Handyman Connection


Description

Since its inception in 1990, Handyman Connection has become one of North America’s leading remodeling and repair companies. Handyman Connection offered its first franchise in 1993 and since then has expanded to 98 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The company is part of the high demand home improvement services industry providing solutions for the very small projects that take just a few hours, to the large interior and exterior renovations that require multiple trades, the coordination of materials, and detailed project management.

The need for property repairs is never ending – it is not a trend or a fad that will disappear next year. Property owners always need “something done”, and Handyman Connection franchisees work to become the trusted company in their area that homeowners call for any home improvement project when they simply don’t have the time, tools, or talent to take on a project themselves.

The company’s strength is in its ability to handle many hundreds (if not thousands) of small to medium sized jobs each year and develop long-term relationships with their customers, craftsmen, vendors and each other. The franchisees enjoy high repeat business which creates a long term income stream and equity that’s easy to illustrate for that eventual day when they decide to sell their business and cash in on the nest egg they’ve built.

Background

Year Established: 1990
Year First Franchised: 1993
Franchised Units: 50-100
Actual number of units: 98
Company Owned Units: 1
Projected New Units (12 months): 12

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: Yes

 

Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $50,000
Minimum Investment: $102,900
Minimum Net Worth: $200,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000


Discounts:

  • Vet Fran

Royalty: 5%
Ad: N/A
Average # of Employees: 1-2
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: Yes


Notes:

Total Investment: $102,900 to $161,575

 

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: Yes

 

International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Canada
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: Inquire with Corporate
Total Investment: Inquire with Corporate


Notes:

Currently Canada is sold out but there are people who own territories too large for one office to handle who are looking to divest some of their turf.

 

Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


Notes:

Training and Support provided:

Before opening, all new Handyman Connection franchisees go through an extensive training program. We break up the training to provide them with what they need at that time and continue the learning process well beyond the opening of their doors. Prior to opening the business, they will receive an e-learning syllabus which will prepare them for their first formal training at
our corporate headquarters, Training Session A (TSA). TSA is a 5 day class designed to give them the baseline skills that they will need to begin running their business. Training Session B (TSB) is also a 5 day class and takes place 30 days after the new franchisees have opened. With real life experience now under their belt, they will be ready to learn the more involved
nuances of the business.

Approximately 2 to 4 weeks later the General Manager assigned to their location will arrive in their office for the next training session, (TSC) where they will get hands on support and feedback from someone who has extensive experience in assisting franchisees with opening new businesses.

Additionally there may be an occasion where a General Manager may visit the franchisee prior to any formal classroom training to help facilitate the completion of the required prep work and make sure that certain timelines are being hit.


Field Support

Once the business opens the support & training does not stop, it’s really just beginning. As a first year franchisee (and after as necessary) they will be assigned to a General Manager where our involvement with the business will be quite hands on and intensive, including:

  • Weekly calls for the first 3 to 9 months to track and manage business metrics
  • Bi-weekly or monthly calls thereafter as determined by the GM
  • Annual support in business & marketing planning
  • Ongoing focus on profitable strategic growth

After they have successfully demonstrated the ability to achieve their business goals while maintaining high margins and customer satisfaction ratings they may also be invited to participate in peer to peer events other than the annual convention. There is a point at which all new franchisees mature where they want feedback from someone other than the corporate staff. We understand that need and go to great lengths in order to facilitate it. Once they have some practical, hands on experience under their belt they can participate in additional events (Flight Groups & Pilot Programs) aimed at improving their business and the franchise as a whole.

Flight Groups:

A group of 6 to 8 franchisees of varying tenure that meet two to four times a year to discuss their business plans and get feedback on issues they’re currently dealing with so they can learn from people who are experiencing the same things they are. The desire to improve, confidentiality and commitment to preparation are the keys elements to being a flight group member.

Pilot Programs:

As our competitive environment evolves, so must our franchise. In order to continually evolve the business we need to have individuals willing to work with us on testing new concepts and providing feedback. If this is of interest to them they may occasionally be selected to help a group of their peers fine tune and test a program that we’re currently working on.

 

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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development

281-342-7474