusive territories, proprietary cleaning systems, high brand awareness and dedicated marketing support. Merry Maids has the specialized resources you’ll need to be a success in the cleaning business.

Cash Required: $50,000

Care Patrol Franchise

Care Patrol

CarePatrol is the Nation’s Largest SENIOR HOME PLACEMENT FRANCHISE. More than 2X LARGER than our nearest competitor.  We offer a proven business model with over 150 locations in 44 states.  You DO NOT NEED EXPERIENCE.  We provide ongoing training and resources to help you become the trusted advisor your clients have come to expect. A low cost investment opportunity with high earning potential.

Cash Required: $70,000

Ecomaids Franchise

EcoMaids

ecomaids is the leading innovator of environmentally responsible, non-toxic residential cleaning services for families throughout the country. You will experience real success with targeted territories, the best in training and support and partnership, discounted pricing. If you have $60k of capital to invest, EcoMaids may be the right cleaning franchise for you.

Cash Required: $60,000

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Surveillance Secure

Surveillance Secure™ provides comprehensive services to meet the electronic security needs of commercial market, including surveillance cameras, access control systems and video intelligent analytics, backed by enterprise-grade customer service and support. THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO START YOUR OWN RECESSION RESISTANT BUSINESS IN THE COMMERCIAL SECURITY INDUSTRY.  Learn more right here.

Cash Required: $60,000

Renew Crew Franchise

RENEW CREW

Renew Crew is a premier outdoor living franchise with a superior pressure washing product and service. As a Renew Crew franchise owner your team will deep clean and protect hardscapes and wood to make it look like new.  The demand for pressure washing of decks, fences, siding and walkways is huge.  Whether you are looking to start a new business or currently own a pressure washing business and want to take it to the next level, Renew Crew has a franchise opportunity for you.

Cash Required: $30,000

Pop-A-Lock Franchise

Pop-A-Lock

Pop-A-Lock provides a proven method of doing business (the operating system), a brand and trademark that will have value in the eyes of the customer based on execution of the operating system, and the initial and ongoing support you receive from the Franchisor so you won’t have to reinvent the wheel to be successful. Pop-A-Lock is #1 in its category in Entrepreneur’s Top 500 and #97 overall in the Franchise 500.  We have a 4-star franchisee satisfaction rating from Franchise Business Review and have been named on of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Franchises. Group buying power and an easy to operate business model.

Cash Required: $30,000

Maid Right

Maid Right

The Maid Right Master franchise opportunity is an Executive business model with multiple revenue streams, no receivables, few employees and easy to operate. Maid Right is an international, well-known franchise brand with proven processes and a support system that drives rapid growth. Maid Right is the first and only Master Franchise opportunity for the residential cleaning industry.

Cash Required: $100,000

AmericSpec Inspection Service

AmeriSpec Home Inspection

AmeriSpec is one of the top franchises in the home inspection industry. Ranked 5 years in a row by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500, AmeriSpec offers a low investment and home based opportunity in the ever popular home inspection industry.

Cash Required: $21,000

The Cleaning Authority

Cleaning Authority, The

The Cleaning Authority franchise business flat out works for its franchise owners. In fact, franchisees average $1.1 Million in annual revenue in a $2 Billion industry. One of the top cleaning franchises in America. Become a franchise owner at The Cleaning Authority.

Cash Required: $50,000

1-800-Water-Damage

1-800-Water Damage

Partner with 1-800-Water Damage and benefit from the fastest growing brand in property restoration.  1-800-Water Damage franchise owners benefit from a low overhead, recession proof and easy to operate restoration and carpet cleaning franchise. Insurance companies pay the majority of your invoices.  Build equity fast with exclusive territory and a high percentage of recurring revenue.

Cash Required: $50,000

Mosquito Joe

Mosquito Joe

Mosquito Joe franchise opportunities are one of the hottest franchise systems in America! Ranked the #1 pest control franchise and top low cost franchise, Mosquito Joe is THE recognized leader in the pest control industry. If you’re looking to make a difference in your community and own your own business, join Mosquito Joe today and start making outside fun again! Inquire today!

Cash Required: $50,000

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United Water Restoration

Get started on your journey to successful franchise ownership with United Water Restoration Group.  Fire and water damage restoration franchises have a massive market to work with, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to grow your business. This is a simple business model that will allow you to scale your business to the next level.  We offer high margins and quick ramp up in a proven business model.  We’ll help you streamline your business with multiple revenue streams.

Cash Required: $50,000

Aussie Pet Mobile

Aussie Pet Mobile

Aussie Pet Mobile franchise is one of the top mobile pet grooming businesses in America. A true home based business with the best of the best in training. Aussie Pet Mobile is a management-based business. 9 out of 10 owners have never groomed a pet and never will. Secure your territory today!

Cash Required: $200,000

Aire Serv Franchise

Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning

With more than 200 locations throughout the United States and Canada, Aire Serv® is a trusted name in the field of heating and air conditioning installation, maintenance, and repair.  Aire Serv® is proud of its reputation for putting clients first and getting the job done right the first time, every time, and around the clock for emergencies.

Cash Required: $45,000

Touching Hearts at Home

Touching Hearts at Home

Touching Hearts at Home provides in-home non-medical care for seniors and those with disabilities. We are a unique organization with a depth of experience and passion. In fact, our CEO and Founder has 30+ years experience in franchising and senior care. Our non-medical services are in high-demand and our start-up costs of $52,900 are some of the lowest in the senior care industry.

Cash Required: $50,000

Senior Care Authority

Senior Care Authority

Senior Care Authority offers a proven system that is HOME BASED.  The home based business model translates into very low overhead and minimal operating expenses.  A typical Senior Care Authority location may be run by a husband and wife team or sole practitioner who wants to work from home.  About $55K to start this low cost business opportunity.

Cash Required: $55,000

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WALKWAY Management Group

Walkway Management Group is the leader in walkway testing technology and services that protect clients from the dangers of a slip and fall accident. Walkway Management Group franchise owners service airports, hangars, factories, warehouses, general contractors, government and military, hotels and casinos and more. If you own a cleaning or restoration business consider adding our franchise package and increase your earnings potential.  Total investment from $30,000!

Cash Required: $30,000

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Garage Force

Garage Force is looking for single and multi-unit franchise owners throughout the United States. If you’re looking for a profitable franchise opportunity with a proven operating model, low overhead and minimal staff, along with a turn-key operation, Garage Force is to be reckoned with. You’ll benefit from increased buying power, support and the best product on the market with the best warranty.  Join our team!

Cash Required: $50,000

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Hommati

WE ARE OPENING A NEW FRANCHISE EVERY 7 DAYS! PLEASE DON’T DELAY AS TERRITORIES ARE GOING FAST!  Real Estate Agents are using our drone pilots to provide 3D Interactive Tours, Virtual Staging, Aerial HD Videos, Agent Biography Videos, Schematic Floor Plans and more. We are one of the leading providers of Virtual Tours in the U.S. There has never been a better time to consider the Hommati Franchise model.  Click here to learn more.

Cash Required: $39,000

Koala Insulation Franchise

Koala Insulation

Koala Insulation franchise provides an essential service needed in every home and building. As a Koala Insulation franchise owner you will work with homeowners, contractors, property managers, restoration companies, real estate investors, and business owners.  The insulation industry is an arena worth over 50 billion and currently hosts few organized and large competitors. Koala’s proven marketing systems drive leads and sales—franchisees benefit from the tried and true lead generation methods. Minimum cash to invest of $50,000.

Cash Required: $50,000

Residential Property Management

Real Property Management

Residential Property Management has become one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Our company offers a property management business in a recession-resistant industry with low cost of entry and minimal risk.

Cash Required: $90,000

Molly Maid Franchise

Molly Maid

Franchise with Molly Maid and franchise with the industry leader. Molly Maid is an executive ownership model.  You’re in charge of your Molly Maid franchise. You manage your team of Home Service Professionals (HSPs), your clients and your back-end operations – without ever lifting a mop. Many of our franchise owners have been in our system for 20+ years and now view their franchise as a continuous income stream that they’ve held well into retirement. 55% of our current franchise owners operate multiple locations.  Learn more here.

Cash Required: $60,000

Medi-Weightloss Franchise

Medi-Weightloss

Medi-Weightloss® is a nationally recognized weight loss franchise committed to fighting obesity and changing lives.  Make money fighting a National Epidemic – Obesity!  This is a financially rewarding franchise opportunity.  In fact, one-third of our franchisees reported generating $1.395 million in gross revenue in 2017.  Today, weight loss franchises are very popular.  A turn-key operation with signature products and programs.

Cash Required: $450,000

Mr. Handyman

Mr. Handyman

Mr. Handyman franchise is one of the most recognized handyman brands in America. Meet our team and see why owning a Mr. Handyman franchise is your next big step. Benefit from great discounts from vendors, ongoing marketing strategies, nationwide networking support and ongoing training.

Cash Required: $50,000

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Own an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise and join the largest and most trusted outdoor landscape provider. When you buy a Outdoor Lighting franchise you get 3 businesses in one: Residential Landscape Lighting, Commercial Lighting and Holiday Lighting.

Cash Required: $50,000

Boulder Designs Franchise

Boulder Designs

Boulder Designs® is a unique business that offers custom made boulders/stones for commercial signs, residential landscape rocks, memorials and much more. Work from home or from  a small retail office full or part-time.  A Boulder Designs franchise is a low overhead and low initial investment business with protected territories for franchise owners. A turnkey operation that includes specific training and ongoing support.  Veterans receive a $2,500 discount off the initial franchise fee and 25% off monthly royalty fees.  Learn more about this recession resistant franchise business.

Cash Required: $50,000

Paul Davis Restoration Franchise

Paul Davis Restoration

Paul Davis is the leading property damage reconstruction provider in North America. Our experience and dedication to providing best-in-class training and support to both our clients and franchisees makes us the leading restoration company in the industry. We provide the industry’s leading training and support to our franchise owners. Because we invest so much in our franchisees, we are the best restoration company in the industry.

Cash Required: $50,000

Storm Guard

Storm Guard

Storm Guard is the nation’s #1 exterior restoration franchise company! Most fire and flood restoration companies specialize in interior restoration. Storm Guard focuses on removal of damaged items but also the actual replacing of materials and products for home and business. This is huge to the industry and all work is done at the cost of the insurance industry. This is an amazing business. Learn more.

Cash Required: $100,000

Re-Bath Franchise

Re-Bath

RE-BATH franchise owners do 20x the average revenues of a remodeling contractor. This is a proven business model with amazing Corporate support and a streamlined operating system. From a brand point of view, Re-Bath is the oldest and most respected name in the bathroom remodeling industry?

Cash Required: $100,000

Essential Businesses

What Does Essential Businesses Include?

We’ve all heard the phrase “essential businesses.” But what does that mean? Well, it refers to any business that society needs to function, despite any conditions that might require more recreational businesses to shut down. Essential businesses help us maintain our basic needs, like food, health and shelter. For example, grocery stores, doctor’s offices and roofing companies are considered essentials. As you are considering essential franchise opportunities, be sure to ask franchisors whether or not they are classified as essential. Be sure to also check out America’s Best Franchises essential franchises.

Home Care Franchises

Taking care of the most vulnerable members of our society is definitely essential. That’s why home healthcare franchises are considered essential. These kinds of franchises are not only emotionally fulfilling but they are also recession-resistant and homecare franchisees enjoy recurring revenue, even when other aspects of the economy aren’t thriving. Explore all of the home care franchises that America’s Best Franchises has to offer.

Home Services

Home services franchises are necessary to maintain the places that customers live. Depending on statewide essential definitions, different home service franchises are considered essential. After all, no one can predict required home repairs or natural disasters.

Restoration Franchises

Restoration franchises support families during difficult times generally caused by natural disasters. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t pause and wait for all businesses to be open; that’s why restoration is essential—especially for those trying to rebuild their homes and their lives. You can be there for members of your community during tough times by franchising with one of our restoration brands

Home Inspection Franchises

Life doesn’t stop. No matter which businesses are closed, people still have to move and that means home inspections are an essential business. If you have knowledge of the real estate industry and are looking for a low cost, essential franchise opportunity, check out our home inspection franchises and reach out to the franchisors for more information about what makes home inspection franchises essential.

Lawn Care Franchises

Like other essential franchise opportunities, lawn care franchises often benefit from recurring revenue. These types of franchises are essential for both residential and commercial clients. Lawn care companies keep hospital lawns tidy and make sure that customers’ homes continue to meet homeowners’ association standards. Plus, as a lawn care franchise owner, you will make it possible for customers to not have to think about landscaping, especially when there are so many other things that require their attention and focus.

Essential businesses are an excellent franchise opportunity. America’s Best Franchises encourages you to explore the options and find out which essential franchise will be a good fit for you and your business goals.

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