Rent-A-Husband founder to speak at Bates

The Bates College Seminar Series on Entrepreneurship presents Kaile Warren, founder of the nationally known handyman business Rent-A-Husband, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.

Sponsored by the Bates Office of Career Services, the event is open to the public at no charge. For more information, please call 207-786-6232.

Warren, a veteran contractor and Cumberland native, founded the Rent-A-Husband franchise chain in 1996. Since then he and the business have been profiled in such publications as People, Good Housekeeping and The Washington Post, and on television’s “Today Show” and “Oprah Winfrey Show.” Warren is also the resident home improvement expert on the CBS “Saturday Early Show” and the co-author, with Jane MacLean Craig, of the book The Official Rent-A-Husband Guide to a Safe, Problem-Free Home (Broadway Books, 2001).

Rent-A-Husband provided Warren with a route to recovery after a debilitating car accident cost him his construction business, home and marriage. Starting as a one-man operation designed to tackle all manner of household projects, from air-conditioning installation to yard raking, the business today has franchises in six states.

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