STOKED: Rodney Weller has just become one of two Sunshine Coast Hire A Hubby tradies.
STOKED: Rodney Weller has just become one of two Sunshine Coast Hire A Hubby tradies. Patrick Woods

Need a hubby? Now you can hire your own

WE ALL need some muscles and handyman skills once in a while.

For many of us, those skills will never come naturally. And our own attempts at a quick fix while they might seem genius at the time can end up costing us big.

A handful of talented Sunshine Coast tradies are attuned to this reality.

Warana resident Rodney Weller has just signed up with Australian handyman franchise Hire A Hubby to provide his handyman know-how to local residents.

Mr Weller services people in Currimundi and surrounds, and joins three other 'hubbies' on the Sunshine Coast offering services that span from Caloundra to Noosa Heads.

An experienced builder with 15 years under his belt, Mr Weller said he'd always been "a bit of a handyman".

But the thing he loved most about starting his own business was the ability to spend more time with his young children.

"I now have the flexibility to co-ordinate jobs throughout the week and maximise the time I can spend with my kids," he said.

"The other beautiful part about it is it's working here on the Sunshine Coast."

He said he also loved the diversity of jobs the work provided him.

"It's such a broad range of stuff I get to do," he said.

"Everything from pruning a garden to installing doors and windows, to renovations and alterations of peoples' homes."

Mr Weller and the surrounding 'hubbies' will offer help with home maintenance, such as fixing doors and windows and garden upkeep, to larger projects such as bathroom and kitchen transformations.

An ambitious businessman, Mr Weller wants to bring additional team members onboard his franchise and make a name for Hire a Hubby franchisees as the go-to handymen of the Sunshine Coast.

To meet your local 'hubby', visit the Sunshine Coast Home Show in Bokarina on October 21-23.

Visit www.sunshinecoast homeshow.com.au


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