Franchises in Charleston

Charleston SC skyline
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Charleston Is One Big Opportunity

Why does Charleston make such a great place for a Klappenberger & Son franchise?  

Two reasons:

First, there is a lot of wealth and discretionary spending.

Secondly, there is a shortage of reliable and professional painting and handyman services. 

Why not you?  You don’t do the painting or remodeling, you just run the business.

Franchise in Charleston shows a city street with plenty of opportunity to hav a successful franchise in the painting and handyman business
Klappenberger & Son is an affordable franchise with great training and support.

We have 30 years of expertise with all the pieces of the puzzle figured so you don’t have to. 

Whether you live in Dorchester, Berkeley, or Charleston County,  there is always a need for our services.   

Historical restoration projects are something that Klappenberger & Son excels in and Charleston.  

There are 197 National registered landmarks in Charleston.  Including  43 National Historic Landmarks.  Klappenberger & Son has painted many Historical Landmarks including the WhiteHouse.  

What are the best franchises to own?
In the past I have started my own businesses. This company has so many of the necessary pieces in place it made it a "best franchise" choice for me.

We Both Want Us to be a Good Fit

Here are a few reasons you might not want to buy our franchise:  

  • Do you want to be an absentee owner?  Over time as the business grows, it may make perfect sense for the owner to step back, but not initially. 
  • Are you looking for a business that can generate passive income?  Our franchise model requires you to be involved in the business.
  • Do consider yourself to be a people person?  With rare exceptions, businesses grow best through building relationships.  
  • Finally, are you more likely to follow a process, or do you prefer to do things your own way?  

Founder, David Klappenberger has 30 years of experience as a home service contractor.  The training and support you get are like no other franchise opportunity.

A Good Franchise Opportunity Should Have Room to Grow

Our Franchise opportunity in Charleston is big enough to be 2 or 3 for most franchisors.  

Consequently, our territories are designed for people who want to grow a significant business.  

Just a few great places:

Franchise in Charleston look pretty good when you see the size of the territory of a klappenberger & Son franchise on this map.

Do You Want a Scalable Franchise?

We Are an Affordable Franchise

Charleston South Carolina has a mix of opportunities that few places in the US can claim. 

According to Wikipedia, Here is a look at how the Charleston area stacks up to the rest of South Carolina.


Wealthiest counties out of 


8th out of 46


12th out of 46


2nd out of 46

Total Population 770,000

For most of us, dollars are limited, and that any investment needs to be affordable and have a good ROI. 

With over 30 years in the industry, we understand how to grow a business wisely. As a result, our start-up costs are some of the lowest in the industry. 

Successful franchise models like Klappenberger & Son believe in developing relationships that foster repeat work and referrals.  


Klappenberger & Son franchise receives black for grossing one million dollars during 2020



Historic Properties

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Year-round exterior painting makes Klappenberger & Son a best franchise to own!
Charleston King St is a great franchise opportunity for a painting and handyman franchise like Klappenberger & Son
Whether you prefer retail painting or office painting, there is no shortage of opportunities with our affordable franchise
Edmondston-Alston House
Charleston is loaded with historic properties such as Edmondston-Alston House

Pick The Low-Hanging Fruit

Residential –  Our franchise system is ready to take advantage of what Dallas has to offer.  For example, residential painting and handyman work are in constant demand.  The pay is quick, and the margins are good. 

Commercial – There are so many restaurants, hospitals, and other commercial spaces to chose from.   Whether you prefer large commercial jobs or residential work Dallas is loaded with opportunities. 

Historical Work – With 1000’s of historical properties in and around Charleston, it makes for Klappenberger & Son a smart franchise business to own. 

Local Government Opportunities – minority-owned Klappenberger & Son franchises can take advantage of the special minority contracts.  We can help get you registered with the Minority-Owned Small Business .

Oh, I Forgot to Mention The Franchise Guarantee

With 4,000 franchises to choose from in the US, how many put their money where their mouth is and have a guarantee?  

A real guarantee –not a gimmick. 

We realize that it takes a leap of faith to buy a franchise.  To own a franchise means quitting your job and investing your life savings. That is a huge commitment and I recognize that by giving you a franchise fee guarantee.  

A painting franchise business with a guarantee



Why Our Industry Makes Sense for Franchising in Charleston

If you are looking for a low-cost franchise with high profit in Charleston, there are many reasons to look at our industry.   

Firstly, the painting industry is a $31 billion industry.   In addition, the handyman franchise industry is $4.1 billion per year.   Combining the two makes you a convenient one-stop-shop for customers and a generous stream of income for you. 

Secondly, people need our services regardless of the economy. For example, if home sales are slow, people are making repairs and painting.   If it is a seller market, people are buying and making changes to make the sale. 

I have been in this industry for 30 years and have seen every type of economy, including the pandemic. So I can speak from experience; this industry is recession-resistant.

Klappenberger & Son van
If you are looking for an affordable franchise, it starts with being a home-based franchise!

Dependability + Professionalism = Repeat Customers and Referrals

The painting and handyman industry is so unreliable that you will create a customer base by just showing up and doing a good job.   That is not the same for most industries such as restaurants.  For example, I love a good cheeseburger.  However, I’ll eat a cheeseburger from Five Guys, Wendy’s, Steak ‘n Shake, and just about any sports bar.  In short, I am not loyal to just one cheeseburger joint. 

On the flip side, no pun intended: the painting and handyman relationship is different.  Happy customers want to use the same contractor again and again.  They have a relationship, and they trust you.  This industry can create a great customer base.  Over 74% of our customers are repeat customers or referrals.

Klappenberger & Son is one of the best franchises to own. Claim your territory today!

Who Has the Best Franchise in the Holy City?

Who has the best franchise?   I can answer in two words -no one

I strongly believe that Klappenberger & Son has the best franchise in the painting and handyman industry.  However, your needs, goals, and desires determine which franchise is the best for you.  

Buying a franchise is like buying a car.  Each car has its unique features and costs. Therefore, a good franchisor should NOT try to sell you their franchise but rather asking questions about you to see if your needs fit their franchise model.  

Here are a few questions to determine which type of a franchise you should search for:

  • First, do you want a brick-and-mortar store or an at-home business?  
  • Secondly, are you looking for a scalable franchise or a more part-time business?
  • Thirdly, are you looking for something to be hands-on or something the generates a more passive income?
  • Finally, what income are you looking to derive from whichever franchise purchase?
  • How soon do you need the cash flow from the franchise?
  • Have you talked to anyone in the franchise industry you are interested in? 
  • Most importantly, how much capital do you have to invest?  
owning a Klappenberger & Son painting franchise compared to others
Before you buy a franchise, evaluate and compare FDD's. Many franchises have hidden costs that make them a not so affordable franchise opportunity.
CEO and founder, David Klappenberger

  Let’s Chat and See If A Franchise in Charleston SC is                                       Right For You!

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Our policy is not to sell you but to guide you and see if our franchise works for both of us.  

We will give you the pros and cons of our franchise business so you can make a proper choice.

And of course, we respect your privacy at all times. 

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