How Do I Find A Reliable Handyman or Handyman Service in Louisville?

  • 01 Oct, 2020

Trusting someone to work on something as important as your home is never easy. First you have to find them. Many people ask for referrals from friends or use apps like Nextdoor, or HomeAdvisor. Over time, many homeowners have been burned from this approach and look for a better answer. We find that most customers ultimately look for a midsize to large handyman service that is big enough to offer a wide range of services and comes with many years of experience. This combination helps homeowners have someone they can trust and also helps solve the wide range of problems that come with caring for a home. We call this being the trusted partner for your home. 

The Top Five Qualities of a Trustworthy Handyman or Handyman Service

5 Qualities of a Trust Worthy Handyman in Louisville, KY


1. Uniformed Employees in Trucks with Logos

Generally, a not so reputable company won't spend the money on uniforms or nice vehicles with the company’s logo, nor do they worry about their reputations. In fact, they try to hide their not so stellar reputations in hopes that potential customers won't do their homework and just be lured in by their lower prices - prices they can only achieve by cutting corners and by using low-quality products and subcontractors.

A company that has logos on their trucks and provides employees with uniforms has invested in their business and therefore building a great reputation and protecting it are important to them. You will get better work from a handyman or handyman service if they have more invested and have a reputation to maintain.

2. Background Checked

It's extremely important that you make sure the handyman or handyman service you've hired has performed a background check on the person coming to your home. The handyman will often be inside your home and around your family. Knowing that person in your home has passed a background check will help you feel more comfortable and it will also lessen the chance of that person(s) stealing your stuff.

3. Staffed and Insured

Hiring a handyman or handyman service who has multiple employees on staff helps ensure you will have the right person with the right skills to do your job. There are handyman services who use all subcontractors to do the work. A subcontractor might or might not have the right skills and might not have been background checked. Do you want an unknown worker who could potentially be a criminal in your home and around your family or to have access to your home while you're not there? Probably not!

Hiring a handyman who is the only person in the business can come with problems. A sole proprietor handyman will have much less experience than a team of handymen and therefore is less likely to have the right skills for your specific project than a team handyman. Also, a sole proprietor may not carry worker’s compensation insurance because they work only for themselves. Be aware that there is risk that you could be responsible to pay for any injuries because the injury happened on your property. Also, if the individual does not carry general liability insurance, you can be stuck with their poor workmanship or damage to your house. 

4. Experienced

A trustworthy handyman or handyman service will have a track record of successful projects. Additionally, hiring a handyman service with multiple employees increases the amount of experience and types of experience they can bring to your project. 

If you are hiring a handyman service that has been in business for years and has multiple branded trucks on the road, they are probably proven, profitable, and not someone who is willing to risk their reputation on questionable business practices or provide low-quality work. Another added benefit of working with an experienced handyman in Louisville is that they can help you pick out the best possible materials and features for all kinds of projects. 

5. Reputable and Provide Written Bids

A trustworthy, reputable handyman or handyman service will have a good reputation in the community. You should spend some time vetting them. For example, how long have they been in business, do they provide written bids and guarantee their work, do they have a website that lists the services they provide? A good reputation can also be confirmed by looking at the company’s website and by reading the company's Google reviews, Facebook reviews and BBB reviews. 

You should expect written bids with a written guarantee. Hiring someone to do work on your home is a contract and you should expect it in writing. Any trustworthy handyman or handyman service can also provide you with references and/or testimonials from past customers as well as pictures of finished projects. If the person you are considering hiring can’t do so, why would you hire them?

 What's Next?

If you are looking for an expert handyman that's trustworthy, kind, fun, and willing to go the extra mile for you, Louisville Handyman & Remodeling would love to help.  We have uniformed employees and nine branded trucks on the road ready and waiting to help you with all your handyman needs.

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