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Meet The Team at Mr. Handyman of Huntington and Smithtown

  • Owner & President John Povey

    John Povey


    A native Long Islander who currently lives in Greenlawn, John has always been passionate about home improvement. While he had a very successful career in corporate America, John always dreamed of owning and running his own business. He decided to invest in his community and open a business of his own. Leveraging his experience from leading business operations, marketing and advertising in the telecommunication space, he was able to bring the highly respected Mr. Handyman franchise to Suffolk County. It has been a dream come true. John is finally able to combine his strong business acumen with his love of home improvement and provide the Huntington and Smithtown communities with an unparalleled and exceptional customer experience for consumers and businesses.

  • Customer Experience Director Anila Povey

    Anila Povey

    Customer Experience Director

    With a professional background in loyalty marketing & business development, Anila has always been obsessed with ensuring clients all receive a consistent and exceptional end-to-end customer experience and she brings that passion and enthusiasm to Mr. Handyman of Huntington and Smithtown. Prior to joining the team, she held senior positions at a variety of well-respected organizations including American Express Travel, NYC & Company - NYC’s tourism board, NY Road Runners/NYC Marathon and Cablevision. An entrepreneur, she is also the inventor and owner of Tiny Bites Food Shears, a parent must-have tool for babies and toddlers. She and John live in Greenlawn with their 4 children.

  • Customer Service Representative Arzu M

    Arzu M

    Customer Service Representative

    One of the cheerful and helpful voices you will hear when you call our office, Arzu is very passionate about making sure our wonderful customers are provided a consistent and exceptional customer experience. Smithtown resident, this happily married mother of three beautiful girls can often be found on the sidelines of a soccer or lacrosse field cheering her sporty daughters on.

  • Molly P

    Molly P

    Activities Director & Greeter

    Molly greets all our visitors at the office, especially the delivery people, with a hug, and occasionally a little barking. She is partial to red hoodies making her an exceptional brand ambassador since red is an official color of Mr. Handyman. She lives in Greenlawn with her family.

  • Service Professional Joe K

    Joe K

    Service Professional

    A highly skilled & knowledgeable craftsman and master carpenter for over 30 years, Joe is also a retired instructor who taught for over 10 years at NYC's prestigious Council of Carpenters Training Center preparing hundreds of students for careers in building the skyline of NYC. When he isn’t working, he can be found riding his Harley or enjoying the great outdoors with his wife and dogs. He lives in Patchogue. 

    National Customer Service Awards

    Amazing Customer Experience (ACE) Award. In recognition for outstanding customer reviews and exceeding customer expectations. More than 1,000 technicians in over 200 locations across the country are eligible.

    • WINNER: 2022 Q1
    • WINNER: 2022 Q2
    • NOMINEE: April 2022 Monthly Award
    • NOMINEE: August 2022 Monthly Award

  • Service Professional Michael R

    Michael R

    Service Professional

    An incredibly skilled carpenter and craftsman, you can always count on Mike to do an incredible job on any project he's working on. When our master drywall and paint specialist is not at work, this lifelong Mets fan loves to be outdoors, fishing, sailing or just playing with his dog, Byron, who he rescued from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. He lives in West Babylon.

  • Service Professional Mike B

    Mike B

    Service Professional

    A talented carpenter and decking specialist with over 20 years experience, Mike is an expert in handling all types of carpentry work, flooring and honey-do lists. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys spending his weekends upstate with his 4 boys freshwater fishing, hunting or hiking. He lives in Middle Island. 

    National Customer Service Awards

    Amazing Customer Experience (ACE) Award. In recognition for outstanding customer reviews and exceeding customer expectations. More than 1,000 technicians in over 200 locations across the country are eligible. 

    • NOMINEE: May 2022 Monthly Award
    • NOMINEE: June 2022 Monthly Award

  • Jose

    Jose M

    Service Professional

    Jose is a highly skilled journeyman carpenter who is very passionate and dedicated to delivering the best experience possible for our customers. When he's not working, this lifelong Yankees fan can be found working out, playing handball or racquetball or taking care of his beloved cats.