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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, July 15th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Ceramic, Glass & Stone Tile

Saturday, July 1st

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Drywall/Plaster Repair

Saturday, July 29th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Electrical

Saturday, July 22nd

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rookie Renovators: Plumbing

Saturday, July 8th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Money Matters Class

21 Day Financial Challenge

Wednesday, July 5th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

Foreclosure 101

Wednesday, July 26th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

Insurance

Wednesday, July 19th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

Taming the Tiger- Managing Your Credit

Wednesday, July 12th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

Special Events

Home Maintenance

We have a full series of home maintenance classes, being held in our building, that we co-sponsoring with the Inner City Christian Federation.. This course focuses on general home maintenance planning and projects. For more information on the full series, visit ICCF's page here- http://iccf.org/blog/events/home-maintenance-workshop-series/

Wednesday, June 28th

6:00pm - 8:00pm

KROC Center: Drywall

This is the first in a series hosted at the KROC Center, and will teach hands-on skills to help you do drywall and plaster repair on your own. More info on this series is on page 14 of their summer program guide here- http://www.grkroccenter.org/assets/grkroc-programguide.pdf 

Tuesday, July 25th

6:30pm - 8:30pm

North Kent Community Services: Ceramic Tile

Join us at North Kent Community Services in Rockford for this Ceramic, Glass & Stone Tile course to learn hands-on skills for your next project. This is the second class in a series we are partnering with NKCS on.

This class, which focuses on working with all types of tile, is Thursday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m. This class is available to the entire community, but current NKC clients who attend will earn $20 in store credit as part of the VIP Plan.

RSVP to North Kent Connect as soon as possible by calling 616.866.3478 and speaking with one of our case managers.

Thursday, July 13th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Plumbing

We have a full series of home maintenance classes, being held in our building, that we co-sponsoring with the Inner City Christian Federation. For more information on the full series, visit ICCF's page here- http://iccf.org/blog/events/home-maintenance-workshop-series/

Wednesday, July 5th

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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