Need A Handyman? - Try This Handywoman Instead. Clarksville Resident Breaks Down – and Repairs – Walls in Male-Dominated Industry with House Doctors Handyman Franchise
(Clarksville, TN)---Within five minutes of meeting Kaye Jones, it’s evident she is not afraid to march to the beat of her own drum – an essential asset in every line of work she’s ever been in.
Jones has worked in a variety of fields in her 52 years – pumping gas and checking oil in Hawaii, saving lives as an EMT in Georgia, owning a wireless communications store in North Carolina and working as a real estate agent in Michigan, to name a few – but despite the noticeable differences in her careers, each had a common theme: She was a woman in a male-dominated field.
“I didn’t pay much notice at the time because I was simply doing what I wanted to do,” said Jones, “but I don’t think gender should make a difference if you’re good at what you do.” This could be why House Doctors, one of the leading professional handyman franchise services and property repair, remodeling and maintenance companies in North America, caught her eye.
Throughout her time as a real estate agent, Jones worked with her clients to either improve their homes before sale or with buyers to perfect their new abodes but given the lack of professionalism in the home improvement industry, she was always hesitant to recommend any specific company or individual’s services. When she learned what House Doctors handyman franchise had to offer, however, Jones knew she had found something special.
“The concept of House Doctors impressed me because it went against all industry stereotypes,” said Jones. “Everything – from the guarantee on labor to the franchisees selected – was of the highest possible quality. It was because of this anomaly that I felt confident aligning myself with this brand and offering its services to the community.
Jones and her husband relocated to Tennessee to be closer to family and opened House Doctors in 2003 to service clients throughout Clarksville and its surrounding communities. Since that time, Jones and her team have worked with hundreds of homeowners and renters on tasks ranging from repairing squeaky hinges to renovating entire rooms. To meet the increasing demand for her services, Jones recently received business licenses just across the Kentucky border in Oak Grove and Hopkinsville and plans to continue expanding her territory further over the next few years to meet her clients’ needs. And despite being a woman in a male-dominated field, Jones says this factor makes no difference to the men she employs or the clients she serves.
“Although I work in a man’s world every day and supervise a crew of male employees, I still feel respect on all levels. My vendors and customers are often amazed at my knowledge of the business and repairs but that knowledge comes from doing everything I can to learn and study my trade,” said Jones. “I don’t feel like I need to know everything but I am never afraid to ask, learn and trust others to guide me in the right direction. I not only gain new insight but also loyal, satisfied clients and employees who do their absolute best every day. It’s a winning situation for everyone involved!”
About House Doctors
Founded in 1995, Milford, Ohio-based House Doctors is a nationally franchised, professional handyman service and one of the leading property repair, remodeling and maintenance companies in North America. House Doctors’ repair technicians are all experienced professionals who are insured, bonded and uniformed and are trained on the importance of customer service. Despite a soft economy in 2008, House Doctors broke sales records with new franchisees posting first-year revenue increases of 70 percent compared to previous standards. The company currently has over 100 territories in more than 40 states and projections call for the addition of 15 to 20 new territories in each of the next several years with a target of 150 territories by the end of 2012.