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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, November 11th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Ceramic, Glass & Stone Tile

Saturday, November 18th

10:00am - 1:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Drywall/Plaster Repair

Saturday, November 4th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Electrical

Saturday, October 28th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Plumbing

Saturday, October 21st

10:00am - 12:00pm

Women Only Class

Women Only - Drywall Repair

Tuesday, November 7th

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Women Only - Home Maintenance

Tuesday, October 17th

6:30pm - 8:30pm


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.


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!"


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