Experienced entrepreneur and businessman, Adam Schmidt, has been named the new Director of Franchise Development of Handyman Connection, North America’s premier home improvement franchise for professional and reliable handyman services. Schmidt joins the team from River Falls, Wisconsin with extensive experience as a business owner and leader, who has excelled in people-focused positions nationally and internationally. With Schmidt now operating on the Handyman Connection home office team, the brand looks to ramp up its franchise development efforts to responsibly open 20 to 30 locations over the next year.
Schmidt has started several businesses of his own over the years, and thus brings with him a unique perspective on franchising.
“The trickiest part about being an entrepreneur and starting my own concepts was that I had to learn as I went, which made the path a lot less straightforward,” said Schmidt. “Franchising offers a blueprint with processes in place that are proven and have been tested for years. It helps franchise owners be successful, create consistency and establish trust with customers.”
Schmidt says Handyman Connection is in “growth mode” and is searching for people looking to be a part of recession-proof concept and take control of their own destiny and the trajectory of their careers.
According to, Luke Schulte, Handyman Connection’s Executive Director of Franchise Development said, “with how quickly our brand has grown, we needed someone who could really meet us where we’re at and take Handyman Connection to the next level – we’re confident Adam Schmidt is that person.”