It was March 2020, we all remember when that was
During March of 2020, the world was changing with Covid-19 and Pennsylvania had just gotten the word to quarantine. I, Derek Anasiewicz, Founder and CEO, lost my job as a restaurant executive. Rather than surrender to the circumstances, I decided to create a company doing something that I truly love – hiring and retaining the best people I can find. While I never had worked professionally in the construction industry I realized quickly that leadership is the same no matter which industry you work in. We’re a team of incredibly talented people striving to be the IDEAL choice in home improvement. It’s tough at times, however when you’re doing something you sincerely enjoy, the results outweigh the obstacles. This is how we quickly became the best local handyman (handypeople)
How we became the Best Local Handyman
Our family business started as a handyman company, however, I never called it a “handyman” company because of my two daughters. I always tell my girls that they can do anything a man can do, so I decided to name the business “handypeople” to be inclusive of everyone. We are proud to have both men and women working for us.
We quickly realized that this business was more than just a company limited to handy work. The amazing people we have onboarded allowed us to expand our services. In January of 2021, A to Z Family of Businesses officially launched adding Electrical and Plumbing to our list of services.
Since March 2020, we have completed over 10,000 jobs and we now have an entire team of managers, administrators, and service technicians working daily.
What’s Next? Glad you asked. Our goal is to become the one stop shop for all your home improvement needs. When you have something you need fixed in your home we can become the 1 company to contact to take care of it all!
Our Incredible Team
Our team is everything in our company, we truly have an incredible team that you will get a chance to meet or talk to at various points throughout your project. We believe we’re a “people” business that does construction work.
Derek Parker (DP) is a lead technician with us, Derek started with very little experience in the construction industry and came from a restaurant background but quickly picked things up and now is one of our best. Derek will win you over with us incredibly easy going personality
Maggie does all our scheduling and communicating with customers, if you have worked with us before you know Maggie very well. Maggie can create a relationship with someone so quickly and effortlessly it’s incredible to see. Maggie is integral with creating the “WOW” factor you expect with A to Z Family Business
Gino is our in house electrician, Gino came to us with restaurant experience serving at restaurants in Vegas but also has over 20 years professionally working as an licensed electrician. Gino will make a lasting impression, very professional and incredibly personable. Truly an asset to A to Z Family Business
JB is our Social Media Guru, JB is our subcontractor for social media and a recent graduate of Temple. JB does all our video work and social media and has been an incredible asset to our team already
Laura is a sub contractor for A to Z Family Business, Laura has an incredibly extensive background in custom woodworking and her talent is truly incredible to see. Laura worked full time for A to Z Family Business in the past and now does work part time as needed when we have custom woodworking projects come up. If you decide to do work with us for custom woodworking you will be truly impressed with Laura’s craftsmanship
Johnny is a sub contractor for A to Z Family Business, Johnny is a woodworker and carpenter by trade, incredibly talented. Johnny used to work for A to Z full time but decided to start his own company so now we’re still able to work together. We typically will work with Johnny on our larger jobs that come in, he is sure to impress with his team if you work with him
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Arian is a demo and trash subcontractor that we use on projects, Arian is an incredible asset and incredibly professional in all aspects of what he does for us.