About Our Founder, Careyann Golliver
America’s Franchise Matchmaker™
Careyann (Larson) Golliver is known as America’s Franchise Matchmaker™. Her passion comes from helping grow her local family handyman business to the top-rated national franchise in the handyman industry. The franchise family business, Handyman Matters, became so successful that in 2019 it was acquired by the largest retailer-owned hardware co-operative company in the world-Ace Hardware Corporation. Golliver brings over 2 decades of personal experience in small business ownership, management and sales/marketing strategies as a Franchise Consultant. Because Careyann co-owned and assisted in running a franchise business herself, she gives her candidates an insider’s edge and highly educated perspective. She is truly gifted at matching prospective buyers with potential fits for their needs. The process she has created is truly a self-discovery journey to identify their possible perfect franchise match. It is created to align skill sets and goals while helping prospective buyers take control of their destiny and fulfill their dreams.
Careyann has been featured in national publications including; Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, and FORTUNE and is a sought after professional speaker showcasing her knowledge across national broadcast channels. Her professional achievements have awarded her opportunities to educate her peers and receive recognition in the franchise industry. Her experience as both a small business owner and an independent franchise sales arm for a franchising corporation has allowed her to excel at finding potential franchise options that fit her candidate’s dreams and goals. Her creativity, humor, and passion are showcased in her signature of marketing and sales processes and procedures. Her passion for the process has helped her candidates that she works with gain a higher clarity if franchising is even the right path for them.
Careyann prides herself on having helped hundreds of individuals realize the American Dream of business ownership. She excels in building and maintaining strong personal relationships with those that are serious about investigating real opportunities, their risks and the timeline it takes to make sound decisions about creating a new future.
Golliver is a proud Colorado native, a dog lover who enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle alongside her husband, Travis that includes tennis, hiking, and hunting. She is active locally with Franchise Business Network and the International Franchise Association, as well as being a community volunteer. She strives to maintain a lifestyle reflective of a strong commitment of balance, determination and drive in her own life and helps others around her achieve the same. Her wish is that everyone she works with finds joy and fulfillment in working with passion, process, and abundant possibilities for their future.