We’ve all experienced it; long hours at work, events and school activities for your children, and just a general sense of being overwhelmed with a busy schedule and having the feeling of not having enough time in the day to get all your household chores completed. This is where the new and innovative technology company Handy, aims to help out and is already succeeding in changing the way an entire generation thinks about household chores and handy-work.
Founded in 2012 by Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua. Handy develops an app for both iOS and Android devices that allows consumers to hire professional home cleaners and handymen with the single tap of a button on their phones or tablets. They provide service to 37 different major cities throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. There’s an ever growing number of services that Handy provides to customers, such as; Faucets and general plumbing, moving assistance, Home & Office cleaning, furniture assembly, light fixtures, and interior painting. Handy received $12million in investments primarily through two major investment firms, General Catalyst Partners & Highland Capital Partners.
Users are able to pick which service they would like, receive a price quote, and make a booking all within approximately 60 seconds and it all comes with a money back guarantee. Handy does all the “dirty” work for you, by per-screening cleaners and contractors and only hiring qualified individuals who are capable of meeting any demand at an affordable price.
CEO & Co-Founder Oisin Hanrahan, has stated that he views Handy as the Uber of home maintenance and in today’s evolving service economy powered through easy-of-use technology, he is likely correct with such a comparison. Similar to Uber and other service providers powered through apps, Handy has a very easy and clean to use interface. When you sign up to Handy they securely keep your payment information on file, so the next time you need a specific service you wont have to worry about wasting time re-entering credit card numbers, addresses and expiration dates. Simply enter your zip code, select the service you want, choose a price that works for you, and a professional cleaner or handyman will arrive at the per-determined date&time set by you. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
With all the scheduling curve-balls life throws our way, the unexpected business meetings, and the late night little league games; you owe it yourself to let Handy give you a hand!