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Fix-It School

All classes are free and open to the public. There are no eligibility requirements. Just walk in and have a seat!

Participants who complete all six sessions of our "Rookie Renovators" series will receive a certificate of completion.

Call (616) 241-2601 for more information.

Download the current class schedule as a PDF.

Scroll the class listing below to see dates and topics for all of our class categories.

Fix-It School Sponsors

The Fix-It School is able to remain a free service because of volunteers, community partners, and financial supporters who believe in helping build strong homeowners. Thank you to our individual class sponsors. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, send us an email!

Current Sponsors

Samaritas has joined us as a Fix-It School sponsor! They sponsored the Women-Only class on November 21: Home Maintenance Repairs. Thank you!

Thank you Mercantile Bank for sponsoring two Women-Only Classes: How to Paint With Chalk Paint on 9/14 and Home Maintenance Check-up on 10/17.

 

Thank you for sponsoring our Rookie Renovators: Flooring Class on 9/24! DFCU Financial mortgages and other loans could pay you Cash Back. Contact Jodi Rogers to find out how.  

Custom Counter Top Co.

Thank you for sponsoring our Rookie Renovators: Cabinet Installation class on 7/16! Custom Counter Top has been a family owned and operated leader in post formed and self edge tops since 1973. Call them at 616-534-5894.

Thank you for sponsoring our Women Only- Kitchen Tips from Chef Rosemary class on 8/11! 

 

Home Maintenance Class

Rookie Renovators: Cabinet Installation

Saturday, May 13th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Ceramic, Glass & Stone Tile

Saturday, May 20th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Drywall/Plaster Repair

Saturday, May 6th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Money Matters Class

21 Días de Desafíos Financieros

Wednesday, April 26th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Please RSVP- call 241-2601 or email dlucas@homerepairservices.org

Wednesday, May 10th

11:00am - 12:00pm

21 Day Financial Challenge

Wednesday, May 10th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please RSVP- call 241-2601 or email dlucas@homerepairservices.org

Domando al Tigre- Manejando su Crédito

Wednesday, April 26th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Ejecución Hipotecaria 101

Wednesday, May 17th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Foreclosure 101

Wednesday, May 17th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please RSVP- call 241-2601 or email dlucas@homerepairservices.org

Insurance

Wednesday, May 31st

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please RSVP- call 241-2601 or email dlucas@homerepairservices.org

New Beginnings- Deciding When and How to Move On

Wednesday, May 24th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please RSVP- call 241-2601 or email dlucas@homerepairservices.org

Nuevos Comienzos- Decidiendo Cuando y Como Dejar su Casa

Wednesday, May 24th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Seguro (Casa, auto, y vida)

Wednesday, May 31st

11:00am - 12:00pm

Taming the Tiger- Managing Your Credit

Wednesday, May 3rd

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please RSVP- call 241-2601 or email dlucas@homerepairservices.org

Special Events

Basic Electrical: KDL Rockford

This class will take place at the Kent District Library - Rockford Branch and cover basic electrical skills. For more information and to register click here.

Monday, May 8th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Women Only Class

Basic Plumbing

Saturday, April 29th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Handy Helen

Common home repairs for female caregivers, age 60 and over.

Tuesday, May 9th

11:00am - 1:30pm

Session 1 of 2. Register by email to jjordan@homerepairservices.org or calling 616-241-2601 ext. 231.

Tuesday, May 16th

11:00am - 1:30pm

Session 2 of 2. Register by email to jjordan@homerepairservices.org or calling 616-241-2601 ext. 231.

Donate

Thank you very much for your generous support. Home Repair Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible.

Volunteer

Right now our greatest needs are for Fix-it School instructors, cabinet aseemblers and remodeling coaches.  If you're interested in any of these roles, contact Joel Ruiter at (616) 241-2601, ext. 222 and tell him "I have skills you can use!"

Requirements

To qualify for services you must own, or be buying, the home in which you live.  The home must be in Kent County.  Your combined household income must be below our published guidelines.

Contact Us

Phone: (616) 241-2601

(Si! Se habla Español.)

Fax: (616) 241-5151

Address: 1100 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507