Welcome to Handyman Connection, your trusted home improvement partner! Allow us to introduce you to the professional and reliable members of our Handyman Connection team who will give you peace of mind when it comes to improving your home.
When planning home improvement tasks, we recognize the importance of selecting a trustworthy partner. Since 1993, the Handyman Connection team has been cultivating trust on a nationwide scale, ensuring your confidence in every project we undertake. With a passion for craftsmanship and a commitment to excellence, our Handyman Connection team members are dedicated to treating each project with the utmost respect and ensuring quality workmanship that stands the test of time. Get to know our Handyman Connection team members below!Contact Us
Director of Franchise Development
Adam enjoys working with candidates and advising them about how our home service model can be a new life adventure and successful business opportunity. He understands that relationships are essential to our partnerships with owners, coaches, and consultants. He likes that Handyman Connection has the support and processes in place to guide our owners to success. Adam has a strong entrepreneurial drive and comes to Handyman Connection with a history of business creation and ownership. Before joining the team, Adam held multiple management and ownership positions in the bicycle and event promotion industries. Throughout the year, he and his wife enjoy outdoor activities with their four daughters and supporting their athletic passions.
Director of Franchise Development
Steve is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in the home services industry. Steve's entrepreneurial spirit led him to successfully run his own franchise for four years. This hands-on experience provided him with valuable insights into the operational aspects of the business. During his career, he has served as General Manager at College Pro Painters, Vice President of Launch at Premium Service Brands, and Vice President of 360 Painting. He has excelled at coaching and mentoring franchise owners, empowering them to achieve their goals and drive success.
With an impressive track record of leadership and a passion for helping others thrive, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role at Handyman Connection having worked in franchising for 20 years.
President and CEO
Jeff Wall joined College Pro Painters as a franchisee in 1990 while attending the University of Illinois. After graduating from the School of Business, Jeff joined College Pro full-time in 1992 as a General Manager and moved up through the organization to become President of the US West in 2001. In 2008, Jeff joined CertaPro Painters as the Regional Vice President of the Midwest and Southeast divisions. In 2009, he added the responsibilities of the West and Central Regions. In January of 2010, Jeff became the President of Handyman Connection. After spending 23 years working in the First Service Brands family, Jeff purchased Handyman Connection from First Service Brands in 2013.
Executive Vice President
Brian has held various management and executive roles in the franchising industry for over 25 years, including numerous inter-national franchise systems and organizations. He has worked as a business consultant and performance coach with HCG and Global Franchise Partners. He was EVP of the Signal 88 Security franchise organization and the President of the Dallas-Fort Worth franchise group. He has also served as Managing Partner and President of the California Closets in Dallas-Fort Worth and as President of College Pro Painters, East division. Brian’s career in franchising began when he owned a College Pro franchise while earning his bachelors of commerce degree at the University of Calgary.
Vice President, Marketing
Angelique joined Handyman Connection as our Regional Marketing Manager in 2017 and transferred positions to Vice President of Marketing in July of 2022. For the 6 years prior to Handyman Connection, Angelique served as National Account Executive for a national marketing agency working with home service franchise brands, building, and executing lead generation, brand awareness and retention campaigns. Angelique has been leading marketing for various franchise brands for over 17 years and is responsible for managing and executing our brand marketing budget and programs that help support local and national growth. Angelique has a strong passion for continuing to build and grow the Handyman Connection footprint across North America.
Rhonda joined Handyman Connection in 2002. She works closely with new franchisees on the initial setup of accounting software and processes. Rhonda also handles all accounting functions for Handyman Connection corporate. Rhonda gained experience in the accounting field working in both the manufacturing and construction industries while attending Northern Kentucky University, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Master in Business Administration.
Director of Information Technology
Lynda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. With a distinguished 30-year career in IT, she has an exceptional track record in sectors like distribution and healthcare. Lynda's journey in the tech world began modestly, entering data into computer systems. This grassroots experience equipped her with invaluable insights, which propelled her through various roles—ranging from night operator to programmer, and finally to network administrator, manager, and director. For sixteen impactful years, Lynda served as a lead programmer and project manager at AcuSport Corporation. Here, she spearheaded multiple software integrations and migrations, marking her as a force to be reckoned with in the IT sphere. In 2007, she shifted her focus to DASCO Home Medical Equipment, playing an instrumental role in the company's expansion from a modest fifteen locations to an impressive network of over 30 across the United States.
Lynda is deeply committed to expanding the Handyman Connection brand's reach. Her passion lies in leveraging technology to empower our franchises, ensuring their ultimate success.
Director of Operations
Paul has coached sports and business at all ages for the last sixteen years and enjoys finding out how each individual person is motivated to succeed. The last eight years he served as a Franchise Business Coach, oversaw national accounts growth and facility partner relationships for Fish Window Cleaning Services. He also led sales training, sales manager retention and recruitment strategies while overseeing a national call center. Paul has a project management, systems, and lean process improvement training background. In his current role, Paul oversees Franchise Owner training and coaching, goal setting, team leadership, and financial reviews, as well as leading the team of General Managers and Franchise Coaches.
Director of Local Marketing
Aja’s role with Handyman Connection is focused on ensuring strong lead flow, managing vendor partner relationships, monitoring, and evaluating local marketing campaign success, exploring new opportunities for lead generation and coaching franchisees on performance and ROI. Aja joined Handyman Connection in 2022 to add marketing support and coaching to franchisees during the launch and startup of their business. Aja brings over 15 years’ experience to Handyman Connection working with home service franchise brands, helping them implement and manage successful digital marketing campaigns across the US.
Franchise Trainer and General Manager
Praiss leads new Handyman Connection owners through the process of establishing their new businesses and learning the systems and procedures of operating a Handyman Connection franchise. For the last six years, he has served in multiple roles in the home services industry from training and coaching business owners to leading an operations team responsible for franchisee marketing support, financial review, and technology development for the franchise system. In a prior life, Praiss was an attorney and a football coach. He enjoys assisting people develop new skillsets and partnering them with systems to help them achieve their goals.
Ethan joined Handyman Connection in 2022. For the 10 years prior to Handyman Connection, Ethan was the Lead Field Technician for Haylo Window Cleaning. In 2020, he progressed to the Regional Operations Director of Florida Accounts. He assisted in overseeing nation-wide contracts with national associations such as the FAA and VA. His current role with Handyman Connection is focused on ensuring offices maintain positive applicant flow by implementing recruiting best practices. Ethan also works closely with offices by screening applicants, making initial contact, and scheduling in-person interviews with candidates that best meet the office’s needs.
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