The Cleaning Revolution With Handy
There are so many home services on the market today. It’s hard to find the one that will do exactly what best for the home. Just when I think I have done exhausting my search, here comes Handybook.
This company began its’ inception in 2012 and by the looks of things they have cornered the market and is here to stay for the duration. Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua(chief operating officer), came up with the idea to have customers order cleaning and plumbing services by simply using their iPhones. Genius! For a relative young company, and still growing, Handy had surpassed the mark of over $1 million in bookings per week. This is unheard of in such a relatively short space of time. The company founders say, their clients are extremely head-over-heels about their services.
For an hourly rate between $15 and $22 per hour, one can find work with this company. They can pick their own hours which is quite convenient. Which makes it easier for them to work around their own schedules. And the hourly rate is not to shabby either. They also know how much they will earn up front, so later on there will be no discrepancies on wages.
Customers usually book their wants and needs using their iPhones.
Such convenience! The services range from cleaning to plumbing. There is a through background check on potential employees, references are thoroughly checked and re-checked, face to face interviews are conducted on all Handy professionals potentials. Handy prides themselves on techcrunch.com for their strict rules. Only 3% of these professionals are usually hired. This way the customers would feel comfortable about who they are letting into their homes. All a customer has to do to order up some service is,enter their zip code, the number of rooms to be cleaned. Soon they will have a quote. This way they can pay for their services when the work is done and there won’t be any exchange of money.
In the long run, the owners see themselves providing others services not just for the home only. For now most of revenues are in house cleaning. About 90% of the company earnings comes from that. With a small percentage in plumbing service.
Handy is now in 25 cities in the United States, about 2 in Canada. They have also expanded to London. Over 200,000 applications are there for review, about 5000 active professionals are now on the job.