By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2008
Managing partner Jim Kline says Handyman Connection has completed over 18,000 jobs in the Tulsa metropolitan area since arriving in 2000.
Handyman Connection prides itself on being “the original home improvement specialists.” Located in most markets across the United States, each store is individually owned and operated. Jim Kline is the managing partner of Handyman Connection in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kline is committed to making Handyman Connection the most respected home repair and remodeling company in the state.
With a degree in engineering, plus years of experience in the field, Kline is a professional who has implemented many techniques to assure excellence throughout his organization. His independent subcontractors each have a minimum of ten years experience in their trade, are licensed and bonded, and go through a background check prior to being contracted.
Kline points out that these contractors are not merely “handymen.” They are licensed plumbers, electricians and carpenters, as well as master craftsmen or technicians in their respective fields of expertise.
Since coming to Tulsa in January of 2000, Kline says his organization has completed approximately 18,000 jobs. When the Handyman Conn-ection craftsmen come into your home, they do their best to carry out the project with a minimum of inconvenience to you and your family.
Only one in 20 craftsmen applicants are selected, to ensure customers the highest possible quality in whatever project they have entrusted to the Handyman Connection specialists.
It’s a comfort to know that Handyman Connection does not mark up materials used in remodeling or home improvement projects, as opposed to the many companies that charge a 15 to 25 percent markup on materials they use. On a large-scale project, this savings can be significant. It’s also reassuring to know that all work completed by Handyman Connection is backed by a $2 million liability policy.
Kline suggests that you ask anyone coming to work in your home a few basic questions: Do you furnish written estimates on company letterhead, clearly defining labor requirements and materials to be used in completing the project? Is your work backed by a written guarantee? Do you accept forms of payment other than cash? Are you registered to do work within the state of Oklahoma? Can you show third-party property and bodily injury liability proof of insurance? Are you registered with the Better Business Bureau and the local Chamber of Commerce? How long have you been in business? Will you be available when I need you to do my project?
All workmanship performed by Handyman Connection is guaranteed to be free of defects for a period of one year from the original date of performance. Handyman’s guarantee does not cover the materials used in the project, but manufacturer’s warranties apply. If you do have a problem with any of the work done by Handyman Connection, they will respond to your call within 24 business hours.
We all want a feeling of assurance before allowing strangers into our homes. Handyman Connection seems to make a huge effort in giving its customers complete peace of mind. All craftsmen are bonded, and each project is protected by a liability insurance policy. Handyman Connection specialists guarantee their work. Call today for more information on how to get your home project underway.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.