Handy is the world’s leading on-demand home cleaning and repair service, connecting people who need work done in their homes with strenuously vetted and checked professionals who stand ready to help. Through Handy.com and the dedicated Handy app, users and professionals are a few clicks away from connecting and getting those tough jobs done quickly and conveniently.
If you're a home cleaning professional or handyman, the Handy platform makes it possible for you to have a flexible schedule you control and meaningful income opportunities.
The Handy platform is available to home service professionals in 37 locations across 15 states and three countries. In just three years, we have activated over 50,000 independent professionals, who have themselves served over 500,000 customers, facilitating over 2 million bookings. Over 100,000 transactions facilitated by professionals are processed monthly.
Handy has positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of professionals – both in terms of the economic opportunity and the favorable work model we offer:
The Handy platform creates opportunities for people who want or require flexible schedules, such as students and those caring for small children or elderly parents. Handy offers a meaningful way to gain work and experience for home cleaning and maintenance professionals, and a way to be recognized for their efforts through our rating system.
To apply visit Handy.com/apply
“I love the fact that how much I make and work depends on me. Knowing that there aren't any limits to what I’m doing. It’s a plus to be able to do something you love and [m]ake decent money from it. … I’m already making $20 an hour.” – Tierra Pais
“I love that Handy allows me to be my own boss and learn real skills such as the importance of time management and customer service. [I’ve also been able to] Get out of debt. I work hard every week to make sure I leave a good impression for myself and the company – which helps me earn more money with the platform. I am proud to say that I've been able to get out of debt, get a new apartment… I mean this in all seriousness; Handy has changed my life.” – Austin Miller
“Handy has changed my life in many ways, it was very hard for me to find a job that worked around the schedule of my son[’]s daycare. I was always working odd hours or sometimes barely working at my previous job. Until I discovered Handy!”– Monica Vasquez
“What I like about Handy is that I can be my own boss, I get to choose what day and the time I want to work, as an independent contractor with Handy has giv[en] me the opportunity to spend more time with my family and I’m able to finish school.” – Dulce Rojas
“Financially, Handy has changed my life.” – Lisa Sumpter
“My work as a Handy pro has been so important for my family and me. Before I joined, I was looking for something I could do while still being able to do everything for my kids. I have control over my schedule and can work when I want. Now I feel like I can really contribute financially to my family while still being there as a mom.” – Ashlee Eedie
Oisin Hanrahan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Handy. Prior to founding Handy, Oisin founded MiCandidate, a service that provided real time political content to media companies in 25 European countries. He also founded Clearwater Group, a real estate development business in Budapest, Hungary. In 2009, Oisin co-founded The Undergraduate Awards, a foundation that supports and celebrates outstanding undergraduate students globally.
Umang Dua is the Co-Founder and COO of Handy. Prior to founding Handy, Umang founded College Connect, an online platform in India that connected aspiring college students with enrolled students around the world. Earlier, Umang was a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Umang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College.
At Handy headquarters, we are always looking for entrepreneurial, talented, and passionate individuals who want to grow their careers in a dynamic and collaborative environment. THE HANDY WAY is defined by these eight things we believe @ Handy
Want to know more of what it is like to work at Handy and what we are all about? Please take a look at our Culture Deck.
I have been working at Handy full-time
Empowered to make decisions and drive action across the organization. Company focus on personal development and growth. Management and peers open to new ideas. Fast-paced, ever-changing, company has tons of growth potential
Very direct communication style. Can get talked over easily. Organization can feel siloed depending on the group. Everyone stretched thin
Advice to Management
Find times to give positive feedback to the company outside of all hands
I was offered a Software Engineering position at Handy in January 2018. Recruiting went smoothly through the onsite visit, and I was given an offer consisting of $110K base salary with 10K stock options and a start date in 2 weeks time. The offer also expired 2 days after they extended it to me; when I counter-offered asking for additional stock options, and 2 weeks more time before starting (in order to give my current employer a 2 weeks notice and move from three states away), they made no attempt to counter my offer or even say that they could only meet the initial terms. A day after the offer expired my contact called me to say they would be passing on me.
I have never dealt with such unprofessional behavior at a tech company. What was strange was that during my visit everyone who I met there (including the CEO) was very cordial and professional ... except my contact, who was a total jerk. From mocking my current job (in finance) during an initial phone interview to aggressively trying to get me to commit to Handy when extending the original offer on the phone (without giving me time to look over a written contract), to the dismissive attitude I received when he finally called to say I was being passed over (after getting an offer 3 days before!), this startlingly unprofessional behavior came to be the defining feature of my experience interviewing there.