Handy was originally founded as “HandyBook” in 2012. The company moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Manhattan, New York, in the fall of 2012.
Handy operates an online, two-sided marketplace where workers and those with handyman type work meet and arrange to have services provided, such as house cleaning, light plumbing, and sprinkler installation services.
One of Handy’s founders, Oisin Hanrahan, based his business model on Uber’s. In June 2014, Hanrahan raised $30 million in Series B investments.
In September 2014, the company changed its name to Handy. By June 2015, Handy had booked its one-millionth job.
In October 2018, Angi Home Services acquired Handy for an undisclosed amount. Angi Home Services also owns Angi’s List and Home Advisor.
Handy currently operates in 28 US cities, Canada, and the UK.
As of November 2016, Amazon’s Alexa allows users to book services through Handy by using the Amazon Echo’s voice-activated features.
Lowe’s and Handy created a partnership in December 2020 that would allow customers to have items purchased at Lowes be installed by Handy professionals.
Handy maintains a corporate office in New York, New York.