There are many ways to grow an HVAC contracting business including developing a best business practice philosophy, expanding local service areas, bringing new and talented people on board, adding products and services, or acquiring add-on businesses.
Another way to grow — or to enter the HVAC contracting business — is to become a franchisee. And the HVAC trade has two of the more successful franchise organizations in any service business, namely One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and Aire Serv. Each business boasts several years of experience in the trade and represent 400 franchise owners in North America and other countries. Their success and rate of steady growth is an attractive selling feature to prospective franchisees — and many business owners have learned how to manage a profitable business and grow in spite of uncertain economic conditions. In fact, a down economy may be the best time to become an HVAC contracting franchisee.