When Village Handyman merged with Craftsmen Restoration in 2010, it brought along its 40 years in the home-contracting biz. Yet even with this wealth of experience, the company recognizes the vital importance of continuing education. That's why employees regularly attend internal workshops, industry trainings and certifications, manufacturer seminars, and even regular plant tours so they can truly understand the products they use. Homeowners can ask an insured technician for roof repairs, siding installation, or more complicated projects, such as removing a deck or updating chimney masonry to prevent Santa infestations.
Sam Richardson's father taught him many things, including drywall at age 10 and power tools before his 12th birthday. But the most important thing Sam learned was honesty and professionalism. Today Sam is a master carpenter operating under the name Polis, the Greek word for community. Homeowners can solicit his expertise for simple landscaping or for more complicated projects such as flooring, painting, or deck repair.
For 30 years, the home-improvement contractors at Columbia Exteriors have been installing quality windows, doors, roofing, and siding that beautify homes and bolster energy efficiency. The airtight, insulated chambers of new windows trap in escaping heat, and shingled roofing materials keep out the elements. Technicians can also robe exteriors in soffit siding or fascia roof coverings that help prevent damage by covering any gaps that could collect water.