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5 05, 2021

Mr. Handyman presents fifth annual “My ‘Pet’ Peeves” photo contest for National Pet Month

2021-05-05T11:57:21-04:00May 5th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Celebrate your pet’s poor, but humorous behavior with photo contest, plus pet damage repair tips.

WACO, Texas — For the fifth consecutive year, Mr. Handyman, a Neighborly company, is encouraging pet parents everywhere to snap photos of their pet’s bad behavior in honor of National Pet Month this May. The nation’s leading home maintenance, repair and improvement franchise’s annual “My ‘Pet’ Peeves” photo contest shows pet owners they are not alone by rewarding the top photos of a pet’s bad behavior that encapsulates humor and mayhem.

To enter the “My ‘Pet’ Peeves” photo contest, click here to submit a photo of your own pet chaos. Ideas include – but are not limited to – a pet’s yard damage, annihilated shoes, in-home destruction, getting into the snack drawer, or just their cute face by May 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Dogs, cats, horses, hamsters, reptiles, bunnies, turtles and more are welcome. Mr. Handyman will reward five random winners with a $250 PetSmart gift card to show that even though our pets can drive us crazy at times, we still love them no matter what!   

“Our pets are members of our family, and in many cases, were emotional support as we navigated the various challenges of this past year. As much as we love them, though, sometimes they can wreak havoc inside our homes,” said J.B. Sassano, president of Mr. Handyman. “Our professional Mr. Handyman technicians understand the importance of pets and the role they play in many peoples’ lives, and have helped homeowners nationwide install pet doors, repair floors, and replace trim and screens to ease the stress and long-term maintenance that comes with owning both a pet and home.”

Additionally, Mr. Handyman offers the following tips to assist pet owners with common pet problems:

  • Repair Chewed Drywall: To fix drywall that may have been gnawed on by a puppy or anxious dog, scrape loose debris from holes or dents and cover with fast-drying spackle. Let dry for at least 24 hours and conceal repairs with a bit of touch-up paint. While small bite holes are easy to camouflage, years of covering damage can eventually lead to uneven drywall.
  • Protect the Floors: Pets can damage hardwood flooring simply by walking on it. Protect your hardwood flooring by maintaining claw length and keeping area rugs around the house for pets to lie on. Fix minor scratches with floor cleaner and protective finish. Clean the scratch with a damp cloth, scrub the cleaner over the scratch, and repeat with a clean cloth to rinse away hardwood cleaner.
  • Safeguard Wood: Wood is often a target for pets who chew or scratch. The easiest protection plan is to add plastic sheeting or PVC tubing around table and chair legs to prevent claw and bite marks. Save doors by adding clear, plastic sheeting.

“We’re thrilled to roll out this photo contest for the fifth time during National Pet Month,” said Sassano.

“We take pride in allowing participants to bask in the collective pet owner humor by sharing photos and entertaining each other through our pets’ wild escapades.”

To learn more about the “My ‘Pet’ Peeves” photo contest or to find other helpful tips from Mr. Handyman, visit: www.mrhandyman.com/blog. The official 2021 photo contest rules can be found at: https://www.mrhandyman.com/pet-peeves-photo-contest-official-rules/

About Mr. Handyman®

Mr. Handyman® is North America’s leading commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and improvement company. With about 300 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Handyman® is recognized as one of the fastest growing, handyman service franchise systems. Acquired in 2015, Mr. Handyman® is part of Neighborly®, the world’s largest home services franchisor of 28 brands and almost 4,800 independently owned and operated franchises that repair, maintain and enhance properties, united under one platform serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries. Neighborly® brands are found at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. For more information about Mr. Handyman®, visit MrHandyman.com. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

23 02, 2021

Handyman Connection Announces 2020 Franchisee Of The Year

2021-02-23T17:01:31-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

BLUE ASH, Ohio — Handyman Connection, a home repair company with more than 25 years experience, held its annual franchise conference virtually last month in order to celebrate a successful year for all its franchisees. To close the conference, the brand announced its esteemed 2020 awards, acknowledging franchise owners, craftspeople and brand partners for their significant achievements.

As Handyman Connection’s highest honor, the franchisee of the year award is given to the top-performing franchisee systemwide that has excelled at various attributes including sales growth, market presence and penetration, online review score and brand leadership. The 2020 franchisee of the year was awarded to Chris Schenk, owner of Handyman Connection of Lexington –Nicholasville, KY. Schenk was the top performer systemwide in 2020, eclipsing more than $1M in sales and increased total sales by more than 88% year-over-year.

“The core of Handyman Connection’s values stem from our long-standing dedication to the people we serve, and that statement rings true from our customers to franchise owners to home office staff. Despite all the challenges due to COVID-19, last year proved to be another successful year for our local franchise owners and we attribute their success to their dedication to employees and customers, flexibility, compassionate leadership style and giving back to their local communities through difficult times,” said Jeff Wall, President and CEO of Handyman Connection. “Chris Schenk is the perfect example of the Handyman Connection brand and his success is a result of hard work, dedication and passion for his company. We are extremely proud to honor Chris as the franchisee of the year and look forward to his continued success for years to come.”

In addition to franchisee of the year, Handyman Connection handed out the following awards:

  • Rookie of the Year Award – Jeremiah Shaw, Handyman Connection of Wichita East, KS
  • Navigator Award – Jimmy Chalmers, Handyman Connection of Marietta, GA
  • Brand Experience Award – Bryan and Tiffany Peters, Handyman Connection of Winchester, VA
  • Market Penetration Award – Troy Manary, Handyman Connection of Ottawa, ON
  • Sales Growth Award – Chris Schenk, Handyman Connection of Lexington-Nicholasville
  • Craftsman of the Year Award – Scott Horrigan, Handyman Connection of Mason, OH

Ranked as the #1 Handyman Company by Qualified Remodeler, Handyman Connection operates more than 60 locations throughout 25 states and Canada. For more than 25 years, the brand has offered homeowners across North America a complete resource for professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Handyman Connection offers a variety of services ranging from traditional home repairs to painting, remodeling and more.

For more information about Handyman Connection, call 1-800-88-HANDY or visit handymanconnection.com.

About Handyman Connection

Since 1991, homeowners across North America have been calling on Handyman Connection for our professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Each Handyman Connection franchise is locally owned and operated, backed by the company that helped launch the industry. Our values are steeped in a long-standing dedication to the people we serve, and truly differentiate Handyman Connection as a home repair company.

2 12, 2020

Mr. Handyman® to Gift 10 Random Winners Power Tools this Holiday Season

2020-12-02T11:02:46-05:00December 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Leading Home Maintenance, Repair, and Improvement Franchise Will Select Winners Twice a Day From December 14-18, Enter for a Chance to Win Milwaukee Power Tools.

WACO, Texas — The nation’s leading home maintenance, repair, and improvement franchise, Mr. Handyman, a Neighborly® company, is giving away 10 Milwaukee power tools to random winners for its first-ever Ultimate Holiday Tool Giveaway. Tools are necessary for home improvement and Mr. Handyman can help cross some items off wish lists this year.

To enter the Ultimate Holiday Tool Giveaway, participants can visit Mr. Handyman’s official entry page on Facebook and submit their names into the drawing as early as Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Starting Monday, December 14, 2020 through Friday, December 18, 2020, winners will be chosen twice a day for five days. Void where prohibited by law. Rules and limitations apply.

Whether home improvement aficionados choose to keep the power tool for themselves or gift it, there is an opportunity to win: a cordless drill, multi-tool, random orbit sander, impact driver, reciprocating saw, jigsaw, angle grinder, circular saw, air compressor, or table saw.

“We work hard year-round to bring joy and comfort to homeowners through our assistance with home improvement projects,” said J.B. Sassano, president of Mr. Handyman. “Power tools play a vital role in that and we want to be a part of giving the gift of these top-of-the-line power tools.”

To learn more about the Ultimate Holiday Tool Giveaway, please visit the Mr. Handyman’s blog and Facebook page on the initiative.

If you don’t have the time or wish to have Mr. Handyman help with any home projects, contact your nearest Mr. Handyman location. For additional home improvement inspiration for the holidays, visit Mr. Handyman’s website.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 brands and more than 4,300 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 18 service categories at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at https://www.neighborlybrands.com/. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

About Mr. Handyman®

Mr. Handyman® is North America’s leading commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and improvement company. With more than 290 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Handyman® is recognized as one of the fastest growing, handyman service franchise systems. Acquired in 2015, Mr. Handyman® is part of Neighborly®, the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 brands and more than 4,300 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. Neighborly® brands are found at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. For more information about Mr. Handyman®, visit MrHandyman.com. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

10 11, 2020

Handyman Connection Recognized As One Of America’s Top Franchises for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine

2020-11-10T10:32:02-05:00November 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

BLUE ASH, Ohio — Handyman Connection, a home repair franchise company with over 25 years of experience, announced today its placement on Entrepreneur’s 2020 Top Franchises for Veterans list for the second time in the company’s history.  To determine the Top Franchises for Veterans ranking, Entrepreneur analyzed each company’s veteran incentive, the number of veteran-owned units, how veteran franchisees are attracted to and support by each company, and how each company scored in the 2020 Franchise 500 ranking. Handyman Connection’s position on the ranking is a testament to the company’s efforts to support veterans in their pursuit of the American Dream.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named a top franchise for veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine,” said CEO and President Jeff Wall. “Veterans often make ideal franchisees, thanks to their strong leadership skills and abilities to work inside complex systems, and we are proud to help veterans pursue the opportunity to own their own Handyman Connection business.”

Handyman Connection operates more than 60 locations throughout 25 states and Canada. For more than 25 years, the brand has offered homeowners across North America a complete resource for professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Handyman Connection provides a variety of services ranging from traditional home repairs to painting and remodeling, and offers qualified veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who otherwise meet all applicable requirements, a reduction in the Initial Franchise Fee by $7,500. For more information about franchise opportunities with Handyman Connection, visit https://franchiseopportunity.handymanconnection.com/.

Entrepreneur Magazine, which seeks to inspire, inform and celebrate entrepreneurs, has tracked the industry’s largest and most successful franchise companies for 40 years. Additional information on the Top Franchises for Veterans can be found online at https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topfranchiseveterans.

About Handyman Connection

Since 1991, homeowners across North America have been calling on Handyman Connection for our professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Each Handyman Connection franchise is locally owned and operated, backed by the company that helped launch the industry. Our values are steeped in a long-standing dedication to the people we serve, and truly differentiate Handyman Connection as a home repair company.

26 10, 2020

Mr. Handyman Hosts Pumpkin Carving Contest to Find Jack O’ Lantern Geniuses

2020-11-10T10:24:28-05:00October 26th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Leading Property Maintenance, Repair and Improvement Company Celebrates the Spooky Season with Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest and Giveaway.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — From ghoulish gourds to petrifying pumpkins, the nation’s leading property maintenance, repair and improvement franchise, Mr. Handyman, a Neighborly company, is ready to celebrate the spooky season with a photo contest to give North America’s pumpkin carving pros a chance to show off their exquisite handmade creations.

To enter the Pumpkin Carving contest, visit the Mr. Handyman Facebook contest page and submit a photo of your pumpkin by Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Five random winners will be awarded with a $250 gift card to The Home Depot.

“We look forward to this pumpkin carving contest every year,” said Mr. Handyman President J.B. Sassano. “It is always fun to see the great creativity that is behind these creepy creations. There are so many tips, tricks and techniques that people use to turn a simple pumpkin into a mortifying masterpiece.”

To learn more about Mr. Handyman’s Pumpkin Carving Contest, please visit the Mr. Handyman Facebook contest page. For additional decoration inspiration, visit Mr. Handyman’s website for free pumpkin carving templates, power tool tutorials and tips to make your pumpkin the best on the block at: http://www.mrhandyman.com/pumpkin.

About Mr. Handyman®

Mr. Handyman® is North America’s leading commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and improvement company. With more than 260 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Handyman® is recognized as one of the fastest growing, handyman service franchise systems. Acquired in 2015, Mr. Handyman® is part of Neighborly®, the world’s largest home services franchisor of 27 brands and more than 4,300 franchises collectively serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. Neighborly® brands are found at Neighborly.com in the United States and Neighbourly.ca in Canada. For more information about Mr. Handyman®, visit MrHandyman.com. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

6 10, 2020

Handyman Connection Recognized As A Franchise Times 2020 Top 200+ Franchise

2020-10-06T11:09:14-04:00October 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

BLUE ASH, Ohio — Handyman Connection, a home repair company with over 25 years of experience, announced today it was recognized as a Franchise Times Top 200+ franchise. The Franchise Times Top 200+ is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global system wide sales, based on the previous year’s performance.

“We are thrilled to be named a Top 200+ franchise by Franchise Times once again,” said Jeff Wall, CEO of Handyman Connection. “This recognition is a true testament to our accomplishments as a brand over the past year and we look forward to continued growth and success in the year ahead.”

Handyman Connection operates more than 60 locations throughout 25 states and Canada. For more than 25 years, the brand has offered homeowners across North America a complete resource for professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Handyman Connection offers a variety of services ranging from traditional home repairs to painting, remodeling and more.

Additional information on the Top 200 can be found in the October issue of Franchise Times and the full list at http://www.franchisetimes.com/2020-Top-200/.

About Handyman Connection
Since 1991, homeowners across North America have been calling on Handyman Connection for our professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Each Handyman Connection franchise is locally owned and operated, backed by the company that helped launch the industry. Our values are steeped in a long-standing dedication to the people we serve, and truly differentiate Handyman Connection as a home repair company.

7 08, 2019

Handyman Connection Wins Inaugural Franchise Update Media 2019 Innovation Award

2019-08-07T10:42:22-04:00August 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

BLUE ASH, Ohio — Handyman Connection, a home repair company with more than 25 years of experience, announced today it was recognized by Franchise Update Media for its outstanding innovation in local marketing leadership. Franchise Update Media conducted its first-ever Franchise Innovation Awards contest this past spring and identified the franchisors that have created and implemented the most original and successful innovative strategies and tactics to build their brand.

A jury of nine judges evaluated the campaigns, innovations, objectives, and results of more than 90 entrants. Franchise innovators, industry game-changers and disruptors competed in four categories: Marketing & Branding, Products & Services, Operations, and Human Resources. Handyman Connection was recognized in the Marketing & Branding category for it’s localized marketing efforts to increase franchisees ability to recruit and retain quality craftsmen to fulfill the brand promise to customers. The home office team allocated resources to this crucial aspect of the business, allowing franchisees to focus on the execution and completion of jobs in their local communities.

“The tight labor market across the industry has consistently proven to be the most prominent challenge that our franchisees and marketing team face on an ongoing basis and the need for qualified and reliable craftsmen is in high demand across the nation,” said Jeff Wall, President and CEO of Handyman Connection. “By prioritizing our resources, we’ve seen more qualified craftsman applicants, applicant leads, recruiting and onboarding sessions. This has led to more craftsmen joining our organization resulting in an 18% increase measured quarter over quarter system-wide. We’re thrilled to be recognized for these efforts and look forward to continuing to fulfill our brand promise to support our franchisees with the tools and resources they need to secure ongoing success.”

Ranked as the #1 Handyman Company by Qualified Remodeler, Handyman Connection operates more than 68 locations throughout 25 states and Canada. For more than 25 years, the brand has offered homeowners across North America a complete resource for professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Handyman Connection offers a variety of services ranging from traditional home repairs to painting, remodeling and more.

To request a free, no-obligation project estimate, contact Handyman Connection at 800-88-HANDY or visit us at HandymanConnection.com.

About Handyman Connection

Since 1991, homeowners across North America have been calling on Handyman Connection for our professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service.

Each Handyman Connection franchise is locally owned and operated, backed by the company that helped launch the industry. Our values are steeped in a long-standing dedication to the people we serve, and truly differentiate Handyman Connection as a home repair company.

About Franchise Update Media

Franchise Update Media been a leader in the franchising space for more than 30 years. Founded in 1988, the company produces online franchise opportunity and educational websites, two print magazines, four e-newsletters, four conferences, independent research, and books, all focused on franchising. Targeting franchise audiences online, in print, and in person, Franchise Update Media delivers a unique combination of educational and lead generation sources to help franchisors, multi-unit franchisees, opportunity seekers, and suppliers achieve their growth objectives. For more information, visit franchising.com.