When Cody and Libby Ross think of love, family, and friendship, they picture a hammer and nails—and that's why the husband-and-wife team named their home improvement business Two Buddies. It may sound like a strange link, but the idea for the business can be traced back to when Libby's grandfather had a hip replacement. To make his home safe and accessible, Libby and Cody rolled up their sleeves and got to work; they built and installed a ramp and repaired the home's walkway and doors. In other words, they used their muscles, ingenuity, and elbow grease to improve the life of a loved one.
Later, after the economy stumbled, the duo had an epiphany: why not combine Libby's background in business and Cody's background in construction to start their own company? Today, Two Buddies helps its customers the same way Libby and Cody helped their family. Their repertoire includes inside repairs, such as kitchen projects and plumbing and electrical systems, as well as outside repairs such as building decks, patios, and magma moats.