That’s the most important question you can ask yourself. Do you want freedom, or financial security, or a flexible schedule, or control of your future, or the satisfaction knowing that you’re putting money in your pocket and not in someone else’s? Whatever your purpose it’s best to have that settled before you investigate a franchise business. Two new Mr. Handyman franchise owners did their homework before they made a call.
New owner Van Jackson, Mr. Handyman of San Antonio North Suburbs, was always intrigued by the handyman business. “I’m a do-it-yourselfer,” said Van. He graduated from the UNew owner Van Jackson, Mr. Handyman of San Antonio North Suburb handyman business, was always intrigued by the university of Texas, Austin, and went to work in data processing for a bank in Houston where he met Debra. She’s still in banking in treasury management. Van left the bank after 10 years and spent 20 years with Electronic Data Systems in computer services. After EDS, he opened his own window covering business. “It was difficult during the recession. My skill set is customer service, and I found I needed help in areas like internet marketing and Website development. I saw a Mr. Handyman van, went to the Website and made a call.” Greg Kemp, Mr. Handyman of Ann Arbor, Saline and Chelsea, earned a Marketing degree from Eastern Michigan University. He spent the first 15 years of his career as a golf professional, operating golf facilities in Arizona and Texas. He parlayed his business management experience and went to work for Brinks Home Security as a sales representative and advanced to regional director before leaving for Devcon Security.
As general manager of its Detroit territory responsible for two branches and 20 employees. “I wanted to join a franchise system that had exceptional marketing support. When I spoke with Mr. Handyman owners, I heard two themes: They were all positive about the marketing, and they all said the support from the home office and sharing of best practices among the owners was outstanding—and it has been.” Van and Greg made the right decisions for them. You can make the best decision, too, if you know what you are looking for
Greg Kemp and Van Jackson kicked off the new year with Service Brands International. They each attended new owner training respectively in December 2012 and January 2013, where in that time frame SBI graduated and welcomed three new Mr. Handyman franchise business owners into the family and welcomed ten new franchise businesses system wide. Craig Donaldson, the CEO of Service Brands International has shared the SBI growth goal for 2013 is to increase new business with all brands by 75% over last years numbers and this new training class sets us in the right direction.
If you are excited about the opportunty to take control of your scheduale and have more time back in your life, learn more about franchising and discover what it takes to become part of the Mr. Handyman Franchise family.