In the Beginning....
In the dictionary (and Wikipedia) the definition of a handyman is: A handyman, also known as a handyperson or handyworker, is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include trade skills, repair work, maintenance work, are both interior and exterior, and are sometimes described as “side work”, “odd jobs” or “fix-up tasks”.
LCA Trade Fusion was formed in 2017 by Leon Atkins, and has rapidly grown into a true fusion of Tradesmen. Initially Leon started with basic gardening and maintenance tasks, but this has quickly become much more than that. Thanks to his contacts with qualified plumbers, electricians and carpenters he is able to arrange for a wide variety of work to be coordinated in an efficient fashion.
Leon grew up in Carrum Downs, on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
As a child he was very inquisitive, taking things apart to see how they worked. Luckily for the household his Dad was able to teach him how to put this to constructive use. Luckily for Leon, he absorbed a lot of wisdom during those years. These are the skills he is utilising in being the best Handyman he can be.
As he grew up, he would follow his Dad and Uncles around, helping with the maintenance around the house and garden. They were happy to teach him with the ‘ hands-on’ approach, usually the safest way to learn how to use tools, etc. All of them are very ‘handy’ around the house, skills which they all take for granted – they don’t realise that not everybody has those skills.
It wasn’t until he got married and the newlyweds purchased a house that he realised exactly how much time and effort home maintenance can take – there are a lot of people that experience that shock when they first move into their own home. That was when he started to realise the value of all those nuggets of wisdom.
He also realised during this period just how difficult it could be to co-ordinate when several different types of tradesmen were required. Discussing these issues with several friends and family members who work in a variety of trades fields, he asked them for their input into the idea of creating a Handyman service – a one-stop shop so to speak – which is how LCA Trade Fusion was born.