During this edition of FranNet’s blog, we’re going to focus on one of our favorite franchise success stories, Mr. Handyman! Yep, Mr. Handyman is a franchise that does exactly what the name implies. As stated on their corporate website, Mr. Handyman provides the following description of their franchise:
Mr. Handyman is your one-call solution for a wide range of home maintenance and repair needs. Our uniformed technicians are fully insured professionals. We arrive on time in uniform and a marked van with the tools to complete the job right.
Mr. Handyman technicians are highly skilled craftsmen with an average of 10 years’ experience in the trades. We’re home repair and improvement experts, and we are known for the quality of our workmanship and professional reliability so you know the job will be done correctly and efficiently.
Mr. Handyman was founded in 1996 and has served nearly one million customers across North America.
What sets Mr. Handyman franchises apart from the competition is the value proposition. They understand that there are an untold amount of contractors out there (hopefully both licensed and bonded), but Mr. Handyman provides professionalism backed by a “Done Right Guarantee.” Which means they promise customers will be 100 percent satisfied with their work on any particular job. They simply won’t stop until they get it right.
Did you know that Mr. Handyman franchises also cover commercial properties in addition to residential work? The common denominators include repair, maintenance, and improvements. For residential, this covers everything from fixing a leaky faucet at the sink all the way to full kitchen remodels. And for commercial, services extend from painting to cubicle installations. But you don’t even have to know how to drive a nail to operate a Mr. Handyman of your own.
Mr. Handyman is proud to boast of a few of their well-known corporate clientele such as Walmart, Target, The Gap, GNC, and PetSmart.
As for franchising, Mr. Handyman is a popular choice, based on the many accolades they have received over the years. They maintain a separate website just for prospective franchisees, with a full accounting of why their business opportunity is one of the best around. With an initial franchise fee on the low end of the scale at just under $50k, the total investment range is $106-138k to get a Mr. Handyman of your own up and running.
Several prime territories are still available for a qualified franchise candidate and include a few municipalities we’re betting you’ve heard of before. Metropolitan areas such as Las Vegas, Nashville, Seattle, Miami, and Denver still have open territories for prospective franchisees.
How does Mr. Handyman rank in terms of support and assistance? Well, they actually dedicate what they call a “Sure Start” consultant/specialist to your new franchise. This person’s sole job is to help you navigate getting the doors open and taking customer calls on the phone.
Mr. Handyman has been ranked the #1 home repair service company by Entrepreneur Magazine for 13 consecutive years, making this franchise opportunity a worthy subject of our franchise spotlight edition.
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