You can look at every industry out there, investigate every franchise opportunity in those industries and, we promise you, you’ll have a hard time finding a single one with all the advantages offered by HCCA.
Our Industry is Booming!
More and more, people live in two-income households. They don’t have the time or desire to do their own housecleaning, and that puts us right in the middle of one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Additionally, our business isn’t seasonal and doesn’t rise and fall with the economy. Best of all, since this growth spurt is a relatively new phenomenon, the industry is far from saturated.
The Residential Housecleaning Industry
One of the most dramatic shifts in the American economy over the past few decades has been the growing number of working women. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 2/3rds of American women work outside their home. In the next few years, that number is projected to reach 80%. The two-career household is clearly here to stay. People are pressed for time as never before and services such as ours have become more necessity than luxury.
Last year, nearly 10% of all U.S. households paid a professional service to clean their homes. Within the next few years, the US Department of Commerce expects 80% of two-income households to use an outside housecleaning service.
Residential housecleaning has become one of the fastest growing industries in the country. It’s currently approaching $20 billion dollars in annual sales with a projected annual growth rate of 20%!
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says, “Cleaning services are expected to be the second biggest generator of new jobs for the period 1994-2005.”
Finally, franchise expert Mary Tomzack in her book, Tips and Traps When Buying a Franchise, identifies general service businesses such as “housecleaning franchises” as one of the top 5 future growth areas.