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Jo McCabe

Mr. Handyman Owners Since 2008

Question Number of employees:
Answer 22
Question Market:
Answer Northern Virginia, from Arlington to Haymarket
Question Financing option utilized:
Answer SBA Funding
Question Most rewarding parts of franchise ownership:
Answer Building relationships with other owners and the ability to control my schedule.
Question Advice for aspiring franchise owners:
Answer Learn from veteran owners. Know your customer demographic. Follow the system.
Question Paying it forward:
Answer My company commits to a National Day of Service every year to help a military veteran.
Question Most excited about:
Answer Continuing to grow and build an awesome team that takes care of our clients.

Jo’s Story

Jo McCabe had great success as a government contractor and Navy reservist, but she wanted a career shakeup. So in 2008, she decided to start her own business and set out to purchase an existing franchise. When she found out that Mr. Handyman® of Northern Virginia was available, she jumped at the opportunity. Besides, where else could she control her schedule and bring her black lab, Zoe, to the office every day?

Jo credits her franchise success to the relationships she’s built with other owners, the proven Neighborly system, and the ability to create repeat income. And here’s a fun fact about Jo: She attended Christmas Midnight Mass at the Vatican when Pope John Paul II presided.

Jo McCabe

Mr. Handyman Owners Since 2008

Question Number of employees:
Answer 22
Question Market:
Answer Northern Virginia, from Arlington to Haymarket
Question Financing option utilized:
Answer SBA Funding
Question Most rewarding parts of franchise ownership:
Answer Building relationships with other owners and the ability to control my schedule.
Question Advice for aspiring franchise owners:
Answer Learn from veteran owners. Know your customer demographic. Follow the system.
Question Paying it forward:
Answer My company commits to a National Day of Service every year to help a military veteran.
Question Most excited about:
Answer Continuing to grow and build an awesome team that takes care of our clients.
Anytime I ask to visit another owner, they take time out of their schedule to help me.
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