Friday, May 6, 2011

Summertime Surge Offers Prime Time to Enter Handyman Business

As temperatures begin to rise across the country and homeowners are venturing out of their living spaces more often, they are finding that home improvement needs are piling up. Whether it’s a basement the homeowner wants to ensure will not get flooded during the impending flood season, a pet door installation for easy access to the backyard, or a new play set for the children, summertime is swamped with phone calls for House Doctors’ handyman services.

At this time of year many homeowners are seeking a professional handyman to help them with their to-do lists that have grown during the winter months. As the seasons change, the effects of a harsh winter on a home becomes apparent. Now that spring is here and summer on the horizon, homeowners are thinking about the needed repairs and improvements to prepare their homes for the months ahead. With that in mind, now is the time that more and more people are calling upon House Doctors to help them with those growing to-do lists.

For entrepreneurs interested in growing a business from day one, there isn’t any better time to get into the handyman trade. Not only are home improvements on the minds of potential customers, but with the economy picking back up, people now have more money to spend on such services. Franchisees entering the House Doctors system from now through the end of the summer will be coming in at the perfect time to ramp up business.

Many House Doctors franchisees who opened their businesses in the height of the home improvement season have been able to sustain exceptional relationships with customers, since they were there for them during the time their services were most needed. Summertime also brings many opportunities for commercial repairs, since commercial real estate owners are looking to make their businesses as presentable as possible after the wear and tear that occurs after a harsh winter.

Monday, May 2, 2011

House Doctors featured in Fort Wayne News Sentinel

House Doctors was featured on Earth Day in the Fort Wayne News Sentinel in the article, “Earth Day tips to save energy,” built from an interview with the local House Doctor, Paul O’Shaughnessey. Paul shared some tips for homeowners on the improvements that they could make focusing on how they can make some small changes to save energy such as installing caulk and insulation to seal homes in the winter to keep the cold air out. In addition, he discusses the ways to use energy efficient products to help lower spending and how using different light bulbs that may cost more in the beginning but help save money in the long run. House Doctors also checking out the roofing and the siding on homes to recycle old shingles and drywall throughout the year. Click here to view the article in its entirety!

Earth Day tips to save energy
By Heather Schultz

With Earth Day today, a local handyman service has tips on how residents can “green” their homes and save money at the same time.

Paul O'Shaughnessey is owner of House Doctors, a professional handyman service for commercial property owners and homeowners.

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