Mr. Handyman enters UK

Full-service home repair and maintenance company Mr. Handyman has established a presence in the UK and Ireland, with licence holder Frank McCarthy setting up his first operation in Dublin in February.

'We're number one in the USA and we want to be number one throughout the world,' says Todd Recknagel, President of Mr. Handyman, which plans to expand into at least seven other countries in the next three years. 'This licence agreement is a tremendous opportunity for Mr. Handyman to continue developing as an international presence after becoming the first American franchised handyman service brand to operate in China.

'Due to the population density and geographic layout of Ireland and the United Kingdom, Mr. Handyman will operate differently in comparison to the US. Initially a call center will be set up in Dublin and serve as the main franchise for the country. The licence holder will then lease Mr. Handyman vans to service technicians instead of selling franchise locations throughout Ireland.'