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Franchising With Mr. Handyman Offers Options After Corporate Layoffs

Mr. Handyman Arizona
Doug Wertenberger completes initial training at the Mr. Handyman home office and marks his territory on the map.

Doug Wertenberger was frustrated by Corporate America's unpredictable nature in the technology industry. After being let go after his company downsized, Wertenberger began pursuing franchising opportunities and found his match and became the owner of Mr. Handyman of Gilbert, Ariz.

He found the Mr. Handyman business to be a good match for his experience working with customers and his personal interest in home repair and maintenance projects made Mr. Handyman an option he could get excited about. In an industry lacking in professional, qualified and insured technicians, Mr. Handyman stood out, and Wertenberger wanted in. For the past six years, Mr. Handyman has been ranked No. 1 in the industry, as announced in the January 2010 edition of Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500.

Making regular home repairs protects home values, which is why Approximately 25 million homeowners undertake some type of home improvement project each year, according to research from Harvard's Improving America's Housing 2007. It's also why the U.S. Census Bureau reports six out of 10 homeowners have seven or more projects making their home repairs "To Do" list.

The Phoenix market has additional growth potential for Mr. Handyman franchise businesses, as does Kansas City, southeastern Florida and many others. To find out about owning your own Mr. Handyman franchise and enjoying a schedule of Monday through Friday, daytime hours only, visit our website. To immediately request additional information, please complete our short CQI.

Doug Wertenberger was featured in a recent edition of The Arizona Republic as he discussed going into business and taking control of his future.