When Beth Young left corporate America in 2020 after a high- profile career in supply chain and procurement, she wasn’t quite ready to hang up her hat. Though happy to relinquish the stress of managing 300-plus global teams, she looked for her next adventure. By Lizzy Yeserski
When Beth Young left corporate America in 2020 after a high- profile career in supply chain and procurement, she wasn’t quite ready to hang up her hat. Though happy to relinquish the stress of managing 300-plus global teams, she looked for her next adventure.
The former executive and her husband, Robert, also a corporate retiree, began exploring franchise opportunities they could operate out of their desired Minnetonka, Minnesota, territory. Ace Handyman Services stood out immediately. “It came down to who had a great brand,” Young explained. “I did marketing in my career; it had to be a great brand with strong operational capabilities.”
Young felt that Ace lent a kind of “superpower” to the Handyman Matters name once the franchisor of home repair became part of the franchise. She believed that home repair services presented some- thing she could sell with integrity.
The dynamics turned out to be a great match. Launching this past July, Young was well on her way into the black after only a few months in business. It’s a target Ace Handyman Services sets for franchisees to reach in 90 days. “It’s off to a good start,” Young said. “The demand is amazing.”
Young recognized the sweet spot the home repair segment represents. Aging baby boomers require more reliable help, while millennials make up the Do It For Me population that continues to rise. Following the proven method set forth by the company, she’s on the path to profitability while making customers happy. “Now I’m working in my own business, in my own community, where I can network with non-profits locally and directly give back,” Young said. She’s proud to work with organizations like the Rotary club and the local food shelf. It’s even become a family affair. Young’s son, Kevin, a creative writer, handles the business’s social media and marketing.
Looking back on her years and experience in corporate America, Young feels satisfied. “It’s nice
to come full circle and bring all that together in a small business environment,” she shared.
To learn more about franchising opportunities with Ace Handyman Services, visit acehandymanfranchising.com.
– Lizzy Yeserski