HomeHaven provides referrals for a variety of services that can support you in maintaining a safe and comfortable home as you grow older. The Household Services Committee has a list of vetted, licensed contractors for services such as plumbing, heating and air conditioning, masonry, and electrical work. All of these providers are vetted, have gone through background checks, and have shown proof of insurance.
HomeHaven also maintains a list of providers that have been recommended by our members but have not had the background checks that are required for our vetted list. Most of these providers do work that does that not require a license, such as yard work, snow removal, rearranging furniture, and hanging pictures. Some do work that does require licensing.
Costs The costs of all services are to be negotiated between our members and the provider directly. HomeHaven gives you access to a provider, but we do not perform any of the services.
Home Safety Inspection When you join, HomeHaven provides for a free home safety inspection. Our Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Bruce Lawler, will undertake an evaluation of your home, with special attention to safety issues. He provides a written report and will help you find contractors for urgent problems. If you have already had this assessment, but your circumstances have changed, consider having an updated inspection. There is, however, a charge for a second assessment.
Getting Help To contact any of the service providers, call the HomeHaven office.
Emergencies For urgent issues such as a gas leak or burst water pipe, call 911 or the utility. For disaster remediation, call HomeHaven for referral to a 24-hour service.
Large Projects Obtaining and evaluating bids for extensive repairs or remodeling can be intimidating. For a fee, Bruce Lawler can provide expert advice and guidance, acting as your “owner’s representative.”
Volunteer Household Help Just need a light bulb changed that you can’t quite reach? Or want help deciding which of those boxes of records you really no longer need? Or are you a handy type, eager to solve this kind of problem? Call the Office to find out who can help you or who you can help!