The Top 5 reasons to invest in a Local Handyman Group franchise.

Handyman Franchise

Local Handyman Group is one of the fastest-growing Home Services franchise systems in Canada.

After starting in 2017, The Local Handyman Franchise group has taken an unprofessional and unsophisticated industry and created a trusted brand known for quality work, quick response times and a professional approach to the handyman industry…. Founded by Craig and his wife Kristen in 2017, with its initial franchise location in White Rock BC, Local Handyman Group has grown to more than 13 locations across the country in less than two years of franchising, servicing 23 cities and towns.

The Local Handyman Group is changing the way that handyman services are being delivered in Canada. Up until now, the handyman industry has been a guy in a van with some tools. “These guys,” our competitors, are good at the trades, but they aren’t necessarily entrepreneurs’ says Jooste. “We have taken this backwards industry and injected it with a dose of professionalism and technology. Our professional, branded handyman shows up ON TIME in their clean and shiny vans, nice-looking uniforms, and friendly, guaranteed services. And by doing this, we have quickly become known as the trusted handyman source in the markets we serve. And subsequently, our Success Partners have captured a large share of the local handyman market in the cities we service.” On top of that, we are quickly becoming THE trusted provider for commercial organizations such as Property Managers and retail chains, which is really driving our growth in Canada. 

Here are five great reasons to franchise with The Local Handyman Group:

Our business is growing in every way

The Local Handyman Group franchise is a dynamic, growing system lead by a leader who never stops thinking about growth. And it shows. Since its inception, Local Handyman GROUP franchises have grown in all ways – Revenue growth, customer counts, average job size, and the % of repeat customers are just some of the metrics we track that continues to grow.

One of the key reasons we are seeing strong Year over Year growth is what I call the snowball effect: Our residential clients repeat at least twice a year, and our commercial clients so much more. Our commercial/residential mix has grown from commercial being only 10% of our business to almost 50% of our business.

Lead by a team with a deep, franchise pedigree.

Craig Jooste, Co-founder and CEO, and his wife, Co-founder Kristen Jooste, earned their franchise chops at legendary brand 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Craig spent ten years as a Director and Managing Director and Kristen, who spent seven years as the executive admin for Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO.

Their 17 years of experience working and helping to build one of Canadas largest franchise brands, and one of the worlds largest home services brands, taught them a few things, namely how to build a world-class service brand AND a world-class franchise brand. “we have taken several fundamental principles and best practices from our time at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? I think one of the most important things we learned was: It’s a lower-cost franchise to get into, and a low-cost business to operate. 

Because we don’t have real estate and expensive build-outs, launching a handyman franchise is fast – our average success partner launches within three months of becoming a success partner; AND low-cost start-up.

On top of the low start-up costs, it is a low-cost franchise to operate. You only have necessary monthly expenses, like vehicle and business insurance, lease payments on your van, etc., and you dont have to worry about lease contracts on a building. Coupled with our strong focus on marketing systems, our speed to break even, which is our main focus at the start-up stage, has been fast across our network so far. As a CEO and Co-founder and operator of a business myself, I know what it is like to be an entrepreneur. I know the stress of starting a business, wondering when I will make enough to cover my costs. SO, we developed this business model that makes its primary focus, before our success partners even launch their franchise, to break even as fast as possible.

Our market is growing and will keep growing.

 We are in a massive market with an ever-growing need, with 10 million homes and businesses in Canada that need help with their handyman tasks. People have less time; people are becoming less handy; people embrace outsourcing home functions more than ever before in history; our consumer market is growing; our commercial market is growing. And it isn’t going to stop. And our services won’t go away when a recession hits. It’s a great and stable growing market. 

The add on products and services potential is the super booster. 

The Local Handyman Group franchisees are poised to continue to grow their businesses for years to come with the addition of new products and services complementary to its core businesses of handyman services. Ove the next two years, the company has a full slate of rollouts, which will bolster its average client revenue.

Where I get most excited about our future are the add-ons,” says Jooste. We have now been in the homes of thousands of handyman customers, and have an excellent perspective on what other services our customers need. We have taken this knowledge and are in the midst of testing two products right now and seeing a lot of early success. The upsell potential in this business is enormous. This will be our revenue booster for our franchisees in the years to come!

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About the Local Handyman Group

The Local Handyman Group changed the handyman business when it entered the industry with its professional and technology-driven approach to the industry in 2017. Today, the company is multiplying across Canada as it opens in new markets.

With more than 23 towns and cities serviced nationwide and over 5000 jobs completed making  Local Handyman Group is the leader in the Handyman industry in Canada.

The Local handyman group was named a Hall of Fame Franchise with the Canadian Franchise Association 2020. 

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We are looking for energetic people that are customer service minded with experience in all aspects of home and business repair projects. If you are a highly organized handy person, have a passion for delivering outstanding results, enjoy working with your hands and want  to join a growing team that works hard and plays hard, then this role is for you!

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