House Doctors Somerset Named National Franchise of the Year

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House Doctors of Somerset and London, locally owned and operated by Bart Williams, has been named the company’s Franchise of the Year for 2015.

Bart Williams and Achillus “JR” Cawood

House Doctors is proud to announce that House Doctors of Somerset and London, locally owned and operated by Bart Williams, has been named the company’s Franchise of the Year for 2015.

House Doctors Handyman Service specializes in home repairs, maintenance and improvements large and small. House Doctors is different because the company’s friendly and experienced craftsmen and technicians are committed to providing an excellent customer experience by being on time, doing the job right and guaranteeing the work for one year. Williams’ local franchise serves Somerset, London, Monticello and other areas in the Lake Cumberland region of Kentucky.

“I certainly appreciate the award and would like to thank my team and operations support for helping us to be successful. House Doctors is about building relationships and providing an excellent customer experience that keeps people coming back. I’m looking forward to our continued growth locally as well as our franchise growth across the nation,” Williams said.

House Doctors’ national President and CEO Jim Hunter said, to be considered for the Franchise of the Year Award, franchises have to have substantial revenue and/or growth; a great relationship with the corporate office, vendors and other franchisees; be active and well-respected in the community; and have demonstrated a belief in the professional House Doctors model by working with their team to achieve excellence in customer service.

"We were thrilled to recognize Bart with the Franchise of the Year Award. Bart is a great example of what makes this brand special - professional quality and excellent customer service. Bart, with the help of JR and his team, are quickly turning House Doctors into a household name in the Somerset and London area and we're proud that he's a part of our team,” House Doctors President and CEO Jim Hunter said.

Before launching House Doctors in October of 2007, Williams worked for John Deere Insurance Company and was the partner in a small contracting company. As that small company grew, he decided he wanted to focus his energies on growing the business. Williams parted ways with his partner, launched House Doctors and brought on his first House Doctors employee – Achillus “JR” Cawood, who has since become Williams business partner. Williams said a huge part of being the Franchise of the Year, and a profitable business overall, is thanks to JR.

“I honestly think the success and growth of House Doctors Somerset and London can be traced back to partnering with JR. He’s an employer’s dream and has done everything he can to grow this company. When I offered him 25 percent of the business, it was because he worked tirelessly to provide quality work and excellent customer service. It was like being auditioned for the role without knowing it and I know we wouldn’t be where we are today if not for JR,” Williams said.

In addition to the financial success of the company, Williams is also doing what he can to grow the House Doctors name nationwide. Being relatively close to the corporate office in Cincinnati, he often drives up to help with training and special projects.

“I am only a few hours away from the corporate office in Cincinnati, so I’m happy to drive up for training and special projects. I’m also always willing to be the guinea pig when they want to try something new. It’s all about growing the brand. If we can make every House Doctors franchise stronger, we can all grow together,” Williams said.

House Doctors’ experienced, insured, background checked handymen technicians specialize in all major and minor home maintenance services such as remodeling; repairing decks, doors, bathrooms and kitchens; repairing drywall; changing faucets; making home modifications and much more. Because of his background, Williams’ local franchise can also help with more major remodeling and renovation projects outside of House Doctors’ regular services.

To learn more about House Doctors of Somerset and London and to schedule services for your home, call (606)677-0799, email HD484(at)HouseDoctors(dot)com or visit

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