Maintain your home by cutting out a latte or two a week!

As posted previously this week on social media, we have become licensed to perform plumbing work in Minnesota! This licensing process has taken place alongside preparation of our Home Maintenance Program. This program will further enable us to perform our mission, which is to allow all homeowners the opportunity to love their home. Through revivals of various home spaces(kitchens, baths, etc) and home services(maintenance program, service plumbing, handyman tasks, etc), we aim to accomplish this mission.

Charlie is our MN Master Plumber, license number PM068858. Read https://www.homerevivers.com/blog-1/2019/2/16/new-partner-in-business to learn more about him and how he came to join Home Revivers. After becoming licensed at the beginning of March, he has been off and running in performing plumbing services in primarily the Maple Grove, MN area! His first service call, while simple in nature and seemingly minor, is one that has many adverse effects if it goes untouched.

See pictures to gain an initial understanding of this service call regarding toilets that would constantly run..

Toilet fix Maple Grove, MN

Margaret, a kind senior living on her own, had been living with three toilets that would not seal properly after flushing. This led to toilets that would constantly be slowly filling, therefore wasting unnecessary water. While the pictures above may be underwhelming, this one hour service, plus minor parts costs, changed many things for Margaret.

Earlier this year, Margaret had a new water softening system installed to serve her whole house. After getting this installed, she didn’t notice any difference in the water quality. Come to find out, after making multiple calls and having various service technicians visit and diagnose, the water softener was not regenerating properly and thus not operating as intended. This was a direct result of these leaky toilet valves. After Charlie replaced the innards of the 3 toilets, and helping Margaret with a few additional items, he spent some time fully educating Margaret on the work he completed and scheduled another appointment to fix additional items.

Our Home Maintenance Program Initial Rollout

Through the course of mine and Charlie’s careers, we have picked up on many nuances in the home service industry. If you are a homeowner, how many various business and service contractors have you used and try to keep track of? What if there was a company that could offer these services in a concierge package, giving you the ease of mind knowing your home is well maintained in a hassle free fashion?

Many of our clients have expressed frustration at having to spend so much time finding qualified and trustworthy technicians for all the various tasks required to properly maintain their home. When, or if, they establish a list of these contractors, they then need to try and remember to stay up to date on all of the tasks. We are here to change all of that, with a service custom tailored to you and your home’s needs.

Basic Service Package-Visit home in spring and fall and complete the following tasks:

Spring

  1. Furnace filter replacement

  2. Test furnace and A/C

  3. Wash A/C Unit (Condensing Coil)

  4. Adjust Humidity Levels for coming warm seasons

  5. Clean dryer vent

  6. Run/Test Sump Pump

  7. Test Smoke/CO Detectors

  8. Inspect all Plumbing fixtures and beneath sinks

  9. Inspect exterior of home for winter damage using drone (drone pictures/video sent to client along with recommendations)

Fall

  1. Furnace filter replacement

  2. Test Furnace

  3. Adjust humidity levels for coming cold seasons

  4. Clean dryer vent

  5. Run/test sump pump

  6. Test Smoke/CO detectors

  7. Flush Water Heater

  8. Test T&P valve on water heater

  9. Inspect all plumbing fixtures and beneath sinks

Basic Service Package cost-$399 per year*, can be paid annually, bi-annually, or monthly.

Along with these basic services, you will also receive access to your home’s file and view photos, recommendations, updates, upcoming service, and a monthly newsletter with valuable tips and reminders.

There is a long list of service additions depending on your home and situation. During our initial consultation, we will recommend certain items and give you an updated price. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Receive scheduled service 4x, 6x, or 12x per year

  2. Start up/blow out irrigation systems

  3. Perform Backflow valve inspections

  4. Rodent inspections

  5. Lawn Care

  6. Snow Removal

  7. Clean air exchanger filters

  8. Softener salt fill

  9. Drain Cleaning

  10. Clean garbage disposal

  11. Interior Paint touch up/repaint

  12. Exterior Paint touch up/repaint

  13. Gutter Cleaning

  14. Home Appliance Inspection/Tune up

  15. Clean Window Screens

  16. Inspect Caulking

  17. Oil Hinges

  18. Clean kitchen exhaust filter

To show our appreciation, the first 25 customers will receive an additional free hour of handyman services! Shoot Charlie or Brandon an email or phone call to learn more about this service!

Charlie- charlie@homerevivers.com C- (612) 5050-4111

Brandon- brandon@homerevivers.com C- (612) 772-8599

Stay tuned for a service booklet!

*This includes roughly 2.5 hours total service, materials to cover the basic service package, access to your home’s service file, and a monthly newsletter.

New partner in business!?

We welcome Charlie Jurmu to the team at Home Revivers and are excited to see what the future holds for all of us! While Mitchell and I had a solid and productive week at our latest remodel in Minnetonka, MN, Charlie and his family spent the week packing up their home near Glenwood Springs, CO preparing to make the move to MN. While moving was primarily the result of wanting to live closer to family, Charlie also had an interest in expanding the services that Home Revivers offers.

As stated on our about page, https://www.homerevivers.com/about-us , Charlie has spent his career primarily in plumbing, doing new construction and remodel work at first but later specializing in service work. Through service work, Charlie found his niche. He co-founded a plumbing business in Aspen, CO and later solely operated the business until his departure to MN. In operating this business, Charlie learned more about his deep appreciation for customer service and also continued to expand his knowledge and skills. His old business continues to thrive today after a previous employee of his took over.

He has now joined me as a partner in Home Revivers. After discussing and pondering this move for a few months, it seems like a win/win for him and I. Through similar core values and differing talents and skills we believe we are now better positioned to serve our clients. We will be integrating a home concierge service to our business. Through this service, we aim to take care of client’s small problems before they become big problems!

We will be offering different service packages tailored to you and your home’s needs. Whether it is a biannual home inspection or a 4 times per year “handyman hour”, we are here to take the headache out of owning a home! Follow us on Instagram @homerevivers, visit our Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/homereviversllc/ , or stay tuned to our website to follow along on our journey!

Lastly is a shoutout to Mitchell Laho, who joined our team last week as a general craftsman specializing in painting! Him and I spent the week at our latest remodel in Minnetonka, MN and I was very impressed throughout the week with how quickly he picked up on subtleties of remodeling. On Friday, during priming of walls and painting of ceilings, I got to further appreciate his skills as I watched him operate the paint sprayer. We look forward to seeing his development within Home Revivers as well!

Regards,

Brandon

Two Months In..

As the title states, we have now been in business for two months! It has been quite an interesting ride so far and it looks like it will continue for the foreseeable future. There have certainly been difficulties and headaches, but the rewards have already outnumbered those difficulties.

Prior to leaving my previous employer, a top Twin Cities luxury home builder, I had floated the idea to a number of family and friends. Through that, I was fortunate to line up a few projects that could be started soon after. From an early kitchen and stairs remodel, to multiple bathroom remodels, and most recently revival of a stair set and construction of a custom, built in computer desk, it has been rewarding to have a hand in further creating the home that each of these clients envision. To see a bathroom that is unused and lacking attention revived to a bathroom that everyone wants to use is what makes all of the difficulty, hard work, and frustrations worth it. We got into this business to help our customers love the home they live in. Sure, we need to make a profit along the way to remain in business but it has long been our belief that if we provide a fantastic service and quality for a fair value first and always, we will create life lasting relationships built on trust, integrity and honesty. By creating these sort of relationships is what we hope allows us to remain in business and not be another fly by night construction company.

The upcoming few months appear very promising and we will be starting a few projects that we are excited to share pictures and progress of. We also have some exciting things happening in house that we will be ready to share by Mid-February or so.. View the slideshow below to see what we have been up to and if you would like to stay tuned, follow us on Instagram @homerevivers and Facebook - Home Revivers LLC. This blog and website will be updated as well, though not as often. Thanks to all who have helped make our dream a reality, whether by spreading the word, giving referrals, or whatever it may be. It is much appreciated!

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Regards,

Brandon