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Mr. Handyman Franchisees in the News

Mr. Handyman partners with Fishman Public Relations to share and celebrate the stories of our customers, our franchise owners, our leaders and our brand. Mr. Handyman has been recognized in the press as the expert source for home repair tips and as an impressive franchise opportunity.   

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Mr. Handyman shared our patio and deck expertise with US News and World Report in a recent article. Download PDF 
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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. Download PDF 
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Handyman careers featured on Fox News

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 http://jobs.mrhandyman.com/ Article Link 

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Mr. Handyman was featured on BHG.com with an easy DIY tip to repair a sticky drawer. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman shared a great tip with Better Homes & Gardens that was featured in an article about easy fixes for annoying bathroom repairs. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman rebuilds as the housing market recovers, and was featured in MLive.com to discuss its comeback. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman Shares Tips to Prevent Home Damage this Winter

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

Mr. Handyman shares tools to upgrade the toolbox

Mr. Handyman shares tips for home owners to upgrade their toolboxes to tackle every task on their To Do lists. Download PDF 
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Tips to safely remove snow shown by Mr. Handyman on Fox and Friends

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

Woman's World magazine

Mr. Handyman of Louisville Northeast technician Shannon Vanness shared his handyman expertise with Woman's World magazine to help readers save money maintaining appliances. Download PDF 
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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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman shares top DIY home repairs

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. Article Link 

Mr. Handyman In the News

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. Download PDF 
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Jo McCabe, owner of Mr. Handyman of Prince William and Southern Fairfax Counties

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. Article Link 

Edwardsville Intelligencer

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. Download PDF 
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The Scotch Plains Fanwood Times Features Mr. Handyman

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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman of the Kanawha Valley

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. Article Link 

WTLV Features Mr. Handyman

Mr. Handyman of Greater Jacksonville http://www.mrhandyman.com/local-handyman-service/fl/greater-jacksonville.aspx 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. Article Link 

Mr. Handyman of Greater Naples

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. Article Link 

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Bob Horenkamp, owner of Mr. Handyman of Oak Park, Lincoln Park & River Forest appeared on WGN-TV to share tips for "Primping Your Patio." http://www.mrhandyman.com/handyman-services.aspx Article Link 

Angie's List Super Service Award 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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman Franchisee Rob Carpenter was featured on Houselogic.com to share helpful tips for extending the life of household appliances. http://www.houselogic.com/blog/appliances/make-appliances-last-longer/

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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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman of Wheaton

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

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. Download PDF 
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Steve Caldwell

Mr. Handyman franchisee Steve Caldwell in an article about the growth and need for handyman services throughout Ontario. Download PDF 
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Gina Chapman, Virginia in the Morning

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

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. Download PDF 
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KENS5 News

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

From Washington D.C. Lobbyist to Mr. Handyman Owner, Lee Allen tells Maryland Independent why he made the switch. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman Service Technician, Kelly Rickgauer, talks about why he loves being a handyman. Download PDF 
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Maryland Gazette

From actor and opera singer to Mr. Handyman Owners, Kevin Crysler and diana Cantrelle have found a home with Mr. Handyman. Download PDF 
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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. Download PDF 
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NMFI 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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman 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. Download PDF 
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Joe Zeliger, Mr. Handyman Franchisee

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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman of West Los Angeles, Calif.

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: http://cbs2.com/tv/mr.handyman.summer.2.1803326.html Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman

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. Download PDF 
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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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman of Kalamazoo

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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman franchisee 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. Download PDF 
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Insulation, Mr. Handyman, Energy Efficiency

Mr. Handyman can help homeowners in cold climates prepare for a long winter season and save on energy bills with a few simple repairs. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman Franchise Owner Nancy Herrington Recognized for Volunteerism in Phoenix Business Journal

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. Download PDF 
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NMFI Top Franchises for Minorities

In 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. Download PDF 
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Franchisees Don Hess and Team

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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman featured in USA Today to help winterize the home

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. Download PDF 
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Mr. Handyman franchise opportunity

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. Download PDF 
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National Day of Service, Orlando handyman, SafeHouse of Sentinel

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. Download PDF 
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SheKnows com

Patio revamp blog post - linking to Mr. Handyman's patio tips post Article Link 

TheStreet com

Story with franchisee Rob Carpenter on office renovations Article Link 

KCAL9 CBS LA

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

CBS Los Angeles

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

CBT TV Canada

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

Live TV segment with Allen Ellison about pumpkin carving with power tools

WTIC TV FOX Connecticut

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

Live TV segment with Kevin Crysler about pumpkin carving with power tools

US News and World Report Online

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