Handyman Matters in Clermont Participates in Charitable Initiative for the Community of Faith United Methodist Church

Clermont, FL --(PR.com)-- Handyman Matters in Clermont is participating in a local charitable initiative by donating time along with others to construct a Cross and memorial garden in honor of Dave Grudowski, active member of the church that past away last November. Handyman Matters owner David Welsh will be donating time for this project including pulling all permits and managing the construction.

Dave Grudowski was actively involved at Community of Faith from 1998 until his death November 22, 2009. He was the leader of the Men's Promise Keeper's Group and was the first chairperson of the Trustee's committee. He was a volunteer handyman who did a lot of repairs around the church and for the members of the church. He assisted in numerous projects early on at COF by building storage units, shelves, etc. "Grudowski was an active member of the congregation, upon his passing, he and his wife Cathy donated the funds to erect the cross. Originally the cross was part of our building's architecture, but it was cut due to budget restraints. Prior to Dave's passing we got his blessing to build this cross in his honor and a surrounding memorial garden to remember lost loved ones." agree David Welsh, owner of Handyman Matters and current Trustee's chairperson at COF.

"At Handyman Matters, it's more than just providing our services to those in the community; it's about planting roots in the local area and gaining customers for life," said David Welsh, "This initiative is a way for us to give back to the community that supports us."

Handyman Matters was founded in 1998 by Andy Bell, a refugee from the restaurant industry who sought balance in his life, the ability to help solve people's home-repair problems and the desire to develop and run his own business. It was important to Bell that his business: a) serve as a catalyst for change in the handyman industry, b) serve to restore public confidence in the industry and c) treat its employees with respect. Bell also called more than 350 homeowners and 150 contractors who told him what to avoid and what to provide in a handyman service. Bell launched Handyman Express on Feb. 14, 1998 in the Denver area with one craftsman. After growing to eight company-owned locations in Denver (5) and California (3) in 2001, franchising was begun and the concept renamed Handyman Matters.

"We strive to create a more productive and enriched community," Welsh said. "We hope others will follow in this example, and work together toward this goal."

About Handyman Matters

Lakewood, Colorado-based Handyman Matters is a nationally recognized franchise concept that serves the repair, restoration and maintenance needs of both residential and business customers. Handyman Matters specializes in small- to medium-size jobs covering a wide range of "around-the-house" handyman tasks, repairs, installations and maintenance found on everyone's to-do lists. Handyman Matters has taken the traditional handyman business and created a tech-savvy handyman service that offers one-stop shopping for both consumers and businesses while providing a pricing model in which customers only pay for the time spent on their project. Handyman Matters has 120 franchisees in the U.S., Canada and Ireland. Eleven franchisees were added in 2009 and Handyman Matters expects to reach 200 franchises by the end of 2011.



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