Affordable Handy Andy

Published 11:39 pm Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Name of person featured: Andy Vaughan

Name of business: Affordable Handy Andy

Location: 17211 Line Pine Road, Franklin

Phone number: 653-6853

Nature of business:  Contractor

Title: Owner

Year founded: 1997

How’s business: Steady, but as with all businesses these days, could be better

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: I am flexible in my hours, take great pride in every job I do and do a very wide range of jobs. No job is too big or too small.

Something you offer customers you won’t find elsewhere: Skill and affordability in one place

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Be honest and open with your customers. If you treat them fair, you will build a return-customer base

Your first job: Working for my dad — no easy task as your folks hold you to a much higher standard than a stranger does.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Anyone who has not had their life handed to them on a silver spoon. People who earn their place in life seem to have better character.

The key to a successful business is: Hard work and honesty

What do you like about Franklin: The small-town feel and the people.