Handy Riding on The Wave of Online Cleaning Services Popularity

Barely five years after its establishment, home cleaning services firm Handy continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. The company, which opened its services in New York in 2012, is now present in 28 cities around the world. The company works by connecting clients looking for cleaning services, to top quality cleaners at a predictably low price. Besides cleaning, the company also offers handyman, plumbing, and electrical repair services. Before hiring employees, Handy.com thoroughly vets them to ensure that they are competent and trustworthy. The company’s app, which enables customers to book for services in as little as 60 seconds, is very popular with clients and employees.so as attract even more customers, the company assures clients of 100% money back guarantee for unsatisfied customers. Two years after its establishment, Handy was already earning over $1million weekly in bookings. Currently, the company serves thousands of customers per week. Handy’s employees are also among the best paid in the industry: at least $15 an hour. In 2014, the cleaning services provider acquired San Francisco-based Exec, a move that enabled the company to start providing cleaning services to the West Coast of the US.

The company’s founders, Oisin Hanharan and Umang Dua, started the company to practically solve the challenge of finding solutions for common household problems faced by people living in cities around the world. Hanharan first encountered this issue while he worked as a real estate developer in Budapest. He found it difficult to find affordable and quality cleaners to work on some apartments he was renovating around the city and decided to find a solution for the problem. While attending Harvard Business School, Hanharan met Umang Dua. The two decided to start a cleaning services company to provide household services to families in New York. Their goal was to make it easy and convenient for busy people anywhere around the world to access cleaning and other household services.

Hanharan and Dua’s venture took off early. Due to the increasing popularity of online cleaning services, the company went from a run rate of $3million to over $52 million in under two years. Towards the end of 2015, Handy had already raised over $64 million and was ready to start providing a new service: Handy Delivery. The service provides delivery and assembly of furniture among other items. In an industry where competition is stiff, Handy seems to thrive and looks set to even greater heights.

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