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The $20,000 Handyman Special

We certainly understand the desire to save money at every opportunity these days. But there comes a time when “The Handyman Special” ends up costing more than a new car. There’s also the inconvenience factor and the destruction of personal property.

Take the above photo as evidence that the easy way out can lead to the long road of heartache. If the repair had been done by professionals at the beginning, then property damage may never have occurred. The displacement of living space would never have occurred, not mention all of those handyman hours required to initially install of those temporary pipe repair clamps. The photo does not show all of the pipe clamps actually used in this debacle.

While everyone is up for a mechanical challenge, Verne & Ellsworth Hann confronts them on a daily basis with successful results.

At some point a bad decision with a $20,000 price tag was made by this handyman (Including the new piping, the new flooring, carpentry, plastering and painting). In hindsight, if he had to do it again, he probably wouldn’t have.

At some point in our lives, we are all potentially confronted by the $20,000 bad decision. A friend of a friend knows a guy who knows somebody who might be able to help you out and save you a little money. Or you make the less expensive good decision and call a qualified professional and know that you’re getting the job done right.

It’s your decision. Choose wisely.

What People Are Saying

  • I have had several projects from Verne & Ellsworth, across boiler replacements, heating system installation, and air conditioning system set up and install.  Each of these times, Bill Hann takes a ton of his time to talk to my wife and I to learn about the issues we’re having, explain the root causes of those issues, and suggest fixes that we know will prevent the issues from coming back – not just paper over the issue temporarily.  Lastly, he always delivers on time – onsite when he says he will be, fishing when he says he will – and always makes sure every aspect of the job is completed, from material removal and set up, to equipment install, to clean up after the project.

    A++ and highly recommended

    - Mike C.( Shaker Heights, Heating and Cooling, June 2017 )
  • The unit is working very well.  The installers were very professional, showed me how everything worked, and cleaned the basement beautifully.  I would never have even known they were there.  Thank you again.

    - Michelle T.( Wickliffe, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, June 2017 )
  • Todd and Bill were most professional and polite.  They worked efficiently and carefully.  Chris was helpful in answering my questions so I could make the right choice of equipment.  Thanks!

    - Susan S.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, June 2017 )
  • From start to finish their work has met/exceeded our highest expectations.   Bill Hann guided us through what needed to be done and his workmen were extremely competent and easy to communicate with.  The new system works beautifully.  Thank you!  We highly recommend Verne & Ellsworth Hann.

    - Rose B.( Geauga County, Unico Air Conditioning Installation May 2017 )
  • Verne & Ellsworth Hann has gone above and beyond for us repeatedly including giving us two salvaged cast iron radiators when our existing ones were not doing the trick.  They came back countless times when we were unable to regulate the temperature in the house until they found the perfect balance.  They’ve responded to emergencies in a matter of minutes and performed invaluable services professionally and expertly.  I cannot recommend Verne & Ellsworth Hann enough and will continue to use them and trust them with all of our home needs.  They are fantastic.

    - Tatiana D.( Cleveland Heights, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Service )