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Our mission is to help homeowners make the best decisions around their homes. To do so, Fixr.com works hard in collaboration with top-leading experts in the home improvement industry who write, edit, review and contribute to our cost guides and trends reports. This ensures that all the content you read on our website is up-to-date, accurate, and backed up by the latest research and trends.

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Our mission is to help homeowners make the best decisions around their homes. To do so, Fixr.com works hard in collaboration with top-leading experts in the home improvement industry who write, edit, review and contribute to our cost guides and trends reports. This ensures that all the content you read on our website is up-to-date, accurate, and backed up by the latest research and trends.

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Owner, Cleaning Glow
Alessandra Mendes is a leader in the house cleaning industry with close to 10 years of experience operating in the San Francisco bay area. Her company, Cleaning Glow, offers high quality house cleaning services and prides itself on providing a better alternative to traditional cleaning companies through its competitive pricing, friendly customer service, and Uber-like tech model of booking a cleaning service. Alessandra established her...
President, Pineapple House Interior Design
Amber is the president of Pineapple House Interior Design, she is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and NCIDQ certificate holder. Pineapple House is a full-service interior design firm that has won several design excellence awards within the last 20 years, including ASID Design Excellence awards, IIDA Best of the Best, BUILD's Most Innovative Designers in the USA. She is a member of the American Society of Interior...
Owner, Andrea Schumacher Interiors
Andrea is the principal at Andrea Schumacher Interiors, an award winning design firm in Denver, Colorado. House Beautiful has named this firm one of the interior design firms to watch, and their impressive resume and beautiful portfolio speak to this high praise. She has experience with both residential and commercial architecture, including the set design for 'Days of Our Lives' and Columbia Pictures. Andrea is certified in Universal Design...
HVAC instructor, Johnston Community College
Brent Evans has over 10 years of professional HVAC experience specializing in service, fabrication, installation, and repair of home and light commercial comfort systems. He is HVAC Excellence Certified Subject Matter Educator of Technical Education, Air Conditioning and he is an HVAC instructor at the Johnston Community College.
President, Sebring Design Build
Bryan is the president of Sebring Design Build, a full-service design-build firm located in the Chicago suburbs. Bryan takes a customer-focused approach to his projects, infusing them with personal values, as well as great style. He has experience with home renovation, construction and investment properties. Sebring Design Build , founded in 1999, is a residential design, remodel and new construction company offering new residences or home...
President, Alpine Maids
Chris Willatt is the owner of Alpine Maids, a cleaning service located in the Denver Metro Area. He started his business after realizing how difficult it was to find high quality cleaning services and decided to create a high-rated service in which transparency and staff training are key. They believe in providing excellent working conditions to their cleaners in order to ensure they treat your home with the respect it deserves.
Owners, OneStop Plumbers
Conrad and Teara are the owners of OneStop Plumbers, a family-owned and operated business established in 2010 in Corona, CA. Prior to opening their business, Conrad worked for 15 years in the plumbing industry and Teara was a manager in the professional business industry. Their focus is to operate their company with integrity and provide "a higher standard of plumbing service" to their customers.
Owner, Dahlia Design
Known for her unmistakeable signature style of simplicity and elegance, Dahlia Mahmood has become a national and internationally award-winning designer and influencer. Her demand for excellence and dedication to detail has built a long list of high profile clients. From museums, to mansions, to yachts and children play spaces... Dahlia's passion for design is the heart of every project. If she's not in a meeting or job site, you can find her...
Owner, ALL Garage Doors and Gates
Danit "Dana" Shapiro, owner of ALL Garage Doors and Gates has been in the garage door and gate industry since 2015 and strongly believes in building a company that practices ethics, professionalism and exceptional customer service. ALL Garage Doors and Gates has partnered with the best manufacturers of garage doors and gates and uses the highest quality materials for fabrication and installation.
Elevator Mechanic, Lifeway Mobility
Darin is a licensed elevator mechanic and industry expert with over 25 years of experience with elevators, commercial lifts, residential lifts, stairlifts, and accessible construction. In addition to elevator sales and field experience he is knowledgeable with elevator code, building code and accessible solutions.
Assistant Director of Operations, Rytech
David Ayers is the Assistant Director of Operations at team Rytech and has been in the restoration industry since 2003. As Assistant Director of Operations, he oversees field operations across the Rytech Restoration network and ensures the highest level of customer service and industry standards are achieved. David is a licensed mold assessor and remediator, holding CMR and CMA certifications through NORMI. He is also a Triple Master Restorer...
Director, Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, & Electric
Since 2012, Dominic has worked as Marketing & Advertising Director at Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, & Electric. Four Seasons prides itself on a commitment to total customer satisfaction. With a fleet of over 500 vehicles, and 750 employees, they are one of the largest privately held HVAC companies in the United States. Family owned and operated, Four Seasons Heating has been serving the Chicagoland area since 1971.
President and CEO, TEGNOS Research, Inc.
Dr. James L. Hoff is the President and CEO of TEGNOS Research, Inc. and has over 30 years of experience in the building materials industry. He has also previously worked for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing where he served as a researcher and Vice President.
Vice President of Integrated Communications, New Concept 180
Edgar is the Vice President of Integrated Communications at New Concept 180, an Award-Winning design+build+remodel firm offering vintage home remodeling services with emphasis on additions, kitchens and bathrooms - exclusively for 80+ year-old homes. Edgar and the New Concept 180 team are experienced in preserving the history and essence of a vintage home while also incorporating cutting-edge technology and modern amenities for today's family....
Owner, Suncoast Energy
Elias Vela is the owner of Suncoast Energy Electrical Services. He has over 13 years of experience as an electrician in Los Angeles CA, focusing on renewable energy.
Founding Principal, organicARCHITECT
Eric is a LEED Fellow, Hon. FIGP, a licensed architect (Oregon, California, New Mexico, Arizona), and a recognized pioneer in the traditions of Organic Architecture, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He is an authority in biophilic and regenerative design, and a nationally known expert in deep green buildings that promotes a human, organic and ecological approach to design.
V.P. Sales, Retractable Awnings
Eric M. Scop is a retractable awning industry expert who has worked with architects, landscape architects, interior designers and contractors worldwide on a consulting basis. Eric is founder and part owner of RetractableAwnings.com, a specialty fabricator, distributor & installer of all types of exterior retractable sun, rain, wind, bug & snow protection systems. RetractableAwnings.com ships and installs worldwide.
President, The Inspectors Company
Eric has been a home inspector for almost 10 years and is passionate about the science of building. He loves learning and understanding how all of the systems of a home are interconnected and work together to make it sound.
Architect, Colberg Architecture
Eugene Colberg is an award-winning architect who leads Brooklyn based company Colberg Architecture. Eugene has over 25 years of experience as an architect working not only in the US, but internationally also, and is a LEED Green Associate.
Florida Sales Manager, Owen's Corning
At Owen’s Corning, Frank Compagnone works as the Florida sales manager, where he has received several awards for his job performance, including the Sales Excellence Award Winner. The company develops and produces insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites and related materials. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of fiberglass composites and has divisions in over 30 countries and works towards building a sustainable future through...
Owner, SodLawn and Barrow's Landscaping
Gene Barrow is an Owner of SodLawn and Barrow's Landscaping. Gene has been working in the landscape industry for over 30 years. He is working to make the business the best it can be and to exceed the expectations of its customers.
Owner and President, Twisted Nail Sand & Gravel
Hunter Kosar is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of Texas at Dallas. Hunter is currently the Owner and President of Twisted Nail Sand & Gravel, a trucking and aggregate supplier located in Waco, Texas. As a local family business, Hunter and his team provide trucking and aggregates to most local contractors and are proud to have been able to represent hundreds of owner-operators around Central Texas.
Energy Program Manager, Northwest Solar & Electric
Born and raised in Washington state, Ian graduated from Gonzaga in 2014 with a B.S. in Physics. Soon after, he joined up with Northwest Electric and Solar where he achieved his desire to work in the solar industry. In July of the same year he started work on solar installation for roofs. Presently, Ian is the Energy Program Manager at NWES.
Real Estate Expert, Agent Advice
Jasen has over 25 years of experience in real estate. He is also a recognised sales-expert, motivational speaker, and performance coach. His achievements include being featured in Austin Business Journal’s Top 50 Agents List, as well as appearing on the front cover or REALTOR Magazine. Among his other lines of work, he has also published a book: The Top Producer Life.
Owner, Jill Seidner Interior Design
Jill is the owner and designer at Jill Seidner Interior design, located in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of the Interior & Environmental Design Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has more than twenty years experience in interior design. She specializes in interior design services for both commercial and residential sectors and has worked on many high-profile projects in the Los Angeles area. She is an...
General Manager, Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors
A pioneer in the construction industry, Johnny Jones is the general manager of Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors’ corporate office in Athens, Alabama. He shows dedication and leadership to making sure day-to-day operations run smoothly at Ridgeline and takes pride in providing the best quality possible. Outside of the office, Johnny enjoys racing and ATV riding.
Executive Vice President, Royal Swimming Pools
Johnny Davis is the Executive Vice President of Royal Swimming Pools, a swimming pool company servicing the greater Memphis area since 1987. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the swimming pool industry and is dedicated to innovating the future of the business.
General Manager, Verea Clay Roof Tiles
Juan P. Lestegas is the general manager at Verea Clay Roof Tile. Verea Clay Roof Tile was founded in 1976, they work towards creating the finest clay roof tile products by combining tradition and technology. Their products are environmentally friendly and more than 40% of the clay used is recycled, meeting the requirements of the European EMAS regulations, as well as the international ISO 14001.
National Sales Manager, EXCEPTIONAL Metals
Jules Dekovics works as a National Sales Manager for EXCEPTIONAL Metals, a division of Duro-Last® Inc., that offers a full line of premium metal roofing, wall panels, and accessories that are designed to save time during installation and provide a secure fit for unsurpassed protection and durability. His most recent roles include Business Development Professional for an independent representative group as well as Southeast General Manager and...
President, Home Star Staging
Karen is the owner and president of Home Star Staging, a Texas-based home staging firm started in 2006. Karen's love for home staging began as a child. Today, she shares her knowledge not only with her clients but also through teaching others how best to stage and style a property. Karen is a nationally recognized home staging expert. She has appeared on The Discovery Channel, HGTV, The Huffington Post, Forbes Online, FOX 4 Good Day Dallas and...
Owner, Karoly Windows & Doors
Karoly Szekeres is an experienced window and door contractor. Karoly enjoys meeting his customers and sharing his extensive knowledge to help them design their windows. He continuously strives to better his craft work to provide the best service for his customers. His company Karoly Windows & Doors has been in business for over 20 years.
Territory Sales Manager, CertainTeed
Keith Sheehy is the Territory Sales Manager at CertainTeed Corporation. With almost 20 years in the field, Keith has been in charge of resolving homeowner and contractor concerns nationwide involving the CertainTeed Sure Start Plus extended warranty program as well as conducting inspections for the Technical Service Department. He also has experience working in Real Estate and as a Quality Control Technician.
Founder, Thou Swell
Kevin Francis O'Gara is the founder of Thou Swell, an Atlanta lifestyle and interior design blog that offers an avant-garde mix of contemporary and traditional design curated by an emerging voice in Southern design. Kevin has been featured in leading industry publications, such as Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge, House Beautiful, and This Old House, among others.
President and Founder, The SpoutOff
Kevin Leahy is a gutter industry expert, with over 30 years experience studying all there is to know about gutters and downspouts. Using his acquired knowledge, Leahy manufactured and developed a product to make sure gutters work properly, known as The SpoutOff.
President, Happy Little Dumpsters, LLC
Kyle Miller is the President and Founder of Happy Little Dumpsters, a verified small business providing roll-off solutions, dumpster rental services and junk removal in Virginia. Focusing on quality customer service, Happy Little Dumspters provides a timely dumpster rental service.
National Account Manager, Alpha ProTech
Larry Pope is the National Account Manager at Alpha ProTech. The company develops and manufactures high-value protective apparel garments, face masks and face shields and a line of construction weatherization building products for the housing market, like synthetic underlayments, or house wrap seam tapes. They want to keep developing high value products which protect people, products and environments, which is why they communicate directly...
Co-owner & President, Dakota Storage Buildings, LLC
Lenny is the co-owner and president of Dakota Storage Buildings, LLC, a shed and garage manufacturer serving the midwest. Lenny and his team strive to provide affordable quality products for their customers along with service that communicates honesty and appreciation.
Technician, Direct Air Conditioning
Luis graduated as an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration technician in 2011 and has been employed at Direct Air since 2017. He is certified by the EPA and works under NADCA standards, which govern all air conditioning and heating cleaning systems. His goal is to provide a professional and high-quality service.
President, Michigan Solar Solutions
Michigan Solar Solutions (MSS) was started in 2007 by Mark Hagerty of Commerce Michigan. In the past 14 years, MSS has grown to 3 offices with 48 employees. MSS services the southern 2/3rds of Michigan's lower peninsula. MSS believes in operating under the Golden Rule, which is evident by their 100's of excellent reviews and no bad one! Please contact them today for a free solar design consultation.
Owner, Cortizo Interiors
Michelle Cortizo is the owner of Cortizo Interiors, a full-service design firm offering design consultations and interior design services. In business since 2000, Michelle and her team create spaces that enhance her clients' lifestyles. She and her designs have been featured in leading publications like House Beautiful and Architectural Digest and she is a Prism award recipient.
Asbestos Expert & Writer, The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com
Michelle Whitmer is a medical writer and asbestos expert for The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. She has been quoted by the New York Times and other national and international publications. Michelle holds certificates in OSHA’s Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry Training, health literacy from the CDC, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Rollins College. Michelle is the recipient of three Digital Health Awards.
Senior Client Manager, Lifeway Mobility
Mike has 20+ years of experience as an accessibility sales consultant at Lifeway Mobility with a focus on residential stairlifts. He leads accessibility in-services educating health care providers, care coordinators, physical and occupational therapists, insurance companies, and builders.
District sales manager, VELUX
Mims Mobley is a district sales manager at VELUX, where he educates professionals in the building industry on the benefits of the use of skylights, sun tunnels, and solar water heaters to take into account daylight when designing new buildings. For more than 80 years, VELUX has worked towards creating better indoor environments by bringing daylight and fresh air into homes and other buildings. The company was founded in Denmark and now they...
Lead of the electrical department, Team Enoch
Paul Schwalbe leads the electrical department at Team Enoch, a company providing residential and commercial HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and roofing services. Team Enoch is a family owned and operated business founded in 2013, and today the team includes master electricians, electrical engineers, licensed plumbing contractors, and HVAC technicians.
CEO, Bay Area Appliance Installation
Paul Hooker at Bay Area Appliance Installation has over 20 years of experience in kitchen appliance installation. Since 1999 Paul has been tackling custom installations that require modifications and relocation of electrical and plumbing to complete the job. Paul began working in San Jose, California for one of the largest appliance distributors in the Bay Area in 1999. After several years, he started Bay Area Appliance Installation, which...
Sales Engineer, Duthie Power Services
With decades of experience in the facilities services industry, Peter Thornton is an accomplished Sales Engineer at Southern California's Duthie Power Services. He has 20 years of experience with diesel engine sales. Pete brought his engine expertise to the commercial generator industry and bolstered it by learning the electrical side of generators. Now, he is the face of the Duthie Power website's Ask Pete! question form, where anyone can...
Owner, Quality Comfort Home Services
Ryan has over 12 years of HVAC experience. He obtained his training, education and certification from Ultimate Technical Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. In addition, he is a participant of the LG Excellence Contractor Program.
Owner, Countertop Specialty
Ryan Burden is the owner of Countertop Specialty, a website providing expert advice on the installation, care, and repair of granite countertops, marble, quartz, and tile since 2005. Countertop Specialty began as a countertop installation company serving luxury home builders, designers, and homeowners in Dallas, TX. Ryan and CountertopSpecialty.com have been featured in publications such as the National Association of Realtors, This Old...
Central Florida Territory Manager, GAF
Scott Arial is the Central Florida Territory Manager at GAF. The company focuses on manufacturing roofing materials for both residential and commercial installations. They specialize in shingles, from most basic options to solar shingles. They have over a dozen manufacturing plants throughout the United States, and over 3,000 employees. Their roofing products are sold worldwide, and the company works hard to reduce their environmental impact...
Area Sales Manager, Roof Master & Construction
Shaun is the Area Sales Manager at Roof Master where he leads the team of sales professionals in assessing hail restoration claims and advising customers on the best roofing solutions for their needs. Shaun is a third generation roofer with experience in everything from architectural shingles to metal roof systems and specialty products, such as Duro-Last membrane systems for flat roof applications.
Owner, HX | Home Solutions
Shaunak Ahuja is the owner of HX Home Solutions. He may be the only contractor in America that can speak both to contracting and convex optimization. When not working, he loves spending time with his wife and daughter.
CEO, US Door & More
Shayan Behjati, the Chief Executive Officer at US Door & More, has over 20 years of experience in the windows and doors industry. In the past, Shayan worked with custom development and manufacturing of wooden building materials, specializing in doors and windows.
CEO and Founder, Passion Plans
Thomas Jepsen, CEO and Founder of Passion Plans, has over 15 years of experience in the housing industry, having also worked as a real estate investor. He has a mission to tackle house affordability issues in the US and help with efficiency in the house building process.
House Cleaning Content Manager, LA House Cleaning
Tim has extensive experience in the residential cleaning industry and has written many articles on house cleaning tips, tricks and general knowledge.
President, Chicago Green Insulation
Tom Decker is licensed by four manufacturers of polyurethane foam insulation as one of the top installers in the United States and was just named Top 25 Installers in the US by Ceilings and Walls Magazine. Tom and his crews pride themselves on installing outstanding products that leave owners in a position of comfort for the duration of the life of the structure. He is recognized by many local and regional code officials as “the go to resource...
Owner, Elegant Painting
Varga Gulshani is the owner & jobsite foreman at Elegant Painting, a small business created in 2005 based entirely on customer feedback. He believes that the customer comes first and aims to offer top quality interior and exterior painting services.
Owner, Colony Roofers
Zach Reece is the owner of Colony Roofers, a locally owned roofing installation company based in Atlanta. Colony Roofers serves both residential and commercial buildings with years of experience dealing with repairs and replacements.

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Construction Industry Analyst
Adam Graham is a construction industry analyst at Fixr.com. He has experience writing about home construction, interior design, and real estate, and he is constantly searching for news and analyzing trends in the home improvement and decor industry. He communicates with experts and journalists to make sure we provide the most up-to-date and fact-checked information. He has been featured in publications such as Better Homes and Gardens and The...
Content Specialist
Ana is a content specialist at Fixr.com. She uses her experience in marketing and knowledge from her Master’s degree in climate communications to research and review the home improvement industry.
Analyst and Researcher
Ben is a writer, researcher, and data analysis expert who has worked for clients in the sustainability, public administration, and clean energy sectors.
Cameron Bates
Content Specialist
Cameron Bates is a Content Specialist at Fixr.com.
Author
Catherine is a researcher and content specialist at Fixr.com. She has strong interests in issues related to sustainability and being eco-friendly at home. Catherine has previously worked as an assistant project manager at an engineering firm.
Chris McFadin
Chris has a PhD in economic history and works in the financial services industry. He has an experience writing about personal finance, and he recently built a new house in the Midwest.
Author
Chris Gennone is a content specialist and video producer at Fixr.com. He has 5 years of experience writing and editing for a variety of web and print publications, currently specializing in home improvement projects such as roofing, remodeling, and repairs. When Chris isn’t writing or in front of the camera, he’s either playing with his band or tracking down the best sandwich shops.
Remodeling Specialist
Cristina has more than 4 years of experience in the remodeling and home design sector. She joined Fixr.com in 2017 and has since been working constantly with industry experts to bring the most accurate and reliable information regarding news, trends, and advice to homeowners and other industry pros. Her work has appeared in major industry publications, like Forbes, Realtor.com and the official publication of the National Kitchen & Bathroom...
Journalist
Dan is a home improvement journalist and content advisor with Fixr.com. He also works with solar installers and solar nonprofits. Dan earned his B.S. in Financial Management from the University of Illinois in 2001 and his M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Portland State University in 2008.
Author
Gianna Cappuccio is a home improvement writer at Fixr.com. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in English from Montclair State University in 2016, Gianna decided to pursue a career in writing and editing. When she is not busy reading about home improvement and design, she can be found on the occasional hike or enjoying the latest television show.
Industry analyst
Irena is an industry analyst at Fixr.com. She analyzes and looks for visual ways to simplify data. She has been researching and writing about personal finance since 2018. At Fixr.com, she is constantly looking to give homeowners the best advice on how to invest in their homes.
Irene Pomares
Senior Remodeling Editor
Irene is a senior editor at Fixr.com with over 3 years of experience in home improvement. Despite disliking bugs, she specializes in animal and pest control and works hand-in-hand with editors and writers to create accurate and thorough Cost Guides. Passionate and talkative, she uses her skills to create and communicate valuable information to homeowners.
Author
Jack Wisniewski is a writer and researcher at Fixr.com. When he is not guiding readers toward their optimal home improvement decisions, you can find him working out or watching professional soccer.
Joe Roberts
Content Specialist
Joe is a content specialist at Fixr.com. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Writing Studies from Utah Valley University in 2016, and he’s worked in content marketing ever since. When he isn’t writing about home improvement or climate issues, Joe can be found in book stores, record shops, or the local GameStop.
Laura Madrigal
Editing Assistant
Laura is a new member of the Fixr.com editing team whose expectations for her dream home have considerably increased since she started working in the home improvement field. Her special interests are outdoor spaces and painting projects. She loves learning new things every day, which is key to her job when creating content to help homeowners with their home improvement projects.
Content Writer
Michael is a content writer at Fixr.com. He has more than six years of experience in industrial manufacturing and legal documentation, covering electrical safety, large-scale infrastructure and maritime legislation.
Nieves Martinez
Home Remodeling Editor
Nieves is a home remodeling editor at Fixr.com with special interest in landscaping, pest control, painting, installation, and repair projects. She brings her work ethic, creativity, and love for teamwork into everything she does, including working with writers and designers at Fixr.com to develop useful and comprehensive guides for homeowners.
Nieves Caballero
Senior Home Improvement Editor
Nieves is a senior editor at Fixr.com with over 5 years of experience in home improvement. Daughter of an experienced contractor, she has been in love with the home improvement world since a young age. Having helped in the past in her father's company, she now brings all her knowledge and interest about remodeling to help you make a more informed decision about your home renovating projects.
Home Improvement Content Specialist
Ornella is a home improvement content specialist at Fixr.com. As an interior design enthusiast, she is always researching home renovation projects and communicating advice to homeowners through our reports and visualizations. She enjoys creative problem solving and being on top of sustainable home remodeling trends.
Paula Reguero
Editing Assistant
Paula is a recent addition to the Fixr.com editing team. She loves problem-solving, which makes her passionate about repair projects, and she works hard with the team of writers and editors to provide you with the most useful information.
Design Editor
Stefania is a design editor at Fixr.com, writing about home improvement tips and trends to help homeowners make better remodeling decisions. As a former surface designer, she loves wallpapers and textured walls to make a statement and bring color to the home. With a passion for reducing waste, she is always researching new ways to make the home more sustainable.
Zeeshan Hyder
Author
Zeeshan is a journalist and content writer at Fixr.com. He has previously worked as a journalist for a major news organization, covering energy, climate, and environmental stories, among other topics. He is passionate about promoting renewable energy and tackling climate change.