Curtis Handyman Services: Richard Curtis

We are so excited to introduce you to the second chance entrepreneurs participating in our Rise Up, Get Started Matching Grant program this year! Meet Richard Curtis, owner of Curtis Handyman Services.

Curtis Handyman Services specializes in residential maintenance such as concrete deck and porch restoration, mowing and landscaping, tree pruning and fence line clean ups. Richard started his business in 2021 and is currently growing his customer base in North Kansas City. He can be reached at (573) 639-5755.

Why are you passionate about your business? I love everything about this industry; talking and sharing the knowledge I’ve obtained. I love that it starts as a conversation and then leads to me providing an amazing service.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far as an entrepreneur? The customer is always right! It’s cliche but so true; it is important to always do a good job on every project.

What advice would you give to someone currently in prison who would like to do something positive with their life when they get home? Go for your dreams, be ambitious and jump out there on faith.

Outside of your business, what is something that you all love doing? I love spending quality family time and going to church; as well as  fishing.

What does success look like for your business? When I’m financially able to take care of  my family. My family  took care of me when I was locked away and I want to take care of them

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