When you’re thinking about how to start an HVAC business, the biggest question you’ll have to answer is whether you want to go it alone or partner with a franchise. Many entrepreneurs take pride in building a business from the ground up, but the truth is that partnering with a proven commodity as a franchisee puts you in the best position to succeed. Our international network of successful franchises are living proof – choosing to start an HVAC business with a proven track record, like DUCTZ, gives you the resources and support you need to thrive from the day you open your business.
Why Should I Choose Franchising?
There’s no shortage of reasons why franchising is a smart choice for entrepreneurs looking to build a profitable business, but here are a few of our favorites.
- Turnkey Business Model: As satisfying as it can be to come up with an exciting new idea, there’s no way of knowing whether or not it will work. In nearly all cases, franchises have an established business model that has been honed over years of trial and error. The home office knows what works and what doesn’t, so they’ve laid out a blueprint for their franchisees to follow. You won’t need to develop operating procedures, systems, or policies – all that work’s been done for you. Franchising gives you the freedom to hit the ground running with your new business.
- Training, Resources, and Support: Many potential franchisees think that they can’t open a franchise if they don’t have a background in the industry. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Successful franchise owners come from all walks of life, and the reason is that franchises will give you thorough training on the services you’ll be providing, procedures you’ll be following, and equipment you’ll be using before the franchise opens. In DUCTZ’s case, all of our new franchisees spend time at our campus in Ann Arbor learning all there is to know about air duct, HVAC, and dryer vent services. You’ll also be given resources for how to run your business, how to hire a staff, how to market your business, and a whole lot more. And if you ever have a question, you don’t have to find the answer on your own – someone on our team will be happy to help.
- Networking: As a franchisee, you don’t only have access to your contacts at the home office. You’ll also be introduced to your fellow franchisees, all of whom have been in your shoes and can help you with any questions or issues you might have. Starting a business on your own can be a lonely process, and it can leave you with nowhere to turn when problems arise. When you choose franchising, you’re never alone. The safety net that being part of a bigger network provides is invaluable.
- Security: There’s no two ways around it – opening a franchise is a safer bet than starting a business from scratch. Nearly 20% of businesses fail in the first year; that number rises to 50% after five years and 65.5% after ten years. With as much blood, sweat, and tears as business owners put into their companies, the thought that it may fail can be unbearable. While there’s no guarantee that every franchise will be successful, they are built to be profitable. Not only is it easier to earn business when you’ve got a proven brand behind you; you’re also able to rely on the resources, support, training, and network of owners to help you along your journey. As long as you’re willing to work hard, your odds of being a successful franchise owner are high!
Why Should I Choose DUCTZ?
Once you’ve chosen to open a franchise, the next step is choosing a franchise that’s proven to be trustworthy and profitable. Every franchising journey begins with a due diligence process, and during that time, you’ll have the opportunity to review their finances. This will give you a better look at their business model, as well as their place in the market. It won’t take long to see why DUCTZ stands apart from other HVAC franchises. Although most home services franchise opportunities are relatively recession resistant – which is an important factor to consider whether the economy is stable or fluctuating – DUCTZ has a record of success during the pandemic that others can’t match. We didn’t just remain profitable; we grew! Thanks to the essential services that we provide, DUCTZ is proven to be a resilient brand that can thrive no matter what may be going on in the world. Every community needs our services, and they know they can trust the quality of our work.
We provide our new franchisees with world-class training. As we mentioned, your life as a DUCTZ franchisee will begin with hands-on training at our Ann Arbor facility. During your time with us, our master instructors will teach you how to clean every part of a property’s heating and cooling system, including HVAC systems, air ducts, and condenser coils. You’ll be prepared to provide services for both residences and commercial properties alike. We’ll teach you our methodology for improving indoor air quality and train you on our industry-leading equipment. Whether you’re starting with a DUCTZ dryer vent cleaning franchise or a full-service franchise, you’ll also work with every make and model of clothes dryers, including large commercial dryers, so that you’re ready to repair and maintain dryer vents of all kinds.
Since there’s more to business than the technical side of things, we’ll also help you master the fundamental parts of running your franchise. You’ll develop a business plan, and we’ll also teach you how to create a positive culture at work. Our marketing team will give you extensive training on building brand awareness, establishing a presence on social media, and developing a marketing budget. Your training doesn’t end when you go back home, and all of our teams will be available to you throughout the life of your franchise. You’ll also have access to our network of franchisees throughout the United States and Canada, who know what you’re going through and are happy to help out a fellow owner. It’s a truly invaluable resource.
One of the ways we keep your business profitable is with a business model that’s built for scalability. DUCTZ franchises are able to increase their customer base without also increasing operating costs, which helps to make their business as profitable as possible. In fact, many franchises become profitable in the first year – which can’t be said for many independent operations. We work closely with you to exceed your goals and build a thriving business.
The benefits of starting an HVAC business with DUCTZ couldn’t be clearer. Rather than taking a risk on a small business, choosing to open a DUCTZ franchise gives you more security, a better chance to succeed, and an international team of colleagues who are cheering you on. Ready to start a conversation? Give us a call today at 866-355-1119 to get the ball rolling with a free copy of our Franchise Opportunity Report. Our friendly, knowledgeable franchising team will be happy to answer any questions you have about our business. We’re excited to work with you!