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Difference between the Independent Handy Men and the Franchise Handy Man

Feb 23rd 2015 at 6:55 AM

A handy men is a person who does odd jobs typically at houses, retail shops etc. there are two kinds of handy men available out in the market. One of them is the independent operators who work on their own and have no set up as such to delegate them the work. Many cities have people working for friends, family or neighbors who are skilled at a task and get paid according to the work done. They may advertise their work through ads in newspapers. Such handy men provide no guarantee of the quality of the work done and often charge prices according to their choice. There are also various websites on the web that help advertise the work of a handy men and helps customers get in touch with them. Some handy men amass work by handing over flyers and mailings to people and lure customers by offering discounts on the prices of the work done.

On the other hand, there are handy men which are sending by the franchises that have a contract with several handy men.  A prime example of such franchise is Sacramento Handymen. These franchises help customers get in touch with local owners who can provide the customers with handy men. In this case, the handy men are hired based on their skills therefore; they provide work of high quality with fixed rates of different work. The franchises also have contracts with the local areas so they can alert them if any request has been made to them. Though they hire fixed prices, they can be on a bit of pricey side since the commission of the company is also added in with the fees of the work. The charges vary depending on the locality as well as time of the year. The branch offices are located in every city and they schedule appointments with the people so the people can provide the time at which they will be available according to their choice. Some claim that the franchises like Sacramento Handyman play an important role in preserving the rights of the handy men. Matters and disputes can be raised to the franchise if the customer is unhappy with the work done. The handy men can be reprimanded or supported in whatever the case may be. The handy men see this a tried and tested business formula and is a win win situation for all the franchise, the handy men as well as the customer.

According got a survey done by the International Franchise Association based in Washington, there were 909000 franchises in the United States employing over a 11 million people. The franchises help train, advertise, provide support in matter of dispute and provide jobs to do the handy men thus lowering the pressure to find work among the handy men.


All in all, it is wise to employ handy men that come from a franchise since they come in with a plethora of advantages. While one may get inexpensive work done by independent operators, the franchise handy men boast of good quality work.

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