When Andy Bell founded Handyman Matters in 1998, he understood the importance of providing home repair services based on integrity and a simple code of ethics: making and keeping promises to homeowners. He also recognized that the home-repair segment represented a tremendous opportunity for growth. By Lizzy Yeserski
When Andy Bell founded Handyman Matters in 1998, he understood the importance of providing home repair services based on integrity and a simple code of ethics: making and keeping promises to homeowners. He also recognized that the home-repair segment represented a tremendous opportunity for growth.
Bell’s intuition was on the mark. A little more than two decades later, The Ace Handyman Services franchise organization has grown coast-to-coast while leaning on the original core values and philosophy put forth by Bell. And when Ace Hardware, the most trusted brand in home improvement, chose Handyman Matters as a partner in 2019, the brand became even more visible.
The timing couldn’t be better. Trends in the home-improvement industry show that the “Do It for Me” (DIFM) population is on the rise, while the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) market steadily declines. Plus, remodeling spending continues to see solid growth and shows no signs of slowing. Americans are projected to spend over $335 billion by the end of 2021.
That’s excellent news for potential franchisees looking to snag a piece of that pie. What’s more, no handyman experience is needed to start an Ace Handyman Services business, which will provide an exceptional work-life balance. All you need is a passion for helping people. “Most of our franchisees are coming from a corporate America background and don’t realize how their skills transfer,” noted Colette Bell, Vice President of franchise development.
Bell also reports that Ace Handyman Services businesses thrive under female ownership. “We’re very successful with female owners,” she said. “The top 10 in our franchise community is always 50% female. They just run a really good business.”
For more information about exciting franchise opportunities with Ace Handyman Services and to learn how you can secure your prime territory, head to acehandymanfranchising.com today!
– Lizzy Yeserski