Recently Launched Barton Creek HandyPro Website Provides Tips about Restoring Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floor refinishing is practical and economical and has a dramatic effect in home improvement

 














 Barton Creek TX --- The Barton Creek Handyman website was recently updated with a page about restoring hardwood floors. The trend for installing or refinishing hardwood floors has grown with retail sales increasing annually. Hardwood floors have a dramatic effect on a home and they’re one of the most popular home renovations for increasing value.

Restoring hardwood floors is labor intensive, including preparation, sanding and finishing. The handyman suggests completely emptying the room first and assessing the amount of damage. Before sanding hardwood floors the boards must be secure and not warped. Hammer in any protruding nails with a nail setter to embed them so they do not tear the sandpaper.

Trim molding must be removed before sanding. Start with a heavy grit and work down to a finer grit sanding slowly, with the grain, keeping the machine moving constantly.

The final step is the most rewarding for the handyman. After sweeping and damp mopping the floor to remove all dust, apply a stain and clear polyurethane finish according to manufacturer’s instructions to bring out the beauty and protect the wood.

Hollis Sheppard, owner of HandyPro Handyman Services (http://handymanbartoncreek.blogspot.com/) can handle this labor-intensive project as well as a wide variety of home repairs, remodeling and additions. Refinishing hardwood floors and doing the job correctly ensures the rich look and durability of hardwood for years to come.

HandyPro home repair contractors arrive on time, in uniform, driving a clearly lettered, fully-stocked service van, prepared to start work right away. Customers are not expected to wait around all day wondering if a technician will show up. If they do not show up or call within one hour of the scheduled appointment then the customer will get $30 off their repairs.

HandyPro home remodeling technicians respect their customer’s home and clean up when they are finished. Not only is this a professional courtesy, it also becomes a safety issue if debris is left behind. Visit http://handypro.com/TX_Austin-Home.html to learn more.

About HandyPro Handyman Services:
What’s on your to-do list? HandyPro Handyman Services offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of home repairs including home modification for seniors, home improvement and home remodeling, seasonal home maintenance and more. HandyPro specializes in helping the homeowner, business or property manager have building repairs completed professionally, in a timely manner, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996, serving over 20,000 clients with zero complaints from the Better Business Bureau. HandyPro Handyman Services has been featured on Rachel Ray and Fox News.

HandyPro Home Repair Professional in Spicewood Addresses the Handyman VS Contractor Question

Area homeowners gain valuable information about hiring a handyman or specialized home repair contractor for service

 













Spicewood TX – A local home repair specialist was recently asked about the difference between hiring a handyman and a contractor for certain home improvement tasks. According to Hollis Sheppard, owner of HandyPro of Austin cost is one factor to consider when making the handyman versus contractor decision. A contractor’s fee to handle small repairs on the homeowner’s to-do list is not cost effective; but the handyman, who specializes in performing various tasks, is a more practical choice.

Once the handyman is on site, moving from one small project to another it is more economical to be organized and have all the home repairs done right then rather than calling them back later. It is a good idea to have the to-do list prepared in advance so that the handyman can handle everything efficiently. In many cases the handyman can complete all the home repairs needed in just one day.

Most people are very busy these days with little spare time to handle home repairs and seasonal maintenance chores. Jobs like this are perfect for the local handyman (http://www.austintexashandyman.com/) who makes his living moving from one job to the next. Even if a building contractor is willing to handle the smaller home repair jobs he will generally charge more. The contractor has a crew that depends on him for a full day’s pay every day even if the job is small, so the handyman is a more practical choice.

Hollis Sheppard recently posted a page on her website to address the handyman versus building contractor question. The post contains information about hiring a home service provider with great tips to ensure the right company is called to perform the work.

HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996 providing commercial and residential building maintenance and home repair. Each technician has been through HandyPro’s certification process which includes a background check to ensure customers receive the most trusted technician to handle their needs. Whether the need is for simple home repair or major home improvement, remodeling and additions, the full service handyman will get the job done right the first time. Visit http://handypro.com/TX_Austin-Home.html to learn more.

About HandyPro Handyman Services:
What’s on your to-do list? HandyPro Handyman Services offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of home repairs including home modification for seniors, home improvement and home remodeling, seasonal home maintenance and more. HandyPro specializes in helping the homeowner, business or property manager have building repairs completed professionally, in a timely manner, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996, serving over 20,000 clients with zero complaints from the Better Business Bureau. HandyPro Handyman Services has been featured on Rachel Ray and Fox News.

Aging in Place Specialist with HandyPro Handyman Service in Austin Helps a Local Family in Need

Home modification service is not only for seniors…the local handyman provides solutions for anyone who is having trouble living in their home as it is currently designed

 














Austin TX – They say that everything is bigger in Texas, including the heart of the local handyman and Aging in Place Specialist. Hollis Sheppard, owner of HandyPro Handyman Service recently donated the labor to provide home modification for a man with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Mark Abbott, husband and father of two teenage daughters, was a big, strong, physically fit man with a warm smile and great love for his family. They enjoyed outdoor activities including camping, swimming and road trip adventures. Their vacations often included extended family and friends weaving a strong network of closeness and support.

ALS is a progressive disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The effects vary from person to person with some victims eventually becoming totally paralyzed. Mark’s first symptoms were weakness in his hands which affected his work as a baker when it became difficult to knead dough. What the doctors believed to be carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve turned out to be something much more serious.

But Mark kept his positive attitude. Since being diagnosed with ALS and forced to quit working, Mark appreciates the new found free time to attend his daughters’ track meets and volleyball matches. He also enjoys watching them care for the chickens they raise in the back yard.

Mark continued his role of loving husband and father and maintained his positive attitude. The disease progressed and soon Mark needed a walker to get around in his home. His wife ended up quitting her job to be a full time care giver while his daughters continued with their academic and athletic activities. Through it all the family found ways to help mark make the most out of his life and enjoy their time together.

As Mark’s condition worsened the family had to integrate new methods of assistance. The family procured new devices and equipment; a swiveling foot pad to make assisted transfer from one seat to another easier; a special shower chair; a motorized wheelchair with special controls designed for diminished arm and hand function; a sling lift and more.

HandyPro Handyman Services (http://www.austintexashandyman.com/) stands out in the industry as one of the only franchises that specializes in senior home modification. Services provided include super strong grab bars and accessories, wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, walk-in tubs and showers and whatever the client needs to improve accessibility and mobility in their home. The Certified Aging in Place Specialist will provide a free home assessment to determine the services that will best satisfy the individual needs of their customer. Visit http://handypro.com/TX_Austin-Home.html to learn more.

About HandyPro Handyman Services:
What’s on your to-do list? HandyPro Handyman Services offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of home repairs including home modification for seniors, home improvement and home remodeling, seasonal home maintenance and more. HandyPro specializes in helping the homeowner, business or property manager have building repairs completed professionally, in a timely manner, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996, serving over 20,000 clients with zero complaints from the Better Business Bureau. HandyPro Handyman Services has been featured on Rachel Ray and Fox News.

HandyPro Austin Home Modification Service Observes ALS Awareness Month in May

The local handyman dedicates the “Give Back Day” to a family in need, donating labor to improve accessibility in the home for a man with ALS

 













Austin TX – When Hollis Sheppard, owner of HandyPro Handyman Service became aware of ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that effects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, she recognized the calling to make a difference. May is ALS Awareness Month and Hollis decided to dedicate the HandyPro Give Back Day to a family in need of home modification service.

HandyPro Handyman Service is a Certified Environmental Access Consultant offering home modification to improve accessibility and mobility in the home. Hollis Sheppard has a passion for helping those who are in need and she is happy to provide affordable solutions to help aging and physically challenged homeowners enjoy freedom and independence in their home.

One local family, the Abbotts, have always been a close family enjoying cross-country road trips adventures, camping other outdoor activities. Mark and Sharon Abbott have two beautiful teenage daughters who do well in school and are active in sports. When Mark became ill the family pulled together, each doing their part to make life easier for Dad.

Mark was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in July 2011. Two months later his conditioned worsened and he was forced to quit working. By January 2012 Mark needed a walker to get around. Today Mark uses a wheelchair.

Many products and services have been developed for aging and disabled homeowners. Wheelchair ramps and other home modifications were necessary to accommodate Mark’s new equipment. Fortunately the hallways and doorways were already wide enough for his oversized wheelchair but the shower was too small and the step-up entry would not work. The family removed a bathroom closet to build a special shower stall for Mark.

As the disease progressed, Mark became even more incapacitated, making it necessary to install a sling lift to help him in and out of bed. In addition, the bedroom carpet would have to be replaced with a solid floor to make it easier to roll the sling lift.

This was Hollis Sheppard’s calling to make a difference. As a home modification specialist (http://handypro.com/TX_Austin-Home.html), Hollis stepped up and donated the labor for the installation of laminate flooring. Now Mark’s wife and daughters can easily roll his full weight around with minimal effort.

The demand for home modification service for aging or physically challenged homeowners has increased significantly. With the growing population of 65+ homeowners and injured veterans returning home from war, many of us know someone who has difficulty living in their home as it is currently designed. Hollis Sheppard is proud to be part of a company that specializes in home modification. Visit http://www.austintexashandyman.com/ to learn more about HandyPro and read the complete story about the Abbotts.

About HandyPro Handyman Services:
What’s on your to-do list? HandyPro Handyman Services offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of home repairs including home modification for seniors, home improvement and home remodeling, seasonal home maintenance and more. HandyPro specializes in helping the homeowner, business or property manager have building repairs completed professionally, in a timely manner, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996, serving over 20,000 clients with zero complaints from the Better Business Bureau. HandyPro Handyman Services has been featured on Rachel Ray and Fox News.

Everything is Bigger in Texas Including the Heart of the HandyPro Austin Home Modification Expert

Giving back to the community is important to Hollis Sheppard, owner of HandyPro Handyman Service

 














Austin TX – There is a new handyman business in Austin and area residents and business owners are enjoying honest and dependable service from an experienced company with a great reputation. HandyPro Handyman Service is a national franchise with nearly 30 locations in the US. The company is well known for their honesty and integrity which is very important in the home service industry.

During a period of about 6 weeks, area residents thought that the new handyman service had closed down. The truth is, owner, Hollis Sheppard, was focused on a community project that needed her immediate attention. Giving back to the community is very important and Hollis opened her heart and her business to donate service to a patient suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Home modification for seniors and disabled homeowners is one of the many specialties of HandyPro Handyman Service (http://www.austintexashandyman.com/). On the weekend of February 9th and 10th, the crew installed a new laminate floor in the home so the patient could easily maneuver his wheelchair to and from his bedroom. Though he has a supportive family that is happy to help, the independence made a positive difference for him.

Hollis Sheppard is always looking for ways to support the local community. She offers a raffle at a monthly neighborhood event where the winner gets one free hour of service by HandyPro. She also donates labor to HOPE4JD, a local non-profit organization.

HandyPro Handyman Services stands out in the industry as one of the only franchises that specializes in senior Home modification. Services provided include super strong grab bars and accessories, wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, walk-in tubs and showers and whatever the client needs to improve accessibility and mobility in their home. The Certified Aging in Place Specialist will provide a free home assessment to determine the services that will best satisfy the individual needs of their customer. Visit http://handypro.com/TX_Austin-Home.html to learn more.




About HandyPro Handyman Services:
What’s on your to-do list? HandyPro Handyman Services offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of home repairs including home modification for seniors, home improvement and home remodeling, seasonal home maintenance and more. HandyPro specializes in helping the homeowner, business or property manager have building repairs completed professionally, in a timely manner, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996, serving over 20,000 clients with zero complaints from the Better Business Bureau. HandyPro Handyman Services has been featured on Rachel Ray and Fox News.

HandyPro Handyman Service in Austin Texas Brings New Life to Older Homes

The local full-service handyman does it all, from general home repairs to complete home renovation












Austin TX – Providing professional customer service with quality workmanship is top priority for the local handyman service. Hollis Sheppard, owner of HandyPro Handyman Service in Austin Texas has set the bar high on quality service and customer satisfaction.

The local, full-service handyman says consumers deserve to have work done on their homes by honest, experienced, and reputable contractors. That’s why it is important to gain the trust and respect from every customer. HandyPro home improvement contractors feel honored to be invited into people’s homes and they take that responsibility very seriously.

HandyPro service technicians are carefully screened and go through an intense training session, including hands-on and classroom training. All HandyPro home repair franchisees are licensed builders and everyone who works for them are approved by the state they work in. All franchisees are fully bonded and insured.

The success of HandyPro Handyman Service in Austin Texas (http://www.austintexashandyman.com/) is reflected recent sales figures. Their service is in high demand, even when the economy is suffering. In fact, Hollis believes that a down economy can be good for business. Selling a home can be challenging in today’s market, so people rely on their local handyman to bring new life to old homes.

For those who are competing to sell their home, the local home repair contractor is the expert to turn to. There are many inexpensive repairs that can make a home more competitive in today’s market. Painting is one improvement that provides the best return on an investment. New fixtures, ceiling fans, updated lighting, and even making sure all doors open and close properly can be very important, too.

Hollis Sheppard is establishing positive relationships in her neighborhood with the same customers calling 2-3 times each year with requests for something as simple as hanging a picture or installing shelves. HandyPro stands behind all their work with a one-year guarantee. With the winter season approaching, Hollis will be busy remodeling bathrooms and basements, painting, repairing drywall and other home improvement projects to get the home ready for the holidays.

HandyPro offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of building repairs and maintenance. They offer convenience to homeowners at a level of service they deserve- Guaranteed!! Visit http://handypro.com/TX_Austin-Home.html to learn more.

About HandyPro Handyman Services:
What’s on your to-do list? HandyPro Handyman Services offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of home repairs including home modification for seniors, home improvement and home remodeling, seasonal home maintenance and more. HandyPro specializes in helping the homeowner, business or property manager have building repairs completed professionally, in a timely manner, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996, serving over 20,000 clients with zero complaints from the Better Business Bureau. HandyPro Handyman Services has been featured on Rachel Ray and Fox News.

Austin Texas Handyman will Focus on Two Areas of Service – General Handyman and Senior Home Modification

Hollis Sheppard serves residents and business owners in Austin Texas, providing general home repair and special services for seniors and physically challenged homeowners

 









Austin TX – Area residents and business owners welcome the new handyman service to their community. Hollis Sheppard, owner of HandyPro Handyman Service may be new to the business, but she and her crew bring plenty of knowledge and experience to the table. The full service Austin Texas handyman specializes in general home repair and senior home modification.

General home repair service includes a wide variety of jobs in over 1600 categories including interior/exterior painting, carpentry, drywall and plaster repair, deck repair, windows, doors and siding, and everything on the homeowner’s to-do list. The Austin Texas handyman handles all jobs, big and small, with honesty and respect.

Senior home modification is their featured specialty, helping aging and physically challenged homeowners live safely and independently in their homes. Hollis is specially trained and qualified to provide customized home renovation service for people who can no longer live in their home as it is currently designed. Products installed include grab bars and handrails with super strong fasteners, wheelchair ramps, porch lifts, stair lifts, walk-in tub and shower units, and complete kitchen and bathroom remodeling.

HandyPro is the only handyman service that provides customized home renovation for the aging or disabled who require special equipment and devices and/or changes to their home design to allow them to continue to live safely and independently in their home. HandyPro Austin Texas handyman Service (http://www.handypro.com) is an ADA Certified Aging in Place Specialist.

Homeowners and commercial customers enjoy superior service and professional workmanship provided by a licensed home and building repair contractor. Aging homeowners discover affordable solutions to continue to live in their own home independently.

Customers are treated with the respect they deserve. The Austin Texas handyman will arrive on time or the customer receives a $30 discount on their service. Hollis Sheppard feels honored to be invited into a customer’s home and trusted with their project, so she respects their home by cleaning up the work area when the job is complete. Leaving the area free from debris is not only a professional courtesy, but a safety issue as well.

Hollis Sheppard is making a positive difference for area residents and business owners who need honest and dependable home repair and improvement service. HandyPro Handyman Services is a growing company with over a dozen independently owned franchises in the US. Hollis will serve the Austin Texas area, Dripping Springs, Manchaca, Spicewood and nearby cities and communities. Visit http://www.austintexashandyman.com/ to learn more.



About HandyPro Handyman Services:
What’s on your to-do list? HandyPro Handyman Services offers affordable solutions to a wide variety of home repairs including home modification for seniors, home improvement and home remodeling, seasonal home maintenance and more. HandyPro specializes in helping the homeowner, business or property manager have building repairs completed professionally, in a timely manner, and guarantees 100% customer satisfaction. HandyPro Handyman Service has been in business since 1996, serving over 20,000 clients with zero complaints from the Better Business Bureau. HandyPro Handyman Services has been featured on Rachel Ray and Fox News.

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