Mr. Handyman Donates 5,600 Hours in Repair Services to Organizations in Need

Franchise System Has Given Back since 2009 through National Day of Service and Remembrance Activities

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - September 22, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Each year during the week of Sept. 11, technicians from the leading national home repair franchise Mr. Handyman perform maintenance and repair jobs, all without a collecting a single penny in labor costs. This year, the company provided more than 1,000 hours of repair work, boosting the total hours donated to 5,600 since the program’s inception seven years ago.

“Each of the local, hardworking entrepreneurs within the Mr. Handyman system go above and beyond to serve their communities daily, but there’s no better time for our franchisees to give back than during this week”

Local Mr. Handyman franchise projects include fixing up volunteer fire department stations, helping out military veterans, and remodeling homes for women and children that were victims of domestic abuse. Exemplary illustrations of this year’s projects include the following:

As a U.S. Navy Veteran, the owner of Mr. Handyman Northern Virginia – Arlington to Haymarket Jo McCabe rallied her team of technicians to donate more than 150 hours of service at the home of 27-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Colonel Sortino. The group replaced the wood rot between the house and deck, installed light fixtures and re-routed plumbing in addition to several other interior and exterior maintenance projects.

Stephen Morad, owner of Mr. Handyman of South Essex County, celebrated his 10-year business anniversary in addition to donating nearly 65 hours of remodeling and light construction work to Citizens for Adequate Housing which provides temporary homes for local homeless families and permanent affordable housing to low income families.

For the seventh consecutive year owner of Mr. Handyman Serving Debary, Lake Mary and Winter Springs Chad Olson assembled his team to donate 24 hours of services to the SafeHouse of Seminole, which provides crisis line and shelter programs for domestic violence victims and their children.

These projects represent only a few examples of Mr. Handyman’s national effort where technicians from coast to coast are encouraged to reach out to a local charity, organization, or individual in need to offer their services in fixing up living areas, kitchens, bathrooms or anything else that needs repair.

“Each of the local, hardworking entrepreneurs within the Mr. Handyman system go above and beyond to serve their communities daily, but there’s no better time for our franchisees to give back than during this week,” said J.B. Sassano, President of Mr. Handyman. “It’s important during this time to honor our country, as well as the lives and memories of 9/11 heroes past and present.”

The National Day of Service and Remembrance was established in 2009 as a way to encourage Americans to participate in service and remembrance activities on the anniversary of 9/11. This year, more than one million Americans are expected to serve in their communities in honor of 9/11, according to United We Serve, a national organization that supports the cause. The day is part of President Obama’s request to renew America through volunteerism.

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About Mr. Handyman®

Mr. Handyman® is part of a network of independently owned and operated franchises with more than 200 locations throughout North America, which provide commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and improvement services. Entrepreneur magazine has repeatedly recognized Mr. Handyman as one of America’s fastest growing, service-oriented franchise systems and the No. 1 handyman service. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Mr. Handyman is part of Dwyer Group, Inc., a holding company of 11 service-based franchise businesses operating under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Five Star Painting®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK and Portugal), ProTect Painters®, and Rainbow International®. For more information, visit the Mr. Handyman website at


Bre Whalen
Fishman PR



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