July 24, 2019
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The Jonny Pro Series – Handyman

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Handyman Chris Lalomia

Chris Lalomia is the Founder and President of The Trusted Toolbox. The Trusted Toolbox offers professional handyman and reliable home repair services to Northeast Atlanta communities. After working in corporate America for over 10 years, Chris decided to leave his job. He always had a passion for renovating and fixing things, which inspired him to enter the home services industry. When Chris was younger, he recalls working on home repair projects for fun with his family. This helped him gain the experience he would eventually need to be the founder at The Trusted Toolbox. Now he uses his acquired knowledge and experience daily and has turned his hobby into a career.

Likening his job to that of Walt Disney, Chris pursues the “Dream. Believe. Do.” model every day in his work. He loves the strategy and creativity and that goes into home repair and remodeling. Meeting new people and turning their ideas into a reality is one of his favorite parts of the handyman service business.

The Trusted Toolbox

Most of the team members who work under Chris have been in the business for years. They are experienced, knowledgeable and ready to take on any task. Because he hires equipped and dependable people, Chris and his team focus on delivering high quality customer service. They stand by their name “The Trusted Toolbox,” treating every customer with the utmost respect and professionalism. In addition, they are always innovating their process. To stay ahead of the evolving industry, the entire team brings iPads when they come to work at your house. Chris only hires the best, and he even refers to his team members as “artists.”

Despite his skillset, Chris refuses to call himself an expert. He maintains that there are learning opportunities every day on the job. Even after working on over 12,000 homes, Chris is still excited about new chances to learn.

Handyman Fun Fact!

Your shower uses more water in a month than the rest of your home does in a year. It is important to ensure that your tiling is correctly placed. Chris often finds himself fixing improperly installed showers and suggests never overlooking bathroom maintenance.

Strange Encounters

Chris and The Trusted Toolbox work to provide a solution for all of their customers. He talks about an instance when a four-legged friend needed a hand.

On this particular day, Chris received a call from a woman who had a unique need. Her elderly dog was not able to get into the backyard. Chris and his team jumped into action to assist the client and her pup. They needed to install a dog door with a ramp so the dog could easily get into the backyard. To make things more complicated, they had to cut a hole in the wall, as a typical dog door was not possible. Nevertheless, Chris and his handyman team were happy to spend the time on this project. Ultimately, both dog and owner were satisfied with the new addition to the home.

DIY DOs

  • Do projects you’re comfortable with. You can save a lot of money by taking care of some of the demolition yourself.
  • Similarly, purchase your own materials. Materials found at a supply store are often cheaper than those provided by your contractor.
  • Choose a handyman who is vetted and insured. All Jonny On It service providers are licensed and ready to fulfill your needs.

DIY DON’Ts

  • Don’t do your own plumbing work. Do-it-yourself repair jobs are notorious for water leaks, which can cause a multitude of problems in your home.
  • In the same vein, don’t do your own electrical work. This one is self-explanatory.
  • Don’t pay for shoddy work. Your neighbor may not be the best resource when it comes to choosing a handyman.

Chris Lalomia is a Jonny Pro

For handyman work, home repair services, or simple maintenance, download the Jonny On It home service provider app and let a Pro handle the dirty work.

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