6 Handyman Business Success Stories [2023]

6 Handyman Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Handyman Business

The handyperson business is a fantastic opportunity for those skilled in various home repair and maintenance areas. With this business, you can provide a much-needed service to homeowners and businesses by offering a wide range of services such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and more.

One of the unique aspects of this business is the ability to cater to a diverse clientele. From fixing leaky faucets to installing new fixtures, the handyperson business can cater to the needs of both residential and commercial clients. This versatility allows for a steady stream of income and growth potential.

Furthermore, you can start the handyperson business on a small scale with minimal overhead costs. With just a few tools and a reliable vehicle, you can start offering your services to potential clients.

As your business grows, you can expand your services and invest in additional tools and equipment.

Overall, the handyperson business is a rewarding and profitable venture that allows you to utilize your skills and expertise to help others. With a dedicated work ethic and a willingness to learn, this business can provide a steady income and the satisfaction of a job well done.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a handyman business:

1. Dundas Valley Pools ($96K/year)

Dan Stewart (from Hamilton, ON, Canada) started Dundas Valley Pools over 6 years ago.

$8K / month
1 founders / 1 employees
Hamilton, ON, Canada

Case Study

I’m Dan Stewart and I’m the founder of Dundas Valley Pools. We help homeowners with swimming pools in Southern Ontario, Canada maximize the summers in their backyard. We do this by providing personalized, on-site services such as pool openings/ closings, pool maintenance, equipment installations, pool renovations, and new pool installations. Since our humble beginnings in May of 2016 we have serviced 350+ pools, opened and closed 200+ pools, and have installed tons of high-quality pool equipment, pool liners, and winter safety covers for happy customers throughout Southern Ontario.

Dundas Valley Pools has grown from a company producing very little revenue in 2016 to a company that is earning an average of $8000/ month net revenue during the on-season. This year we hope to actually double that number. This is due to our expansion into more technical services as well as taking on larger jobs-- namely, new pool installations.


2. Patriot Chimney ($252K/year)

Mitchell Blackmon (from Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA) started Patriot Chimney over 4 years ago.

$21K / month
3 founders / 5 employees
Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA

Case Study

Hi everyone, my name is Mitchell and I’m one of the three founders of Patriot Chimney. We sweep, repair, and build chimneys and also service and repair dryer vents around the Roanoke Valley in Virginia.

I studied marketing in college, but my experience in the past few years has been a mix between marketing and sales, so my focus is primarily around building the sales and marketing strategy for us. My brother (Matt) and a friend of his (Billy) focus on the operations, actually getting on the roof and doing some real dirty work.


Learn more about starting a handyman business:

Where to start?

-> How to start a handyman business?
-> How much does it cost to start a handyman business?
-> Pros and cons of a handyman business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established handyman business
-> Marketing ideas for a handyman business
-> Handyman business slogans
-> Handyman business names
-> Handyman business Instagram bios

Other resources

-> Blog post ideas for a handyman business
-> Handyman business calculator

4. Go Green Cleaning & Maintenance Services ($360K/year)

Nicholas Ciano (from Walnut Creek, California, USA) started Go Green Cleaning & Maintenance Services about 6 years ago.

$30K / month
1 founders / 3 employees
Walnut Creek, California, USA

Case Study

Hi, my name is Nicholas Ciano, I own an exterior home cleaning company called Go Green Cleaning & Maintenance in Walnut Creek, CA. We take pride in customer service and five-star performance.

I started this company 4 years ago on the idea that I wanted to work for myself and provide for my growing family. We specialize in gutter cleaning, solar panel cleaning, exterior window cleaning, deck restoration, cement, and paver sealing. We average about $20,000/month.


5. Fixer ($19.2M/year)

I first interview Mike Evans 12 years ago when he was hustling to get GrubHub off the ground. It’s mind-boggling how much he got done in those 12 years and I want to find out about all of it: the IPO, the exit, the time off, and the new start. Today, Mike Evans is the founder of Fixer, an on-demand…

Mike Evans (from Chicago, IL, USA) started Fixer almost 6 years ago.

$1.6M / month
1 founders / 46 employees

Case Study

In 2017, Mike Evans, co-founder and former COO of GrubHub built Fixer, a business that offers handyman services and training.

This business aims to provide excellent customer service while opening up skilled career paths for both men and women in the building trades.

Fixer offers its services in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, and Phoenix, and anyone living there can easily schedule a fixer at any time.

To date, their team has completed nearly 25,000 jobs in Dallas and Chicago.


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