Are you looking to start a profitable property maintenance business but need help
deciding what general contractor ideas and home service ideas you will provide?
As an experienced handyperson or trade professional, your skills are in high demand by homeowners looking for professional trade support to bring their DIY vision to life.
To help you decide which home improvement services your new business will provide, we’ve created a list of 10 great residential home business ideas and self-employed contractor business tips for you to consider.
1. Home automation technician
A home automation technician installs and repairs smart home technology that enables homeowners to control heating and cooling, lighting, security, and more in their homes. Home automation is a growing trend in home improvement and there are many homeowners seeking home automation services.
2. Fence installation and repair
While certainly not as fancy as home automation, fence installation and repair work can be rewarding for your property maintenance business if you like building and working outdoors. And when it comes to older homes, fence maintenance can provide steady work.
3. Interior and exterior house painting
Painting houses, walls, doors, and trim are common jobs in house painting. You could also expand your services to include commercial painting for buildings and bridges.
4. Handyman services
As a handyperson bursting with plenty of great general contractor ideas and home service ideas, you’ll have a variety of home repair and home maintenance projects to keep you busy. You might start a day with a carpentry job, then move into basic day-to-day tasks such as plumbing or appliance repair services, then finish your day staining or painting cupboards.
6. Home security consulting and installation
Home security can be a lucrative business idea for your property maintenance business. You may recommend and install home security systems to keep your client’s property and its residents safe.
7. Furniture assembly
It’s fair to say that most of us take no joy in assembling furniture. It can be a shockingly fiddly task, which is why furniture assembly is one of the more perfect home service ideas for your handyman business.
9. Lawn care
Lawn envy is very, very real. Indeed, some homeowners may be green with envy when looking at their neighbours’ lawn. The irony is that while many homeowners want attractive lawn, they often just don’t find the time to make it happen. And therein lies a sizeable opportunity for your property maintenance business.
10. Garage conversion
Our last self-employed contractor business tip takes us into the garage. Many homeowners are using their homes differently post-Covid, and in many instances that has meant turning half of a double garage into a home gym, an additional bedroom, or a hobby room.
How BizCover supports property maintenance business owners with contractor insurance
Home handyman work can involve several very real risks, which makes it all the more important to proactively reduce the risks to your home improvement business. But BizCover has your back; we make it so very simple to reduce your exposure to risk with contractor insurance* made easy.
Whatever residential home business ideas you are considering, contractor insurance can help your business keep on keeping on. Contractor insurance is how we refer to a selection of business insurance products designed for contractors and subcontractors that help protect contractors from financial trouble related to common contracting risks. BizCover is here to help contractors reduce their risk exposure with the following types of business insurance:
- Professional Indemnity insurance;
- Public Liability insurance;
- Business Insurance; and
- Personal Accident & Illness insurance.
These policies can provide peace of mind and let you focus on growing your home repair business.
Explore your contractor insurance options, including Public Liability insurance, for your home repair business with BizCover and compare competitive business insurance quotes online and get covered in only 10 minutes. BizCover – it’s business insurance, simplified.
This information is general only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It should not be relied upon as advice. As with any insurance, cover will be subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the policy wording.
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