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New Business Focus: House Doctors franchise offering home improvements in Tri-Cities

Hank Hayes • Jun 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

After spending 27 years in the food service industry, Tony Woods has acquired a franchise of a professional handyman service.

Woods has opened House Doctors, which offers home repair and home improvements in the Tri-Cities area.

“We’re more of a remodel, fix-up-what-you’ve-got type of business rather than building something new and starting from the ground,” Woods said. “We focus on rebuilding and remodeling existing homes. ... The market seems very well. People have put off a lot of their repair work over time and were waiting for things to turn around. There are a lot of projects where people just have to do them now. They have waited for the economy to turn around, and now they are at a point where they are comfortable and ready to make those improvements. ... We do large jobs and small jobs — whatever the homeowner needs done.”

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) points out that when you hire a remodeler, you are buying a service rather than a product.

“The quality of service the remodeler provides will determine the quality of the finished product and your satisfaction with the result,” NAHB noted. “To ensure your satisfaction, make sure you hire a qualified, professional remodeler.”

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) predicts slower growth in the home improvement product market in nominal dollars, with total sales increasing 4.3 percent to $287.3 billion this year.

For more about House Doctors, call (423) 283-8800, or go to www.housedoctors.com/franchise/?fid=178. You can send an email to: hd516@housedoctors.com.

For more about NAHB, go to www.nahb.org.

For more about HIRI, go to www.hiri.org.

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