Mr. Handyman - Franchise

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Mr. Handyman has been the 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 lifting a hammer.

Mr. Handyman
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2023

Minimum Cash Required $50,000
Total Investment $117,500 - $154,100
Franchise Fee $59,900
Financing Assistance Available
Year Founded 1996
# of Existing Units 297
Franchising Since 2000
Training & Support Yes
Home Office Location Ann Arbor, MI
Military/Veteran Promotion Yes
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Mr. Handyman - Franchise

Take Control of Your Lifestyle. Own America’s Trusted Handyman Franchise.
Since 2000, Mr. Handyman franchise owners have been orchestrating their own teams of handyman “heroes” in communities across America. Today, the Mr. Handyman brand is the modern-day handyman solution for tens of thousands of customers per year, catering to a growing population of aging Baby Boomers, coming-of-age Millennials, and every maintenance-minded homeowner in between.

A Model That Makes Sense

  • No Toolbelt Required - As a Mr. Handyman franchise owner, you won’t be the one wearing the toolbelt, but you will get to wear a variety of hats: marketer, relationship builder, team leader, CEO.
  • An Exercise in Control - An executive ownership model, Mr. Handyman allows former corporate warriors like you to take back control of your lifestyle, your professional longevity, and your income potential.
  • Lead Teams, Solve Problems - Problem solving is at the heart of what you’ll be doing as a Mr. Handyman franchise owner – for homeowners in your community, for the team you’ll be leading, and for your own personal fulfillment.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Homeowners Need a Hero - Mr. Handyman alleviates stress for our customers, freeing valuable time for them to focus on what they want to do instead of what they have to do.
  • Your Services are Customizable - A key advantage to the Mr. Handyman model is the fact that your service offerings are customizable to your comfort level. You may continue hiring “generalists” to accomplish a higher volume of smaller jobs, or you may diversify by hiring specialists to tackle more sophisticated, time-consuming work.
  • The Competition Can’t Compete - Regardless of the services you choose to offer, your Mr. Handyman franchise will always stand out from the competition. From the first phone call with a knowledgeable customer service professional, to the tech who shows up in a brightly branded red van with collared shirt and ID badge, to the follow-up call to ensure satisfaction – we create a customer experience – one that many customers are eager to repeat. A 100% workmanship guarantee doesn’t hurt, either.

Undeniable Benefits

  • Recession-Resistant - Regardless of season or economy, things break, and need to be fixed
  • Marketing Driven - Direct-to-consumer, no cold calling
  • Simply Designed Operations - Few moving parts, low overhead, minimal office space
  • Prime Territories - Room to grow with protected territories nationwide
  • Work / Life Balance - Family-friendly work week, no on-call or emergency work
  • ProTradeNet® Buying Power - Price breaks from 200 suppliers; Franchise owners from all Neighborly brands have earned $4M in rebates annually

Support That’s Second to None
One of the best things about franchise ownership is the ability to be in business for yourself with the backing of an experienced franchisor and a network of seasoned, helpful fellow franchisees.

  • A Sure Start out of the Gate - Our Sure Start training is a six-week program combining classroom-style business operations, sales, and marketing training. You won’t be swinging a hammer, you’ll be running a business, and we’ll ensure you know how.
  • Powerful Proprietary Technology - Our custom business management software simplifies your day-to-day administrative duties. It’s an all-in-one system for job estimates, tracking leads, assistance with leadership, workplace culture and more.
  • Building a Strong Team - Your people will make all the difference in your business. A third-party, industry-leading hiring and onboarding platform helps you find the right people to deliver quality services in your community – the Mr. Handyman Way.
  • Making the Phone Ring - In addition to your local marketing efforts, we keep the national marketing engine running on your behalf, with a hyper-focus on digital ads that continuously raise awareness and drive leads to your business.
  • Stay Connected - Get ongoing training and guidance from a seasoned Franchise Business Coach and strategize with other accomplished Mr. Handyman franchise owners at regional and national gatherings and workshops.  

We’re Not Looking for Handymen.  We’re Looking for Business Owners. 
Our current franchise owners come from a variety of professional backgrounds, but all have solid business acumen, relationship- and team-building experience, and the ability to be the face of the business from a sales and marketing perspective. 

A common thread among Mr. Handyman franchise owners is the desire to be in control of their lifestyle, schedule and income potential. This type of control is uncommon in Corporate America.

By nature, our franchise owners have a penchant for problem solving – a natural parallel to fixing things. They enjoy the satisfaction that comes with a job completed, something crossed off their customer’s to-do list.

What it Means to Be Neighborly® 
Mr. Handyman is a proud member of Neighborly®, the guiding force behind the world’s largest and fastest-growing family of premier home services brands. Nearly 1 million customers worldwide have been proudly served by a Neighborly brand every year. 

With the largest national home services customer base in the industry, our franchise owners have the potential to cross-market to customers of the other Neighborly brands in their area. 

Our more than 38 years of collective experience in the home services and franchise industries have empowered a growing network of like-minded entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams of business ownership and a more flexible lifestyle with our 22 award-winning brands. From plumbers to painters and everything in between, no one knows the Home Service Industry better than Neighborly.

Take Control of Your Future with a Mr. Handyman Franchise
What comes next is up to you.  Don’t miss your chance to obtain the lifestyle fix you’ve been looking while prime territories are still available nationwide.

Military & Veteran Promotions

15% off initial franchise fee for qualified Veterans


"The best reason for owning a Mr. Handyman business is that you're building a business that has your own stamp, your own personality."Skip Wyatt
"You have the financial ability to own your own company and create the financial atmosphere that you want for you and your family."Joann McCabe
"Owning a Mr. Handyman has provided me the life I always wanted. Besides fixing people's houses it has given me the opportunity to change people's lives."Rob Carpenter

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Press Releases & Awards

17 Jan, 2023 - Eight Neighborly® Brands Named by Franchise Business Review as Top Franchises of 2023
18 Dec, 2020 - Neighborly Named to Inc.'s Inaugural Best in Business List in Enduring Impact
15 Feb, 2021 - Neighborly Experiences Unprecedented Network Growth in 2020, Plans for Continued Expansion in 2021
24 Mar, 2021 - Neighborly® Helps Homeowners Prepare for Spring with Annual Maintenance Checklist

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