Need a handy hubby? DIY guru becomes reno king
ALL-round handyman and DIY enthusiast Dean Geldens is a hubby for hire after a search for a satisfying and flexible career.
The former chef and boilermaker had always been one to tinker with things before finding his way into the Hire a Hubby network, which was a natural choice for his interests and expertise.
Now Hire a Hubby’s Kingscliff franchisee, Mr Geldens caters to homes, offices and factories, plying his trade in a full range of handyman services.
What inspired you to open your own business?
Renovations are now a bit of a speciality of mine. Having recently completed our own family home – from walls to floors to the kitchen and outside – I’ve really developed my skills across a diverse range of tasks. The opportunity to also work for myself and be able to spend more time with my family was the biggest inspiration.
What do you most enjoy about operating the business?
It’s a completely new challenge for me every day – a new face, a new job. I’m also loving the opportunity to become involved in my local community. It’s something that I just didn’t have time for in previous employment.
What’s the biggest advantage in operating a business on the Tweed?
Being reasonably new to Tweed, I’m most excited about meeting new people and helping them to improve their homes. It is such a great community feel where ever I go, everyone is friendly and it makes my job a lot more enjoyable.
What’s the biggest challenge in operating a business on the Tweed?
The biggest challenge thus far has been the distance I travel each day. I could be at Tyalgum in the morning, Banora Point by lunch and Pottsville by the afternoon. It’s a good thing as it’s such a beautiful part of the world.
To hire Mr Geldens, or for a quote, call 1800 118 945.