Frequently Asked Questions
In order to serve our potential franchise owners with greater industry insights, Handyman Connection has answered some of your most frequently asked questions.
How long have most Handyman Connection franchise owners been in business?
A: We have been franchising in the home handyman services industry for over 20 years and our average Handyman Connection franchise owner has operated their business for approximately seven years.
I don’t have leadership or marketing experience though. How can you teach that?
A: Our Handyman Connection business system provides many resources to help you get started including approximately 4 weeks of conference calls and online training, followed by a 6-day in-person training session, followed by support in your territory. In addition, we provide business management software that helps you manage your business.
I don’t consider myself very handy – would I be a good fit?
A: Leave the handiwork to the craftsmen! As a home repair and improvement business owner, your role is to drive the marketing, sales, and the people management side of the business.
What is so great about Handyman Connection over other franchise opportunities?
A: The maintenance and improvement industry is massive and will be around as long as people own or are responsible for the maintenance of their homes or businesses. Now is a great time to own a Handyman Connection business as the economy picks up and people are able to afford not just necessary repairs and replacements, but upgrades and additions as well. We are also experiencing a growing demographic of baby-boomers that continually look to small to medium home repairs, or larger scale changes in their homes as they prepare for a changing lifestyle. Because they have a continuous need for repairs and jobs, we have taken initiative to focus on our ability to take advantage of the multiple opportunities for customers to use our services annually and grow the value of the customer’s lifetime value.
In addition to the clear demand in our services, our investment into the advancement and development of technology sets us apart as we continue to modernize and advance the home services industry.
What are the most common reasons people decide to buy a Handyman Connection franchise?
A: We find most people who decide to own a Handyman Connection business are looking to be their own boss, set their own schedule, and look to build long-term assets by having the ability to build a consistent and repeat customer base while increasing the scope of the projects they can complete. Additionally, owning a Handyman Connection franchise doesn’t require inventory, serves a real need in connecting homeowners to reliable contractors at the local level, and isn’t a fad or trend that we see disappearing any time soon.
How much does it cost to start a Handyman Connection business?
A: The franchise fee is $55,000 but there are several additional factors to consider which will add to that depending on how much marketing you plan on doing, what resources you have (office, computers, etc.) and the size of business you plan to pursue. The initial investment, which includes your first 3 months of start-up, usually ranges from around $103,375 to $159,200, and all of these costs are laid out in our franchise disclosure document.
*This information is presented to you to share the information as listed in the 2016 Handyman Connection FDD, and is not meant as an offer nor to replace any information in the FDD.