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In the era of DIY shows, blogs, and tutorials, Rob Hilditch, President of Harding’s, is going against the grain to “Ditch the DIY” with home improvements. Harding’s asks “why waste time, energy, money, buying tools – and an inevitable fight with your partner when you can just hire someone to do the mundane household tasks?” As their services are the answer, their efforts are proving to be successful!

Harding’s has evolved since their 1996 start from a small professional painting service to a one-stop-shop home improvement company. Over the last 23 years it has been an organic shift to providing more services such as handyman, interior and exterior cleaning, window cleaning, renovations, ceiling texturing, decorating and staging. Their unique franchise model has also contributed to their growth. With this model, Rob has audacious dreams to expand beyond their Alberta and BC locations to be the largest franchised home improvement company in the country. With their tenacious leader and team, we have no doubt they’ll succeed.

So how did Harding’s successfully grow their business from a one service provider to a multiple-service provider? Check out our interview with our own Lisa Genovese and Harding’s President Rob Hilditch to hear their Evolutionary Leader Story.

“You need to let go of fear to grow” – Rob Hilditch, President, Harding’s

If you are looking to “Ditch the DIY” for your next home project – whether that’s changing out a light fixture, painting a room, or retexturing your ceiling check out Harding’s at

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