Franchise Forum Series:

The Handyman Opportunity


Local Handyman Group is a Canadian franchise that provides small handyman and repair services to homes and businesses, with a local feel. This franchise opportunity meets a common need in the marketplace: completing small projects that many contractors deem "too small" to do.

With a professional brand that values trust, quality, and customer service as the key to their success, find out how you can join this growing national brand!

In this webinar, Craig Jooste, Co-Founder and CEO, discusses the exciting benefits of being a Local Handyman Group Franchise Partner. 

Craig will be joined by Jim Gormley, President of The Franchise X-Perts, who will discuss how working with a franchise broker can help you assess the right opportunity for you.

You will learn:

  • How Local Handyman Group is expanding in the marketplace 
  • Growth trends for home repair and renovation in Canada
  • What support you can expect from the Local Handyman Group franchise system
  • How Local Handyman Group achieves success through its franchise partners
  • Why Local Handyman Group is a great opportunity for new Canadians
  • How a Franchise Broker determines what franchise is a fit for you based on your strengths, skills, and interests
  • How a Franchise Broker works with you and suitable franchisors.




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Craig Jooste

Co-Founder and CEO 

Local Handyman Group

Craig Jooste is an accomplished Entrepreneur and Senior Executive with more than 15 years of success in franchising multiple brands across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Craig was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada in 1988 and has been married to his business partner Kristen for 21 years. They have a 6-year-old son named Charlie, who is the light of their life.

Craig has extensive experience across the facilities service and consumer services industries. His broad areas of expertise include franchising, franchise viability, brand development along with strategic planning, operations management, business development and, most importantly, business coaching.
Craig is the Co-Founder and CEO of Local Handyman Group, where he developed the model, brand, and franchising systems to take a local handyman brand with one location *604Handyman, to currently four operating brands and numerous locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Year over year revenue has increased 350% annually since 2017. The Local Handyman Group is a home repair and handyman services franchise that supports their Franchise Partners with robust operational systems and marketing plans that create an effective springboard to their Franchise Partner’s short and long-term success with a strong B to C and B to B model. Craig brings two decades of business coaching to support Franchise Partners at all levels of their business continually. We are the “honey-do” list problem solvers. Our niche market is focusing on the jobs required by homeowners, businesses, retail, restaurant and building maintenance companies, to name a few.
Local Handyman Group is currently franchising the 604Handyman, 306Handyman, 780Handyman, 403Handyman, 519Handyman, 204Handyman, 250Handyman and 905Handyman concepts across Canada. Craig studied at the UBC Sauder School of Business. 

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David Frattini

Managing Partner

Prepare For Canada


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Jim Gormley

Franchisee Candidate Recruitment Specialist

Franchise X-Perts

The Franchise X-Perts Inc has been actively engaged with select consumer groups who have shown a real interest in Franchising as a pathway to being their own boss as well as with established and emerging franchisors who are actively seeking qualified franchisee candidates for their system.

Our goal is to engage with potential franchise buyers and to provide them with as much information on the many option that Franchising presents so that they can make a more informed decision regarding finding the right Franchise system and one that realistically matches their qualifications, financial capabilities, and person.



“Great webinar! I understood that it is wiser to wait for some time until I set up my business.”


H.D. from Dubai



"The webinar was very informative, thank you for answering my questions. I look forward to attending your other webinars"

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