Contractors and Handymen or Handypersons are individuals who are skilled professionals in undertaking a wide range of repairs, typically around a commercial establishment or a residential home. Some of the important jobs done by contractors or handymen include home maintenance jobs, interior and exterior work, light plumbing tasks, overall repair work, light electrical tasks, and similar such trade skills.
Most towns or cities have contractors or handymen who can be employed for a part time fee or for a stipulated period of time, depending upon the work that needs to be done. Professional contractors usually advertise in a host of trade material including online advertisements and newspapers. Some regional or local contractors also find it better to advertise their services through mail posts or flyers and include their advertisements through free classifieds in regional listings to be sought easily in a particular area.
On a general note, the common assumption is that a handyman usually undertakes various tasks and performs the job himself. On the other hand, a general contractor hires a group of specialised handymen or subcontractors to execute intense construction work or tasks that require more than one person to do it.
According to market estimates, the industry for maintaining residential repair work was up by 20% over the past five years, while another estimate claims that the market in the United States alone is approximately $130 billion and will continue to increase about 5% every year. The demand for contractors and handymen services are continuing to grow as homes are aging across the country and fewer people are inclined to maintain their homes by themselves.