52 Handyman Business Ideas & Opportunities (2020)

Good with your hands and into DIY? We put together 52 business ideas for you.

Here's the list:

1. Start an ac repair business

Examples of a successful ac repair business:

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2. Start an appliance repair business ($1.2M/year)

Examples of a successful appliance repair business:

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Check out all of our appliance repair business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Chad Rubin's story on creating Think Crucial a read:

I’m Chad Rubin, founder of Think Crucial and co-founder and CEO of Skubana.

Skubana solves the problems I encountered building and scaling Think Crucial. It’s an all-in-one e-commerce management software that helps you run your entire operation from a single dashboard. At the moment, about 99.9% of my time goes into running and scaling Skubana.

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Chad Rubin, on starting Think Crucial ($100,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a chimney repair business ($257K/year)

Examples of a successful chimney repair business:

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Check out all of our chimney repair business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mitchell Blackmon's story on creating Patriot Chimney a read:

Hi everyone, my name is Mitchell and I’m one of the three founders of Patriot Chimney. We sweep, repair, and build chimneys and also service and repair dryer vents around the Roanoke Valley in Virginia.

I studied marketing in college, but my experience in the past few years has been a mix between marketing and sales, so my focus is primarily around building the sales and marketing strategy for us. My brother (Matt) and a friend of his (Billy) focus on the operations, actually getting on the roof and doing some real dirty work.

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Mitchell Blackmon, on starting Patriot Chimney ($21,398/month) full story ➜

4. Start a window manufacturer

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5. Start an antique furniture refurbishing business

Examples of a successful antique furniture refurbishing business:

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6. Start a bathroom appliance business ($2.64M/year)

Examples of a successful bathroom appliance business:

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Check out all of our bathroom appliance business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Howard Law's story on creating Magnus Home Products a read:

Hello, I’m Howard Law and I am a co-founder of Magnus Home Products. Magnus is an e-commerce business specializing in unique high-end kitchen and bath products that are typically not found in the big box stores. We offer over 6,000 SKU’s online.

We started Magnus in August of 2017 and have been able to double our sales each year with projected sales of $5,000,000 this year.

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Howard Law, on starting Magnus Home Products ($500,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a crime scene cleanup business ($33.6M/year)

Examples of a successful crime scene cleanup business:

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Check out all of our crime scene cleanup business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nick-Anthony Zamucen's story on creating Bio-One a read:

Hello reader and thanks for stopping by. Let me start off by saying I hope you’re not reading this during the day when you should be working on your business.

For the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on Bio-One Inc. and how I created the world's first multi million dollar crime and trauma scene franchise.

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Nick-Anthony Zamucen, on starting Bio-One ($2,800,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a construction company

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9. Start an aviation cleaning service

Examples of a successful aviation cleaning service:

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10. Start a drone repair business

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11. Start a home repair services business

Examples of a successful home repair services business:

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12. Become an attic room organizer

Examples of a successful attic room organizer:

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13. Start a storage locker business ($294K/year)

Examples of a successful storage locker business:

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Check out all of our storage locker business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Molly O’Connor's story on creating The Mobile Locker Co a read:

Molly O’Connor here, the Founder + CEO of The Mobile Locker Co, an onsite storage solution for events. We are the first mobile locker service in the US and utilize an e-commerce strategy for selling locker rental sales.

We kicked off our growth phase last year, and have since grown from two vehicles in one region to five vehicles in five regions! Our year over year revenues have just about doubled each year for our past two fiscal years as we’ve expanded our fleet and coverage areas.

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Molly O’Connor, on starting The Mobile Locker Co ($34,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a remodelling business ($4.2M/year)

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Check out all of our remodelling business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Clifton Muckenfuss's story on creating Carolina Exteriors a read:

I’m Clifton Muckenfuss, I am Co-Founder of Carolina Exteriors, a Specialty Replacement Contractor based in Apex, NC, serving the Raleigh Metro Area. Carolina Exteriors offers residential home improvement services including Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, and Gutters. We believe that if we “build people, we build a winning team and combined, we Build Exceptional Customer Experiences. Our dedication to our people and customers and execution on our mission has led to us receiving numerous industry awards for customer service.

We bootstrapped the business on $3,500 and now 9 years later generate $4,000,000 in revenue.

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Clifton Muckenfuss, on starting Carolina Exteriors ($350,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a moving company ($1.38M/year)

Examples of a successful moving company:

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For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our moving company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Max Maher's story on creating Skinny Wimp Moving a read:

My name is Max Maher I am a serial entrepreneur, lifelong learner, and a founder of Skinny Wimp Moving!

I am now 23 years old and my locations average $115,000 a month in revenue with record monthly sales of $158,000.

Photo of me at 19 in my first moving truck.

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Max Maher, on starting Skinny Wimp Moving ($115,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a bathtub reglazing business

Examples of a successful bathtub reglazing business:

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17. Start a blind cleaning service

Examples of a successful blind cleaning service:

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18. Start a boat cleaning service

Examples of a successful boat cleaning service:

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19. Start a bookbinding and repair service

Examples of a successful bookbinding and repair service:

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20. Start a cabinet making business

Examples of a successful cabinet making business:

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21. Become a carpenter

Examples of a successful carpenter:

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22. Start a carpet cleaning service

Examples of a successful carpet cleaning service:

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23. Start a carpet installation business

Examples of a successful carpet installation business:

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24. Start a CCTV camera business

Examples of a successful CCTV camera business:

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25. Start a tile business

Examples of a successful tile business:

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26. Start a concrete cutting service

Examples of a successful concrete cutting service:

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27. Start a construction cleanup business

Examples of a successful construction cleanup business:

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28. Start a countertop manufacturer

Examples of a successful countertop manufacturer:

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29. Start a dog house business

Examples of a successful dog house business:

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30. Start a drain repair service

Examples of a successful drain repair service:

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31. Start a fence installation business

Examples of a successful fence installation business:

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32. Start a fireplace installation business

Examples of a successful fireplace installation business:

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33. Start a furniture business ($849K/year)

Examples of a successful furniture business:

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For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our furniture business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give John Humphreys's story on creating Humphreys a read:

My name is John Humphreys and I started Texas Rover Company which has recently been rebranded as Humphreys. Humphreys is a lifestyle industrial design brand, which creates classically inspired leather, wood, and metal products. Another arm of the brand is Humphreys Build, which focuses on architecture and design projects.

Company sales grew and the brand has been realized. Now, in addition to these products. the company is focusing on design, build and custom furniture.

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John Humphreys, on starting Humphreys ($37,000/month) full story ➜

34. Start a garage organizer business

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35. Start a glass tinting service

Examples of a successful glass tinting service:

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36. Start a glass installation service

Examples of a successful glass installation service:

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37. Start a home theater business

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38. Start a painting business

Examples of a successful painting business:

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39. Start an intercom installation business

Examples of a successful intercom installation business:

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40. Start a laminate floor installation business

Examples of a successful laminate floor installation business:

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41. Start an auto locksmith business

Examples of a successful auto locksmith business:

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42. Become a locksmith

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43. Start a mirror installation business

Examples of a successful mirror installation business:

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44. Start a mobile car wash

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45. Start a mobile oil change business

Examples of a successful mobile oil change business:

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46. Start an odor control service

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47. Start a packing crate service

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48. Start a pest control business

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49. Start a product assembly service

Examples of a successful product assembly service:

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50. Become a property manager

Examples of a successful property manager:

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51. Start a roof repair business

Examples of a successful roof repair business:

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52. Start a Lawn Sprinkler Systems

Examples of a successful Lawn Sprinkler Systems:

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53. Start a windshield repair business

Examples of a successful windshield repair business:

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54. Start a window cleaning business

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