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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

  • The guys that did my work were great!  They took their time and worked with me.  They came up with the best solution for the humidifier.  Thanks!

    - John R.( Cleveland Heights, Humidifier Installation, April 2019 )
  • I couldn’t be happier.  I wish everything I had done to the house would go this smooth!

    - Nancy M.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, April 2019 )
  • Great job!  Terrific technicians!

    - Karen, N.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, March 2019 )
  • I want to thank you for making this process so easy and manageable.  Replacing my old furnace was giving me a lot of anxiety, and the professionalism and reach-ability of everybody at Verne & Ellsworth Hann made it a great experience.

    - Patrycja, A.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace and Air Conditioning Installation, April 2019 )
  • Exceptional work done in a timely fashion.  All questions answered, especially after installation, to clarify new but normal furnace sounds.  Have been satisfied customer since mid-90’s.

    - Kathleen S.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, March 2019 )