Home-Cleaning Start-Up Declares Bankruptcy

Having raised over thirty million in funding from investors and with operations spawning thirty-five cities in the United States and even more locations abroad, it seemed that home-cleaning startup HomeJoy was on solid financial ground. However, after the expense of four back-to-back lawsuits over worker classification issues, HomeJoy was forced to declare chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed its doors on July 31, 2015. HomeJoy’s primary competitor Handy, however, continues to be a leader in the home-cleaning and handyman field.

Founded in 2012, Handy was started by two young men who saw the need for consumers to be able to have easy access to trustworthy, efficient professionals for everyday household services. They knew how difficult it could be to find handymen that would offer quality, skilled workmanship that could be trusted to complete the job. Thus, Handy was born to fulfill that void. Developed to be very user-friendly and easy to navigate, Handy makes finding the perfect handyman or house-cleaner a very easy task.

In fact, 2015 was a remarkable year for Handy. According to their website, Handy logged over three million hours of handyman and home-cleaning services in 2015. Customers were obviously very pleased with their service, as reflected in over four-hundred thousand ratings of “perfect” given by satisfied clients. Handy offers a wide variety of skilled services, from plumbing and electrical to moving and house-cleaning. They also received another $50 million in funding. If you’re perplexed by the pages of instruction on how to assemble your new desk from Ikea, Handy is the one to call. If you’ve been driving yourself crazy trying to hang that picture straight, they will happily come to your rescue. Available online 24/7 with a booking process that takes approximately 60 seconds, all of Handy’s services are backed by a 100% money-back guarantee. With services in more than twenty cities and growing, if you’re looking for excellent quality home-cleaning or handyman services, Handy is there to help.

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