On March 26, 2018, Honey, Fix It Inc (We Fix What Your Honey Doesn't!) become a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women! The certification gives women owned businesses the ability to compete for real-time business opportunities provided by WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies.
Honey, Fix It Inc. ® was founded on May 1, of 2000 “at that time” by husband and wife team Antonio Angarita and Teresinha Faria (Teresa). The "once married couple" moved from the Catskills, New York to Media, Pennsylvania in 1999 with their 1st small business called Home Professional General Contracting Company. They both immediately fell in love with Media and its surroundings, and realized that the area needed a Home Improvement Company that would care for large and small repairs too, so Teresinha decided to start up a second business, only this time their business was going to have a unique name. A name that would stand-out and be remembered by everyone who would come across their trucks and the uniqueness of it.
During a brainstorming session and quite a few cups of coffee, Antonio and Teresinha decided on their new business name as Honey, Fix It Inc., with a tag line of (We Fix What Your Honey Doesn't!) Their first contract in PA was awarded by Tom Hibberd, a local resident and successful business owner of an insurance agency. In just about one year in the market Honey, Fix It Inc. ® became so popular that it outgrew Home Professional General Contracting Company. Consequently, in 2001, Home Professional was discontinued, thus allowing for Honey, Fix It Inc. ® to become their single focus offering general home improvement services without discrimination of any job size.
It all came together as a perfect combination to run a day-to-day operation with Antonio being a natural born Craftsman utilizing his incredible engineering brain and Teresa’s great passion for business as well help people to achieve their repair and or renovations project successfully.
Today, Teresa Faria is the sole owner of Honey, Fix It Inc. and her main focus is to continue strengthening the company ties, better serve customers, and help her communities. while maintaining her own values. Honey, Fix It Inc. is an entity of its own, not a franchise but a registered trademarked company recently recognized as a Women in Business Enterprise as per article below.
Through the Women's Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ (WBEC), a partner organization of WBENC and our local chapter, Honey, Fix It Inc. has certification that is accepted by over 700 major corporations, non-profit organizations, as well as many local, state, and Federal government agencies.
WBENC's is a world-class certification accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. WBENC is also an approved Third Party Certifier for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program.
Currently, the Women's Business Enterprise Council has 1086 WBENC certified women business enterprises with revenues of approximately
$7 billion and who employ 28,000. The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) provides the most widely recognized and respected certification in the United States for women's business enterprises (WBE)