Flexibility: Medium

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Looking for the freedom and independence of running a business that hits close to home? Take a look at being a Mr. Handyman owner. It could be the fix you’re looking for.

Amava Take: Mr. Handyman has been the go-to solution for homeowners across America since 2000. A one-stop shop for a wide range of home maintenance and repair solutions. Mr. Handyman owners are self-sufficient business leaders who take pride in contributing to their communities while creating an entrepreneurial lifestyle they can control without ever lifting a hammer. Regardless of season or economy, things break and need to be fixed.

From the Front Lines:

What makes a successful Mr. Handyman owner?

A person who exhibits the qualities of discipline, ambition, confidence, high energy, passion, and natural leadership ability. Mr. Handyman  franchise owners have a penchant for problem solving – a natural parallel to fixing things. They enjoy the satisfaction that comes with a job completed, something crossed off their customer’s to-do list.

How is Mr. Handyman different from other handyman services?

In a word, quality. Mr. Handyman service providers are highly skilled contractors, fully insured with an average of 10 years’ experience in the trades. Also, Mr. Handyman franchise owners are part of the Neighborly group of home services franchises, allowing them the potential to cross-promote their services to a wider audience of potential customers.

What are the facts and figures?

Available Liquid Capital – $60,000

Minimum Net Worth – $250,000

Estimated Investment Range – $117,500 – $149,100

Franchise fee – $59,900

From the Trenches:  

What kinds of projects will my Mr. Handyman franchise get involved with?

Home & commercial handyman services, including painting, carpentry, installation of fencing, deck, door & tile, furniture assembly, restroom & drywall repair & more. Home projects might include attic, bathroom, deck & patio, garage, kitchen, basement, home office and more, while commercial specialties include projects within offices, banks, malls, hospitals, restaurants, hotels and factories.

How does the business make money?

Customers pay for individual handyman services on a project by project basis. Customers may also sign longer-term, renewable contracts for ongoing maintenance work. Even in tough times, people need to maintain their homes.

What do I do as the business owner?

Conduct a variety of services, from repairs and replacements to installations and assembly.

Hire and dispatch your handyman service professionals to complete customer projects.

Execute local marketing campaigns, supported by Mr. Handyman’s software and systems, to generate a steady flow of fresh job leads for your business. You’re the boss!

Will I receive training and support?

Yes! Franchise owners are provided both upfront and ongoing training. The Sure Start training is a six-week program combining classroom-style business operations, sales, and marketing training. Mr. Handyman has custom business management software that simplifies your day-to-day administrative duties. It’s an all-in-one system for job estimates, tracking leads, assistance with leadership, workplace culture and more. 

Does Mr. Handyman help with recruiting?

Yes. Your people will make all the difference in your business. A third-party, industry-leading hiring and on boarding platform helps you find the right people to deliver quality services in your community – the Mr. Handyman Way.

Do Veterans get a discount?

Veterans receive 15% off the initial franchise fee.

Special Requirements: Those with a handy disposition and knowledge of construction, remodeling, or general maintenance techniques are at an advantage, but above all, Mr. Handyman is looking for business owners. Their current franchise owners come from a variety of professional backgrounds, but all have solid business acumen, relationship- and team-building experience, and the ability to be the face of the business from a sales and marketing perspective.

Setting it Up: Ready to hammer away at your future? This is not a drill!