January 14, 2010 // Franchising.com // Service Brands International Vice President, Franchise Development, Alex Roberts, formally announced the awarding of the first Mr. Handyman franchise opportunity for 2010.
"Congratulations to new Mr. Handyman franchise owners, Lee and Jennifer Allen," said Roberts. "Lee, an Air Force veteran and marketing executive, will manage the business. He and Jennifer, who will continue to pursue her career as a real estate agent, both see a valuable need for Mr. Handyman services in the southern Prince George's and northern Charles Counties of Maryland. Lee particularly liked the Mr. Handyman franchise because for a modest initial investment, he'll own an equity-building business and have a flexible schedule to enjoy their three young boys."
"Last year we welcomed 37 new owners into our franchise family despite a recession economy. When you're number one in your category like we are and you have strong financials as evidenced by our Franchise Disclosure Document, you're going to attract more qualified candidates."
AllBusiness.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet, released their 2010 Franchise AllStar 300 listing and the Mr. Handyman franchise opportunity once again ranked as the top handyman service franchise. And for the sixth year in a row, Entrepreneur magazine ranks Mr. Handyman as the number handyman service franchise.
"This is tremendous recognition for our Mr. Handyman franchise opportunities," said Roberts. "When investigating handyman services franchises, prospective Mr. Handyman franchise owners can feel confident that based on ranking criteria--franchise unit growth rate, financial strength, system size, years in business, years franchising, availability of financing, and Web (brand) visibility--our Mr. Handyman service franchise can help them achieve their financial and lifestyle goals.
"Mr. Handyman is an all cash business, owners work weekdays, daytime hours, there's minimal inventory, few employees, and the service is in demand. Our franchise owners are building an equity business and planning their own exit strategy. Additionally, they benefit from Service Brands training and on-going support that are the industry benchmarks.
Mr. Handyman is part of the Service Brands International portfolio of brand franchises that includes Molly Maid, Protect Painters and 1-800-DryClean. Mr. Handyman annually ranks among Entrepreneur magazine's top Franchise 500® franchises, and for the sixth year in a row ranks as the number one handyman service franchise. The brand is positioned to serve today's busy dual income families, young professionals, seniors, and baby boomers, who are on the go and time starved.