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Expert Advice on Your Home Repairs: An Interview with Carol vant' Vlie of INDUSTRY PROS

By Carol vant' Vlie

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

INDUSTRY PROS is a full-service construction company specializing in remodeling, repair and maintenance services. Our professional service technicians can help our customers save money and time by prioritizing repairs, and completing jobs quicker and doing them right - the first time!

Can you briefly explain what a handyman (or home repair) contractor is and what qualifications one should have?

Our professional service technicians come from various trades so we try to match their skill set to a customer's specific job/project. Our crew is made up of plumbers, electricians, carpenters and general contractors so we can ensure that we have the right technician assigned to each job. We at INDUSTRY PROS pride ourselves on showing up clean, on time and prepared to tackle any and all possible repair needs. Our professional and friendly service technicians have extensive experience, so they're capable of communicating directly with the customer to ensure the customer is completely satisfied with our service.

How is the fee/price usually set? Does the work typically come with any kind of guarantee?

INDUSTRY PROS offers free estimates for larger projects and/or we offer an hourly service fee when applicable. We also guarantee our work for a full year.

What are some of the most common services that people hire a handyman for?

Because we're general contractors, INDUSTRY PROS was built on remodeling and rehabbing both commercial and custom residential homes. Mainly designing and remodeling custom kitchens and bathrooms. We offer competitive pricing and excellent customer service to everyone. Our wonderful and loyal customers, also, call on us whenever they need minor handyman tasks done as well, such as minor electrical, painting, plumbing, drywall, etc. We value all of our customers and appreciate any opportunity we can to service them and our local community.

Are there any home repairs that the average homeowner should not attempt to fix on their own?

Yes, electrical is one that we highly recommend calling a professional because you can really hurt yourself if it's not done correctly. Plumbing issues can also create a huge problem. If not done correctly and not done to code, then you can run into some serious issues that may cost you a lot of money in repairs!

What advice can you give to people who need some home repair or construction work done but keep putting it off?

Scheduling routine maintenance on your home is vital if you want to keep it in good condition. By having routine maintenance, eventually you can eliminate higher costs or reduce possible problems that can occur with your home. It's an investment, so you want to do what you can to take care of it.

What's the best way for people to contact you and your company?

The best way to contact INDUSTRY PROS is to call us directly at 877-463-7761 or email us at One of our friendly service technicians should be available to answer any questions.

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