Handybook is aiming at getting an opportunity to clean-up by providing easy cleaning services for you. The Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua founded service enables you to order for a handyman, plumber or home cleaning personnel easily by tapping on your phone. Hanrahan describes Handybook as “the Uber of home maintenance”. Its operations are similar to those employed by the transportation platform, but without the surge pricing.
Handybook, just like Uber, is a market characterized by payments and schedules on the demand and supply in the home services sector. This brand is growing fast as it has managed to raise $12 million in two of the rounds led by the Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners. The company has recorded 60% growth on its sales for three straight months. Handybook, based in New York, has over 50 employees and lots of freelancers completing over 10,000 jobs monthly. It is operational in over 13 cities and is looking to expand to other new offices to be based in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Handybook acquired Exec, a cleaning business based in West Coast, for an undisclosed price that some sources claim it was under the $10 million mark. The purchase was made in order to enable the company penetrate the West Coast market.
Customers are guaranteed of getting convenient services from Handybook. The world of maid services and cleaning agencies is often unreliable and sketchy but, Handybook seeks to correct all that using a simple website and app. Customers are able to log on to the app and enter their area zip code, the number of rooms they wish to have cleaned and precise start time. The welldressedgeek website adds that the customer then receives a price quote that includes tax and tips. If you love the price then the card on your file will be charged. Handybook eradicates the need to leave behind a lot of cash, customers worrying about high prices and cleaners getting underpaid.
Handybook was founded in 2002 by Uman Dua and Oisin Hanrahan. It enables customers to request for the services of handymen, plumbers or cleaners in their homes easily using an app or website. Handybook has to screen all the freelancers who apply to get into the program thus ensuring safety to its customer’s property and homes. It provides a money back guarantee if a customer does not feel satisfied with the job and offers replacement costs in case of any damaged item. It only takes a 20% cut to cater for the trouble.