NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 3 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOCH), a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its national network of franchise and Company-owned locations under the trade names Geeks On Call(R), 1-800-905-GEEK(TM), and CallTheGeeks.com(TM), announced today that it has launched a preferred provider relationship with renowned national home improvement and repair franchisor Mr. Handyman through its Value-Added Benefit program.
Mr. Handyman, the largest single employer of handymen in the country, provides residential and commercial property maintenance and repair services through a nationwide network of 300 independently owned and operated franchises. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mr. Handyman is a member of Service Brands International, a group of service companies that includes Molly Maid and 1-800-DRY-CLEAN. The Mr. Handyman franchise is instantly recognizable by its spokesperson, Richard Karn of the TV sitcom Home Improvement, and has been featured on daytime talk show Rachael Ray.
Mr. Handyman has partnered with Geeks On Call in a co-marketing relationship between the two companies to promote each other on their corporate Web sites and to their franchise networks. Serving as endorsed vendors, Geeks On Call's certified, trained technicians will provide computer solutions to Mr. Handyman franchises at discounted rates as part of the value-added relationship. Geeks On Call techs are available to repair, maintain, and upgrade franchise owners' computer system operations and security to help them avoid computer downtime and keep their businesses running smoothly. Geeks On Call can also back up critical business data, enabling them to protect customer and other important files.
"Geeks On Call and Mr. Handyman are similar in that we both offer on-site services to residential customers and businesses through our screened, trained, and certified (or insured) technicians," said Geeks On Call CEO Richard Cole. "We understand the way their business operates. Mr. Handyman has a reputation for doing the right thing - from their work in rebuilding a park in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to their 'Go Green with Mr. Handyman' campaign. We are pleased to partner with and provide our technological expertise to such a distinguished organization."
Mr. Handyman is a network of independently owned and operated franchises with 300 locations nationwide that provides residential and commercial property maintenance and repair services. Founded in March 2000, Mr. Handyman is a member of Service Brands International, a group of service companies that provide a variety of timesaving services ideally suited for today's active consumer. In the January 2008 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, Mr. Handyman was recognized as one of America's fastest-growing service-oriented franchise systems and the No. 1 handyman service. For more information visit http://www.mrhandyman.com.
Geeks On Call is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH). Founded in 1999, the Company is a pioneer in the mobile, rapid-response on-site IT service concept. Under the trade names Geeks On Call(R), 1-800-905-GEEK(TM), CallTheGeeks.com(TM) and Call The Geeks(TM), the Company's certified IT professionals service small businesses and residential customers through its national network of franchise and Company-owned locations. They provide computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations and troubleshooting, as well as repairs, upgrades and consulting. Geeks On Call also co-markets through endorsed vendor relationships with other Franchisors, who offer GOC services to their franchisees as a value-added benefit. Over 250 independently owned and operated franchises have been granted, with new franchise and Corporate locations opening regularly. For more information, including franchising and Value-Added Benefit Program opportunities, call 1-800-905-GEEK or visit http://www.geeksoncall.com. Send an email of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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