Miércoles 22 de Noviembre 2017

Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman Seek More Local Partners in Columbus

Two of the Nation’s Leading Home Service Franchises to Fulfill
Consumer Demand in Ohio’s Largest City

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To fulfill demand for residential cleaning and residential and
commercial repair, maintenance and improvement services, Molly
Maid
and Mr.
Handyman
are currently seeking franchisees to develop throughout
Columbus. The local expansion into Ohio’s capital and the hometown of
Ohio State University is part of the brands’ overall U.S. growth
strategy for 2017.

This year, Molly Maid aims to open 12 additional locations throughout
the country. Of Molly Maid’s 450 total units, 10 are located in Ohio
including Cincinnati, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus and beyond.
Collectively, the franchisees’ growth in the state has been very strong
year-over-year. One existing owner also expanded their business by
purchasing additional territory within the past year.

Aiming to open 24 locations throughout the country this year, the nearly
200-unit Mr. Handyman brand has three locations in Ohio. The state has
shown a high level of demand for the brand’s services with current Mr.
Handyman owners experiencing positive growth across the state. According
to Forbes,
Columbus is a top city for business and careers, and both brands are
targeting the city due to the area’s lack of competition and overall
demand for home services.

“With the large customer potential in Columbus, a home service franchise
is a viable option for those looking into business ownership,” said Tom
Raymond, Vice President of Franchise Development for Molly Maid and Mr.
Handyman. “As a top-rated city for business, Columbus’ positive economic
environment combined with the area’s demand for home services leads to
an excellent opportunity for Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman to fill that
space.”

For entrepreneurs interested in owning a home service franchise, the
industry has a bright outlook and is poised for growth due to the aging
U.S. population, surge of double income households, and increase in
average disposable income. According to research firm IBISWorld,
household cleaning and maintenance is an $18 billion industry, and the
handyman service industry exceeds $1 billion. Consumers are increasingly
looking to free up personal time, leading to a demand for these
services. As a result, both brands saw system-wide consumer sales
increases last year.

Both Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman have received numerous awards for
entrepreneurship and humanitarian support. The initial investment to
open a Molly Maid franchise is $89,200 to $137,200, and the initial
investment to open a Mr. Handyman franchise is $106,500 to $138,100.
Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman are part of The
Dwyer Group
®, an international franchise holding company of 10
franchise businesses supporting more than 2,600 locations globally. To
learn more about the Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman franchise
opportunities, visit www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com/molly-maid/
and www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com/mr-handyman/
respectively.

About Molly Maid®

Molly Maid® is a residential cleaning franchise that cleans more than
1.7 million homes annually. Franchising in the United States since 1984,
Molly Maid established the Ms. Molly Foundation to raise awareness and
support for victims of domestic violence in 1996. Currently, more than
450 Molly Maid units are operating in the United States. Molly Maid has
consistently ranked high in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500
listing and has been the recipient of numerous awards for
entrepreneurialism, software innovation and humanitarian causes. Molly
Maid is part of The
Dwyer Group
®, an international franchise holding company of 10
franchise businesses supporting more than 2,600 locations globally. For
more information, visit the Molly Maid website at www.mollymaid.com
and visit www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com/molly-maid/
to find out more about franchising opportunities with the Dwyer Group
brands.

About Mr. Handyman®

Mr. Handyman® is part of a network of independently owned and operated
franchises with nearly 200 locations throughout North America, which
provide commercial and residential property maintenance, repair and
improvement services. Entrepreneur magazine has repeatedly
recognized Mr. Handyman as one of America’s fastest growing,
service-oriented franchise systems and the No. 1 handyman service. Mr.
Handyman is part of The
Dwyer Group
®, an international franchise holding company of 10
franchise businesses supporting more than 2,600 locations globally. For
more information, visit the Mr. Handyman website at www.mrhandyman.com
and visit www.leadingtheserviceindustry.com/mr-handyman/
to find out more about franchising opportunities with the Dwyer Group
brands.

Contacts

Fishman PR
Cassidy Obis, 847-945-1300
cobis@fishmanpr.com