Maybe some of you that have lived here your whole life do not understand me on this, but, what the hell is with all the handy men here in FL. I have never lived were I have seen so many, of course I am from the midwest originally and I guess people just fixed things themselves more and of course mowed there lawn themselves more. This business structure fascinates me down here. I see them all over with signs on their trailers advertising irrigation, drywall, plumbing and a world of other services. I guess my question is - who regulates them? Do they hold all the licenses generally to operate all that they do? I know that they pay a higher license fee for their business license than we do locally as one was doing it at the same time I was this year. It just interest me I guess because they essentially are doing everything under the sun with one license. I only know one personally and he has been in business for a very long time now and has a loyal following. His rate is $55 a hour and he has people call him all the time for stuff which just blows my mind. He is at the point now with his business that he essentially is a property manager for many clients he has obtained over the years and just oversees everything that he has subbed out all while collecting his wage per hour but he still does jobs that he enjoys like hanging xmas lights for certain clients or running wiring for home theaters etc etc. Interesting to say the least but I am interested to hear what you guys know about this profession and why it is so popular down here. I could understand the communities which are filled with retirees, but in my neck of the woods that simply is not the case and I bet there is one handyman trailer out there for every two lawn trailers if that tells you how many there are.