I am pleased to annouce that I have recently been certified by the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of Handymen (and women) all over the country.
Contractors are required by law in most States to be licensed in their field. Until recently, Handymen didn't have a way to become licensed and or certified in some way to assure the general public that they are legitimate, skilled and someone you would want to hire. Handymen usually have experience in more than one field and may even have a few special skills to do projects contractors don't want to do or usually refer to someone else. We (Handymen) are more likely to take on very small projects such as changing out smoke detector batteries, replacing light bulbs, moving furniture or cleaning gutters.
Reliable and honest Handymen know not to change out circuit breakers, re-roof a home, install a new gas line or take on a large project that should always be done by a licensed contractor. We are also more likely to work at a much lower hourly rate, during odd hours or holidays.
So, the next time you have a small project or task to do and you just don't have time to do it yourself, try calling a Handyman (or woman) and see what they can do for you.
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