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 Tommie Fields, owner of Handy Brothers, LLC. Follow them on Instagram & Facebook.
Tommie started Handy Brothers in 2016. Handy Brothers is a home improvement company that takes pride in being affordable and accountable for clients. They specialize in demo, drywall, exterior and interior paint.
Why are you passionate about your business?
It’s my legacy. I want to create something that I will leave to my kids when I die — give them options for their future and create generational wealth.
What are you most proud of in regards to your business thus far?
The relationships that I have built with my customers. My clients feel like they are family.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far as an entrepreneur?
Money is not what I am in it for, it’s having a good reputation behind my name.
What advice would you give to someone currently in prison who would like to do something positive with their life when they get home?
Don’t accept NO! Always keep trying in every form or fashion.
Outside of your business, what is something that you love doing?
Spending time with my kids and family.
What does success look like for you and your business?
My name is mentioned on television and billboards in a positive light, which hopefully will lead to more revenue!
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