Handy was founded by Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua and their service gets you a cleaner home through a simple tap on your iPhone. You can literally hire a professional cleaner or plumber by ordering one conveniently on your iPhone. All you need to do is enter your zip code, which rooms you want cleaned,and the time you want them cleaned. You will then receive a price quote, including the tax and tip amount. If you’re happy with everything your card on file is charged and your house is cleaned for you!
Handy handles payments as well as scheduling on the supply and demand parts of the home cleaning and plumbing industry. Handy is quickly growing and has raised $12 million in only two rounds led by Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners. Sales have grown 60% monthly for three months in a row. It is a New York-based company and has more than fifty employees and thousands of freelancers completing more than 10,000 jobs every month. Handy has opened four new offices in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
After its launch-two years to be exact, Handy has hit over $1 million in their weekly bookings and according to its chief operating officer, Umang Dua, have gone from about $3 million to a whopping $52 million in run rate.
A big factor in the success of Handy is because of their new, on-demand service that offers a great model for service professionals as well as its consumers. The company has even created a new mobile app. Most cleaning professionals receive an hourly wage of between $15 to $22 an hour or average about $18 an hour. Handy gives their employees the freedom to choose their own hours while making a good income for their services.
Consumers like the booking services option through their mobile phones that offers background checks at the county and national level and the onboarding process, so they can be confident in Handy’s professional cleaning crew.
In the future, Handy is wanting to provide more than their cleaning services but for now their revenue comes mainly from home cleaning at about 85%. About 15% comes from their superb plumbing services.
Handy is currently servicing twenty-five US cities, with two in Canada and even London, with over 200,000 applications for handymen and cleaners and over 5,000 professionals who get work at least once a month.