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Mr. Handyman


Since 2000, Mr. Handyman has been the go-to solution for homeowners across America, as the one-stop shop for a wide range of home maintenance and repair solutions. Mr. Handyman franchisees are self-sufficient, business leaders that take pride in contributing to their communities while creating an entrepreneurial lifestyle they can control…without ever lifting a hammer.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$117,500 - $149,100
Franchise fee
$30,000 - $64,481
Units in operation
Franchising Since

Own a Mr. Handyman Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Home & commercial handyman services, including painting, carpentry, installation of fencing, deck, door & tile, furniture assembly, restroom & drywall repair & more
  • Home projects encompass attic, bathroom, deck & patio, garage, kitchen, basement, home office and more, while commercial specialties include projects within offices, banks, malls, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and factories
  • Touts its fully insured, highly skilled contractors with an average of 10 years' experience in the trades
  • Mr. Handyman owners are part of the Neighborly group of home services franchises, allowing them to cross-promote their services to a wider audience of potential customers

How does it make money?

  • Customers pay for individual handyman services on a project by project basis
  • Customers may also sign longer-term, renewable contracts for ongoing maintenance work

Who is it for?

  • People who exhibit the qualities of discipline, ambition, confidence, high energy, passion, and natural leadership ability
  • Franchisees are provided both upfront and ongoing training, but those with a handy disposition and knowledge of construction, remodeling, or general maintenance techniques are at an advantage
  • Those seeking a business model that allows them to set their own schedule rather than a standard M-F 9-5

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Conduct a variety of services, from repairs and replacements to installations and assembly
  • Hire and dispatch your handyman employees to complete customer projects
  • Execute local marketing campaigns, supported by Mr. Handyman's software and systems, to generate a steady flow of fresh job leads for your business




Mr. Handyman

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Mr. Handyman® serves a much bigger purpose than providing home improvement and maintenance. Mr. Handyman’s independently owned and operated franchisees are the key to making people’s lives easier, in a way that is kind, professional, and quality and service driven. Why have nearly one million customers hired Mr. Handyman® as their one-call solution?

  • Strong ethics, excellent service standards, and home-town Neighborly® service.
  • Worry-free experience with responsive, professional approach. PLUS, our technicians average ten years’ experience in the field.
  • Whole Improvement Team: Mr. Handyman® franchisees are not “some guy in a truck,” they are an entire team of home improvement professionals.
  • Having a professional approach includes live call answering, and service technicians that are uniformed, prepared and respectful of your home or business.
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(Joann McCabe, Mr. Handyman franchisee, Northern Virginia-Arlington to Haymarket)

Mr. Handyman® franchisees are offered unprecedented support:

  • Comprehensive ongoing training and support: Sure Start training helps prepare franchisees for many aspects of operations to how to technical training in the field. A dedicated Franchise Consultant will be assigned to each franchisee from the very beginning, and support will include site visits and regularly scheduled calls to advise as needed.
  • Registered trademarks and a designated territory
  • Call Center
  • Marketing: Superior marketing strategies and support that leverages this nationally recognized and respected brand name along with an extensive customer database collected from the local family of Neighborly® home services brands, to provide the most effective marketing strategies and tools possible.
  • Web: Leading web presence, national and customizable website, bold online social media presence, national search engine optimization (SEO) strategy, and reputation management
  • IT: Software training and IT support
  • Nationwide networking support: Over 202 fellow franchisees to consult with, plus the opportunity to gather at Regional and National Conferences.
  • Vendor Discounts: Cut your expenses with ProTradeNet, a program offering preferred discounts through membership and potential annual rebates.

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Military and Veteran

As the originating founder of VetFran, Neighborly® is proud to continue our commitment to aspiring veterans as a 5-Star Ranking member of the VetFran program. VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association to provide access and opportunities for our Nation’s Veterans and their spouses. Information at

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(Skip Wyatt, Mr. Handyman franchisee, Upper Fairfield County, Fairfield, CT)

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(Rob Carpenter, Mr. Handyman franchisee, North and West Central Maryland)

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