Keith Orr was active in the Army for 24 years, serving in in the first Gulf War, Haiti, Egypt, Ukraine, Kosovo and Iraq. As he served in positions from Squad Leader to Platoon Sargent, he was also unknowingly learning the principles that would be key to his career after he left the military. Orr believes that the military taught him the value of hard work, how to follow systems and the best ways to react to changing circumstances on the fly. All of these skills would become essential to Orr's success when he became a Handyman Matters franchisee.

Here's how this veteran's military life helped shaped his civilian career.

Name: Keith Orr

Franchise owned: Handyman Matters of Northern Delaware

How long have you owned a franchise?

Since April 2013.

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