Jobber, the leading provider of home service management software, today released its Home Service Economic Report: Q1 2021 Edition, which showcases market trends and insights pertaining to the performance of the Home Service category throughout 2020 and the beginning of 2021. Consumer spending in Home Service started growing faster than pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2020, and continues to do so into 2021, with the category reaching record revenue growth in March.
The Home Service category had a slow start to the year, but activity quickly accelerated throughout the quarter. According to the report, the category experienced a record-breaking 32% year-over-year growth in new work scheduled, an early indicator of the health of Home Service businesses, and a sign of a great summer ahead.
“Throughout the pandemic, and now as we continue our path towards recovery, Home Service businesses have continued to prove their reliability and resilience,” said Sam Pillar, CEO & Co-founder at Jobber. “With consumer spending on home services outpacing pre-pandemic levels and technology adoption within the category continuing to rise, these battle-tested entrepreneurs are prepared to take advantage of what is expected to be a prosperous second quarter.”