From humble beginnings to a nationwide network
We’ve never shied away from a little attention. We launched in 1994 with a name that was intended to turn heads, and we succeeded.
Our founder was a very handy father-of-four in need of extra funds. When a friend of his wife watched him work on their house and quipped “Could I please hire your hubby?”, his business idea was born.
These days, the people who start businesses with us are no longer limited to handyMEN. We have many women who have key roles in successful franchises around the country, growing high performing businesses and trusted customer relationships. But our name remains, as a tongue-in-cheek nod to the way things were.
Today, we’re a nationwide network of skilled professionals who are first choice for home maintenance, building, repair and renovation services. We have over 12,000 regular customers who come to us with over 70,000 jobs per year. Our yearly sales exceed $8 million NZD - and we’re in more demand than ever before.
For the brand to be recognised as representating excellence in business.
To create quality time for our customers.
The essence of the brand is 'dependable transformations'. This phrase sums up our commitment to reliability and changing the customer's environment for the better.
In satisfaction surveys, 91% of our customers rate our service as a 9 or a 10.
Tracey - Whangaparaoa
'No hesitation to recommend Hire A Hubby, in fact already have. First time using Hire a Hubby & will do so again if we need a handy man.'
Karen - Wellington
'The 'Hubby' was most professional and very quick in fixing our pieces of furniture. I would certainly recommend Hire a Hubby again.'
Alana - Devonport
'So friendly, worked us into his schedule last minute with no dramas, excellent work on what we needed done, and excellent communication throughout.'
Rebekah - East Coast Bays
'Very prompt service, did the jobs with no hassle, price was right. Can't ask for more than that!'