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Door Installations

As soon as you close one door, you’ll be ready to install another.

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Door Installations

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

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Like windows, doors also rank number six as the most frequently completed home improvement renovation. Once again, modern manufacturing methods and materials have helped to fuel the desire for this type of home improvement.
 
Newly installed doors not only have better safety and insulation features, these doors are also highly attractive and can improve the appearance of the home for a relatively small investment. Due to the fact that this is a competitive industry, you may want to consider specializing in one particular type of door or become an exclusive agent or representative for one door manufacturer. Specialization in any industry will generally result in lower wholesale product costs and higher returns, in terms of both product and service demand. Do not overlook the apartment or condominium market for this product. Many of these buildings were constructed during the early 80s, while the construction industry was booming, and the quality of the doors at that time was very inferior to today’s doors.

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Stump Removal Services

Spruce up lawns by removing unwanted tree stumps.

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Stump Removal Services

Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

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The fastest and most efficient way to getrid of a tree stump is to grind or cut it out. Purchasing a stumpgrinding machine is the first step on the way to starting a stumpremoval service. The cost of a new stump grinding machine starts at afew thousand dollars and generally requires a trailer or truck to beused for transporting, as the machines are very heavy.

Contacting andsoliciting firms, such as construction companies, landscape companies,architects and property maintenance companies for stump removal workwill generally secure all the business that a one-person stump removalservice can handle. Currently, tree stump removal rates are in therange of $35 to $50 per hour. The more difficult stump removal jobs areusually estimated prior to starting the job.

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Drywall Installations

For the builders out there who have found their niche. Drywall is a great, easy-to-use material that can offer a great business opportunity.

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Drywall Installations

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Drywall installation and finishing is messy work that not many people enjoy doing; which is great for you, if this is the type of new business you wish to start. The drywall trade does require some practice to master. However, if you are patient, you can master the drywall trade quickly.
 
The fastest way to establish and expand a drywall business is to market the service directly to homebuilders and renovators. Additionally, market the drywall service to home painters and fire and flood restoration companies, as these businesses can also provide you with plenty of work. Drywall repair is an essential part of their service. These companies typically subcontract this work to an outside drywall contractor. At the time this directory was written, drywall rates were $50 per hour plus material for repairs and $1 to $1.25 per square foot for new finished drywall installation. However, you will have to conduct your own market survey in your local area to establish drywall installation and finishing rates.

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Carport Conversions

Make carports more secure for storage by turning them into a garage.

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Carport Conversions

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No

Business Overview

Did you know that most carports share the same footprint size and dimensions? While this may not seem important to most people, it is very useful information if you plan to start a business that specializes in converting carports into garages.
 
Due to the fact that so many carports share the same dimensions, it creates a terrific opportunity for the innovative entrepreneur to predesign and build standard carport conversion kits that can be sold on a you –install or we-install basis.This type of business is an ideal candidate for starting from home on a part-time basis until the business is established and profitable. To gain customers, simply design a promotional marketing brochure describing your unique product and service, and distribute these brochures to all of the homes in your community that have carports.Prior to initiating this kind of business venture, check local building codes and regulations to ensure that your carport conversion kits will comply with all building code regulations.

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