There are many different types of handymen, ranging from general contracting type handymen to specialty handyman trade jobs. The typical handyman either performs general repair tasks or performs services under the umbrella of “handyman” when needed.
General Handyman are commonly referred to as “non-construction” handyman services. They include fixing electrical outlets, fixing flooring, installing lighting, installing drywall, caulk, painting, setting up decks for play equipment, installing doors, windows, and sinks, and similar home improvement or DIY home repairs. Often, these jobs require no special tools, experience or training, and can be contracted out by the customer to another handyman company. These types of repair jobs are what many people think of when they imagine handyman services.
Specialty repair services are the opposite of general drywall repair. This type of repair service is most often provided by drywall contractors. Drywall contractors are experienced in repairing brick, sheetrock, mortar, painted wood, siding, trim, doors, windows, garage doors, water pipes, electrical wiring, plumbing systems, fireplaces, decks, patios, porches, pools, eaves, roofs, decks, stairs, driveways, decking, foundations, plumbing fixtures, sinks, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, showers, water heaters, clothes washers, water pumps, dishwashers, washing machines, chimneys, fireplace surrounds, firewood, outdoor patio furniture, landscaping, deck repair and safety. The specialty services are many, but there are a few drywall contractors that specialize in remodeling and repairing commercial buildings and homes.
Other specialties of the handyman service include home improvement work and plumbing repairs. Many of the building contractors also perform other types of home improvement projects including roofing repairs, foundation and slab repairs, window repair, basement and deck repair, roof restoration, driveway repair, landscaping, and garden improvement. Many plumbing contractors also perform bathroom and kitchen remodels. Home improvement contractors may also provide fireplace repairs and other fireplace repair services.
Some handymen companies offer franchise opportunities. If you decide to purchase a franchise, there are some things you need to do to make sure you will be successful as a franchisee. The most important things to keep in mind are that franchisees must follow the rules of the franchise and that they should have sufficient advertising to promote their company and give away good publicity.
The handyman services that you choose should advertise that they are franchises. Most of these companies should be licensed by the state and the Better Business Bureau. These companies should have a permanent fixture in your community. The best locations for franchisees are near shopping centers, office buildings and restaurants. Good locations are also near hospitals, police stations, and fire stations.
A franchise will give you access to a large customer base. You can also increase your sales and profit margins by performing drywall installations for the company. This will increase your reputation as a technician who is skilled in drywall installations and repairs. You can find out more about the company that you want to buy from the Better Business Bureau.
You can also find out more about a company from other customers who have used their drywall services before. It is important to ask customers how satisfied they are with their drywall repairs and how much they would recommend them to others. A good handyman or drywall contractor should have references that you can contact to learn more about their services. References can help you avoid hiring contractors who will not provide you with quality work. If you receive satisfactory service from a contractor and they do a good job, you will feel confident that you made the right decision when you hired them. After all, it is your house and your family’s safety that you are dealing with.