Mr. Handyman News

Mr. Handyman Demonstrates Pumpkin Carving on Fox & Friends - October 25, 2015

power tools and pumpkins

On October 25, 2015, Mr. Handyman representative Megan Conway demonstrated pumpkin carving with power tools on Fox & Friends! She expertly shared how Mr. Handyman uses power tools on home repair, maintenance and improvement projects and how the same ideas can be used to save time and reduce the mess.

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Things That Go Bump in the Night - October 22, 2015

Understand the causes for those creaks, bangs, and thumps homes make. Is it something you can fix yourself or should you call a professional?

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Midwest Collin County Museum Receives Free Handyman Help - September 10, 2015

As part of the National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Midwest Collin County performed repair and maintenance service at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Dwyer Group Acquires Service Brands International - June 15, 2015

Dwyer Group

Dwyer Group acquires Service Brands International, adding Molly Maid®, Mr. Handyman® and ProTect Painters® to the portfolio.

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Daily Herald Features Home Maintenance Needs for Seniors - November 23, 2014

Daily Herald

Mr. Handyman of South Lake County owner Keith Braude was featured in the Daily Herald and discussed home maintenance needs of seniors.

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Greg and Nancy Paxton Highlighted - November 14, 2014

Mr. Handyman staff

Greg and Nancy Paxton own Mr. Handyman of Kanawha Valley and they were featured in Neighborhood News for their community service, handyman services and mentoring to female home owners.

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Pumpkin Carving In Times Square - October 25, 2014

Mr. Handyman In the News

Mr. Handyman President J.B. Sassano was invited to Fox & Friends Weekend to demonstrate pumpkin carving with power tools.

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Patio and Deck Costs Outlined in US News and World Report - June 30, 2014

Mr. Handyman shared our patio and deck expertise with US News and World Report in a recent article.

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Trade Chores for Snores Promotion - June 12, 2014

Trade Chores for Snores

Mr. Handyman has joined forces with Molly Maid and ProTect Painters to offer the ultimate chore-free weekend in our Trade Chores for Snores promotion.

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Handyman Careers Featured On The Job Hunt - June 03, 2014

Fox News' On The Job Hunt featured Mr. Handyman's 150+ open positions for professional technicians. As the leader in residential and commercial repair, maintenance, improvement and remodeling services, Mr. Handyman has created a new Careers site to help qualified handymen apply online at

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How to fix a clogged toilet - May 02, 2014

Mr. Handyman shared a great tip with Better Homes & Gardens that was featured in an article about easy fixes for annoying bathroom repairs.

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Ideas to fix common kitchen problems - May 02, 2014

Mr. Handyman was featured on with an easy DIY tip to repair a sticky drawer.

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Housing Market Rebuilds - March 30, 2014

Mr. Handyman rebuilds as the housing market recovers, and was featured in to discuss its comeback.

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Prevent Damage to Your Home This Winter - February 10, 2014

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Franchise Owner Wayne Owczarzak

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Franchise Owner Wayne Owczarzak shares tips to stay safe, prevent damage and improve energy efficiency in your home this winter.

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Tools All Home Owners Should Own - January 15, 2014


Mr. Handyman shares tips for home owners to upgrade their toolboxes to tackle every task on their To Do lists.

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Snow Shoveling Tools and Safety Tips - January 4, 2014

Snow Shoveling Tools and Safety Tips

Mr. Handyman shows Fox and Friends viewers how to shovel snow and use tools to stay safe this winter.

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Make Your Appliances Last Longer - October 31, 2013

Woman's World

Mr. Handyman of Louisville Northeast technician Shannon Vanness shared his handyman expertise with Woman's World magazine to help readers save money maintaining appliances.

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Thousands of Hours Donated for National Day of Service - September 10, 2013

Mr. Handyman

In honor of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, Mr. Handyman franchise locations around the country will donate repair, maintenance and improvement work to deserving families, fire stations and charitable organizations. Since the effort began in 2009, Mr. Handyman has shared 3,700 of our professional technicians' talents free of charge in honor of the 9/11 tragedy.

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Top 5 DIY Home Repairs - February 19, 2013

Pulling it off without the pros

Mr. Handyman of Alvin, Missouri City and Stafford owner Alan Ratjen shared the top 5 DIY home repairs most people can do without hiring professional carpentry services. He appeared on KRIV-TV to provide home owners with some money-saving ideas and the segment also asks consumers what projects they would leave to the experts at North America's largest home repair franchise, Mr. Handyman.

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ONEGeneration Benefits From Handyman Services Donation - September 17, 2012

Mr. Handyman Donates 50 Hours of Repair Service

Mr. Handyman of Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the Valley franchise owner Ted Tenenbaum selected ONEGeneration for this year's National Day of Service donation. This was Ted's fourth year participating and the story was featured in The Government Center Gazette & Van Nuys News Press.

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Mr. Handyman Honors Woodbridge Veteran - September 14, 2012

Joe Mccabe

Mr. Handyman of Prince William and Southern Fairfax Counties was featured on WJLA-TV for donating 104 free hours and $2,000 in materials to a deserving military veteran for the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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Oasis Shelter Receives Handyman Services - September 13, 2012

The Intelligencer Thursday September 13th

Mr. Handyman of Madison County supported the Oasis Women's Shelter for the 2012 National Day of Service. Franchise owner BJ Meyers donated 30 hours of her technicans' repair and maintenance services to the shelter and was featured in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

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Scotch Plains Fire Department Receives Donation - September 13, 2012

The Scotch Plains Fanwood Times

Mr. Handyman of South Orange, Westfield, Scotch Plains and Metuchen donated handyman services to the volunteer Scotch Plains Fire Department to honor them for the National Day of Service.

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Rey of Hope Fellowship Receives Free Repairs - September 11, 2012

9/11 volunteers

Greg and Nancy Paxton own Mr. Handyman of the Kanawha Valley. Each year they donate handyman services to the Rey of Hope Fellowship for the National Day of Service. Greg and the team was featured on WCHS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Quigley House Receives Much Needed Repairs - September 10, 2012

Mr. Handyman donating 20 hours

Mr. Handyman of Greater Jacksonville donated 20 hours of handyman services to the Quigley House, a domestic violence shelter, for the 2012 National Day of Service. Franchise owners Mike and Libby McCalley's technicians spent their time making much needed repairs and improvements.

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East Naples Fire Department Given Day of Handyman Services - September 10, 2012

Mr. Handyman donates to East Naples Fire Department

Mr. Handyman of Greater Naples donated its handyman services to honor the East Naples Fire Department for the 2012 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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Primping Your Patio Tips Featured on WGN TV - July 27, 2012

Bob Horenkamp, owner of Mr. Handyman of Oak Park

Bob Horenkamp, owner of Mr. Handyman of Oak Park, Lincoln Park & River Forest appeared on WGN-TV to share tips for "Primping Your Patio."

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32 Mr. Handyman Franchisees Awarded 2011 Super Service Award - January 17, 2012

Super Service Award Angies List 2011

Angie's List Awards 32 Mr. Handyman Franchises with 2011 "Super Service Award." This is a third party consumer rating website which recognizes home service businesses for superior service.

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Extend The Life Of Your Appliaces - December 20, 2011


Mr. Handyman Franchisee Rob Carpenter was featured on to share helpful tips for extending the life of household appliances.

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Alex Roberts Featured in Franchising World - October 1, 2011

Alex Roberts

Winning Hockey Teams: Parallels Between Competitive Sports and Franchising. Alex Roberts shares the similarities and how hockey taught him lessons he uses as President of Mr. Handyman, International.

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Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Gives Back on National Day of Service - September 12, 2011

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton donated home repair and maintenance service

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton donated home repair and maintenance service to a local charity for the 2011 National Day of Service.

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Mr. Handyman Donates Time For 2011 National Day of Service - September 09, 2011

Mr. Handyman National Day of Service 2011

Mr. Handyman franchise owners around the country donate repair and maintenance services to veterans, shelters and charitiable organizations in need of assistance in observance of the National Day of Service and Remebrance.

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Steve Caldwell Discusses Handyman Needs in Ontario - May 14, 2011

Mr. Handyman franchisee Steve Caldwell

Mr. Handyman franchisee Steve Caldwell in an article about the growth and need for handyman services throughout Ontario.

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Virginia In The Morning CBS6 News - April 04, 2011

Mr. Handyman of Richmond, VA owner Gina Chapman offers morning viewers spring maintenance tips.

Nancy Herrington Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine - March 11, 2011

Nancy Herrington Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine featured Mr. Handyman franchisee Nancy Herrington in their March 2011 edition. Nancy is a cancer survivor and is an avid volunteer mixing business with pleasure.

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KEN S5 More Green For Less Green - January 24, 2011

Mr. Handyman owner Anthony laBarbera of San Antonio and New Braunfels shows KENS5 news how to save money and conserve energy.

Maryland Independent - January 14, 2011

Mr. Handyman Owner, Lee Allen

From Washington D.C. Lobbyist to Mr. Handyman Owner, Lee Allen tells Maryland Independent why he made the switch.

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Wisconsin State Journal - January 10, 2011

Mr. Handyman Service Technician, Kelly Rickgauer

Mr. Handyman Service Technician, Kelly Rickgauer, talks about why he loves being a handyman.

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Maryland Gazette - December 18, 2010

Maryland Gazette

From actor and opera singer to Mr. Handyman Owners, Kevin Crysler and diana Cantrelle have found a home with Mr. Handyman.

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Todd Recknagel Named to IFA Board of Directors - December 01, 2010

Mr. Handyman’s President and CEO Todd Recknagel

Mr. Handyman’s President and CEO Todd Recknagel has been elected to the International Franchise Association Board of Directors, effective Feb. 16, 2011.

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Top Franchise Opportunity for Minorities - November 05, 2010

NMFI 50 Top Franchises for Minorities

The National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI) has compiled its annual list of the “50 Top Franchises for Minorities.” The results were featured in the November 5th issue of USA TODAY in the Franchising Today section. Mr. Handyman was included in the Top 50 listing.

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Mr. Handyman Gives Back During National Day of Service - September 17, 2010

Mr. Handyman 2010 National Day of Service

Chad Olson, owner of Mr. Handyman of Lake Mary, Fla. is one of many franchisees who donated services to local charities on the 2010 National Day of Service.

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Independent Or Franchise Handyman Business - September 12, 2010

Mr. Handyman Joe Zeliger

The Boston Herald recently compared two options to entering the handyman business. Joe Zeliger chose Mr. Handyman and the franchise opportunity. Read on to find out more.

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KCAL TV Silverman - July 14, 2010

Mr. Handyman franchisee David Silverman

Mr. Handyman franchisee David Silverman in West Los Angeles, Calif. was featured on KCAL News on July 14. David offered viewers tips to improve their home's energy efficiency during hot, summer months and control cooling bills. Check out the coverage here.

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St. Louis Business Journal - June 03, 2010

Mr. Handyman Van

Mr. Handyman International has development plans for five additional franchise locations in the St. Louis area. The June 3 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal recently highlighted plans after speaking with Mr. Handyman President & CEO Todd Recknagel.

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SmartMoney Magazine - May 20, 2010


Mr. Handyman was included in the May 20, 2010 online edition of SmartMoney Magazine. Reporter Kelli Grant outlined 7 Ways to Cut Remodeling Bills and Mr. Handyman Business Management Advisor Ryan Evers shared tips on selecting quality contractors.

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Mike Tilley - April 04, 2010

Mike Tilley of Coloma, Michigan

Mike Tilley of Coloma, Mich. always enjoyed doing home projects as a way to relax from his former career with Whirlpool, and he recently launched Mr. Handyman of Kalamazoo-St. Joseph. Following being downsized from the corporate world, he decided entrepreneurship was his next move.

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Mike O'Donnell - March 25, 2010

Mike O'Donnell

Mike O'Donnell previously sold insurance and after decades in that industry decided to take his future into his own hands with a Mr. Handyman franchise. Read the article featured in the March 25, 2010 edition of The Reporter for Mike's story.

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Winterizing Your Home - December 11, 2009

winterizing your home

Mr. Handyman can help homeowners in cold climates prepare for a long winter season and save on energy bills with a few simple repairs.

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Nancy Herrington Recognized for Volunteerism - November 13, 2009

Nancy Herrington, Mr. Handyman Franchise owner

The Phoenix Business Journal and HandsOn Greater Phoenix honored individuals and businesses in the second annual Heart of Business Awards on November 10. The program is designed to recognize volunteerism in the business community, which has taken on more urgency as the economy impacts individual needs and nonprofit funding. Nancy Herrington, Franchise owner of Mr. Handyman of the West Valley won the category of immediate need for her donated and reduced rate home repair and maintenance services and gift of time.

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Top 50 Minority Franchise Opportunities - November 09, 2009

NMFI 50 Top Franchises for Minorities

n the recent survey published by the National Minority Franchising Initiative, Mr. Handyman, the country’s leading full-service home repair and maintenance franchise and the No. 1 employer of handymen worldwide, was named as one of the top 50 franchise opportunities for minority business owners.

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Mr. Handyman Franchise Tackles All Tasks - October 29, 2009

The Sun Dessert

New Mr. Handyman Franchise Owners Don and Cathy Hess were recently featured in The Desert Sun for choosing the recognized leader in the handyman industry as their newest business opportunity.

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USA Today Features Winterizing Tips - October 16, 2009

USA Today

USA Today recently published an article to educate home owners on ways to cut 5% to 30% of energy bills, according to the Department of Energy. Mr. Handyman was included in the article and contributed to the importance of insulation and taking advantage of the 2009 Energy Tax Credit.

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Carl and Sheila Baynes Money Magazine - September 21, 2009

Carl and Sheila Baynes Mr. Handyman

Carl and Sheila Baynes retired, then chose to re-enter the workforce as small business owners. The couple was featured in the October edition of Money Magazine after franchising with Mr. Handyman, a home and light commercial repair and maintenance company.

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Orlando Franchisees Participate in National Day of Service - September 11, 2009

Mr. Handyman National Day of Service 2009

The Orlando Sentinel published an article showcasing seven Mr. Handyman franchise owners who donated their time and home repair and maintenance service on the first National Day of Service. Collectively, they donated over 135 hours to the Orlando Union Rescue Mission and SafeHouse of Seminole.

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Office renovations

Story with franchisee Rob Carpenter on office renovations

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Primp your patio live TV segment with zee David Silverman (tech Daniel Tierney)

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CBS Los Angeles


Online story about upgrading kid's playrooms/tree houses featuring Teddy Tenenbaum technician

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CBT TV Canada

Steven and Chris

In-studio segment featuring steve Soper carving pumpkins with power tools

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WTIC TV FOX Connecticut

WTIC TV FOX Connecticut

Essential Tools to Start Your Summer live TV segment with Skip Wyatt

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US News and World Report Online

Home Renovations

Story with Frank Foti about repairs you can't make without checking with local government.

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