From Our Franchisees
Several years ago, I decided to look for a franchise to purchase that would allow me to utilize my management skills as well as my love for home repair and remodeling. After several inquiries into other businesses, I discovered Andy OnCall. I was impressed with the hands on, family style the franchisor had in educating me on the demands of being an Andy OnCall franchisee. There were no negative surprises after purchasing the business. Training was well organized, and to this day if I have any questions the people in the home office quickly and efficiently assist us. While several of our competitors have gone out of business, our sales have doubled our original goals. I am in my eighth year of ownership and cannot imagine owning another business. Andy OnCall is a great fit for me and my family.
Andy OnCall - Louisville KY
When I began my search for a viable franchise, I first of all wanted to choose a business where demand for its services was both near term as well as long term. Home repair and handyman services fit that bill.
Andy OnCall was a good fit for me from the first time that I called in for information until I was greeted by the Franchisor in Chattanooga, TN.
You quickly get the feeling that all the associates in the corporate office are truly interested in your success as a franchisee and business partner. They continue to provide me with the help and ideas to maneuver in this challenging business climate. The business model, associated manuals and business software simplify what could be an intimidating start up process.
Andy OnCall is with you all the way from prior to opening your doors until you become an established business and beyond.
Thanks, Mike - Sarasota FL
We were looking for a business that would provide us financial freedom with reasonable initial investment. We are very glad that we found Andy OnCall.
Our business opened in Spring of 2008 and was affected by the economy downturn like many businesses. However, being part of a successful franchise provided us a safety net. It has a proven business model that works. The turn-key operation along with great franchise support made it easy to start the business and get help on operations along the way. It is a service-based business which had no inventory concerns. I had no previous experience in the construction or home improvement industry. I had no prior management experience. Andy OnCall's simple and reliable business model made it possible for me to start and run the business. After the initial start-up time, I am able to enjoy a balanced lifestyle with more personal time to spend with my family.
With the resession ending, the tough time is almost behind us. Home repair and improvement is again a fast growing industry with ever increasing demands and great opportunities. We are looking forward to bringing this business to the next level and achieving our financial freedom soon.
Olivia Li - St. Louis, MO
I was serving on the staff of a local church here in the Tulsa area. After 25 years of full time ministry, I was at a transition point and looking for a business opportunity that I could call my own and invest myself in. I wanted to see how I would do as a business owner. This was a huge transition for me to move from “church work” to operating my own Andy OnCall Franchise. I am sure that Tom Harris and Clay Thompson at the Franchising Home Office in Chattanooga had to have some apprehension when awarding me the Tulsa Franchise as my own territory with Andy OnCall over seven years ago.
Since I had only minimal construction experience and limited business experience, I wanted to buy into a franchise that had an established business plan that I could emulate. In looking for such a business, I came across the Andy OnCall opportunity in the fall of 2002. I knew that I would work hard to be a success at whatever I did, and I felt that the “people skills” that I had gleaned from my ministry experience would be an asset in dealing with both customers and Craftsmen alike. I came for my exploratory weekend and found an opportunity that I believed I could succeed in with a company I could believe in.
We opened our doors for business here in Tulsa, OK on the last day of March in 2003. We have seen steady growth each year since then, and we were the #5 location in business volume of the 56 Franchises in operation during the 2009 business year.
Yes, it takes dedication and a lot of hard work to operate your own Andy OnCall location. As with any business, there are positive and negative circumstances that you deal with in servicing your customers and craftsmen. However, the plan and process is outlined for you in the Franchise manuals and the training you receive from the Franchise prepares you to operate and build your own business based on a time tested business model.
The franchise office and personnel have always been faithful to assist me with any information and/or help that I have needed in the operation of my location. I have not regretted aligning myself as an owner with Andy OnCall Franchising. They have always honored their word and their commitment to me and I believe that I can count on that same relationship in the future.
Best wishes to you as you explore your opportunity with the Andy OnCall venture that is before you!
Andy OnCall, Tulsa OK
I opened my franchise in June 2009 after thirty years as a middle manager in corporate America. I felt that my training regarding sales, marketing and business administration had prepared me well to run a business of my own. However, I knew that there are many businesses that are not well thought out, or that have only a marginal chance of being a financial success for the owner.
Why I chose Andy OnCall
I chose Andy OnCall after checking into many other businesses. I eliminated many businesses because they were too expensive for my budget, or they were not something I felt I knew enough about to give me a good chance for success. I liked the Andy OnCall business plan because it is based upon good administration skills, rather than doing the jobs myself. I also liked the fact that I do not have to deal with the headaches associated with having direct employees. All of my craftsmen, and my customer service representative, are sub-contractors, which enables me to be more autonomous and flexible in selecting who is measuring up to my expectations and who is not.
I have a pretty good background in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and other handyman skills, so I have a good grasp of what is involved with most home repairs. However, the more important part of being successful in this franchise is following their nicely detailed business plan manuals and using the franchise software that they provide.
What the experience as a franchise owner means to me.
I really like running my Andy OnCall franchise. I find that it is a great mix of hands on and administrative skills. The training and franchise manuals they provide have given me a clear path to follow in my day to day activities. These processes and systems have been proven to be successful with many of their existing franchises.
I feel that the manuals and software provided by Andy OnCall have helped me stay on track and provide an excellent way to keep me properly focused regarding how to move from a fledgling to a profitable business. I am glad that I chose Andy OnCall their plan is not overly complicated and they continue to provide excellent support and encouragement to me.
Chuck W., Tampa FL
As we begin our ninth year, I just want to let you know how much Jackie and I appreciate you, Tom and Tamara allowing us the opportunity to own an Andy OnCall franchise. This was truly the smartest decision we ever made. Andy OnCall is a wonderful opportunity to own your own business and the plan provided is a can’t lose proposition if managed properly. The after sale support is outstanding and this has got to be one of the top business opportunities around. We have enjoyed seven consecutive $500,000 plus revenue years and I am confident this year will be the same.
Best Wishes, Jim and Jackie Gibson
Andy OnCall, Columbia SC