A Little Bit About Us
When it comes to your home improvement projects our craftsmen have the expertise to get the job done and done right. Each one of our craftsmen has over ten years of experience and have all gone through a thorough background check. Handyman Connection of Edmonton's team of professionals is passionate about taking your home improvement dreams and making them a reality.
Karen has been working with Handyman Connection for 16 years and enjoys the relationships she’s developed with customers, craftsmen and the entire network of Handyman Connection owners and staff. Karen is married to Keith they have two boys and two dogs.
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With an East Coast Heritage, William has been across our great country many times, as well as having some world tours in his toolbox. But for many years now, Alberta has been his family’s home. William is happily married to Donaji and they have three amazing boys. He loves music and sports, but we believe he has sawdust in his veins… With over 30 years of construction and customer service experience and a “can do” attitude, he makes an excellent member of the Handyman Connection family. He says that “we are always willing to do whatever it takes to make the customer happy and if we can’t do it, we will find you someone who can” … Reach out and connect with William at any time for all your home improvement needs.
Darren is a licensed Plumber and Gas fitter with over 35 years of experience. Darren specializes in residential plumbing systems, including fixture repair and replacement, bathroom rough ins, plumbing renovations and boiler repairs.
Eric is an Electrician with over 15 years experience. He enjoys working with residential homeowners on a variety of projects from start to finish.
Outside of work Eric enjoys windsurfing and dirt biking around the Edmonton area
Bruno has been involved in renovations for over 17 years both with new builds and renovations. He is very confident in helping customers plan their projects and giving them the end result they expected, or better.
Growing up around the farm Chad was exposed to an ongoing list of projects to help out, from fixing fences to building corrals, sheds, shelters and other random construction projects. Repairs around the home were performed by family and he was always keen to help out.
Fast forward to his adult years and Chad carried on the skills learned earlier in life. After renovating his first home, including framing, drywalling, flooring, tiling, electrical, counters, painting, landscaping and building a fence and a shed. He saw the rewards of his work and purchased another two consecutive homes and renovated them. Soon family and friends were requesting him to perform various odd jobs around their homes and all were completed to their satisfaction.
In 2009 Chad decided to expand his work and started to advertise his handyman skill and quickly landed a contract with a property management company servicing 17 different properties for them on regular basis, completing everything from minor fixes to full suite renovations.
In late 2010 Chad was presented with a career opportunity that changed his focus from full time handyman work taking it back to causal work performing odd jobs as his schedule afforded.
Keith has recently joined Handyman Connection in 2017 since becoming semi-retired but has been in the trades since 1976. Keith began with building homes in Edmonton and then moved to building and installing kitchen cabinets. He also has had a 35 year career in telecommunications but still continued with cabinetry part time. Keith also enjoys fishing and golf when time permits. Keith is married to Karen and has two kids and two dogs.
Carlton has over 20 years of experience in carpentry, including finishing carpentry, and cabinet making. Along with this skill he also has a passion for home renovation, both interior and exterior. Over the years Carlton has garnered a wide range of skills to become skilled at completing a variety of home renovations, repairs, and maintenance.
During his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and vegetable gardening.
Mike has been working as an Electrician with over 15 years of experience, he has done lots of commercial work and residential. Mike is originally from Nova Scotia but has been living in Alberta for 15 years. He is happily married and has a son whom he loves to spend time with camping, fishing and anything outdoors.
Dale has been working in new construction, maintenance, commercial and residential repaints for both interior and exterior projects since 1989. He is skilled in all spray finishes and coatings, along with staining and shading fine woods and railings, custom mantles and wood furniture, including cabinets, doors and trim. Dale is very meticulous and clean and pays special attention to detail and quality of products used in all applications.
Wayne has always liked the magic of how electricity works. From an early age of poking things into power outlets to mature as a seasoned craftsman in all things with electrons, safety and reliability is his number one motivation. His mission is to help people enjoy a better lifestyle through the safe use of electricity.
Wayne spends his spare time exploring life’s interesting nuances. He says he is an insatiable learner and is continually trying to better understand the world around him.
Wayne has lived in or around Edmonton his whole life. He and his wife have a cat and a motor home as companions.
Brian has been in the trades for 40 years starting at a very early age, completely renovating houses. When people ask him what he does for a living, his response is “I fix broken buildings”. He is a visionary with many years of experience, sees how projects look long before the work starts. Brian has a diploma in Structural Drafting Technology, Power Engineering, Sheet-metal and a project manager for 20+ years.
With over 25 years of experience in the home renovation and construction business Dean serves his customers well. Clear communication is a top priority ensuring understanding as the work progresses and client satisfaction. Dean treats every job like it was his own home. Everything from general painting, drywall, trim to full renovations on bathrooms, basements, kitchens, etc. there isn’t much he hasn’t done. In his prior career, Dean was a Power Engineer for several large corporations responsible for boilers, water softeners, HVAC units, air compressors and other related equipment. You are in good hands with Dean on your project!
Chris moved around a lot as a kid, into new homes with his family and in each home there was always work to be done including fencing, decks and basement projects. Chris was lucky to be able to help his father with those projects from an early age, and has been completing these types of jobs every since. Fast forward 40 years and Chris has always felt a natural draw to renovations as they just come easy to him.
In his spare time Chris trains for, and runs in several running races throughout the year.
Brad was raised in a small Alberta town, then moved to Edmonton where he earned a Red Seal Journeyman Painter ticket at NAIT. He then moved to Viking where after obtaining his Arborist and pesticide applicator tickets he opened a tree service business earning contracts with many of the small neighboring towns where he also received a diploma in Economic Development. After 10 years in Viking, Brad moved closer to Edmonton and began his career in the home building business as a Warranty Technician, slowly moving up to Warranty Manager then on to 12 years as a Construction Site Manager in single and multi-family construction. During that time Brad received his Professional Construction Site Manager diploma and numerous safety courses as well as a Moisture Control Technician ticket.
Brad now resides full time in Edmonton where first and foremost he is the father of two awesome kids, a son Brian and daughter Breanne. Brad says “it’s family that brings out the best of me and what matters most.”
Roger has 25 years of experience in home renovations and construction, learning a lot from his dad growing up who showed him how to fix anything and everything. Roger is also a Journeyman Welder with over 20 years experience in that trade.
He loves helping his clients with their projects and making them happy, he takes pride in his work and makes sure it is always done right.
In his spare time he enjoys building and making projects out of steel and wood.
Vio has been working with Handyman Connection since the summer of 2019. His specialty is tackling all types of plumbing related repairs and replacements and has been doing this for 26 years in Canada. Vio prides himself on this work and customer care is the most important while working on projects.
Raul has been working in the trades since 1996, having a background with a University Architecture Degree. After moving to Canada in 1992 Raul learned multiple trades from working with others, he truly enjoys painting as he says he finds it very relaxing.
In his spare time Raul spends his time at the gym, hiking and going to the movies. He is a family man, married with two daughters.
Kelly has been in the trades for just under 30 years, he has learned this trade from both his father and his grandfather who were both carpenters. Kelly enjoys working in residential renovations and he enjoys meeting homeowners and helping them improve their homes, allowing him to be creative and happy with the end results.
Kelly has been married to Heather for 20 years, they have four children and 3 pets.
Zsolt has moved to Edmonton in 2017, joining Handyman Connection a few months later. Before that he lived in Manitoba for a few years, working as a carpenter’s assistant,, then as a self-employed handyman for 5 years. Besides construction, renovation and remodeling he has also created some 3D drawings helping the decision making of his clients, or helping the fundraising for the construction of a big community building.While he has 8 years experience in the Canadian construction and renovation industry, his total experience in this field is more than 25 years.
Originally from Hugary, Zsolt grew up helping his family in any renovation project needed in or around their home. He was still a structural engineering student when he was already helping his brother with blueprints and 3D drawings in their new joint family business. After a few years working for other companies in Hungary and Switzerland Zsolt joined the family business full time. Together with his brother they planned custom designed houses and condominiums, created the blueprints and 3D drawings of them, and also constructed them. Their biggest design was a 4star thermal wellness hotel, and also designed and constructed several luxury homes, including some mansions.
Zsolt loves everything that is related to houses, especially innovative and environment friendly new solutions, and also loves cars, airplanes, and ships. His favourite activities are swimming and kayaking, and also enjoys driving, travelling and hiking with his wife and two sons. In his free time he loves to play Minecraft with his kids, or to watch old and new movies, especially science fiction.
Dan has been painting since 1982 and continues to enjoy improving homes with colour every day.
While Dan enjoys work he also likes to spend time away in warm weather destinations and is a proud grandfather of 5.
The Journey Forward