When people don’t have the time or know-how to fix all sorts of problems around the house, handyman franchises step in to do the job. They provide a wide range of services including painting, plumbing, electrical repair, and more. Handyman franchises are primarily employed by residential home owners and property managers. The industry suffered greatly during the recession but less so than other home services areas because minor repairs are less costly and more necessary than big projects. As interest rates and home prices have remained low, the industry has rebounded and is expected to continue to rise, meaning that 2014 is a fine time to start browsing handyman franchises.