A Handyman for Everyone
Oftentimes, the best home is the home you already have. But after working so hard to get that home, you find out that there’s still a lot of work to be done in keeping that home in safe and decent condition.
We at Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga are ready to lend that helping hand to anyone who needs it through our Handyman program. If you live in Mississauga, Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Burlington or Oakville, we are ready to provide trusted, reliable, quality home repair and renovation services at competitive prices.
No Job is Too Small, Really
We repeat the phrase “No job is too small,” very often, but we feel like we need to reiterate that we will take on any handyman job you need help with, no matter the size of the project.
“We’ve literally installed one medicine cabinet in a bathroom”, says Sandleen Azam, Handyman Halton-Mississauga’s program manager.
The Habitat Handyman program was officially launched last November, initially as a way to help seniors in the community. The goal was to help improve the safety and accessibility of their homes so they could age in place instead of moving to a retirement home, which would ultimately be more costly. We installed grab bars, handrails, wheelchair ramps and helped them with small jobs like installing picture frames. A job so small that it’s normally difficult to get contractors to come out to do. Shortly after its launch, we opened up our services to be available for anyone in the community so that everyone has a decent place they can call home.
What We Do
Click the arrow to see the a-la-carte menu of the handyman services we provide!
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“We’ve gone off menu too,” Sandleen adds. “It really depends on what’s needed. Generally, it’s anything that isn’t part of regular maintenance. We don’t shovel snow from the driveway, for example. We basically focus on projects that need trade skills – carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, masonry, sometimes even a little landscaping. It may seem pretty simple but it’s safer for everyone if someone with experience does it.”
Aside from the services listed above, the Handyman team has additionally taken on jobs like changing light fixtures, replacing the stonework in a garden, demolition services, moving furniture, installation of blinds, hanging of mirrors and mounting of shelves.
Quality with a Heart
Our resident site manager and Habitat Handyman, Jared, is a licensed Red Seal Carpenter with over 15 years of experience in contract work all over the GTA. We also partner with trusted contractors to execute specialty services such as roofing, electrical and plumbing work. Their work is supported by a team of volunteers whose participation helps keep the costs down and pricing competitive vis-a-vis current market rates.
Low-income families and seniors may be eligible for our special reduced pricing stream if they qualify under the High Needs Household Income criteria of the Provincial Government’s Housing Services Act. Check if you qualify by clicking here.
Help Yourself and Pay it Forward at the Same Time
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization. We want to share this program with everyone, not just families in need, because we want to help all homeowners live in a decent housing environment. At the same time, profits from the repairs go into our home building fund. Not only do you get quality work at competitive prices, but you also have the added benefit of contributing towards someone’s dream of owning their own home someday, and all the physical, emotional and social well-being that comes with it.
Schedule a FREE consultation now through habitathm.ca/handyman-program or if you have skills you want to share, contact to join the Handyman team today!