Nikki is one of our fine Fixers who began her journey with us through our training program. Since graduating and having earned the certifications to go out on her own, customers love her (the 5-star reviews are proof). Here she discusses what it’s like to be a woman in this industry, what makes Fixer stand out, and why “Ice Ice Baby” begins her mornings.
Save money each month by switching to these cost-efficient home upgrades, which Fixer can accomplish in a single afternoon.
We recruit and train our prospective Fixer team members with the understanding that people skills are just as important as trade skills. We want respectful, hardworking, thoughtful people who finish the jobs they start. But just as importantly, they need to be reliable, honest, and instill the confidence that they will represent – and even improve – our high standard of customer care. That means being all of these things, as well as paying great attention to safety.
It's time to upgrade to a smart thermostat and save on heating and cooling costs. Schedule a Fixer or follow our guide for help.
The rental market in Chicago is booming. As a landlord, maintenance and repair could be one area you may not want to – and in some cases should not – do yourself. We’ll help you set up a solid plan with this checklist.
At Fixer, our mission is pretty simple: We Fix Things. We Build People. We sometimes joke that we don’t do the opposite: We don’t build things and we don’t fix people. So what is the difference between building and fixing when it comes to people, and what sets Fixer apart from other companies?
John is the Lead Trainer for Fixer’s in-house training center and has been with us almost since day one. In this spotlight, he discusses the continuous training programs that all Fixers go through to certify their skills. He also discusses what has surprised him so far, and why the focus on customer experience sets Fixers apart.
Going on vacation? You’ll need to check these areas of your home first. Here are our home maintenance tips so you can enjoy your trip without worry.
The gig economy makes services fast and convenient, and benefits workers, customers, and companies in different ways. But what is the tradeoff? Read why our founder Mike Evans thinks why the gig economy isn’t the answer, but investing in employees is.
Ever wondered what a handyman does and what all of those fantastic Fixers are actually, well, fixing? Turns out it’s quite a variety of things!
Jayme, our Concierge Team Lead, is among our most long-standing employees, having been working at Fixer for over two years (almost since day one). In this spotlight, she discusses why preparation makes for a great day at Fixer, how her background in retail informed her position, and why it’s never a bad thing to send her pet GIFs.
Small issues now can lead to big problems later. Check these 5 areas in your home to save yourself headaches and costly repairs down the road.
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If you’ve ever had water in your basement thanks to a Chicago summer storm, you know how terrifying that experience can be. Here are our tips to save your basement from turning into a swimming pool.
Gwen is one of our newest Fixers. In this spotlight, she tells us how her background in painting and tile work has helped her make an impact on Fixer customers, what makes working at Fixer so great, and why every good day starts with sunshine.
Before you can light up the grill and chow down, consider these outdoor maintenance fixes to make your celebration the one that everyone can’t stop talking about.
We asked our Fixer community what tools they use to go from “fret” to “set”. Here are our 5 favorite finds to tackle that home to-do list and melt stress.
What porch or deck maintenance can be done to help things stay in top shape all year round? Check this guide to see if it may be time to book a Fixer or porch professional.
Long-time Fixer customer Katie W. is a first-time homeowner. Her 1913 home is a joy, but when she experiences issues, she tells us how Fixer has been there for her every time. Katie explains why she loves Fixer and why she recommends it to friends and family, all the projects Fixer has helped her with, and how Fixer compares to other services.
Edgar has been working at Fixer almost since the beginning. In this spotlight, he tells us how his handyman experience began at the age of 10, what he’s learned from being at Fixer, and how being a dad has helped him understand what clients are going through.