“Excellence Expected”

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WelcoUHAself1.5L2me to the UHA an Association for the Handyman and the home repair consumer. We are an independent association that sets quality and standards for the handyman. We offer a certification program for the handyman along with a discounted Insurance Program with all other phases of business support to assist with the start up or the seasoned professional. Become a member to become UHA Verified then start getting free leads for the life of your business. Becoming an association member might be all that is needed but If you’re real ambitious the next step is our nationally recognized certification program where you first certify your business and then you can certify your skills to prove that you are truly an expert in your field. The certified membership comes with all the business support you can imagine including a $5,000 guarantee to your customers that we stand behind you as being a quality business they can trust

Become a member 

Are you qualified to be a Certified Handyman video link

Listen to Flash on the Radio talking about the UHA

Become a Handyman member of the UNITED HANDYMAN ASSOCIATION,  become certified and display your certification proudly and know that you are backed by an organization that supports its members. Your business will benefit from the many services offered by the UHA.  Your customers will know that you care enough about them to go the extra step to make sure that your business is structured to reflect the same quality as the service you provide them. 

Join us today in the pursuit of a better handyman life!  Register Now

A Certified Life! 

Being certified by the UHA means more then taking a simple test and paying a fee.  The UHA Certification is only given to businesses that prove to be within the standards of the UHA.  The slogan “Excellence Expected” refers to what customers can expect from its members.  Because the UHA offers a guarantee and stands behind its members to become certified by the UHA members must have a properly structured business, insurance and pass background qualifications. Being certified by the UHA is an honor. The UHA was created to help improve the handyman industry one handyman at a time.

Certified Businesses pass background screenings

  • National and Statewide criminal background check.
  • Criminal and Civil screenings
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • Business and Principle screening
  • Business Document Verification
  • Insurance Verification
  • Client Reference check
  •  Identity Verification

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My state doesn’t require a handyman to be licensed or need a business license. I was looking for a way to differentiate myself from so many other repair people around. I also wanted to do everything the right way and was looking for help to do that. I spent weeks doing research looking for an Association or Organization where I could be certified and provide an extra level of trust and credibility for my customers. Several options sounded good and were relatively inexpensive. I just didn’t feel they would be the right fit for what I needed. I didn’t want something where I just paid a fee and they sent me a certificate. Then I found UHA. After researching the organization and a lengthy conversation on the phone with the head (President) of the Association I realized they were exactly what I needed. I know I will not be disappointed as our relationship continues.

David Sweat, Owner Operator  

Dream to Reality Installation and Handyman Services

 Every other trade industry has an association for businesses to come together for a common goal.  The Handyman has the UHA. Register Your Handyman Business Today! For so many years the handyman struggled to survive being treated as a second class business with low expectations. We are working toward changing the perception of the handyman with quality to deserve the highest expectations in the trade.

Try Risk Free! Register your business and become a member. If you aren’t 100% satisfied that your membership is worth its value then we will refund your membership fees and your lifetime Registration and page will remain active still providing free leads for life.

Fraud protection guarantee If a service professional certified by the UHA commits fraud in any way then we will pay you (the customer) back up to $5000 for your loss. (see fraud protection for details)

 Tax deductible 

Memberships and services provided by the UHA qualify as a business tax deduction.  (Consult your tax professional for details)

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Become a member today and start the first step toward certifying your handyman business.

What a full certified member should expect from the UHA.

  • Welcome email explaining benefits
  • Online profile to advertise your business and show you’re certified
  • Video Profile added to your page (optional)
  • Access to member area and all resources
  • One on One phone business coaching (scheduled 1hr included)
  • Full use of certification logos, print, web and vehicle decals
  • $5000 fraud protection for your customers peace of mind
  • Full business support for start up or existing businesses
  • Member discounts
  • Mediation services included for minor disputes. One service per year
  • Legal services help available
  • Business Marketing 
  • Business forms
  • Background and screening services available at discount.
  • Payment System (optional for additional fees)
  • Earn money through our affiliate program, get paid for your referrals

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Ask the Handyman home repair and handyman related questions. With over 35 years experience in the home repair/construction trade Our handyman has witnessed the evolving of the handyman business.  Become  a member and ask your questions rather it be DIY questions or handyman business questions. Our handyman will be sure to send you in the right direction. Most questions answered within 24 hours.  Questions may be approved to be posted on site for others to benefit.

Find the hidden code for a Free

Handyman Certification.

That’s right find the code and get certified for free. There is a code worth $250 hidden in a video on Handyman Answers (YouTube). Find the code and enter it when you start the certification program and the $250 fee will be waived. Subscribe to Handyman Answers and watch the videos to find the code pop up on the screen. Current annual dues required.

Handyman Answers Hidden Code Search



Handyman Insurance Program

Become a member and save on your business Insurance. Insurance tailored to your needs as a handyman. No longer are you paying for high priced Insurance designed for the Licensed Contractor.

To run a responsible business you need to carry a liability insurance policy. The amount of coverage will vary depending on your needs. We will help you determine the coverage you need and help you get insurance.  

Homeowners are putting their trust into the handymen they hire. It is important that handymen have the protection they need to protect their business and more importantly their customers.  Next Insurance, Inc has made it simple for handymen to get insurance designed for handymen. The UHA encourages its members to take a closer look at Next for their insurance needs. Get your Discounted Members quote Click Here 

 Memberships offered to handyman individuals, handyman businesses and all other Contractors or handy businesses for example the Pool Man, Gardener etc. MyHome program is for the handyman customer.


Check this link out to see the fees a Licensed Contractor pays http://www.cslb.ca.gov/generalinformation/library/fees.asp

California General Contractor requirements that can make it illegal to do some handyman work. What every home owner should know!



New or Upcoming Events and News

11/1/16 Flash on the Radio talking about the UHA

MY Home the Screen your handyman for free option for the handyman customer where we screen and monitor your handyman for free all year and notify you if there are any changes with insurance, law suits, criminal and registered offender listings.

We screen all  home service professionals for you including nanny, housekeeper, babysitter to gardener and more at a discounted rate for members.

Handyman Answers with Flash. Subscribe Today to enter a drawing to win free tools. A  series of videos showing Flash discussing Handyman and UHA related matters. Raw uncut videos of a real handyman trying to make a difference. Videos can be seen on the United Handyman Association channel and also our face book page.

Founders Message

12/05/18 updated


Thank you for taking the time and caring enough about your business to consider become a member of the UHA.  I know we share the same dedication to the home repair industry and strive for improvement.  We currently have members across the United States and four countries but we are looking for more and need your help.  Word of mouth is one of the best forms of advertising.  Help us by talking about us and what we do.  Like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Handyman-Association/253430868032278 and share us with your friends. Follow us on Twitter @united_handyman.  And subscribe to watch me on Handyman Answers through YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgaLy1upzz-hqcX9LGfl75w Every other trade has an association that legitimizes them in the industry.  Now the handyman has the UHA. The only way to make change to improve our business is to come together.  The UHA was formed for the handyman by a handyman.  The Idea and building of the UHA was started in 2004 and has been screening handyman businesses since 2006.  We just need your help to get the name out there and as we grow the more powerful the UHA will be and more benefits to the handyman industry.  Some states like California and Nevada don’t recognize the handyman as a trade and attempt to pressure the tradesman to become a Licensed Contractor with not so ethical sting operations.  We believe that the handyman is a special trade of its own and should be a choice of the homeowner.  We say “regulate don’t eliminate”.  We have made it our goal to represent the handyman industry giving the handyman business an association to get certified and join other handyman businesses with a common goal.  We work with our members to help improve their businesses.  If our members are successful then we are successful.  Tell your friends, customers and if you have a handyman ask them to become certified.  If you are a handyman business owner ask your workers to become an individual member to get certified.  Tell your customers that all of your handymen are screened and certified and show off your certified profile you earned it.

We can’t do it on our own, become a member today for just $50 per year and help with our efforts. Remember to deduct all fees paid each year on your taxes.


Flash Shelton H.D. (founder and handyman)

United Handyman Association


Message from founder 1/23/2020

To all Handymen,

The UHA is an association that is supposed to be for its members. Built and ran by members. I’ve been mentioning a new member only Facebook group and I feel it’s important to let you know the reason the group is important for members to join. A member is a dues paying member.
This month is our 10 year anniversary and up until now it has been mostly all me. (Flash) I’m just like you. I am a handyman. Started my business at 16. Through trial and error I learned along the way and developed a system for success. I started the association as a way to give back to an industry that I have benefitted from. Up to date I have built everything myself to keep costs down. I built the website, member program integration, advertising, you name it I have been busy.  All while still running my handyman business. I committed to building the association as a volunteer and as of this date I have put 100% of the profits back into the association. Plus my own money at times to pay for advertising campaigns, Youtube, background screenings, office staff, all of the regular business stuff and decisions all me.
Is the association a perfect science? No  Can I please everyone? No
I’m reaching out because the idea of building a handyman association was never about me it was about you the members the handymen that have the same challenges and goals that we all go through together separately. Starting the member only group https://www.facebook.com/groups/106958282744598/?ref=share is a way for me to make it about the members as intended. An association member built and member run. If you want the most out of your association get involved. Help with ideas and have input on direction. Help others with your experience. Share your challenges. Use the association as a way to build a better future for yourself, your peers and your industry.
I can’t do it alone. I hear appreciation, I hear dissatisfaction, I hear it’s great for my business, I hear I don’t see benefit. So I’m saying get involved and take ownership and get out of the association what you put into it. Most join and do nothing to promote the association involvement for their business and expect it to magically help them. Associations and networking groups aren’t a magic pill you take and become successful. A trade association is only successful with numbers and strength. We can only make a difference together. Remember I tried myself with a group of attorneys to make changes in California. Quickly being shut down and shut out prompted the birth of the UHA.
So you want to make a difference and build an association that represents your best interests then speak up get involved and help build, promote and be proud to be a handyman.
Pay your dues and join our member only group https://www.facebook.com/groups/106958282744598/?ref=share

Flash Shelton

UHA founder and handyman





















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