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We strive to destroy the status-quo that sucks the life out of creativity by daring to ignite the mind, inspire the spirit and penetrate the heart of ourselves, our clients and the world.

We Are Hiring!

At HandymanAndDesigns.com, we aim to become the best Handyman business for small-to-med sized jobs in Montreal. Today, we are seeking individuals who are willing and wanting to contribute talent to our mission for excellence. If you are hard working, precision oriented, believe in safety, are a passionate person, and understand the importance of delivering excellent customer service, HandymanAndDesigns.com wants to hear from you!

The following are key reasons to join our team:

  • No deadlines!
  • You are your own boss!
  • You charge your own rates!
  • You take on as much or as little work as you like.
  • Once-per-month drinks with the gang to discuss how things are going, exchange ideas, receive feedback, and to chill and relax after a busy month of work.
  • Once-per-month personal 1-on-1 meetups to discuss your progress, talk about projects, listen to ideas/suggestions on how we can improve for you, and see if there is anything that we can help you with.
  • Ability to call for assistance on projects that require an additional hand or two, or in the case of illness, pass entire projects on to a fellow handyman.
  • Ability to borrow and share tools in order to complete unique 1-time contracts.
  • 50% – 100% internal insurance for botched jobs.
  • Ability to earn a vehicle of your choice, that will be given an eye catching design that is unique to what “Handyman” is all about – “We Do It All!”

We want the best – people who are self-motivated with strong ethical and moral codes. We are also here to help you when and where needed.

How it works

Via our presence listed online, clients find and contact us. Each job is then posted on our private forum where you can select which job you’d like to work on, post progress photos of your work (might later by shown in our gallery), and let us know when a project is complete. You can claim as many projects as you’d like to arrange an appropriate pace and schedule for yourself and/or your team. When you select a project, it is then your responsibility to contact the client, and as trust builds, keep future relations with that client for repeat work.

For Master Handymen, Specialists and Graphic Designers, a 15% commission is taken from each job completed. All 15% commissions earned is then placed in a pot for company advancement, ie, buying/maintaining transportation fleet, insurance for replacing/redoing a botched job, updating website content, accounting, and saved for volunteer and charity work. There are no standard salaried positions. We don’t want simple workers. We are looking for passionate people with talent, drive, and a commitment to excellence. We are not your boss, nor will we watch over your shoulder to see if jobs get done. We trust those we work with, and hope that you will trust us in return to make your work an exciting and rewarding experience.

Our goal is to be the absolute best and to have fun doing it! The following are a few of the projects we undertake to push our brand and ourselves further:

Handyman Vehicles

TOPOur Transportation Fleet

We already have the best website for Handymen in Montreal. Now, imagine if we have 3-5 vehicles, all of different shapes and sizes, that have a unique and eye catching design, branded with the logo: HandymanAndDesigns.com.

Essentially, driving a custom designed Handyman vehicle will be like driving an Ice Cream truck for adults. EVERYONE wants a Handyman!

All vehicles will be designed internally and custom built to suite your needs, either as a Master Handyman, Specialist, or Graphic Designer.

Handyman Charity Events

TOPCharity projects

As our client base expands, opportunities arise to spread our brand name and to have an interesting and fun challenge. Decorations! Elaborate, bold and daring!! This can be in the form of creating Halloween decorations, or transforming a small public space into something inspiring that makes everyone smile when they see it. These projects are always non-profit and charitable creations that are partially or fully funded by HandymanAndDesigns.com. They are a learning experience, where we can have some fun trying something new and creative. A challenge!

Handyman Vehicles

TOPAdventures

Team outings are a great way to facilitate bonding, reduce stress, and get to know each other outside of work. And, you know what? They are really fun.

Besides monthly meetups over drinks, we will engage in the following occasional adventures: barbecues, road trips, camping, special builds, volunteering, charity marathons, explore a new place, sport games, mounting biking, canoeing, ski-doing and more.

A great company culture is important at HandymanAndDesigns.com. We believe in you and look forward to getting to know all those who join our talented crew.

Opportunities
At HandymanAndDesigns.com, we strive to create a work atmosphere where your work and dedication is appreciated. To arrange for a meet and greet for any of the following positions, please contact us via our contact form. We look forward to meeting you and having you join our talented team!

TOPMaster Handyman

As a Master Handyman, you are well-presented, honest, friendly, and enjoy servicing the public. You are knowledgeable in various techniques to fix many parts of a home or commercial space, both inside and out. You have developed your trade through years of hands-on work, often in many types of environments. You have an eye for assessing a problem quickly and determining the most efficient way to solve it. As a handyman, you will be called upon to perform carpentry, patch walls, fix windows/doors, maintain yards, clean storage rooms, paint, and more. Generally, you don’t perform intricate specialty work such as remodelling an entire kitchen, but you can be called upon to install some nifty new kitchen cabinet doors. At times, you might need to perform several jobs during one visit, such as install a shelf unit, assemble IKEA furniture, trim a door, etc. You must prioritize jobs according to urgency and allow time to view the work to be done, create an estimate, buy parts and supplies if necessary, and schedule appointments to finish each job.

Requirements

  • Have a versatile background including some experience of basic handyman tasks and basic property maintenance.
  • Have a professional, friendly and enthusiastic approach in dealing with both clients and the general public.
  • Have the ability to work autonomously and unsupervised, and when needed, delegate work with an assistant helper or team.
  • Always work with best practices and within safety standards.
  • Must pay strong attention to details, be focused, have a positive attitude and take pride in the quality of your workmanship.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, crawl into tight spaces, bend down, kneel for extended periods of time and lift heavy objects.
  • Be well groomed and presentable, and maintain a neat and tidy appearance at all times.
  • Capable to keep receipts for items purchased for jobs and return unused items promptly for refunds.
  • Possess a set of tools suitable for handyman work.
  • Must possess a vehicle suitable for work. HandymanAndDesigns.com will build and provide a vehicle for you after 6 months of working together.

Key Skills and Experience

To be successful, you should have experience in some of the following areas:

  • Furniture assembly, picture hanging, patch & painting works, general painting, installation of wall fixtures, etc.
  • Minor carpentry, tiling, and plaster repair skills are also advantageous.
  • Problem solving.
  • Technology savvy (Web, Email, SMS and MMS, smartphone familiarity and ability to learn and use smartphone apps for job schedules and payment processing).

TOPAssistant Helper

You are like Robin is to Batman, or Apprentice to Jedi Knight. Essentially, you possess latent talent to become a Master Handyman yourself, but till that time, you are enthusiastic, capable and willing to learn the ropes before taking the reins. As an assistant helper, expect to help a Master Handyman complete work tasks. Most of the time, you work together, but sometimes, you must work on or complete small projects alone in order to service various clients more efficiently. Helping to lift things, brace items, be an extra pair of eyes for surface levelling or picture hanging, you are up to give a hand with anything and everything. You should be punctual, and posses a strong pride for completing each assigned task with professional grade workmanship.

Requirements

  • You are familiar working with a diverse set of tools.
  • You worked on various DIY projects at home or for friends in the past. This can be on cars, houses, backyards, and anything else that requires a hands-on approach.
  • Have a friendly and enthusiastic approach in conversing with clients and the general public.
  • Have the ability to work autonomously and unsupervised.
  • Are enthusiast and have a positive outlook on life.
  • Pays strong attention to details.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, crawl into tight spaces, bend down, kneel for extended periods of time and lift heavy objects.
  • Be well groomed and presentable, and maintain a neat and tidy appearance at all times.
  • A trade qualification is not essential. What is essential is a keen and genuine interest in handyman and maintenance work with the ability to apply existing skills to required tasks, and to possess an open mind allowing you to constantly learn about new products, skills, and techniques. Training can be provided.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license.

Key Skills and Experience

To be successful, an assistant should have experience in some of the following areas:

  • Furniture assembly, picture hanging, patch & painting works, general painting and installation of wall fixtures.
  • Minor carpentry, tiling, and plaster repair skills are also advantageous.
  • Technology savvy (Web, Email, SMS and MMS, smartphone familiarity and ability to learn and use smartphone apps for job schedules and payment processing).

TOPGraphic Designer

“Graphic designers create visual concepts by hand or use computer software to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers.” At HandymanAndDesigns.com, you are the go-to-person for designs for restaurants, coffee shops, and/or bars. You are able to create captivating images that are inline with a client’s wants and needs. You are mobile and, when needed, can sit down with a client to thoroughly finalize his/her image to 100% satisfaction. You possess ZERO ego and are absolutely fine with feedback and direction provided by clients. When you don’t work for commercial clients, you will work closely with our founder and in-house Media Guru to create a YouTube brand of videos for HandymanAndDesigns.com. Together, you’d come up with the design, layouts, and stories for each video, and you’d help gather necessary materials to complete each video to make a strong image and presentation for our brand.

Requirements

  • Experience with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier, or equivalent.
  • Experience with a 3d software package such as Blender, 3d max, or similar.
  • Familiar with creating eye catching designs for web pages.
  • Have experience with Photoshop or equivalent to create posters, brochures, business cards, etc.
  • Possess Zero ego. You are able to take creative critique and can adjust any image according to clients’ needs.
  • Must be a pleasure to work with.
  • Possess a notebook computer to work remotely when needed.
  • Possess a color printer to proof and show drafts/samples to clients.
  • Must possess a drivers license. HandymanAndDesigns.com will build and provide a vehicle for you after 6 months of working together.

Key Skills and Experience

To be successful, a Graphic Designer should have experience in the following areas:

  • A background in Illustration, Animation, or Graphic design.
  • Possess an online portfolio, or bring various samples of your work as we discuss your possibilities with us.
  • Familiar with sketching by hand.
  • Technology savvy (Web, Email, SMS and MMS, smartphone familiarity and ability to learn and use smartphone apps for job schedules and payment processing)

TOPThe Specialist

As a specialist, you possess years of experience in one specific field, e.g. brick/stone work, cabinet making, mural painting, furniture creation, cleaning/organizing, decking, tiling, metal working, carpeting, room remodeling, or other. Perhaps it is a hobby that you work on during your spare time, or perhaps you are tired of working alone and would like to join a team, for whichever reason, we would love to hear from you. After we discuss the possibilities, if you decide that you’d like to join our team, sample photos of your work would be added to our website in order to drive business towards yourself and/or your team.

Requirements

  • Have a professional, friendly and enthusiastic approach in dealing with both clients and the general public.
  • Be well groomed and presentable, and maintain a neat and tidy appearance at all times.
  • Possess a variety of tools specific to your specialized trade.
  • Capable to keep receipts for items purchased for jobs and return unused items promptly for refunds.
  • Must possess a vehicle suitable for work. HandymanAndDesigns.com will build and provide a vehicle for you after 6 months of working together.

Key Skills and Experience

To be successful, you should have experience with the following:

  • Technology savvy (Web, Email, SMS and MMS, smartphone familiarity and ability to learn and use smartphone apps for job schedules and payment processing)

TOPMedia Guru

As our Media Guru, your knowledge spans a universe of web, photography, animation, graphic design, photo manipulation, social media (Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Google, etc), writing, forum/web commenting/posting, and more. At times, you will collect project-progress-photos taken by various Handyman teams, and when needed, personally take photos of projects that are 100% complete. For each project, you will prepare the photos, write a catchy/creative web comment about the project, and then post it on our website. After each post is made, you would then highlight them on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. When not working on posts, you will work alongside our founder and graphic designer to edit and create Handyman videos for a new Handyman channel on YouTube. Essentially, you, along with the founder, are the persona of HandymanAndDesigns.com Online. Together, you must find a way to take the team and brand to an entirely new level of excellence.

Requirements

To be successful, a Media Guru should have experience in most or all of the following areas:

  • Experience using Adobe After Effect, Adobe Premier, or equivalent.
  • Experience with a 3d software package such as Blender, 3d max, Maya or similar.
  • Experience with creating eye catching designs for web pages, especially for WordPress.
  • Excellent at creative writing.
  • Possess Zero ego. You are able to take creative critiques from the founder and/or graphic designer and adjust images according to specific needs.
  • A background in Illustration, Animation, or Graphic design.
  • Possess a notebook computer for mobile work when needed.
  • Possess an online portfolio, or bring various samples of your work as we discuss your possibilities with us.
  • Must be a pleasure to work with.

TOPDIY Enthusiast

We are always excited to meet new people and to demonstrate how handyman projects get done. If you are interested in a particular form of work, let us know and we would be delighted to have you join us. We will show you the ropes and if an opportunity arises, let you take the reins of a simple project if it’s deemed safe and appropriate. There are hundreds of tools and materials, and each has its particular strengths and weaknesses. Only by trying each, one by one, to accomplish a specific goal, will you find out how to properly use them when, where, and in which combination is best needed. For those who are serious about learning a new trade, we are always happy to have you along. Join us today!

All DIY Enthusiasts are purely voluntary. All Enthusiasts receive a HandymanAndDesigns.com t-shirt after participating in 1-3 projects (1 project if it’s a large project or 2-3 projects if they are simple things like installing lights and such).

Requirements

  • Familiar with using hand held and/or motorized tools.
  • A commitment and determination to learn.
  • Essentially, you must be serious about learning and be a pleasure to work with.