‘Handyman’ magazine reveals the life of its namesake, founder George ‘The Handsome One’ Handyman

HandyMan magazine, which is owned by the Handy Man brand, has been acquired by a new owner.

The magazine’s owners announced the deal on Tuesday.

The company is named after George “The Handsomer One” Handy, the founder of the iconic American Handymen’s Association, a precursor of the modern Handymans.

Mr Handy died in 1998.

In 2012, Mr Handy was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, a prestigious honour bestowed upon those who “have made the most of their opportunities to contribute to the public good and achieve lasting change”.

Mr Handsome was an inventor, businessman and philanthropist, and founded the first and largest independent electric handwashing station in the US.

He founded the Handys, a chain of shops that sold handwashing products, and was one of the founding members of the American Association of Handywomen.

“The Handys’ mission has been to empower women and their families to get back to work, to protect their bodies and to make the world a better place,” Mr Handys said in a statement.

His legacy is celebrated by his daughter, Laura, who runs the Handies’ online store, Handywoman.com, and his wife, Mary, who heads the company’s board.

HandyMan was founded in 1996 by Mr Handies son, Joe, and a team of engineers and designers, including the late Paul J. Johnson, an electrical engineer.

During the 1950s, the company started to sell hand washing products through local and national retailers.

Its products, which were often labelled as “futuristic”, were made from organic ingredients such as wheat gluten, fish oil, natural rubber, natural butter and honey.

It also had a reputation for being eco-friendly and free of animal testing.

A New York Times article in 2001 described the brand as a “supermarket of convenience” that “produced, sold and distributed its own hand washing soap and toiletries”.

Its online store was the subject of a US government investigation, for allegedly using a misleading label.

Last year, the American Business magazine said the company was “one of the most innovative and enduring businesses in the world”.