Deck Refinishing


Here is a list of construction ideas, which you can begin from home, along with the guideline for the anticipated income potential. Most construction jobs require specialty tools that can be expensive. However, you can start out with smaller jobs and then work your way to larger jobs, then buy the tools as you need them.

Income $50,000- $60,000

The range of income for the first year will depend on how much you market your services and when you begin your business. Typically you can charge between $1,000 and $5,000 for refinishing decks, depending on how large the deck is and how much work will need to be done.

If you’re not comfortable bidding on the jobs in the beginning, call a competitor and get several estimates over the phone. That will give you a base with which to start.


Most homes have decks. Most homeowners don’t have the knowledge or the time to do the work themselves. You’ll also be able to pick up accessory work from the same potential clients. Take a Take a look at their fencing, siding, gutters, painting and do some hauling jobs.


Your clients will be located in upscale neighborhoods. Look for areas where gardeners have been hired to take care of the landscaping. This is a good indication that the residents are less likely to be do-it-yourselfers.