Ace Handyman Services here to help with your ‘honey-do’ list

Ace Handyman Services West Oakland and Wayne counties held a ribbon cutting with the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Novi Chamber of Commerce on December 8. Cutting the ribbon were owners Chris and Monica Toomey.

Ace Handyman Services West Oakland and Wayne counties held a ribbon cutting with the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Novi Chamber of Commerce on December 8. Cutting the ribbon were owners Chris and Monica Toomey.

Need help on your “honey do” list? Ace Handyman Services is here to help. They provide professional home improvement and maintenance services for both residential and commercial customers.

Chris and Monica Toomey are excited to bring Ace Handyman Services to the Lakes Area. Their territory covers four service areas based on zip code, extending from west of Farmington to Ann Arbor, and Clarkston to Canton. Current service areas include Commerce Township, Walled Lake, Wixom, Wolverine Lake, Northville, Novi, Plymouth and Salem, and additional service areas are being opened gradually by zip code.

They opened their Commerce offices on August 30 and will be opening a second office in Ann Arbor sometime next month.

The decision to open Ace Handyman Services West Oakland and Wayne counties came after Chris spent over two decades in corporate America, working 23 years for a multinational chemical company.

For the past several years he’s had a desire to go out on his own and start his own business, but the timing wasn’t right. With the couple’s four children now grown, and the frequent international traveling of his corporate job suddenly halted due to the pandemic, the timing was finally right.

“[Chris] was probably gone about 70% of the time, then COVID came and suddenly he was home. And he thought it was really nice not having to get on a plane every week,” Monica said. “He was working from home, and he started talking about how nice it was and that maybe it’s time to revisit what it would look like to have something of his own, to make a change. I told him to just start playing around with ideas and we’ll talk.”

So, Chris began researching franchise opportunities when he stumbled across Ace Handyman Services, a full-service home repair, improvement and maintenance company specializing in projects around your home ranging from general repairs to complete remodels.

Founder Andy Bell started Ace Handyman Services two decades ago, and since then the franchise organization has expanded from coast to coast. With six franchise owners in the state, Michigan has the second-largest member of Ace franchise owners in the organization, second only to Denver, where it started.

The opportunity intrigued Chris, and as they say, the rest is history.

“There was something about Ace Handyman Services that was different,” Monica said. “Andy Bell…is the epitome of a servant-hearted business owner. He is all about taking care of your customers. But not just that, taking care of your employees.”

Ace Handyman Services embraces the values of integrity and respect, with a focus on quality craftsmanship and superior service. Their guarantee: if there is ever an issue or problem, they’ll return and make sure it’s done to your satisfaction.

Some of their most popular services include doors, floors, bathroom repair and refresh, painting, fencing, drywall and carpentry, though craftsmen can complete up to 1,162 jobs to get your to-do list done. A variety of services are available for every room in your home, including kitchen repair and refresh, cabinet installation and repair, and bathroom hardware and fixture repair. Attic, basement, deck and patio, and garage services are also available. Get a brand new TV for the holidays that you need to put up? They can help with that, too.

“It’s simple stuff that you don’t have to wait six months for some big contractors to come out, and you don’t have to watch YouTube and think you can do it yourself,” Monica said. “A large percentage, close to 70% of the people we help are 55 and older. Being able to help these people who are very often taken advantage of, it makes you feel good. I hear the gratitude; people are so grateful that we can come out and help them. It’s a blessing to be in that place where you can make a difference in someone’s life.”

Pricing is based on time and material, and a service representative will assist you when booking your job to provide an accurate time estimate. However, customers can receive a discount for purchasing a half-day or full-day bundle. All work is backed with their 100% satisfaction guarantee, and is guaranteed for one year.

“We take it very seriously. We are safe, respectful people in your home. Whether we’re coming to your home or you’re calling us to come to your parent’s home, we’re the right person,” Monica said. “We’re insured and bonded, we’re going to do good work and we’re going to come back if there is any issue during an entire year.”

Get a project estimate and schedule service online at or by calling 248-983-3900.

Ace Handyman Services here to help with your ‘honey-do’ list

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