The birth of HandywomanToronto originated in the mind of Larissa Doherty, who saw an opportunity to truly care for the owners and residents of the condos in Toronto’s downtown core. Often ignored or neglected by other handy people because of the potential difficultly accessing condo units due to ornery concierge staff, elevator co-ordination, parking challenges, etc., Larissa was able to see a way past that and into the homes of people who still legitimately needed the skill and experience of someone to handle general tasks inside a condo.
What do we value?
We care about the people we work for, and want to take the weight off their shoulders concerning a task they either aren’t interested in doing or don’t quite know how to do. It matters that we are indeed “hands-on” and able to problem solve our way through the challenges you face in fixing, painting or improving your condo.
What are we looking to create?
At Handywoman Toronto we want to show the world how we can run a handywork business without a big gas-guzzling truck. Whenever possible, we are mobile either by foot, public transit or bike to help reduce our carbon footprint.
The products we use are as environmentally friendly as we can possibly find, particularly concerning either no or low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints.
We also believe it’s not just men who can be handy. Larissa sees herself as equally capable with strong attention to detail and enjoys problem-solving her way through repairs to achieve perfect results.
What makes us different?
Just about everything 🙂 We’re punctual, dependable, responsive, technology-savvy, and we care! We will show up with a smile on our faces and in good spirits, and only leave when the job is done and you’re happy with the results. To see what kind of work we tackle, click here.