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Ace Rebranding Handyman Division

Ace Hardware Corp. has completed the acquisition of Handyman Matters, franchisor of home repair, maintenance and improvement services based in Denver, Co. 

Ace Hardware Corp. has completed the acquisition of Handyman Matters, franchisor of home repair, maintenance and improvement services based in Denver, Co.

Early next year, Handyman Matters will be rebranded as Ace Handyman Services and operate as a new stand-alone, subsidiary of Ace Hardware.

Handyman Matters is a franchise organization comprised of locally owned and operated and company-owned locations that offer professional and multi-skilled craftsmen, trained to handle a homeowner’s to-do list in addition to larger projects. On-site services to consumers and small businesses include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting and flooring. It currently has 57 franchisees who collectively employ about 250 handymen and women in 121 territories across 23 states.

Andy Bell, the founder and CEO of Handyman Matters, will continue to lead the day-to-day business operations for Ace Handyman Services from its headquarters in Denver. Integration and re-branding initiatives are currently underway with a target completion in first quarter 2020.

 

 

 

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