Home Improvement


This Entrepreneur's Franchise Made More Than $1 Million This Year — And it All Started Because of a Devastating Water Leak

A homeowner saw a disaster, but this entrepreneur saw a gap in the market — and a franchise opportunity.


They Toured the World as Christian Musicians. Years Later, Franchising Brought Them Back Together

Joel Engle and David Odom were on the road together as Christian musicians in the 1990s. Now their connection continues with WIN Home Inspection franchises.


He Got Bored With Retirement. Now He's Selling $18 Million Annually.

Don Lanier was ready for a change, and that pushed him to succeed. Here's how he did it.

Growing a Business

A Locksmith Who Shows Up in 15 Minutes, Eco-Friendly Pest Control and Flat-Rate Plumbing Fees: America's 15 Favorite Local Home Service Businesses

When something breaks at home, we just want someone to help us fix it fast, for a fair price. These mom and pop service companies are the first their communities call.

Business News

These Paint Colors Up Your Chances of a Higher Offer Price on Your Home, According to a New Zillow Study

Home interiors painted in dark hues — especially in the kitchen, living room, and bedroom — were associated with higher offer prices than similar homes painted in pale neutrals and white.

Real Estate

The Pros and Cons of Downsizing to a Smaller Home

Downsizing to a smaller home can offer significant benefits, including cost savings, a simpler lifestyle and environmental benefits.


This Generator Can Power Your Home in an Emergency

Get $300 off a home generator that will keep You prepared for winter.

Franchise 500 Annual Ranking

Focusing on These 2 Key Areas Helped Ace Hardware Capitalize on the Pandemic Sales Spike

The home improvement boom has landed the neighborhood handy store in the Top 10 of our Franchise 500.

Science & Technology

Be the Same You, Just More Prepared with This Generator, Now 28% Off

This battery-powered generator can even power home appliances.


Get Peace of Mind for Winter Storms with This Generator

This winter, back up your power with this solar generator.


Prepare for Storm Season with This Home Solar Generator

You'll be able to power your home through a blackout.

Franchise 500 Annual Ranking

Like DIY Projects? Find Out What's Possible in Home Improvement Franchising

Business ownership that's truly hands-on.

Growing a Business

8 Ways to Maximize Your Home's Sale Value

How to generate the highest possible return.

Franchise 500 Annual Ranking

With People Stuck at Home, Energy Bills Went Up, and Koala Insulation Stepped Up Its Game to Meet Demand

The company scaled rapidly to over 200 territories in a year and secured its first ranking on the Franchise 500.