Shoot, I can do that.
Can anyone can be a professional handyman? “Just give me a truck and a few tools and I can do that”. “Oh yea, I’ll need some business cards, then I’ll be in business”. This is why the handyman industry gets a black eye. Just because a guy helped his Uncle paint the bedroom when he was a kid, does not mean he knows how to repair houses. How can a homeowner trust someone to work on their house with all the horror stories out there? The answer is simple, they won’t unless the handyman is a qualified professional.
There is a lot to learn.
A true handyman is experienced and knowledgeable about every aspect of house construction, maintenance and repair. It takes years of hands on to gain the experience necessary to be a professional handyman. The fact is, a handyman never stops learning. There are always new products, tools and techniques to consider. There are always going to be new and updated building codes. There is always something unique when you think you have seen it all.
A professional handyman will always want to do things the right way. This includes following state and local laws regarding handyman work. A professional should be licensed and insured. All handyman professionals should have written contracts that specify every aspect of a job. Customers appreciate having things in writing. Above all, a professional will not take on a task he is not comfortable with or qualified to do just to get the job.