Our Story

From humble beginnings to a nationwide network

Our Story

We’ve never shied away from a little attention. We launched in 1996 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 representing 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.

Our Story
Senior Management

Meet the team

Greg Barclay

Greg Barclay, Chairman

Greg specialises in mergers/acquisitions and corporate financing (including debt and equity raising), and has an interest in project commercialism and venture capital.

Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan, Director

Mike is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and a past member of the Australian Society of Accountants.

Logan Sears

Logan Sears, CEO

Logan is an independent business mentor with a strong focus on business systems and structure and has a significant senior management experience in both corporate and private sector business.

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson, Director

A graduate of both Canterbury and Waikato Universities, Craig holds degrees in Forestry Science and Science respectively. He's a Director in Hikumutu Vines Limited, which is relevant to his interests in the wine, forestry and horticulture industries.

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Getting into business is easier than you think

Heading up a Hire-A-Hubby franchise is a great way to enjoy more autonomy in your working life. We provide comprehensive training and support to help you grow a successful business.

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