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Alliance formed with Ex Hire A Hubby

Fri, 9 Jul 2004

At Your Request forms alliance with Ex Hire A Hubby

At Your Request Founder Adrian Kenny and former Hire A Hubby Owner Mark Lewis have formed an association with a home handyman-maintenance service.

Mark Lewis set up Hire A Hubby back in February 1998. He ran it for a year and a half bringing some 60 franchisees onboard, before it was sold to Fletcher B
uilding.

The business was operating nationally from Whangarei to Invercargill, providing home maintenance and handyman services.

Mark Lewis stayed on in the business as general manager for a further two years before moving out and then setting up a car importing business which is now one of New Zealand's largest wholesale car businesses.

"I saw value in the @ Your Request brand and decided to invest in the home cleaning side of the business. That's when I noticed that the home handyman business was a natural fit for the new @ Your Request brand," said Mr Lewis.

"The model is different to the Hire A Hubby business with modifications and improvements made on what's already in the market place."

Mr Lewis has taken a partnership in the home maintenance business of @ Your Request which has recently formed an association with Radius Health Group.

"There are natural synergies with all businesses and @ Your Request has systems superior to others in the market place," said Adrian Kenny

"The home maintenance business will have about 100 people working in it and there is currently no one competing with Hire A Hubby which has a monopoly in the market place at present," said Mr Kenny.

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