Handy Dominates the Cleaning and Handyman Services Market

For only being around for three years, Handy has sure turned into a force to be reckoned with. Handy is an on-demand cleaning and handyman services company based out of New York City. Its founder, Oisin Hanrahan, was recently interviewed for an article published by The Next Web at the Web Summit. Hanrahan spoke about his vision in launching Handy as well as how he sees the company continuing to dominate the on-demand services market for years to come.

Hanrahan said that the idea for Handy came originally from his time spent in Hungary working in real estate development. As Hanrahan worked to help coordinate the rehabilitation of various apartment spaces, he came to realize that it was often difficult to locate contractors willing to perform necessary, but small tasks. After spending some time at Harvard Business School and learning from other startups, Hanrahan launched Handy to fill a void in the market for homeowners who need small scale contractor services and may not know where to turn for help. Currently, Handy does eighty percent of its business through in-home cleaning services, but it is poised to look beyond its current offerings to see what other types of services there could be a significant market for.

Hanrahan says his business model is based on using independent contractors mostly. Right now, Handy uses approximately 10,000 independent contractors to fill customers’ service orders. With a regular employee staff of about 160, former executives from top companies like Amazon and cash resources valued at about $50 million, Hanrahan Handy is in a better position than ever to keep expanding and experimenting with new markets and services. In the meantime, Handy has quite the loyal customer base to keep its business going and continues to receive rave reviews and referrals from satisfied clients.

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